Manitou Falls

Picture by marcstephaneblais

  • Sept-Iles, QC, Canada

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  • June 18, 2020
  • NIKON D3200
  • Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Single RAW File
  • Exposures Number 0
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Other
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes Not all photos really benefit nicely of HDR process , IMHO this one though ticks all the boxes ( at least for me ) . Hope you like it too ! ( please view full screen )
nature landscape river falls canada


18 Jun 14:54

"The Manitou River (French: Rivière Manitou) is a river in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada. It flows through largely unspoiled wilderness, and has spectacular falls nears its mouth."

18 Jun 20:16

great editing

18 Jun 20:46

@eduardo_kiehl Thank you !

Updated 19 Jun 01:19

@marcstephaneblais most views of these falls are straight on. I like the greater wide angle look with the inclusion of the shoreline opposite of the falls. I would have liked to see more of the falls to the right side of the image if not all of the section to the left of center from the frontal view ( or the whole falls if your wide angle is enough) and still include some of that rocky shoreline on the left. That would have been a fantastic composition. Your processing is really good and and a great tonality in your colors. Warmth of the low angle of the sun while preserving some of the cooler look in the sky. I just looked at your details and noted the 320 iso and a single raw shot. To me water is one of the hardest things to get right meaning showing some dynamics and not freezing the water which kills the image. For myself if I was there I would have taken several brackets with the iso set lowest and perhaps a 4-6 stop ND filter which should slow the exposure down perhaps to a half second at the most on your “0” part of the bracket. If you have any experience with layers it allows you to put as much texture or as little into your image and preserve everything else as you’ve done. You can do that both for the waterfall and the river. Try that with your next waterfall that you do ( Tripod is a must ) and experiment. You may come up with some pleasant looks. Also if blended as an HDR it can create a totally unique look. I have a bunch of them in my gallery. Some are good, and some are bad. But you can get an idea of what I mean.

19 Jun 12:55

@steve_zasadny , All good advice Steve. However his camera DOES NOT take multiple exposure shots.

Updated 19 Jun 12:56

Good work once again Stephane for a Single image process. Thanks for posting.

Updated 19 Jun 13:21

@steve_zasadny Thanks a lot for the tips Steve , I am quite new at this and still have much to experiment , your comments are really appreciated . My new camera is on its way so I will be able to experiment with multiple exposures in the weeks ahead , I can't wait ;-) !

19 Jun 13:16

@digicam Thanks !

19 Jun 13:25

@digicam Those pesky Nikons! Drat! I didn’t know that. I guess I’ll have to put that advice in “future reference “. Lol A very nice shot with the tools on hand.

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