Snoqualmie Fall

by Tsoi Wilson

snoqualmie fall seeking critique tsoi wilson

Gallery: Travel, USA, Pacific Northwest

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Published: Monday 7th of June 2004 09:18:20 PM


Pradeep Raghunathan
tripod though its a good shot handheld, i would have preferred a tripod, the falls bother me, its milky but blurred, would not have had this problem on a tripod. cheers!

Stephen Sullivan
November 21, 2003 Hi Wilson, great shot. I know what you mean about Mist in the Air. Tripods don't help when you have that much water vapor in the air. Agfa APX 400 with a 28mm

Howard Dion
This image is post card perfect. No offense intended. Perhaps the mist from the falls gives the impression of a compression problem. The image is on the soft side. Regardless, it's a great photograph. Regards, Howard

Wilson Tsoi
Stephen, are you also from the Puget Sound area? Yes, it is indeed tough to capture Snoqualmie Fall due mainly to the reverse flowing water vapor that's constantly circulating the valley. Glad to see your version too.

Kevin Bickerdike
The buildings don't look reall..I am sure they are - great image....

Pawel Stradowski
Agree with Pradeep Plus I can notice compression problems, which is pretty common at Overall impression is very good

Wilson Tsoi
...thanks everyone for your feedback so far... Pradeep, I in fact layer blurred a lot of the waterfall to get more of a longer time exposure look (since the little A80 only goes down to f8,) and a few other areas to get more of a painterly feel. I actually had decent shutter speed even at ISO 50 by firing through 2 sec. self-timer and bracing it on a fence. The "milky" area that you refered (looks like fog) is actually wave of mists flowing upward (it sometimes completely rendered the area as completely foggy.) I have to say that lack of tripod (or blur due to below reciprocal shutter speed,) is definitely not a problem here, but the reverse-flowing batch of mists, soft (blurred) overlay, general cloudy condition, and my attempt for a softer, more painterly feel may not suit everybody's taste. Good or bad, really up to the viewers. All I know is if I had to elaborate to this extend, then this image fails to "connect." Kevin, the building is real ("Salish Lodge,") but I agree that it may look out of place. Pawel, I'm still scratching my head about the artifacts in many PN images. Howard, thanks for your view. Ken, I know exactly what you mean. Kyle, thanks for feedback, your waterfall is awesome. Joe, "BINGO," I must admit that the "Chinese painting" is my inspiration here and I'm afraid that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. As for Washington State, I only had the opportunity lately to really get to know it (after all these years!) Thank you all.

Stephen Sullivan
Tripod, Definitely Hi Wilson, Yes, I'm here in the Great Wet Northwest. Snoqualmie Falls is not far away from me. I like to photograph the falls at least once a week. Mostly with Fuji's Provia 100F, other in various B&W, and at times in B&W Infrared. Snoqualmie is the most interesting place that I've found so far here in my past 8 months. The water flow over the falls is always different, as well as the moss growth and lighting conditions. Always something different. As for photographing, unless the conditions are like we experienced in both of our photos, it's really straight forward: Any 100 to 400 ASA Film, Tripod and your camera in Auto Exposure Bracketing Mode. (I shoot with an EOS 1 and EF telephoto lenses.) When using my 85mm, 135mm, or 70~200 E6 AEB -2/3, -1/3 to Normal B&W AEB 1/3, 2/3, to 1 over If you're using a 15mm or 28mm all bets are off E6 AEB -3, -2, -1 B&W AEB 1, 2, 3 over Take care.

Ken Beilman
Wilson I like the composition but the softness of the focus bothers me. The softness looks in between what I would like to see with a crisp shot and a softer focus mist dominated pic. I hope I've explained myself here.

Wilson Tsoi
Cloudy day at Snoqualmie Fall Thank you in advance for your feedback.

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