Gerhard Geldenhuys  

Cascading stream through the forest by Gerhard Geldenhuys

January 2020 - Cascading stream through the forest

January 2020 - Gerhard Geldenhuys


About the Image(s)

My submission this month "Cascading stream through the forest" was taken a few years ago with a very slow shutter speed of .4 sec to slow down the water flow.

I used Adobe cc .worked in layers and applied filters until I got to my submission.

All comments and critique are most welcome.

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

Gerhard, for me personally I find your painting, especially of the red rocks a little to contrasty & saturated. Do you think it is possible to tone it down a little - unless you disagree with me.
I do really like the flowing water effect in the painting.   Posted: 01/07/2020 12:10:59

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I love the flowing effect in both of these images, and I appreciate the brush strokes that now exist in the painted version. If possible, though, I would try and sharpen the upper portions of the painted image. To me, the three rocks on the right, the log, and the upper water now look soft. If these objects were now sharper, the water would look even smoother and slower and would give the image a more dreamy quality.   Posted: 01/08/2020 14:31:38

You handled a difficult subject quite nicely, but I do agree with Cyril's and CIndy's suggestions about contrast and sharpness.   Posted: 01/11/2020 19:23:07

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
The image is lovely. It looks like the original has an art effect already with the water. You did a very nice job with capturing the water flow and the soft silky water. However, the painting is just a bit too blurry for me and I don't know where to place my eyes in the artwork. I love the original image and because of its excellent possibilities, you may want to play around with different effects.   Posted: 01/15/2020 10:45:24

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
You did a lovely job of smoothing out the water. Where it looked too sharply in focus, it now flows gracefully in all directions. The brilliant colors remind me of autumn. You succeeded in getting an impressionistic watercolor effect all over.   Posted: 01/25/2020 11:38:52