Juuuusssstttt Rrrrriiiiiggghhhttt

28 Aug
Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

While I was in Pennsylvania visiting family, my niece and I took a drive.  The plan was to bring the camera out for a hike, stretching our legs and flexing our creative muscles at the same time.  Along the way, we had both been pointing out/stopping for any photo opportunities that presented themselves.

This particular gem was my niece’s doing.  I was a bit further back on the trail, shooting one of the lower cascades.  My niece told me to bring the camera up….and she was right.  The way the light fell through the leaves, the curves of the creek, the asymmetrical patterns of the rock shelves.  This view is her composition.  Not bad for 13 yrs old, eh? 🙂

Thank goodness she hasn’t learned PhotoShop yet, or I could have some stiff competition within the family. haha

This particular edit went through three stages.  The first one was too dark, lacked definition and was on the cool side.

Waterfall - Dark

Waterfall – Dark

 

The second one was a touch too warm and bright…or at least, according to my memory of the place.

Waterfall - Bright

Waterfall – Bright

But the third edit (seen at the top of this post)…dark layered on top of the bright, 25% opacity…well, that one was juuuusssttt riiiiggghhhttt!

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12 Responses to “Juuuusssstttt Rrrrriiiiiggghhhttt”

  1. beautifulnothingness August 28, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    Beautiful shots. I seriously just want to grab my tent and live there. Good call with the editing it is juuuussst riiighhht lol.

  2. danielbierstedt August 28, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Well done 😉

  3. bulldogsturf August 28, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    A truly lovely photo…

    • seeingspotsphoto August 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      Thank you! It was a great little place to stop…which is good, because it wasn’t our original destination, so I’m glad there was still great scenery to shoot where we ended up. haha

  4. perfectlight August 28, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    wonderful location, well spotted by your niece. congrats to her! well captured by you, nice framing, great use of light. because you brought photoshop into discussion, i think with few local adjustments you can improve your photo and still keep it the way you saw it without bring it to something extreme.

    • seeingspotsphoto August 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

      What do you suggest? 🙂

      • perfectlight August 29, 2012 at 8:46 am #

        maybe a bit of dodge&burn: burn the sky a bit, dodge the stone to bring in more details (under bushes on the left) and add some contrast. the whole scene looks like is taken from a fairy tail but at the moment is a tiny bit flat

  5. Jeremy August 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I like it!! Especially how the water is tricking off the bottom step and how the sunlight kinda washes out the upper part 🙂

    • seeingspotsphoto August 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      Thanks, Jeremy. =) The light is what I like best about the shot too!

  6. Val Bridge Digital Photography Biz August 30, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    Wonder how it would look given the HDR treatment…

    • seeingspotsphoto August 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      If I get a chance, I will try and post so we can all see. =)

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