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My 100th - Cameron Falls

My 100th - Cameron Falls
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-04
Categories: Mountain, River
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer Vacation 2006: USA
Theme(s): Waterfalls, 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6), Your favorites, Milestones, Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-14 14:48
Viewed: 5526
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm there, another big milestone for me on TrekNature. It has really been a great time so far, and I am sure that it will stay that way for a long time to come. I posted my first photo on the 18th of January of this year and got my first critique from Luc and Pablo. If I look back at that first photo, I can clearly see that I have gained so much knowledge on photography that if I could do it all over, many photos would be much better. But each photo posted is a great memory, and that is important for me as well.

I also wanted to use this moment to thank a few people, but I am afraid I will forget somebody. So I rather keep it more general. But, I am sure that these persons know how grateful I am for their help, support, critique and tips. For them; You are more then just people I know from TN, you are really good friends.

So, what about the photo. A few weeks ago, Mike and Evelynn had this little 'contest' on who could post the best photo of Cameron Falls. At that time, I didn't want to join the 'contest' but here is my version. A second version and maybe a third will follow soon. I think there is no winner. And if there is one, it is Cameron Falls it self.

Tech Talk: Shot in RAW. Converted two version to JPEG of which one was 2/3 steps underexposure. Merged both photos to one. Added frame, resized and USM.

JanArie, mbasil, SkyF, loot, peter_stoeckl, Naturewalk, fyapici, elefantino, scottevers7, NellyD, lovenature, PDP has marked this note useful
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To Evelynn: Keeping trackSunToucher 1 10-04 05:34
To mbasil: contrastSunToucher 1 09-15 07:01
To loot: Not enough wordsSunToucher 1 09-15 06:59
To Naturewalk: inspirationSunToucher 1 09-15 06:55
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Hello Niek
This is a beautiful place. I like your photo.
Greetings Jan-arie

I really like your perspective here, Niek. I like the rocks on the bottom for the broad persective. Glad to see you got a bright and sunny day with perfect blue skies, and the lighting works very well -- amazing contrast (thanks to the merge I think, I'm gonna have to try that!). Welcome to the club (100, Cameron Falls, whatever...)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-09-14 15:13]
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Hi Niek
'X' marks the spot. Seems like your photo is voting for itself in a very natural way.
Congratulations with your 100th posting. I was privileged to witness your progress firsthand from posting to posting since your first photo hit the site. I can only concur with your notes and it is evident when one reviews you portfolio. May we still see many more such lovely photos from your lens?
If I may critique one small aspect of this photo though I would say the foliage and the cliff face in the background might be slightly under exposed. If you could have maintained the same level of exposure than you had with the rocks and foliage in the foreground it would have made a great difference.
However, having said that it does not distract from the fact that it is an excellent photo.
Good work and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-14 15:24]

Hi Niek,
congratulation on your 100th, and a great photo to choose for this occasion. Wonderful scenery and a great POV make this photo very interesting to look at. Lovely landscape composition.

HI Niek,
congrats to 100 wonderful posts bringing us so much joy while looking.
This one is wonderful, a perfect place, I like it. Thanks - and show us many more
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-14 16:00]

Hi Niek

Congratulations on the 100th post. I always look forwards to your photos and this is no exception. You have a lovely eye for landscape shots and the composition and colours are always special. This looks like a lovely place.

I look forwards to the next 100



Hello Niek,

excellent 100th, perfect details, very crisp, Excellent colors, nice pov another great landscape from you congrats,

TFS Kyle

Hi Niek,

Congratulation on your 100th posting. For my part, I am 1/3 on my way there.
There is a lot of elements in this picture. Good POV and DOF. Using a polarizer filter helps take away the reflection on the water and rocks. The effect of the water falls is just right. As you probably know, I like pictures of falls when they have a blurry look to it, but that's just a personal preference. I also like the the deep blue sky poking over the falls. Just a minor halo effect with the trees and sky, probably caused by the sharpening of your picture, but noting major. Nice work for your 100th. Can't wait to see your next 100 pictures. You are a good inspiration for my own ones.

Good day !

PC :)

Hello Niek,
a very unique piece of landscape, taken in marvellous well saturated colours with perfect details all over the place.
Taking the small things such as pebbles and flowers in the foreground just as important as the spectacular falls in the BG, your image has become very inviting, pleasantly peaceful and silent.
My congratulations to *100*, and the very fine collection of shots you have contributed!
Thank you, and best regards,

Great composition and DOF on this one Niek. Nice capture on the green hues in the water too.

