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Hill Stream

Hill Stream
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-S50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-24 5:23
Viewed: 5510
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, I'm still in Dubai. Looks like I will be able to make it to India only in the first week of August.
In the meanwhile, I have dug up a picture of India from my archives. I am not satisfied about it; it has patches of over-exposure on a rock and on water which I just can't remove through PP work.
Anyway, here it is.

District Chamba in Himachal Pradesh (India) is located in the sub-Himalayan region and is rich in flora and fauna. Several perrrenial rivers originate and flow through this hill region, the most important of them being the Ravi.
River Baira originates from the glaciers of Pir Panjal range -- a snow-covered range of mountains in my native place in Chamba. Quite a few hill streams flow into it, adding to its fairly large volume of water.
I took this picture of a small hill stream near my sister's house. There is a high school by the side of this stream where I went to school for the first time in life 1n 1952.
Thanks for looking.

pablominto, red45, aido, wkshelton, goutham_ramesh, peter_stoeckl, SkyF, marhowie, izler, jeanpaul, mlines has marked this note useful
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Hi Ram,
Beautiful waterfall!
I like the way of the water through the frame in this fine composition...
Wonderful colours, good textures in the rocks and fine details!
Pablo -

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-24 5:39]

Hello Ram!
Beautifull landscape. I like composition with water, rocks and some green plants. With long exposure waterfall looks great - just like river of milk :-)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-24 5:42]

Hi Ram,
It seems we move at the same time, I'm moving to Texas in the first week of August. This is a wonderful shot, the shutter speed is perfect. I love the different directions the water flows in. Beautiful detail and a good exposure given the strong tonal contrasts (just a little bit of OE in the water). It's a very atmospheric shot, and you've captured the action of the water perfectly. Great shot.
Have a safe trip home.

Hi Ram,
Nice picture of this falls through rocky mountain. Good pov and composition. Sharp and clear image. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Ram,
Just beautiful, the flow of the water and the use of the slow shutter speed. Yes, there are some OE spots, but nothing really disturbing. I especially like the f/g with the rock and the clear water.

Hello Ram, What a beautiful landscape waterfal. Excllent exposure, perfect colors, Great details, Nice work, TFs Kyle

Hi Ram,
the picture is vrey nice with lovely colours and soft running water. The details and POV are good too.
Well done.

Hi Ram, this is a second picture of a waterfall i'm seeing today! The long exposure you have given here, has done wonders to create a beautiful picture

Hello Ram,
very appealing picture of that mountain river, technically flawless, and very refreshing to look at. Have seen very similar places these days in the Alpine mountains, and I cannot get enough from locations like this one. What a good place for relaxation and freeing the mind!
Thank you, Ram! Best regards,

hi ram ,

Lovely place u live in , a real good pic with good composition and real good POV , and lets see more of such beauty as u move back to the great place.



Very nice Ram! The sharpness of the rocks and greenery is great. I personally would like the shutter speed just a touch faster so water isn't quite so white and looks more natural...but that is just my very personal opinion. The zig azg of the water through the frame is really nice.

Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-24 13:26]

Hi Ram,
A great, fresh and beautiful stream. Lovely shot though you are not satisfied with it. I find reflection on rock and timing very good here. A lovely place to go to school!
Best regard,
José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-24 14:07]

Es muy bueno regresar a TrekNature después de tanto tiempo y encontrar aficionados como usted presentes aquí.
Bella... muy bella captura que nos permite imaginar el sitio con toda facilidad
Excelente composicion y adecuado encuadre.

It is very good for returning to TrekNature after as much time and to find fans as you present here.
Beautiful ... very beautiful capture that allows us imagining the place with all facility.
Excellent composition and adequate crop.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: *****
Note: ***

Overexposed areas or not this is a lovely image. I know when I take photos I'm always so much more critical than others when they look at it. But no need to worry about this one, it is beautiful, even if the exposure is not 100% perfect.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-25 8:08]

Hello Ram,
beautiful nature shot. The details and textures are very nice. Great sharpness and excellent exposure.

A wonderful shot of this stream, Ram.
Well done and TFS!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-25 11:53]

hi ram
good flowing effect. superb perspective. beautiful landscape photo. composition, sharpness, frame are great
thanks for sharing

Bonjour Ram
Félicitation pour cette superbe composition avec un très joli paysage .elle est superbe cette petite rivière en cascade.. La nettetée les couleurs et les détails sont très bons.

Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Ram,
Nice shot! The POV and composition works well. The blurred water looks great!

Splendid light and contrast, good skarp, excellent composition and shutter speed.

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