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My Silky Fairytale by da-phil My Silky Fairytale by da-phil
Captured at the Låtefossen waterfall in Norway.

It was a pain in the arse to get this shot to say the least. Due to the weather conditions I spend almost one hour, half of the time only waiting for the rain to stop. When there was a short rain break I rushed to the locations I scouted out earlier, armed with an umbrella and a microfibre cloth in order to keep the lens free from water. Must have been hilarious for people passing by to see me jumping around with an umbrella, tripod and camera :D

However I found it hilarious too when I saw people taking pictures with flash while they were sitting in their caravan and passing by the waterfall, haha.

This was my last frame I was shooting back at this place and it was already starting to rain and it was about to get dark, hence I used high ISO. I didn't think that this shot would turn out good anyway, so I didn't bother going higher with the ISO. However this turned out to be the best shot of this evening, that's life...

UPDATE
I was able to replace most of the noisy image areas by another exposure which was captured earlier. Now I'm quite happy with the result, there is also way more details in the forest on the right side. The foreground was intentionally left very dark, otherwise it would distracted too much.


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I would like to see more angles, makes it more dynamic.
The grain/noise bugs me a lot.
The color just feels a bit, off.

Everyone tries to get this picture, most everyone likes waterfalls, but if you look at most waterfall pictures they are painfully lacking in originality.

Consider this your next time out: it is wet, it is rainy, it is a pain in the arse, I get a chuckle out of it,...how can you convey these feelings through the lens? If you do not wish to convey these feelings you must be able capture those that are offered, and as you clearly expressed, you were seeking to capture only those that you had pre-conceived.

To me, it does not matter where you are, you can be along side a perfectly dull part of a trail, but if you are keenly aware of your environment, you will find something there that will grab your attention and take you away. Perhaps all that is offered is just trees, needles, and a trail, but that does not mean it is without a story.

Good luck shootin’!
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Personally, I really like this photo. It reminds me of going to the lakes with my family in the summer, and brings up some very happy memories!

I like the color contrast, how the blue and green colors are natural yet vibrant, in a way. I also find the atmosphere very intriguing, with the fog and smooth water and whatnot. :nod:

I think you did very well with the composition, in the way that you positioned the camera so that the bridge sort of leads our eyes down the water. I could have done without the plants in the foreground, but that's just me. :shrug:

I must admit that I don't really think the lighting matches up in this photo...it's a little dark, first of all, but some areas of the water seem to be lit up. It's actually kind of unique, but probably not the greatest technically speaking.

I do agree about the grain, it bothers me quite a bit, especially in the trees to the right.

I've seen a ton of waterfall pictures, but I think what makes this one stand out is the bridge and how you can see the mountains in the way distance. The photo captures your eye immediately and is very appealing to look at.

Wonderful work! :clap:
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Beautiful atmosphere and colors!! Clap 
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Jungle-run Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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evotronic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot ;)
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Very very charming shot!!! Very love it!!!
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OnlineSunshine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Ow wow, this is so pretty! :love:
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da-phil Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanx ;)
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OnlineSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
My pleasure! :)
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sollienevina Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Simply stunning.
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:iconbrenso:
Brenso Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wunderbar getroffen.
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da-phil Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
vielen dank nochmals :wave:
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Brenso Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nichts zu danken (:
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Navrasend Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Photographer
Fascinating composition and shot!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm glad you think so, thanks :hug:
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very very nice shot!! It's gorgeous!! :highfive: Please check out my gallery if you have a few minutes. :gallery:
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da-phil Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you ;)
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Aubriella Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Norway :heart: .
Beautiful photos :+fav: .
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da-phil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much :heart:
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:icon5ipt:
5ipt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So perfect <3
Looks like a digital painting :P
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ilovekenpachi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the way you caught the water is quite beautiful (: i love your landscapes they are awesome
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for your lovely words :heart:
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ilovekenpachi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your very welcome
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Ely79 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Wow! It's so cold but so magical at the same time!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :wave:
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Milanogreg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Beautiful!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hey, i'm glad you like this one as well :wave:
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Mii-Rock Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
WoW!!!
Absolutely amazing!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you ;)
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3Drake9 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow it looks absolutely amazing!!! And you took the shot in a great light too!!!
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da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you ;)
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Ja, Låtefossen hat was :-)
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da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
allerdings, vorallem bei so einem wetter ;)
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Oft gelingen bei "schlechtem" Wetter die besseren / stimmungsvolleren Bilder,
siehe hier :-)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
wonderful!:omg:
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da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :bow:
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
you are welcome:hug:
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
SKYYYYRIIIIIIIMMM!!!! xO
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
What a beautiful scene, well captured man.
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da-phil Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks bro ;)
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MartyWitch Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo is absolutely incredible. It's one of the most beautiful things I've seen. I love it! Fantastic job!! :D
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da-phil Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm glad to hear that, thanks :wave:
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OpticalIlluzens Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
hello, you have been featured! :squee: :iconinyourmindseye: [link]
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da-phil Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much ;)
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SylviaJones Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Beautiful!
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
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da-phil Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you ;)
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
You are welcome :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Ein Bild ist schöner als das andere!

Mir gefällt es sehr, während ich die Kritik doch ein wenig zu harsch finde!
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