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Wild Clydach
Taken on a visit to the Clydach Gorge a few weeks ago on a damp dismal day, this shot gives some indication of why I love this place, tumbling down the gorge over a rock strewn riverbed, the river Clydach is most times hidden beneath a canopy of trees and vegetation, the mid sections very difficult to navigate,
This fall is the head of a series of falls that plunges around a hundred feet in a hundred metres through a very narrow crevasse, impossible to get down there, to get this shot I was perched on a narrow ledge with the second fall just below and behind me, very frustrating not being able to get a clear shot of the water,
The humidity and a fine mist arising from the water, was such that I lost a dozen shots even though I was wiping the filter between shots,
Have a number of decent water shots to post, so will "trickle" them in slowly , taking note of the "milky, cotton wool, flowing water" debate I have used different shutter/aperture combinations so am bound to please some of you, be interesting which of the shots you prefer, please view full size.
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Album name:Merlynn / Merlynns Landscapes
Rating (4 votes): (Details)
Keywords:Wet wet wet
Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon EF 17-40 L USM
Shutter Speed:1 sec
Author's Comments:Restricted position with very damp humid conditions, both ND grad and ND +4 filters used
Editing Performed:Converted from Raw via RSP, saturation/contrast adjustments, small areas of selective dodge/burn, water untouched, resize/sharpen
File Size:240 KB
Date added:Nov 06, 2006
Dimensions:605 x 850 pixels
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George  [Nov 07, 2006 at 11:51 AM]
Weel Merlynn, you have always had the magic touch with landscapes but this one stands out for me. You have honed your editing skills to perfection as demonstrated here, the effect is stunning, just the right exposure to give the water the cotton wool effect over the fall but still maintained some motion detail further away. The vegitation at the bottom of the picture is lush and sharp and I almost have to wipe the condensation from my screen a cracking shot indeed, one I wish I had taken.
Frog  [Nov 07, 2006 at 12:29 PM]
Lovely greens and water effect nice lighting.
alanuk  [Nov 07, 2006 at 12:49 PM]
George has summed this up for me very well; it's a extremely good shot with all the key aspects there. It sounds like you picked a good day to visit the gorge and this has piad dividends with the overall lighting tones with none of the hrash shadows you would get ona sunny day, for ecxample. I'm looking forward to seeing others from the series.
Silversnapper  [Nov 07, 2006 at 02:15 PM]
A stunning image Merlynn and I echo all that's been said. Can't wait for the next.
Lacemaker  [Nov 07, 2006 at 08:13 PM]
Absolutely wonderful, Merlynn.
nickb123  [Nov 07, 2006 at 09:20 PM]
Nice Exposure Merlynn and good shot. I like how the background vegetation has misty qualities. Nice work
ChrisH  [Nov 09, 2006 at 08:09 AM]
I agree with everything said here - a wonderful image Merlynn.
P_Dub  [Nov 11, 2006 at 10:05 PM]
Nice effect Merlyn. Ditto above, lovely scene.
Photojunkie  [Nov 05, 2010 at 01:32 AM]
The water is smashing (don't think I can learn this!) - in some parts it looks like fur!