How to Photograph Waterfalls
I have tried to follow your directions.
I did not have access to a natural waterfall and was severely limited physically to find a place to put your teachings into practice.
I would love to be able to learn this technique so that I might justify a drive into Wales where I know nature is waiting to show me water falling in beauty.
Or to Chester where I was born and grew up and the River Dee creates a great picture as it runs over the weir and under the old bridge. This is the same river that runs from the mountains in Wales and carries the songs of that country to the sea.
This is a weir on the River Mersey.
I could not get near the fall, as the first photograph will show.
I used my Tamron 18-270mm lens in an attempt to gain a closer view.
I feel like an alien in this land where I live.
I feel unable to capture the magic you have at your fingertips.
I used Canon 20 D with circular polarizer and neutral density 8 filters. I was able to take a tripod to this site.
The first pictures are taken in normal mode and show the scene.
|'THE WEIR ON THE RIVER MERSEY' From Colour Contrast Continuity|
|'FALL OF LIGHT' From Colour Contrast Continuity|
Then I played
|'WAIT FOR IT' From Colour Contrast Continuity|
|'SLOW FALL' From Colour Contrast Continuity|
|'CLOSE FALL' From Colour Contrast Continuity|
I welcome any comments and accept criticism with an open mind, as this is the only way I can learn to do better.
I feel like an infant entering school for the first time.
I did not feel able to take charge of my camera completely. I only used Shutter priority in order to increase the time of exposure.
Please do not hesitate to speak the truth.
I am not satisfied with the pictures I obtained and I want to learn how to do better.