Peter Cheung  

Lower Lewis River Falls by Peter Cheung

November 2020 - Lower Lewis River Falls

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: The photo was taken in Lower Lewis River Falls in Cougar, WA last week. The waterfall is amazing especially when there were still some fall colors. There were not many places I can shoot the waterfall from the top of the trail. I need to crop out the right side of the waterfall because it was blocked by a lot of branches and trees. The camera settings are Nikon D850, Nikon 24-70mm, 1.3 secs, iso-31, 34mm. In post-processing I increased the color saturation and contrast, and increased the sharpness of the image.

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4 comments posted

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
I really like this, Peter. Your shutter speed was perfect. A lot of experimenting to get it right? Yes the autumn color contrasting with the water adds a lot. But I especially like the complexity of the falls. So much detail to enjoy in the varied sections: the solid sheeting on the left and the greenery showing behind the rivulets on the right portion, which, BTW, reminds me of a tiered wedding cake.   Posted: 11/12/2020 16:20:25

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Peter, The waterfalls are amazing! They show a beautiful soft flow and the small rock adds a very subtle touch.   Posted: 11/15/2020 19:45:17

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Wonderful image Peter. I love the perspective and depth of field showing in this image. Just for grins, I took this into Lightroom and added additional texture (+60%) and Clarity (+63%) as an alternate interpretation. I would be curious about your thoughts.   Posted: 11/20/2020 09:14:51
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Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Peter, what an image! Besides the excellent technical and artistic quality there is a fascinating contrast (dialectic) between the mystical and the very sharp fine detail. The 'story' of that contrast might be expressed as 'who can imagine that something so soft as that waterfall could carve rock so dramatically.'

Cheers!   Posted: 11/20/2020 18:04:36