Hi Niek.
I've been too late :) All words and comments were written above me. :) But your landscape deserves all praises. Bravo my friend. And TFS. With my best wishes.

Hi Niek,
Congratulations on your 100th post.
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and excellent notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Hello Niek,
A 100 images of your good quality represents a lot of work indeed! Congratulations!!!
Let us also hope the more lazy ones (= me!) can reach this milestone in due time...
And you choose a fine waterfall for your celebration, rich colours and very well framed!
Pablo -

Hello Niek,
Congratulations on your 100th, my friend. : )
These falls seem to be very popular on TN, and your version is an excellent one. Superb composition, well saturated colors, beautiful light, and crisp details. A wonderful POV of this very special spot.
To many more of your beautiful photos.
Thank you for sharing your posts and your critiques.
You are such a wonderful asset to the TN community. : )

Hello Niek,
Congratulations to this special occasion of 100th post. Nice composition and pov to see. Well done and TFS.

Good compo.
Excelent light and sharpness.
A lovely place to be...
Well done, Niek!


Hi Niek,
An excellent photo for this milestone! Congratulations on your 100th post. That proves to me that you really care enough about photography to continue to work to improve. I like your overall composition and placement of the falls in the frame. Sharp detail and perfect DOF. You continue to improve and you landscapes have been superb!

Great place and great shot. Exellent foreground and polarize effect. TFS,


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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-09-15 13:44]

Hoi Niek,

Ik ben niet de eerste die het zegt (en zal ook denk ik niet de laatste zijn..), maar gefeliciteerd met je 100ste foto op TN :-)
En hij is schitterend, een aparte waterval op een prachtplek zo te zien. De kleuren zijn prachtig!
Bedankt en op naar de volgende 100 :-)

Groetjes, Nel

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-15 21:46]

Hi Niek
Nice shot again. Great colours, light sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done my friend


Hi Niek,
Congratulation for your 100th post. You have kind word in your note about people who helped you but I can say that now, it you who help the "new" ones with very judicious advices and I want to thank you for that :) Very nice picture with excellent POV, DOF, lightning and composition! Thanks,

Congratulations on your 100th post Niek!
A beautiful composition of Cameron Falls with the sun shining so brightly. The colours really turned out excellent. Even the colour of the water is spot on. I can't wait to see your 200th :)
TFS Janice

Hello my dear friend Niek,
it is hard to choose one of your picture for comments or critiques, they are all so good, honestly, so I have decided to rate all of them starting from the botton,
I think this place is wonderful and you have experienced a piece of heaven on earth the only thing that I find it bad is that I am able to be there too :-), but one day maybe I will ;)

On dirait que les cascades ne manquent pas au Canada. Celle-ci est en tout point remarquable.
Bonne journée.

güzel ülkemin güzel manzaralarına benzer bir eser tüm dünya aynı ne kaar güzel...
muhtemelen şelale altına alabalıkta mevcuttur hayalim bu olsa gerek ...

You are such a nice, modest person Niek. Your picture wins, hands down! I like your foreground elements. I was there on such a dark, gray day that my photo has very little color. This is very nice...and nice photo merging. We didn't go to see this falls this trip although we were camped right near there. I did want to go see your double falls in Glacier but I couldn't remember which it was. When the rain/snow started in Glacier and we couldn't hike the high country I thought we should try your falls. I remembered that it started with an "A". We were so exhausted from the strenuous hike the day before but we trudged on...I drug Jerry up this incredibly steep trail with his blisters and all only to get there and say "Oh... wrong falls. Never mind". So we hobbled back down and went to lunch and the Many Glacier Hotel!

Congratulations on your 100th post. I love the way you keep track of all this stuff. I don't even know how many I have posted! I think we have all progressed a lot thanks to TN and the friends we have made here.

Thanks again

Evelynn : )

Love your notes, in ALL your registers.
The landscape and scenery are majestic, as in some
Maharaja's backyard.
Everyday I look forward to see your posts.
It is like magic. The water wants to gush out into my
little office.
Greetings from Mario.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-10-10 17:19]

HI Niek, congratulations on your 100th post! Well done. The waterfall is splendid and the composition is good although I think I would have zoomed in a little more to get rid of the chink of sky. The light is a little hard and contrasty I'm guessing this is near to midday? Well done.

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