Brad Ashbrook  

Avalanche Creek by Brad Ashbrook

October 2019 - Avalanche Creek

October 2019 - Brad Ashbrook


About the Image(s)

This was shot in August during a quick trip to Glacier National Park. Primary editing was done in Capture One Pro with basic raw edits. Open in CC for a bit of burning on bright rocks, removal of a bright rock, clone on a rock and content aware fill on the lower right. Lastly a vignette.

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6 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
I love the cotton candy effect of the waterfall. The leading lines caused by the rocks is also great. I may have cropped it so there are not as many rocks and it would have brought the waterfall in a bit making it the center of attention. Right now my eye doesn't know whether to look at the rocks or the waterfall.   Posted: 10/13/2019 12:04:20

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Now this landscape I like. The leading line of the rocks is fun. If I could edit, I might have edited out the large rock on the right upper third horizontal line. It seems to pull my eye away from the waterfall.
Great waterfall.
  Posted: 10/16/2019 11:12:18

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
I like your tight cop of the scene, and the rocks create a good lead in the waterfall. To me you have the shutter speed just right, so as to create a blurred effect without removing all texture from the water. I find the large rock on the right top to be a major distraction because of its lightness, I would tone it down or possibly crop it off.   Posted: 10/16/2019 12:24:53

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
Good leading lines, foreground, midground and background. Patterns and colours in the rocks are interesting.
Perhaps the little bit of sky does not add to the image.
I think that in catching the flow of waterfall you may have allowed the centre to be rather over exposed. Perhaps some added contrast to water and rocks would a little punch and mood.
  Posted: 10/23/2019 07:26:27
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I agree on the contrast and the hot spot on the falls. I did some further editing a little later because I also made a print of it for a circuit. I tried to change the main image but the website wouldn't allow me.   Posted: 10/23/2019 07:55:26

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
I like the leading lines to the waterfall. Strong composition. In an image like this I often use a gradient at the bottom to slightly darken the foreground, thus drawing even more attention to the waterfall.   Posted: 10/31/2019 14:25:49