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Loup of Fintry waterfall by PigleT
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The view from the top of the Loup of Fintry. This waterfall, easily missed when driving past on the road, totals a 94’ drop of which this is just the first of four stages.

This photo is a technical tour-de-force: a total of 15 shots were combined using portrait-oriented HDRs (3-deep, rendered with qtpfsgui) into a panorama (5-wide, stitched with hugin), all taken using multiple ND filters in order to slow the exposure and maximize depth of field. Since then it’s also been tweaked around in Photoshop with localized dodge/burning, Orton effect and high-pass filtering for sharpness and contrast.

Nikon D200 with Sigma 24-70f/2.8 lens.

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  • Jemma Ryan
    Jemma Ryanabout 6 years ago

    Great angle and motion capture of the water. The heavy sky is a perfect addition to potray a moody scene. Lovely work.

  • Thanks – yup, that contrast was one of the reasons for going HDR about it, to retain detail in the sky and foreground wet rocks at the same time.

    – PigleT

  • AgnesCecelia
    AgnesCeceliaabout 6 years ago

    So Skillful!
    Regards,
    Catherine

  • Thanks – yeah, it was good fun. Took a while for the computers to render it, though :)

    – PigleT

  • Kevin Skinner
    Kevin Skinnerabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. A great combination of both water and landscape. Love it!

  • Thanks! It’s a great place to be – actually the river at the top has a couple of stepping-stones right near the edge there – as I sat there taking photos, several people came and jumped between them. Scary stuff!

    – PigleT

  • Roslyn Lunetta
    Roslyn Lunettaabout 6 years ago

    just the discription on what you did was impressive but the real effect is not felt until you view the shot larger and wow what a great view, I really like the little river winding thru the background of the shot and your scary comment has me thinking maybe these rocks are a bit bigger then they look.

  • Thanks – yup, there’s a strange perspective going off with the panorama rendering. Perhaps a few other shots in my loup of Fintry set will show what it’s like – see #18 in there in particular, shot from far round the approach.

    – PigleT

  • Patrick Morand
    Patrick Morandabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work Tim, congrats !

  • Rich Gale
    Rich Galeabout 6 years ago

    great image with super forground intrest, well done Rich.

  • Ruth Eiseman (Schloss)
    Ruth Eiseman (...almost 5 years ago

    wow the effect is wonderful. Has a pleasantly surreal feel about it.

  • Thanks :)

    – PigleT

  • edmorrisjr
    edmorrisjralmost 5 years ago

    very nice work. it reminds me of my safe haven when i was a young boy.

  • athex
    athexalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely image

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