Henry Roberts  

Spring Runoff by Henry Roberts

June 2020 - Spring Runoff

June 2020 - Henry Roberts


About the Image(s)

This was taken during the spring runoff of the Cascade River down the North Shore of Lake Superior near Grand Marais, Minnesota. On a tripod I used my Canon EOS 5D III and Canon 24-105 zoom lens, 1/8th second, f22. I took the raw image into PS CC Bridge, tweaked the sliders and cloned out the branches in the lower left corner.

What do you think and what would you do differently?

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Wonderful capture! Love the placement of the stream being on the right rather than centered. You did an excellent job capturing the moving water by using a longer exposure and, you didn't blow out the highlights. The overall exposure is very nice. My eye travels around this image and makes me look at it longer. Too bad you could not have shot it a tiny bit more from the left, but I guess you would have to stand in the stream. Lots of eye candy! Well done.   Posted: 06/07/2020 13:29:30
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Well Anne, the next time I am at Cascade Falls I will try getting further left but it is almost a vertical wall. Thank you for your supportive comments.   Posted: 06/15/2020 10:06:11

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Henry, It is so refreshing to see a water stream with dreamy water that is not white! I love the way the stream starts high on the right, but ends up on the left side of the image. I think you have given us a lot to look at. I might experiment with cropping a bit of the greenery off the top to focus the eye on the water. Lovely image!   Posted: 06/08/2020 05:51:22
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Julie, yes, cropping off some of the top greenery would help but not to much.   Posted: 06/15/2020 10:03:19

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
It's interesting to compare this to the picture you posted in June 2019 of the same spot. This one (I don't know when you took it) is framed better. (Based on the previous picture, it seems to me you must be standing in the water for this one). The crop works for me, though I think taking off a little greenery from the top wouldn't hurt.
I'm not sure I see any slider work, to me the original and the final look identical - for example, nothing missing from lower left corner.
Lovely image just as it is, the only slider work it would need IMHO is putting a little contrast in the shades of green.   Posted: 06/09/2020 11:57:59
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Alison, I had forgotten that I did this in June of 2019 but you found it!

I agree a little crop on the top would help. Location where I was standing - on a path by a trail bridge maybe 50 feet above the water using a 24-105 zoom lens at 64mm. Contrast in the shades of green - I will have to think about that. There is not much difference in the green of the trees at that location. If I put in more contrast, I think it might not look natural.

Thanks for your comments!   Posted: 06/15/2020 10:38:06

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
The zig zag movement of the river from the right to left keeps my eyes moving. I love that area and now, seeing this, I want to go back! I like your processing and would not change a thing.   Posted: 06/16/2020 07:08:45
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks Jamie for your supportive comments.

Henry   Posted: 06/18/2020 08:53:20

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Nice shot, I like this better than last year's. Nothing I would change.   Posted: 06/25/2020 09:25:24

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks Andrew,

Henry   Posted: 06/25/2020 11:01:39

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I love all the colors in this capture. Julie is right, I appreciate more natural silky water and just not cloud like. The composition really works making your eye work up the waterfall. It is much more interesting than most.   Posted: 06/25/2020 15:40:41
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks Catherine, your comments are always meaningful.

Henry   Posted: 06/26/2020 10:08:24