Ok, so first of all, I wasn't even sure whether to critique this photograph, because this is far more superior than any of my images. But I decided that, critique is a good thing, and hopefully a way of appraisal too. So first of all, the big list of what I like. 1. The colours are absolutely lovely. The greens are great, the sun on the rocks looks calming and works well with the image. 2. The blurred waterfall composes well with the rest of the image, creating a scene which is very soothing and calming too look at. 3. The framing here is very interesting and you have adapted the rule of thirds very well, to fill every part of the photograph, with something interesting. 4. The photo works well as a piece of artwork. All of the components and features of a good photograph have come together to form a beautiful photograph. Now onto one thing, which I would probably improve: 1. I think, that the waterfall is a TINY bit too bright and I would edit this using Curves and adjusting the Highlights. But this is only a very, very slight adjustment.
I have added your photograph to my ELITE collection, which means that this is one of the best of the best photos I have come across on DeviantART so far. WELL DONE!!! Keep up the good work!
i tend to agree with bartoszwozniak in his appraisal of this image;
where i differ, only in my choice of words, is the white water of the waterfall; i think you should search in your original file if you indeed have detail in it. is yes, then you should burn in that detail in this image. waterfalls should not be blocked up like this, but show a gradation of tones
if you cannot find good detail, but if you do have a bit of it, then there is a trick you can do with Photoshop, and maybe with other programs, to save it, here is how:
make a selection of the waterfall's whites with some "feathering"; then go to: "layer-new-layer via copy" a small layers window opens. click on the layers button on the right. at the top, in a small window you can see "normal", click on the triangle and choose "multiply"; this will multiply whatever image information you have in your file, and if you have enough of it, it will seem as good as if you had not overexposed the image in the first place. you can vary the opacity in the small window right next to it by changing the percentage.
i would like you to tell me when it's done so i can feast my eyes on this.