Debbie Bates  

Cherokee Village Falls by Debbie Bates

June 2021 - Cherokee Village Falls

June 2021 - Debbie Bates


About the Image(s)

I'm including two. One to show how I took the Cherokee village Falls. the second image shows most of the falls. I concentrated on the section instead of trying to do the full falls. This was taken late morning and with filters. This was the first falls on our trip, and I did try to use the filters. I got so frustrated, that I didn't use the filters after that. I know they are cheap filters is part of my problem. I had better luck trying sections of the falls instead of the full falls. The rocks really make it hard to get a level look to the image, since they go at a slant. Taken with D7000 Nikon, F/29, 8 sec., ISO 100

6 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
These are two fine images Debbie. I have a passion for flowing water, be it waterfalls and cascades, or surf. Simply by their nature, I find they can rarely be captured and presented well in just one frame, so concentrating on sections is a very plausible way to approach them (in my humble opinion). I'm going to assume your story behind these and the purpose you took them was to show the water's movement, which you have done very well, without loosing too much detail in the highlights, a little but not too much. As waterfall levels are all over the place, it might be best to concentrate on keeping any verticals, vertical, such as trees. Let the waters cascade as they do. You mentioned you had a try with some filters, but didn't say what filters and on which image? Can I ask you to elaborate please?   Posted: 06/06/2021 06:39:39
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Ian, I think I had these reversed when I posted. I have them in the correct order now!   Posted: 06/08/2021 11:54:23
Debbie Bates   Debbie Bates
Ian, I was going for the effect of just a section of the falls. The rocks on the falls go every which way. I tried to go with the straighter trees, but the then the fall really look slanted. I went more with the slanted trees instead of the falls. If you see in the image of the full falls how weird they went in different directions.   Posted: 06/10/2021 18:48:08

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
So we all know I am a sucker for smooth water, but this is very nicely done. You can see the movement as well as the cotton candy look of the falls! Very nice!   Posted: 06/10/2021 13:00:27

Carol Krom   Carol Krom
I find the trees upper left to be distracting, especially because they appear to be tilted to the left. Perhaps they are actually growing that way. But I am not sure how you could eliminate them without cropping too much of the waterfall.   Posted: 06/10/2021 13:41:50

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Yes, it is difficult to do the right cropping. I tried in a different way, yet I am not sure about the result.
Maybe you have to back, Debbie :)   Posted: 06/15/2021 07:57:33
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