Brad Ashbrook  

Cataract Creek by Brad Ashbrook

November 2019 - Cataract Creek

November 2019 - Brad Ashbrook


About the Image(s)

This was shot in August of this year during a brief trip to Glacier NP with my daughter. This was photographed during a very cloudy day because of weather and smoke. The image mostly required burning of some bright rocks and a removal of a rock. The raw edit mostly dealt with clarity, structure, contrast and highlights in Capture One.

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8 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Very nice perspective and crop. You have a good flow of details in the water, even though it is a slow shutter. Something to think about next time is where the viewer's feet would be - in other words, standing on water? Some foreground would help with that. Were you in the water when taking this shot?   Posted: 11/05/2019 16:50:53
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I was standing off to the side and the area was white rock.. not very interesting.   Posted: 11/07/2019 16:40:59
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
I would prefer to see the white rock in the foreground than to feel like I am standing in the water when I view the photo.   Posted: 11/07/2019 17:13:47

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
The slow shutter speed is great. You really captured the cotton candy effect of the flowing water. The leading lines walk me through the picture.   Posted: 11/07/2019 11:08:58

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Oh, let me stand in the water!

Nice use of shutter speed. I might crop a little more off the right, like those two rocks. It might give a stronger leading line to me.   Posted: 11/11/2019 13:45:30

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
The appearance of it being taken whilst standing in the water does not bother me, and I feel that if there was a white rock in the foreground it would create a major distraction away from the diagonal flow of the water. To me your shutter sped is appropriate creating a smoothness in the water but still retaining detail of movement. The removal of the rock bottom right gets rid of bright area that would be a distraction.   Posted: 11/12/2019 03:02:34

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
A very strong composition. I would not change anything. Great image.   Posted: 11/20/2019 10:13:15

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
The lines of the rocks and water flowing in from the bottom left, up and around is very effective. You have caught the smoothness of the water. To get this the rocks and the trees are a little soft. perhaps some added contrast would help the rocks pop out a little.   Posted: 11/26/2019 23:41:36