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LUMSDALE WATERFALL



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16 Comments | Report
johnchessum
 
johnchessum August 10, 2014
This image is for sale Thankyou
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 10, 2014
Beautiful shot!
johnchessum
johnchessum August 11, 2014
Thankyou for your kind remarks
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 September 13, 2014
Gorgeous waterfalls. Well done.
vbFMILLINES229181 PRO+
 
vbFMILLINES229181 September 18, 2014
Thank you johnchessum,beautifully done.great Image.
Vince542
 
Vince542 September 19, 2014
Awesome capture!!!! Love it!!!
Love_And_Lace
 
Love_And_Lace September 21, 2014
Beautiful,
geopapa
 
geopapa September 24, 2014
Beautiful!
kimshieldscarlson
 
kimshieldscarlson September 30, 2014
This is beautiful. Great shot.
CozmicKarol PRO
 
CozmicKarol October 02, 2014
Very cool capture! Well done
Ange28
 
Ange28 October 07, 2014
Beautiful shot John !
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lizziemellis October 18, 2014
Stunning waterfall nicely done:-)
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Arzhtatiana December 16, 2014
A great shot!
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tongant February 04, 2016
Beautiful Image!!
johnchessum
johnchessum May 12, 2016
thank you
melissavines36
 
melissavines36 March 21, 2016
Amazing! Great shot
johnchessum
johnchessum May 12, 2016
thank you
johnchessum
 
johnchessum March 08, 2018
Thank you for your kind comment,
johnchessum
 
johnchessum March 30, 2018
Thank you for your kind comment

Behind The Lens

Location
Lumsdale waterfalls is near Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. It is situated at the south eastern part of the Peak District, with the National Park directly to the west.
Time
The image was taken about 1pm on the 24/10/2011 the light was sunny however lumsdale sits in a gorge so new the light would be interesting
Lighting
If i could go back I would have like to have tried the golden hour just before sunset
Equipment
After many years out of photography and the advent of digital, I purchased a pentax kx with lens 18-55 al and a 55-200 also a really cheap flimsy velbon tripod and a remote, which I later found out wasn't compatable with this camera
Inspiration
After some research my wife and I decided to have a weekend break and I did some research on Matlock looking for waterfalls to practice on, lumsdale is just one mile from Matlock, at the top of creek there is a mill pond which stores water for the watermills that used to be powered by the fast flowing water, there are still some ruins evident from the industrial revolution era, and is also a nice walk
Editing
These were my very early days in digital so any processing would have been extremally limited, maybe a small crop, and lighting adjustments.
In my camera bag
I now have a Panasonic lumix g9, battery grip, Panasonic 100-400, 42.5 portrait lens, 30mm f2.8 macro lens , 12-60 f 2.8 and a small nissin flashgun, I use a redsnapper tripod
Feedback
There was a catalogue of mistakes taking this image, the remote I had bought wasn't compatible with my kx, there are no focussing points in the kx viewfinder, I knew nothing about auto iso this image has an iso of 1600 so this is the slowest shutter speed i could achieve, was 1/8 of a second at f29, matrix metering. However this is one of my favourite images and I have sold a couple of copies, what this image did for me was to bring back my love of photography, so my advice is practice then more practice don't get dis heartened that every image isn't brilliant I was extremally lucky with this image as I love how it turned out especially with my limited understanding of digital so test yourself with different genres, Keep clicking!

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