Cindy Bilinsky  


Bushkill Bridal Veil Falls by Cindy Bilinsky

November 2021 - Bushkill Bridal Veil Falls

November 2021 - Cindy Bilinsky

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About the Image(s)

I was going through some older images and decided to submit this one for November as I find this image very peaceful. It is interesting to me to compare my early images with a crop frame camera to my newer full frame cameras. This was shot with my first DSLR crop frame camera. I opened up the shadows to bring out more detail in the rocks and I cropped in tighter around the falls.
Canon 60D
Tamron 18-270mm, f3.5
ISO 250
Focal length 21
f13
Exposure 1/5


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10 comments posted




Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
A beautiful falls with a nicely handled exposure. I especially like the way you let detail show in the water with the careful selection of shutter speed. While I like the overall feel of the image I think that the falls may be a bit cramped in the frame. Personally I would like to see a bit more space at both the top and especially the bottom. I think increasing the size of the splash pool would make the scene more inviting.

One thing I am noticing recently in competition quality photos of waterfalls is the final image is a combination of two. Waterfalls make their own wind due to the falling water. Photographers as using slower shutter speed to capture the water and then are taking a second image of the trees at a faster shutter speed. The two images are then being blended to create the final. Perhaps you may want to experiment with this in the future.   Posted: 11/05/2021 11:32:45
Cindy Bilinsky   Cindy Bilinsky
Hi Larry,
Thank you for your comments. I like the idea of doing a blended image for something like this. When I took this shot several years ago I would not have had the knowledge to do that. Now I would be able to complete an image that way and I agree that process would result in a nicely finished photograph.
  Posted: 11/05/2021 11:37:27
Cindy Bilinsky   Cindy Bilinsky
Hi Larry,
Thank you for your comments. I like the idea of doing a blended image for something like this. When I took this shot several years ago I would not have had the knowledge to do that. Now I would be able to complete an image that way and I agree that process would result in a nicely finished photograph.
  Posted: 11/05/2021 15:45:44



Richard Matheny   Richard Matheny
I like it Cindy. Waterfalls are intriguing to me and I always admire folks that are good at this type of image. The shutter speed you chose has worked well for slowing the water to get to that milky look we all enjoy. I do think it is a little tight and I find myself looking for the pool below the falls. Maybe it was a lousy pool and would not have worked but I still wonder. Opening up the shadows on the rocks was a good thing. Over all I like the image a lot. Good Work.
  Posted: 11/06/2021 08:13:04
Cindy Bilinsky   Cindy Bilinsky
Hi Richard,
Thank you for your comments. I did crop it I. Tighter at the bottom to get rid of the uninteresting foreground; however, I agree with you I can see where the pool at the bottom would be more pleasing. My original did not include all of the pool either. Good suggestions.   Posted: 11/06/2021 08:19:17



Bud Ralston   Bud Ralston
Cindy - the water was captured at a perfect shutter speed. It embodies the name "Bridalveil." Nice job of cropping out extraneous material too.
  Posted: 11/06/2021 11:45:24
Cindy Bilinsky   Cindy Bilinsky
Hi Bud,
Thank you for your comments. I hope to get back to Bushkill Falls soon. Some of the waterfalls slow down to a trickle during the summer months which means spring is the best time to visit. It will likely be 2023 as my spring for next year is jam packed already.   Posted: 11/08/2021 09:17:57



Michael Weatherford   Michael Weatherford
Hey Cindy, the water is the star of the show and I think you have captured it perfectly. I might try turning down the saturation in the yellows.   Posted: 11/18/2021 10:14:27



David Kepley   David Kepley
Cindy,
You have done a wonderful job rendering the waterfall with to me is the right combination of smooth, silkiness and some clarity. Bravo! I would consider darkening the four corners. The bring green in the lower left and the bright log in the lower right pull my eye away from the waterfall. Also there are some spots in the upper left. I would also recommend toning down the green leaves in the upper right.   Posted: 11/22/2021 13:26:30



Jason Stewart   Jason Stewart
Beautifully done with the falling water. I agree with wanting more to the bottom of the image to follow the water into the pool. I'm right where you were then, I wouldn't have the photoshop skills to blend two images together yet.   Posted: 11/25/2021 08:59:00