Second shot from the painful hike to Dark Hollow Falls, the most visited falls in Shenandoah National Park.
I chose a darker close up of the falls. Although they are 70ft high I zoomed in the bottom part.
However the stars of the shot are the fallen wet leaves, each one individually sharpened in phtoshop CS2 using the photokit sharpener brushes.
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Tone (101) 2005-11-03 22:31
perfect again :) just excellent composition, you are good at this. the postwork is incredible, i love what you did with the leaves. totally professional
bliard (1116) 2005-11-03 22:33
Just perfect! With this red touch on the rock. Nice light! Perfect angle... Masterpiece in it's genre!
lucbus (11) 2005-11-03 22:34
I like this photo with great colors and the nice fall. Th eeffect is very good with the choice of shutter speed. Great shot.
Cormac (26565) 2005-11-04 0:26
Wow Nikos! This is even better than the previous one. The light on the rocks helps to give more detail there, and the increased prominence of the leaves brings some more of that beautiful colour into the shot. Superb!
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-11-04 0:28
Great shot Nikos!
You've captured this shot from a great angle, with a perfect exposure. No suggestions for this perfect posting!
Well done Nikos!
Oldtree (2457) 2005-11-04 2:19
Your leave sharpening worked out just fine. The contrast to the stones is excellent and makes a fine foreground. I like it.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-11-04 5:14
I don't know witch one between your pictures is the best. BOth. Graet colors, licht sharp, frame.
All is perfect.
feather (51130) 2005-11-04 8:21
Another stunning shot of these falls Nikos. The light falling on the foreground rocks is beautiful and as you say yourself the leaves take this image up to another dimension. The motion blur is just right and it is amazing how well you have handled the difficulties of the light on the water. Excellent PP work too.
rosaline (0) 2005-11-04 10:38
A nice warm feel to this shot. The blurred water is just right, and it's sometimes always better to focus in on a small part of the composition than all of it. The technique works excellently here. Well done!
xavshot (69835) 2005-11-04 13:02
très très beau graphisme sur cette photo et la composition est excellente. J'aime ces feuilles rouges sur le rocher. Elles donnent du peps au cliché
jjbach (9324) 2005-11-04 17:01
Πολύ όμορφη και αυτή εδώ. Το μάτι πέφτει πάνω στα κόκκινα φύλλα στο βράχο και μετά κατευθείαν στα υπέροχα νερά του καταράχτη. Μπράβο, πολύ καλή!
jbweasle (9393) 2005-11-05 9:25
Hello Nikos, you have another stunning waterfall following in the footsteps of your previous post. Here the red leaves in the foreground are even more spectacular than before.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-11-12 7:58
Ακόμα μία φωτογραφία εξαιρετικής ποιότητας Νίκο. Το κύλισμα του νερού στα βράχια εξαιρετικό. Τα χρώματα φανταστικά, πολύ ζωντανά. Ο φωτισμός τέλειος. Εξαιρετική! Μπράβο!
Photograph2u (0) 2005-11-13 12:38
Hi Nikos, this photo is very well done also with a different pov, more centered on the red leaves.
Very well done.
Have a great day, Yan
singuanti (15250) 2005-11-18 23:54
Hi Nikos. Indeed the wet leaves and close framing really make for a great shot. I'm not aware of the sharpening method you used. I see nobody in the shot was it really this empty on a weekend or were you just lucky? Wonderful shot Nikos!
Cpamoi (10391) 2005-12-16 7:59
great colors and light, a beautiful composition
patriik (1935) 2006-05-14 5:26
This is great shot!
Well chosen exposure and compostion.
Good POV, nice natural colours!
- Copyright: Nikos Bournas (nbournas) (3229)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM, RAW @ ISO 50, B+W Circular Polarizing MRC
- Exposure: f/16, 1/1.25 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Waterfalls, Shenandoah National Park [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-03 22:00
- Favorites: 1 [view]