John Tabaczynski  

Yellowstone Falls by John Tabaczynski

January 2021 - Yellowstone Falls

January 2021 - John Tabaczynski


January 2021 - John Tabaczynski

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About the Image(s)

Nikon D800, 1/400, f/11; Nikkor 24-85 mm f/2.8-4.0; ISO 450 EV -1
This image was taken in AUG 2015. I have a number of images of the falls that I did in color, but this one I like in BW because of the dramatic clouds. I was able to use PS and Silver eFex Pro to separate the tones and provide the illusion of depth. I bumped the EV down 1 stop because my histogram was indicting some blow-out in the clouds.

4 comments posted

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Tab, Yes, there is so much more in the B&W. It seems that the rock at the edge of the river is pouring into the water as if the entire valley is an avalanche. You have sharp focus, great texture and tonality.
The very top layer of clear sky seems too black. Maybe I notice this because the website page is black. Try lightening the sky or put a very thin white border around it - or do both, like this edit. Jim   Posted: 01/09/2021 11:24:36
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John Tabaczynski   John Tabaczynski
Good comments. The sky is black!! Five years ago I did lots of very dark skies. I was harkening back to my BW film days and the red filter that I loved so much. If I were to do this one again today I would have a lighter sky, but it would still be darker than most folks would print it, sort of half way between the red and yellow (K2) filter effects. The print I made sits in a brilliant white mat and so does not suffer a surround merge problem. Sharpness here stems from the use of a tripod and a high shutter spreed. That particular lens is also very sharp for a Nikon mid price zoom. That lens also goes into macro mode. Tab   Posted: 01/09/2021 16:01:41

Thorro Jones   Thorro Jones
John Yellowstone Lower water fall is one of my favorite places in the park. You did a great job bringing out the details in the clouds and rocks. I agree with your choice of B&W for this photo as puts the emphasis on the textures in the photo.
I would like to see the dark gray areas a little darker (more black) to make the photo more dynamic looking. See photo edit.   Posted: 01/11/2021 13:34:01
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Sam Fernando   Sam Fernando
John, Your editing is fantastic. You managed to get a 3D effect and the sky is very attractive. Good job!   Posted: 01/16/2021 03:30:50


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