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Shooting the Polouse



I took this of a photographer friend of mine taking a picture of the Polouse Falls in eastern WA

I took this of a photographer friend of mine taking a picture of the Polouse Falls in eastern WA
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GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 29, 2015
Congratulations on your Award. Spectacular landscape!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 24, 2015
voted!
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AlanJakarta February 25, 2015
Brilliant shot. Congratulations on being the People's Choice Winner.
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia February 25, 2015
This time the jury has done a good job!
janland PRO+
 
janland February 26, 2015
Beautiful capture! Wonderful detail and light! Congrats!
RobinV
 
RobinV February 26, 2015
congratulations on your People's choice award, totally deserved
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia February 28, 2015
What can I say? WOW!
donrobinson
 
donrobinson March 30, 2015
Beautiful!
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford March 31, 2015
Ah what we do for an incredible capture :) This is marvelous..congrats on your well deserved runner up award!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 13, 2015
A great perspective capture...love it!
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Byronfairphotography April 19, 2015
Well shot
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography April 24, 2015
Fantastic capture! Love the perspective you captured and of course the other photographer in the shot just really works great! Well done!
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christianbrogi July 04, 2015
Very good!
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VasanthSelvaraj January 20, 2016
Great shot.... Congrats....
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pyroray January 29, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
pyroray
 
pyroray January 29, 2016
I visit these falls pretty regular, I have seen hundreds of photo's, none this spectacular. All were good, can't hardly miss at this place. I recognized it immediately. Awesome!
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BOULENGER February 13, 2016
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I would be happy if you could join my first challenge, "Alone in a famous place". Thank you in advance :)
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BOULENGER February 19, 2016
REMINDER ! Just follow the link : viewbug.com/challenge/alone-in-a-famous-place-photo-challenge-by-boulenger
I would be so happy if you could join my first challenge, "Alone in a famous place". Thank you in advance :)
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JDLifeshots February 22, 2016
Great capture! Congrats.
mickeyherd
 
mickeyherd June 15, 2016
Wow !!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Polouse Falls in Eastern WA.
Time
This was taken around 3:30 in the afternoon. My photographer friend and I left in the morning because it is a three and a half hour drive from home. She is the subject in my photo.
Lighting
On our way to the falls we were a little disappointed because it was a grey hazy day. I have to remind myself that no matter what kind of weather, there is always a good shot to be taken.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D300 a 12mm to 24mm lens on a tripod with electronic shutter release. I also had a Lee .6 gradient soft filter to get detail in the clouds.
Inspiration
We came to shoot the Polouse Falls that are very beautiful and amazing. That said, I didn't get to exited about photographing them.You might think that is crazy to drive three and a half hours and not even photograph the subject that everybody has come to shoot. I am always focusing on getting a photograph that is a little different.I went to the Grand Canyon and a friend of mine said what are you doing?You are not photographing the Grand Canyon. I was shooting the opposite way capturing a beautiful rainbow over a snarled tree. I was inspired to take this shot because it gives a great perspective of the vastness of Eastern Washington.
Editing
I did a little post processing in Lightroom. I turned down the highlights and turned up the clarity to bring out the clouds. I turned up the vibrancy just a little to give the photo some more color.
In my camera bag
Nikon D300, 180mm 2.8, 12mm to 24mm, 60mm, 24mm to 120mm f4, Various ND filters, polarizer filter, electronic shutter release and of course my scratched up beat up tripod.
Feedback
I have been taking photos since I was 15. I used to have to be very careful with each and every shot. Film and developing was expensive and I wanted to make every shot count. There were also a lot of shots I would not take. There might be a sign in the scene or some other object the would ruin a picture. That's enough of the good old days. I absolutely love the world of digital photography. It is great that you can take a shot and make adjustments on the fly. The main advice I would give someone trying to capture a similar image is to take many, many shots.I usually take hundreds to thousands of photos in one day. Use a tripod and cable release. I like to use various filters because I like to paint the photo in my camera and spend more time out taking photographs than sitting in my house editing. Although I like doing both. The other advice I would give is shoot what you like and create your own style.

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