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Fantail Falls by mark-flammable Fantail Falls by mark-flammable
Last stop on the Haast Pass before getting to the West Coast - This took a little more getting to - I crossed the main river that this joins behind this shot - VERY cold feet doing that with the glacial water up to knee height in points. Unfortunately there wasnt as much rain on the main divide as usual and they werent flowing as strong as I have seen them in other shots. Still an aesthetically pleasing falls.

*EDIT* A couple of localised changes to the processing
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piffy-ladle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
colours are so gooood :)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Thank you... I like colours!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautifully shot and processed!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Thank you so much!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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FlygonHeart Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Amazing shot. I love the water on the down :heart:
:+fav:
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:iconmark-flammable:
mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
:) Thanks! Glad you like it!
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Sagittor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Photographer
:wow: Magnificient
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
:D Thank you!!
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Belbecat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! What country was this? Thought Fantails were native to NZ...
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
It is New Zealand... Fantails aren't native to NZ... there are all kinds of species - one of which is the New Zealand Fantail.
I guess they called this waterfall "Fantail Falls" because it strikes a resemblance to a fantail's tail with white streaks fanning out from one point! My guess anyway.
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Belbecat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nm, after looking through your gallery more, I'm guessing this IS NZ lol. Yay!!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful colours again, and such a cool texture to the moving water
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thank you!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem!
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carlywilliamson Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry nice! :+fav: last time I was there tourists were poaching every possible photo opportunity :o So I gave up and made stone piles :)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
haha... I may have seen your stone pile (Cairn) there!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
Nice composition. Still getting blown highlights on the actual waterfall. Love the water in the foreground and all the little rocks.
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thanks... how do you deal with the highlights then? It seems all my waterfall shots have blown highlights.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
Blown highlights in waterfalls is the most common problem. I usually expose my waterfall shots by -2/3, but many times even that isn't dark enough. Many times, I will take several exposures, making sure that my darkest one gets all the detail in the water. Depending on the shot will depend on how I process it. Sometimes I just use a dodge brush to lighten the foliage. Other times I will layer the shots.
When I was going through my older shots, I found blown highlights to be one of the biggest things I did wrong. The other thing was not focusing on the eyes of animals.
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Fair enough... maybe I can go back through and check out the RAW files.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
If you have RAW files of this, you should be able to recover your highlights.
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
K Ill go back to them and see what I can do
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
Okay. There'll be a test on Friday. :laughing:
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Haha! Just thought a little advice from the queen of waterfalls!
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intsys Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful Shot with translucent Water in nearness Area! :-)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thanks! Loved that water
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   General Artist
awesome shot, love the colours and clear water!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thanks Dan!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   General Artist
welcome!
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Japan86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The rocks at the bottom remind me of a fish tank! The water is so cleaaar!!!!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
:) I know, I love the clear blue water too!
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
very nice
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thank you
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MiyaraSohsai Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Awesome shot, and the other as well.
How did you get colors this bright?
They are amazing!
Used some filter? Post elaboration on PC?
I mean, wow!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thank you!
I used a circular polariser and in post processing, I used a similar method to *joerossbachs video - [link] on double processing in raw converter... I used a tripple process - one for the greens (foliage and trees), one for the rocks and falls and one for the foreground water.
Hope that helps!
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aaronc608 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
whats the exif on this shot?
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
0.8s - f/16
11mm
ISO 100
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aaronc608 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
interesting, just looks longer then 0.8 thats all
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
When white water is moving this fast (falling) you can get away with as quick as 1/2s and have it look soft... the telltail sign on this shot that its not a multiple second shot is the foreground water - it still has texture to a certain extent.
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aaronc608 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
well done ;)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thank you!
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Fooflemay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
How wonderful to run across a sight like that. I really like the color of the water too. Too bad it's not warmer weather - that'd make for a nice dip :)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
It is summer, but the water was still too cold... my toes were numb from just crossing the river for like 1min max!
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