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Alva Glen by FlippinPhil Alva Glen by FlippinPhil
First time visiting this location, Alva Glen situated in the small town of Alva to the East of Stirling. Made the most of the wet weather we've been having over the past few days and came across these falls in the old quarry of Alva Glen.
This particular spot isn't accessible by the footpath on the nature trail, so I had to venture down some slopes, and up river to get the composition I was after.

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D11FYY Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Simply Stunning image
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
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photogrifos Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
An excellent one Phil, well done. I love that kind of places!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
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Magical-Me Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
This looks like such a lovely place!
I would love to see a portrait shot of this area though. A portrait might have made a stronger impact by elongating the falling waters, thus bringing the motion of the river and water towards the viewer, rather than spreading it out all over the frame. Just a thought :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the feedback, but I felt the landscape composition including all of the falls, as well as all of the pool they fall into worked well. I'll be returning to this location though and will see what I can try with your suggestion.
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DarklingLena Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Beautiful photo!
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neb11 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Lovely photo
Great use of a longer shutter speed for the water :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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TheRapeOfVirtue Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Photographer
What a detailed scenery! Amazing. :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Amazing photo! :)

Fav! :hug:
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks, glad you think so. :)
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
what a gorgeous scene, beautifully rendered in this image - nicely done!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot mate!
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lilyamidthorns26 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a lovely little niche! I can close my eyes and hear that water flowing now :-)

Two thumbs up :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cheers!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Photographer
Quite difficult place but you've done good job, especialy waterfalls I like.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah it was tricky mate, thanks. I have a question for you actually.. :D
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Photographer
Do not hesitate, simply ask :) .
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
It was to do with front-to-back sharpness in your images using f/8, any tips on how to go about doing this?
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Photographer
Not sure what you mean, you asking how to get good sharpness in all crop of image?
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah mate, front-to-back sharpness, maximum depth of field with only f/8 aperture.
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Photographer
For Sigma 10-20 f8 of aperture is the best option if you going to achieve the best result of sharpness. What I'm doing to get it is also distance from I'm focusing the subjects. That means I very often avoid being to close eg. to the rocks (foreground). Even if finelly looks quite close it's just illusion. So the tripod with the camera was located much further away. In addition, a good sharpening effect intensifies in CS :D .
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AllyxEmergency Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This might be a dumb question, but how did you get the water to look so... smooth? Longer exposure?
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yes, this is 3.2 sec exposure.
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AllyxEmergency Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Ahh okay that's what I thought :)
I need to tryyy this.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wait for an overcast day, after a big downpour. This allows you to have that longer exposure, and gives you better saturation in the greens of the woodland. ;)
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AllyxEmergency Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Awesome! :) Thanks for the tips :)
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Excellent work! :clap:
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ZanaSoul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
So wonderful :heart:
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanking you!
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Brettc Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Great work :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks Brett.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Did you use a CPL here? Looks as if you didn't, looks a bit washed out...
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah I used a CPL, and I added some contrast in the pp. Can't say it looks washed out to me, but cheers for the input.
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Nice shot Phil :D
Lovely movement and colours, and waterfall! :D
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Downy646 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
God, It's beautiful!! For some odd reason, it reminds me off something out of King Arthur or something, or Robin Hood. Great capture, I am, quite jealous you have such scenery available to you. I have boring tree's here in Virginia.....yay.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010   General Artist
Superb capture and scene; wonderful detail and lighting. Love it!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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