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Waterfall by Joonaaz Waterfall by Joonaaz
Hepoköngäs is one of the biggest natural waterfalls in Puolanka, Finland.

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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!
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loevas-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Photographer
wow i love waterscapes! this picture is really great!!
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Thank you! :)
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loevas-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Photographer
welcome =)
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!:heart:
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Thanks!
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.:D
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi.

You've been featured in my journal - Right here -
~ *Willigenburg
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Wow, Thanks! I appreciate it! :)
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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LilDash Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
great shot! ^^
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Thanks :)
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DeingeL Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! I like northern nature!
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Thank you!
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MouseAvenger Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic photo! ^_^
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Thanks! :)
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MouseAvenger Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome. ^_^
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DonKanaille Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
The waterfall looks great
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Thanks!
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
yeah, it IS better, but it shows now that your image was overexposed enough that you could not recover the missing details completely.

now you know that next time you want to photograph a similar subject, you'll have to increase exposure.

as it is now, it's acceptable.
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
and don't forget to flatten the image when you're finished: "layer-flatten". that's it.

hope this helps. :-)
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Thank you very much for the comments and improvement tips! I tried that "multiplying" tip and this is the outcome. I hope you like it. :)
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
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.
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Photographer
Beautiful, love the way you did this. :heart:
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Joonaaz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thanks a lot!
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