Theresa Rice  

The Power of Water by Theresa Rice

November 2021 - The Power of Water

About the Image(s)

This is an image of a municipal hydraulic energy facility in western New Hampshire. Taken on a stormy day with the Sony A7Riii and with the Tamron 28-70 mm lens at 64 mm and a circular polarizer. F-22, ISO 64, and 1/25 second. Processed in LR and Gaussian blur added in PS.

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6 comments posted

Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
A good line from the bottom left up to the main flow of the waterfall. It needs a small amount of straightening. I wondered what the circular light patch was to the centre of the image. It looks like some selective lightening that hasn't quite been finished off or maybe like I do sometimes, catch a key or make an extra brush stroke without realising it. Great subject - just a bit of a tidy up really. Do you need all the sky do you think?
  Posted: 11/05/2021 06:36:24

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I agree with Nigel that the image appears to lean slightly to the left. I also spotted the circular light patch in the center. Also, the water seems to have a minor purple-ish tint. Otherwise, nice composition.   Posted: 11/11/2021 07:46:35

John Zhu   John Zhu
Agree with Nigel and Mike. Good composition. Just feel the image is weighted more downward. maybe remove some of the sky to move it up?   Posted: 11/13/2021 11:35:51

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
The sky has been cropped and both radial filters and a brush have been used to reduce the bright spot. A linear filter to reduce the exposure very slightly was also added.

I want to thank all of you for your comments - they always result in stronger images.   Posted: 11/22/2021 13:53:08
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Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
The final image is a blended image created from 6 frames. This is one of those original frames and, I think, the source of the bright spot. I may go back to the beginning and omit this one.   Posted: 11/22/2021 13:58:13
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Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Sorry for the late comments.
Nice image. I too, noticed the bright spot. It really pulled my eye from the rest of the image. The left tilt is a bit of a distraction as well. I leke the sky and feel as though cropping an inch from the bottom would reduce the weight of bottom half while maintaining the character of the sky.   Posted: 11/24/2021 18:10:56