Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Deep in the woods

(click on the image and zoom to view details)

I would like to say I had to go deep into the woods to get a shot of this beautiful waterfall.. I would also like to say that this place was not easy to reach.. But unfortunately that would be twisting the truth (a lot!).. Anyway, this shot was taken at St.Louis Zoo (so much for being adventurous). This is a beautiful place. This is an artificial (and yet realistic) waterfall. I love this shot because looking at it gives you a feeling that this location is infact deep in the woods! I have not done any post processing on this shot. Let me know if you think that it needs one!

As always, thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts!

24 comments:

Azhar said...

Great shot.I always love waterfall shots because they are so rare.This shade of green in this photo is a really nice shade.However,on viewing a large version I see that the water droplets are a bit blurry,I think your EV wasn't low enough but then by looking at it I would say if you went lower on EV the picture would be too dim so it's not your fault - you made the right choice.Sharpening the image might give the water a clearer definition.Great job!

outdoorexposure said...

almost look like real waterfall....nice capture:-)

Skateboard Showroom said...

That looks so inviting. Great shot.

Dia said...

When I saw the photo I first thought "wow, truly beautiful, where IS this place?" and then I read the info hehe, but again its really nice, looks so real :)

Janice said...

Nope. I don't think it needs anything done to it at all. It is beautiful! I think the Toronto Metro Zoo has a waterfall somewhat like this set up in one of their pavillions. It's neat that they take the time to make the animals habitats so life like and detailed. I love the shot!

suresh said...

Nice shot, looks like a real waterfall.

Ricardo said...

It is a perfect recreation, seems that instead of in a zoological east done in a natural place.

àsìkò said...

nice image, nice scenery, I wish I was there

àsìkò said...

geez its not real (it looks real)

Ash said...

Cant believe its not real!
Great shot, it doesnt need any post-processing.

Frozenswirl said...

This looks absolutely Fab! Some great detail without any blue or haziness! No post processing required at all!

~ Deeps ~ said...

gud one :)

Imran said...

Its a lovely shot. Waterfalls are something I'll never get to see in my neck of the woods.

You could try a much much longer exposure (on a tripod). I think you may like the results :)

navin harish said...

I am not so sure, when I looked at this pictur, it seemed like a theme park. I guess a little more greenery and little wider area for the water would have made this more realistic. Artificial or real, you can have the same fun sitting underneth it (if they let you)

Nicola said...

Nice waterfalls! From your perspective it really looks like it's somewhere out there deep in the woods.

Chantal said...

Great capture!! Have you ever tried to capture a waterfall like this where you, so to speak, freeze the water? Worth trying!!

Lorraine said...

and no less beautiful because of it...great capture Sam

micki said...

A great shot AND you didn't have to fight the bugs and the critters! I like how you included a little foreground.

Ashish Sidapara said...

Nice shot, almost real!

Kim said...

Isn't it crazy how they can make things look so real. Great capture.

Jide ALakija said...

Have you ever tried one of these with a longer exposure?

samcam said...

Thanks everybody for your comments!

Imran and Jide,
I have not tried shooting waterfall with long exposure. I guess it never occured to me. I surely will try it next time I am near one! Thanks for your advice guys!

Ali [Division by zero] said...

Very nice waterfall, I almost can hear the sound of the water.

Bakwaas said...

nice shot. reflects in the comments you have got. did you try clicking at a lower shutter speed. Might the soft effect of water falls. try that some time. Good shots. - tanu