Haru Nagasaki  

Water stream from a big fall by Haru Nagasaki

November 2021 - Water stream from a big fall

November 2021 - Haru Nagasaki


About the Image(s)

Highlight the texture of the water stream in BW format. Included the big fall as a background and water stream as main subject.
D850 Lens: 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @27mm ISO125 f11 1/25 Tripod, PL filter

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14 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Hi Haru, I normally prefer nature photos in color and yours is a masterpiece; but bnw conversion also looks impressive; well-done, congrats. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 11/03/2021 04:44:52
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you, Ata, for your comments. Appreciate it.   Posted: 11/09/2021 04:05:32

Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Haru, I agree with Ata, however, this is going to sound strange but, The image just did not look wet enough. The rocks were wet, but to me they did not look wet. So I put the image in PS (a trick I learned from you) and opened in Silver Efex Pro and here is my take. Hope you did not mind   Posted: 11/04/2021 10:28:22
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Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you, Don for your comments and edits.
Hope you could enjoy editing others image and learn something from it.   Posted: 11/09/2021 04:10:39

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
A very well captured scene. I like the leading lines from the lower stream up to the middle stream and then up to the waterfall. I also like the use of grey tones. I think the use of PL filter has done a good job here.   Posted: 11/07/2021 02:09:41
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Appreciate your comments, Arne.   Posted: 11/09/2021 04:11:35

Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
Greetings Haru. My first impression was to admire the impact of the low vantage point that you chose, and the dramatic effect achieved by that decision. Second impression was to admire the splendid dragon in the foreground. It was not so evident in the color original.
I played with tightening the crop and vignetting a bit, which changes the feeling a bit.   Posted: 11/07/2021 22:38:10
Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
  Posted: 11/08/2021 15:04:51
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Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for your comments and edits.
Hope you learn something from this process.
I value the process to re-edit again and again based on the inputs from others. Those effort will develop your right eye and skill set in my view.
I appreciate your perspectives.
  Posted: 11/09/2021 04:28:21
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
I now see the dragon in the water stream.
Good catch!
  Posted: 11/09/2021 04:30:33

Tracy Szela   Tracy Szela
Very nice composition. I like the shutter speed you selected that gave a smooth finish to the waterfall in the background but a rougher look to the water tumbling over the rocks. Nice tonal range in the B&W conversion too.   Posted: 11/08/2021 20:22:57
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for your comments, Tracy.   Posted: 11/09/2021 04:28:48

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Happy Sunday, Haru! Over the past couple of months I have enjoyed this collection of waterfall's...very well visualized and executed, indeed.

Your Featured work this month I especially like: here, you strategically placed the background at only a fraction of the frame, this really allows the viewer to feel a sense of danger, as we seemingly head towards the inevitable fall....the inclusion of the "Big Falls" in the background just adds to the ominous scene, in my opinion, as well as a place-setter for our gaze to stop.

As far as the editing, I feel is the best, as the objects are not "over processed" revealing more detail (via Structure) that is so common in 21st century Landscape photography.

Beautiful work, Haru!

Lance A. Lewin
PSA Black & White Photography Mentor
PSA South Atlantic Area Membership Director   Posted: 11/14/2021 11:53:03
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you, Lance for your comments.
It encourages me a lot!
  Posted: 11/15/2021 05:44:22