Kaylyn Franks  

Tumola Falls by Kaylyn Franks

June 2020 - Tumola Falls

June 2020 - Kaylyn Franks


About the Image(s)

Attached is Tumola Falls, which is outside of Bend, Oregon. This image was captured with Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF70-200 II USM on tripod with shutter release. Exposure was ISO 50, 80mm, f/16, .6 sec. I did basic edits in LR and then in PS removed two dead trees, used levels, curves, brightness & contrast on the foliage, water and rocks, then sharpened for final image.

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6 comments posted

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Another beautiful waterfall. I love your post process Kaylyn, but I see room for a little improvement. I took the liberty to remove the dead tree at the top left. PS did a beautiful job. I also darkened the white tree trunk 3/4 top right and the orange spot just below that. I then eliminated the orange foliage in the bottom left corner. I also cropped a bit from the left. Hope you think it is an improvement.   Posted: 06/10/2020 17:36:59
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Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I'm torn between the two images. I kind of like removing the big dead tree but on the other hand, it seems to add a more natural feel to the scene. Great job (both of you).   Posted: 06/10/2020 20:07:45

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Nice color balance, and a nice shallow s curve from bottom to top where the stream runs off from the falls. Interesting takes on the dead tree, although its removal would not be permitted in most competitions. There appears to be a stone wall with a railing on top that could be removed. My main negative comment would be that the falls are
too centered, but overall this is a beautiful image.   Posted: 06/11/2020 06:16:26

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Great composition. The stream leading to the falls does a great job of drawing the eye in. The waterfall provides a clear subject and focal point. I'm a little like Marti -- the dead tree doesn't bother me. Leaving any of the dead trees would not detract from the image, in my view. After all, it is a forest.   Posted: 06/11/2020 08:41:37

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Kaylyn, you live in a part of this country where the scenery is spectacular, and you make the most of it. This is a gorgeous image! I think your edits are spot on, and the scene is natural, not overdone. Your composition perfectly positions that pine in the foreground. I'm like Marti regarding the big dead tree that Joe took out. I feel that it improves the overall look and removes a big distraction, but nature is often messy, and I'm not sure how much we should try to improve it.   Posted: 06/12/2020 14:34:47

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Thanks for the feedback. Joe I was torn by removing the tall dead tree trunk, but I was as mesmerized with it as i was of the waterfall. I wanted to remove the observation deck, but decided it removed too much of the original scene. Yes, I do live amongst some spectacular scenery and do my best to make the most of it.   Posted: 06/13/2020 09:59:57