Water power by golftragic

Water power

This HDR shows the after-effects of the powerful stream of overflow water from Lake Eppalock during the last flood. This low-lying land is clearly designed to cope with the excess water flow when the spillway is at full capacity.
Marvellous HDR, it has worked on the textures of the trees so well. Lovely shot, though sad the history behind it. Fav
July 31st, 2014  
@888rachel Glad you liked this HDR, Rachel. I haven't used my UWA lens (10-22mm) much and definitely on my P plates. Some of the shots had some noticeable lens distortion in them that I didn't like, but this bracket was OK.

Many thanks for the fav.
July 31st, 2014  
@888rachel @taffy, @sullivar, @newbank, @pamknowler, I watched this video this morning and found it quite informative. I thought other folks might be interested too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmRFpM_j8RY
July 31st, 2014  
This uses HDR to full effect. I love seeing the various examples that you and the other mentors have created this past month.
July 31st, 2014  
Cool shot
July 31st, 2014  
@golftragic Interesting video. I don't use the histogram or spot exposure - do you?
July 31st, 2014  
@888rachel No, I haven't, having now having seen this video, I may be tempted to try it out sometime. But, and it's a big but, I don't think I'd be prepared to mess around as much as that very often. Perhaps for something really special and one-off. But (again) you'd need to practise this technique to be sure you got the end result you wanted. Dunno.

The Canon 7D only allows for three photos in an AEB, but you can always increase that by taking three (for instance -4, -2, 0) then shifting the whole range (to 0, +2, +4). The actual figures would, of course, depend on what you're taking and the effect you're after.

What do you think?
July 31st, 2014  
Beautiful and haunting photo. The HDR really accentuates the dead vs living here.
July 31st, 2014  
@lubybee Many thanks Luretta, I'm so pleased you saw that in the image. I did too.
July 31st, 2014  
there is a lot of technical interest in this photo, but I feel a sadness re the environmental desecration that humankind has inflicted on the land. I'm glad you documented it.
July 31st, 2014  
Your title is brilliant.
July 31st, 2014  
Great sense of foreboding. HDR really works well with this photo.
July 31st, 2014  
@ethelperry Ahh, good to see you're up to philosophizing again Ethel. You're quite right, of course. But if one accepts the benefits of the dam, then providing an alternative for spillway overload (as this existing depression was, and then augmented) then the raging torrent is prevented from doing greater and less predictable damage. The question of pros and cons of irrigation is another debate and for another day.
July 31st, 2014  
@ceilidh Thanks Margaret, it seemed to fill the bill.
July 31st, 2014  
@nanm So glad you liked the image Nancy.
July 31st, 2014  
Great HDR. I must learn how to do this. Did you do it all in photoshop or some in camera?
July 31st, 2014  
I have no idea what HDR is, so not commenting on that part (whatever it is).
The valley is so alive with colour and textures. Awesome how the trees have withstood the test of powerful water.
July 31st, 2014  
This works well great depth of colour and detail, great shot
July 31st, 2014  
Wow. Excellent photo. :)
August 1st, 2014  
@flyrobin Neither in the strict sense Robyn. I take three images (-2, 0, +2) on AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing), that's all my 7D allows, some cameras will do 5. You can increase the bracket to 5 though, there's a work-around. Let me know if you want to know more on that. Then I take the 3 RAW exposures into Photomatix Pro (IMHO the best HDR application) and play with what I can do there. Then save back to Aperture/Lightroom to do whatever you like.
August 1st, 2014  
@ninaganci High Dynamic Range Nina, i.e. by using three differently exposed shot the technique allows the camera to capture a greater range of colours. As ever, thanks for your comments.
August 1st, 2014  
@wearing0 @cammons Many thanks folks, it was a very interesting place.
August 1st, 2014  
Wow this is fabulous love this Marnie fav
August 1st, 2014  
@tracelee So glad you liked it Tracey, thanks too for the fav.
August 2nd, 2014  
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