Henry Heerschap  

Roaring Fork by Henry Heerschap

February 2021 - Roaring Fork

February 2021 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

My wife and I were able to get to Great Smoky Mountain National Park
last October and do a bit of shooting. We had great fall color at the
beginning of the week, but a storm came through and knocked most of the
leaves down, at least in the areas we explored. This one was taken along
the Roaring Fork Motor Trail near Gatlinburg. Processing was done mostly
in Lightroom using a profile and some color adjustments. I boosted
shadows and did some other exposure tweaks before taking it into
Photoshop for some dodge and burn work.
Sony A7R IV, Sony 24-105 f/4 lens. ISO 50, 37mm, f/16, 1 second. Shot on
a tripod.

5 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Perfect shutter speed, blurring the foam but preserving the stream lines .   Posted: 02/05/2021 12:35:54

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like your conversion to mono, the leading lines and the overall composition. Very nice.   Posted: 02/08/2021 08:38:50

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
To me B&W photography is all about tones and textures. I enjoyed the upper 2/3 of the image, but find the foreground too bright and lacking substance. I appreciate the slow speed that generates the pleasing blur, but reducing the exposure on the foreground, and increasing contrast and sharpening would, to me, improve the image, since the viewers eye is drawn to the brightest portion of the image. My eyes were so locked on the foreground, that it took me a while to appreciate the exciting detail of the other 2/3 of the image. I like the overall image and composition, but think the tones could be adjusted.

  Posted: 02/10/2021 10:50:47

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
I rarely disagree with JimB, but your careful brightening the rocks and foliage leads my eyes upstream. The small files we share do not display small details, a large print would be beautiful.   Posted: 02/16/2021 14:26:51
Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Thanks, Allen (and Jim). You're right about the limitations of online images. I think I'm going to go ahead and print this one out. Haven't been doing that too much lately and I need the practice.   Posted: 02/17/2021 21:20:18


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