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  • Valerie

    on December 4, 2012

    I like the more realistic one for the way you framed the shot - the water is in its 'real' natural context. I like the smoother one better in a narrower frame - with just the rocks. Then it's more an artistic contrast in texture. (I'm a friend of Linda F's. She forwarded your photo link to me!)

  • Deanna

    on December 3, 2012

    The second picture feels more tranquil; I notice the surrounding rocks and greenery more. My eye is drawn to the water in the first shot and the overall effect is more "real". I like both, it is hard to pick a favorite!

  • Nete

    on December 3, 2012

    What great photos! I did not know that there is that much to learn, but when you know, it sure makes wonderful photos.

    I like the realistic waterfall best. It looks "more wet" than the smother one.
    Thanks, Nete

  • Shirley

    on December 3, 2012

    Hi Earl ~ I prefer the natural-looking waterfall. Both are beautifully framed. Thanks for sharing more photos from the North House workshop ~ fun to see - and your comments are great too!

  • Alby Shaw

    on December 2, 2012

    First, faster shutter speed, of waterfall looks better.
    Second shot with fuzzy water is less appealing.

  • Sandy Holbrook

    on December 2, 2012

    Earl, All of these photos are LOVELY but since you asked, I prefer the first photo of the water fall although both are very nice and the second (last one) is more interesting in some ways. Guess I'm just a realist. And, just so you'll know, I really appreciate your weekly photos - especially have enjoyed the ones from your photo workshop experience in Grand Marais, one of my favorite spots! Thanks.
    SH

  • Linda

    on December 2, 2012

    I like the natural look. The smooth looks sort of artificial to me.

  • Linda

    on December 2, 2012

    Well, I like both, depending on the setting. If I were to hang one on the wall, I would want the "smoother" one. If I were to see one in a travel magazine, I would want the more realistic shot.

  • christine

    on December 2, 2012

    though both photos are gorgeous, i actually prefer the "smoother" waterfall, as it lends polish & professionalism to the image. it's finished & complete. my eye is distracted by the blur of the "realistic" falling water (though the pool at the bottom of that fall is pretty).

    thank you for sharing your images, earl.

  • Alberta

    on December 2, 2012

    I like the more natural water, but the beautiful rock pops on the smooth water picture. Take both!