Numa Falls in Kootenay National Park arenít the biggest or most dramatic falls in the Rockies but they do have a picturesque setting.
The light was very uneven (cloudy but bright) when I visited Numa Falls so I took 3 bracketed photos and combined them using the Nik HDR add on for Photoshop to correct the lighting.
Bracketed photos of 1/30, 1/90 and 1/6 secs.
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Robert1969 (6230) 2012-10-11 1:45
Wild, rought and beautiful surrounding.
Composition and light management are
great. The vertical position (and the
great point of view) creates a very nice
depth in the picture......Good work.
SnapRJW (18722) 2012-10-11 2:05
Hello Ian - Another lovely shot from the wilds of Canada. I love the vertical presentation; it shows off the tumbling water so well with the well captured movement. The rocks are very nicely detailed and make a good contrast both in colour and texture and the fringe of trees and cloud covered mountains complete a very successful shot. Nice job! Warm regards rosemary
Bergenphotos (2168) 2012-10-11 4:01
You did a very nice job! Finding beautiful motives in the Canadian Rockies can't be too hard, but it takes a good eye to find those that it not taken by everyone else, like these falls. I don't know how this works with HDR, but I would like to see some more blur in the water, maybe around a second of exposure or so. But it is nonetheless a very, very nice photo. The left corner itself could actually also make a gorgeous photo.
Have a nice day,
macondo (17949) 2012-10-11 4:19
I think this represents the realistic end of the HDR spectrum - an object lesson to others. It looks natural, and the time lapse can't have been much as the water still looks fairly sharp. Great rich colours and tremendous DOF which is emphasised by the portrait orientation. You must have been on a small bridge. Very well done.
dkmurphys (36801) 2012-10-11 6:04
Spectacular capture along the river. Well seen dynamic, good composition.
Have a calm evening.
sabermonajati (7593) 2012-10-11 6:22
you captured river vivid and purity.amazing paysage you shot.
gus72 (2508) 2012-10-11 23:05
Hi Ian !!!
This is a fantastic shot with some rich an interesting colour tones on the right side.Your work with HDR has given this image a nice punch.
There is no need to look at the sky..... there is a lot happening right in the FG.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-12 6:57
Taking the photo is made with a suitable technique. The composition makes even more spectacular falls. The exposure is good and the clarity and depth. Bravo.
Have a nice day
mozzy27 (2051) 2012-10-12 21:35
Spectacular capture of the wild river and surrounding landscape, the post processing has worked well giving a very detailed and realistic natural appearance. Nice vertical composition, Good work.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-14 7:08
Nicely manipulated. The sun in these parts has not been cooperative this summer. Nice varying textures and a real sense of movement with the water.
Matthew-Watt (6035) 2012-10-14 18:02
Wow, what a rush! The rocks are worn in interesting ways by the force of the elements. I can only imagine how cold that water would be. I like the uniform pine trees in the background and low cloud cover passing over the concealed peaks behind them. Great nature photography!