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Rainforest Stream

Rainforest Stream
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-06
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-06 3:30
Viewed: 4191
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today,on my way out to Blackball,I stopped at a tiny creek that flows out of the forest into the Grey River just west of Stillwater.
This was another opportunity to test the capabilities of the new SX10 IS
The weather was very overcast and it had been spitting for most of the day.
I was most impressed to find that I could take a reasonably clear shot like this hand held in such a low light situation.
I also managed to finally get to grips with macro shooting with the Canon.Up until now I hadn't been doing so well.Its been a steep learning curve but I think I might finally be getting the hang of it.
Hope you like the shot.

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Hello Steve,
I am glad that you enjoy learning with your new SX10! ... good catch, you had no time to publish photos of these lush landscapes in your country. Here are some places quite similar. I see that exploit the capture of light very well. The quality is very good, considering that delicate balance had to be made between the opening and shutter. Good work, it is always difficult to photograph creeks, without a tripod!



Hi Steve,

I absolutely understand You - when I bought the Lumix, I had to re-learn a lot of things, because it was so different than the HP compact cameras I used. Plus, I discovered plenty of things which were new to me in photography. So, I wish You good luck and fast learning. :)

Although the foreground is a bit too much to my taste (and is a little oof, too), I like this kind of "creek-in-the-forest" type photo, it shows the atmosphere of being there, listening to the babble of the brook - I'm at the same time really sad, because we (with my sons and my father) wanted to go to the mountains today, but there was heavy raining during the night and the morning (and it's raining now again at afternoon), so it was impossible to go.

Tfs, best wishes from Your friend, László

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-06 9:59]

Hello Steve
An excellent view of a NZ rainforest stream with amazing quality for a hand-held shot in this poor light

+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none
Thanks and all the best,

Hi MF Steve, a wonderful Rainforest stream capture from an effective low POV with delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-06 16:38]

Hi Steve,

This picture is such a nice reminder of my wonderful trip to New Zealand. I saw many creeks like this and took pictures of most of them :-) I love this scene - just as I remembered it! I'm so glad you are getting the hang of "our" camera.


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