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May 23, 2016
The Rhine Falls by LinsenSchuss puts the powerful aggression of rushing waves on magnificent display with an overall composition that draws the viewer right into the excitement.
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The Rhine Falls


The Rhine Falls is known as one of the largest waterfalls in Europe, and is currently surrounded by verdant nature.

Other photos from the Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls in the moonlight by LinsenSchuss The icy Rheinfall by LinsenSchuss
Image details
Image size
2000x1333px 704.77 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Focal Length
31 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 24, 2016, 3:58:01 PM
Sensor Size
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FabulaPhoto's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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I will start this critique by saying that I absolutely love this photo you've taken. It comes with all of the bells and whistles - a breathtaking composition with water feature captured with a perfectly timed exposure for an optimum aesthetic to the water movement - complete with mist rising up from the base of the falls! On the bluff overlooking the scene is a beautiful chateau - and where else could this be but Switzerland? (nod to the flag on the rocks). The clouds are perfect, wispy and graceful. What a great day to get the camera out! I can really look at it for awhile and admire each detail, and as a pretty adept photographer myself I applaud the technique and skill you've applied here.
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Thank you so much for this wonderful critique!
OliviaMichalski's avatar
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Although I am not a landscape photographer, I want to leave a critique. It is not always meant negative when I write critiques. I write one for this masterpiece to point out how great it is! There is so much movement in this picture, and no dead spaces where some people may think "boo". The whole image is sharp, and yet there are some floating elements in it, which makes it even better. The colors are vivid, but not oversaturated, and I love the combination of water splashes and clouds.
Ich muss schon sagen, das ist echt ein Meisterwerk! Vielen Dank dafür!
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Vielen Dank für das tolle Feedback, und das du dir auch die Zeit dafür genommen hast. Ich bin begeistert!
OliviaMichalski's avatar
Jetzt möchte ich gerne dahin reisen, wo man sowas sehen kann. Wo ist das denn genau? :D
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Das ist in der Schweiz, in "Neuhausen am Rheinfall", und das ist der Rheinfall. Falls mal unter der Woche zufällig da bist, kannst gerne zeitig vorher schreiben, ich arbeite gleich daneben :-D
OliviaMichalski's avatar
Oh, das ist ganz schön weit weg :D 9h mit Bus und Bahn :O 
Aber vielleicht mal als Urlaub! Wieso sind die schönen Gegenden immer so weit weg? :/
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Ui! Bist aus dem hohen Norden? :-) Urlaub sicher nett, aber in dem Fall wenn so was auf dem Weg von einem Trip liegt. Wegen dem Rheinfall alleine würde ich nicht extra Urlaub machen. Da gibt es in der Schweiz noch viel anderes :-)

Das die schönen Gegenden weit weg liegen kann auch von daher kommen, das man die schönen Ort um die Ecke nicht so schätzt wie der Garten vom Nachbarn der immer grüner ist :-D 
OliviaMichalski's avatar
Nein, aus NRW :D Aber da ich kein Auto besitze, und so Fernbusse außen vor gelassen habe, habe ich mal Linienbusse und Züge genommen :D

Das kann allerdings sein.. Ich sollte mal die Augen ein wenig mehr für Neues öffnen in der Fotografie :D
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Oh NRW :-) Ich war da bisher nur ein paar mal in Köln. Das sind ca. 5 Stunden mit dem Zug von mir bis dahin.

Nebenbei, es kann nie schaden die Augen für was neues zu öffnen in der Fotografie! Vielleicht ist es sogar auch mal wichtig ;)
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Marcotjuh's avatar
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When I see this scenary, I get the feeling it doesn't belong in time. It is timeless. Hundred years from now and natural erosion aside, and this scene could be mostly the same. The lighting is equally distributed throughout the picture. Even so, it does not take away the attention from the left middle-top where the focus clearly should be. There are many details for the beholder to see and even more so if you were to zoom in the photo. The photo has depth no matter where you look at, as there is much to see. There are more photo's like this but only a handful that I've seen have captured the scenary in such a point of view with the given aesthetic. Although intense, I believe depending on your worldly views it can also give peace if you were to see it in person.

Recap and opinion: this is what photography is all about in my opinion. Proper use of techniques but not overdoing it. The photo is razor sharp and shows a story. The water, the building and mostly the nature in this spot makes up for a lot of character. I will even dare to say that this kind of scenary would be grand to see in video games. But similiar scenaries have been taken before. Do not mistake those words for bad practice. The skill required for piece of art is considerable and to be admired. Well done.
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Thank you for your honest words which I appreciate! Thanks for take time to write this wonderful critique!
vBlackDevilv's avatar
I was there! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Love 
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Oh yes. its always beautyful! I see the Rhine Falls every day, i work there :-D
SchwarzWieEbenholZ's avatar
Irgendwie finde ich die Felsen einladend :)
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Sind sie auch, man kann drauf! :-)
SchwarzWieEbenholZ's avatar
Ich nehme an, du hast das bereits ausprobiert? =D
LinsenSchuss's avatar
Ich muss gestehen... obwohl ich seit knapp 33 Jahren fast daneben wohne, war ich noch nie auf dem Felsen. Warum auch immer :-)
SchwarzWieEbenholZ's avatar
Schande über dich! =P
paulmp's avatar
Perfect... such a great capture, thanks for sharing it!
LinsenSchuss's avatar
beautiful shots
JeromeCJR's avatar

Hello! The picture you design is creative and attractive!

And Do you have the idea that your works can be print in bags or T-shirts

Any interest? I do think it is a wider stage to show your talent.

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