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Lee Wiren wrote:
It's well deserved Mark. I have been there 3 times and have never been satisfied with my shots... that falls seems to pose my biggest challenge and I have never gotten a very decent shot that I am proud of.... I think your shot is so well composed and the focus stacking is a nice touch, great greens.... now that I see that such a beautiful shot can be had, I have to plan to get back out there and try again....
Lee, I agree. The area poses so many options it can be quite overwhelming. Ever try just going here before sunrise and then spending 1/2 the day just doing test shots (hand held) to somewhat exhaust your options, and then go back the next day to tackle the best of the bunch? Personally I hate the pressure to pull off something on the fly (although I have to do it often). I would rather separate my shoot into a pre shoot, where I just jack up the ISO and try every imaginable composition I can think of, and then later at the campsite evaluate the shots and go back to get it. This is what I try to teach people. Don't show up and immediately try to get that one shot. Spend quality time with your subject-matter with absolutely no pressure or obligations. Then you will usually come up with something you like a lot, and can optimize that focused shoot another time.