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Webster Falls



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AylinKalan
 
AylinKalan May 20, 2016
wow Paradise !
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay May 22, 2016
Glad you like it! It is a great place to go and hike and take pictures.
realcanadian1
 
realcanadian1 May 22, 2016
I love going to Hamilton to see this waterfall. I recognized the waterfall from the stone bridge.
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay May 22, 2016
Thank you for comment Reuben, Webster's is a wonderful place to hike and enjoy nature. We are very fortunate to have it so close.
Kathryn44
 
Kathryn44 May 22, 2016
Hi there I am new to this site, years have passed and I have always loved photography . I am not educated has such and have only a standard camera . I have to say this picture has really took my eye , it is fantastic, it looks like a painting . Beautiful well done .
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay May 22, 2016
Thanks so much Kathryn, I am so glad that you like this shot! I am an amateur as well, although now that I have bit more time in the last couple of years I have been trying to improve and learn new skills. Digital cameras are wonderful, they really allow you to experiment both with the camera and the editing software. My motto is, just play and have fun with it. Thanks again and happy shooting! :)
diggersbonniegizmos
 
diggersbonniegizmos October 21, 2016
Absolutely outstanding capture
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay October 23, 2016
Thank you, I appreciate your encouragement! Have a great day and happy shooting! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at one of my favourite spots in Hamilton Ontario at Webster Falls. Webster's Falls is noted for its panoramas, is a 22 metre high classical curtain, plunge waterfall found. It is beautiful area to hike or picnic year round.
Time
This photo was taken in the latter part of the afternoon, in the early month of October.
Lighting
The lighting was all natural for this photo.
Equipment
To take this photo I used my Canon EOS REBEL T2i.
Inspiration
My home city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada is home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades, most of which are on or near the Bruce Trail as it winds through the Niagara Escarpment. Webster Falls is one of the more picturesque waterfalls and it is always a pleasure to go and take pictures of them.
Editing
Yes, I did some tweaking in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. First I always like to straighten and crop my photos. Typically if I have taken a decent shot with the camera, I will usually adjust the highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and clarity if need be. With this shot I also went a bit further and adjusted the vibrancy and saturation. Then I adjust the sharpening and noise reduction.
In my camera bag
I typically carry 3 cameras in my bag. A Canon EOS REBEL T3i, Canon EOS REBEL T2i and my Waterproof Canon Powershot D20 cameras. I also have 3 lens I carry, an 18 mm, a 55 mm, and 250 mm lens. I also have my Canon Speedlite 430EX II. I always carry a minimum of 4 fully charged batteries for either the cameras or for the flash and I also have a battery charger with me just in case. I carry a polarizing filter, a little water spray bottle, lens cleaners and a remote for the cameras. It would be nice to travel a little lighter, but I do want to try and be prepared, just in case that photo opportunity does present itself. Mind you, I do realize I need to start bringing my tripod out with me more.
Feedback
My advice is just to be observant and respectful of your surroundings and nature. Soak in all the natural and manmade beauty that surrounds us. If you just stop and really take a look, you will see that there is beauty all around us. If I find something I am inspired to shoot, I try playing with the settings and angles of the shot. I can take several shots of a single scene, with an adjustment here and there, or shoot from another perspective. As an amateur photographer I am constantly trying to develop my eye and skills. Most of all I just recommend that you just have fun with your camera and your surroundings!

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