Featured: 'Icy Gorge Waterfalls with the A7II and 16-35' by Jman13

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Jman13, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 4, 2014
    I had the A7II and 16-35mm in for review last week (16-35 review is done, A7II review in progress), and had a chance to hop out to Hocking Hills last Friday for a morning of shooting. The combination of flowing ice and water was perfectly balanced.






    And one with the Canon FD 50/1.4:
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  2. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
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    great shots - love the b&w one!
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
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    These are all very nice, but I really like the framing on that foruth one. Well seen, well shot. :)
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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    I agree. All are great, Jordan. But number 4... :2thumbs:

    And your review makes me want this lens even more. Where's my damn wallet?!
  5. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
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    I agree, all very good but the lighting/colour in 4 is just wonderful!
  6. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 4, 2014
    Thanks, everyone. #4 was definitely the hardest shot to get. I was perched on the cliff edge, slightly above the little waterfall, and the camera needed to be out over the gorge for this angle. I've shot this location many times, but never worked out the best way to get this angle into it...you can shoot from below up the gorge, but then you miss the cool kidney shaped pool. you can shoot above the pool from the bridge (which arches over the shot), and you can shoot behind the pool (which is a really cool angle too), but this angle is in no-man's land. I set two of the three tripod legs more or less down (and short), extended the other and had it near flat out to my left, and then I flipped my center column out so that it was horizontal instead of vertical, suspending the camera about 2 feet over the cliff wall. I braced down the tripod with my hand and triggered the self timer...then I had to hold things super steady for the 15 seconds of exposure time (this was very early in the morning). Good stuff.

    Below are two angles I mentioned before...looking down from above the bridge (this is from a few years back with the Panasonic GH2 and 7-14mm), and then from behind the pool (Canon 1Ds Mark II with 17-40L):

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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Wow, excellent shots indeed! And I agree, all are great but #4 is unique :thumbup:
    I also like the 2 from the last set a lot
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Just love the ice and water.
  9. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
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    Wow those are beautiful shots. Very nice
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
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    Well worth the daredevil antics. :)

    That last one is pretty special too.
  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Hocking Hills in Ohio? I have been tempted to make the 3 hour drive from my house; these photos definitely are prodding me in that direction. Well done.

  12. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
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    I'm only 20 mins away. And my shots of this location don't hold a candle to this. Thanks for sharing.
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    +1. All very good. 4th one I keep coming back to. :bravo-009:
  14. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 4, 2014
    Thanks again everyone, and thanks for the featured thread!
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  15. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
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    Thanks for posting...they were all good!
  16. Laagwater

    Laagwater New to TalkEmount

    Jan 15, 2015
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    Wow Jman what a beautiful place and very well captured! Thanks for sharing...
  17. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 5, 2014
    Very very cool!
  18. Dan Euritt

    Dan Euritt TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 11, 2014
    awesome pics jman!! thx for the post
  19. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    Mar 2, 2014
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    Yep. Just awesome. Nice work!