Emil Davidzuk  

Mountain Stream by Emil Davidzuk

October 2019 - Mountain Stream

October 2019 - Emil Davidzuk


About the Image(s)

Workflow: performed a white balance on the raw image; I used Silver Efex, Color Efex detail extractor on the stream, and LR for tone touch up.

Shot with Canon 5D Mk II, 590nm at 24mm 2 sec f22, ISO 200, 0EV.

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6 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Although I usually prefer looking up or down rivers, rather than across, this is still interesting due to the beautiful motion blur you've captured on the water, Emil. I also like the way the foreground rocks "point" into the scene; the effect becomes more noticeable on a tighter crop.   Posted: 10/06/2019 14:03:58

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Emil,

This is a very pleasant scene, and I enjoy the composition as you've presented it. The blur on the water is clearly helping the feel of quiet serenity. I've taken the liberty of applying Color Efex Pro, Darken/Lighten Center to this to accentuate the steam and give the image, in my view, more of a center of interest. See what you think. This would make a most pleasing print, especially on an art/matt paper.   Posted: 10/07/2019 07:25:26
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Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Emil, This is a gorgeous scene. I really like the different perspective. The water is wonderfully handled. I think that a little more contrast on the trees and some darkening of the foreground rock would make this pop even more. Great job!   Posted: 10/07/2019 15:24:53

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Emil
A lovely scene with so much to enjoy. You've done a wonderful job of blurring water. Composition spot on!

I'm with Gary in regards to Darken/Lighten Center.
  Posted: 10/07/2019 19:01:42

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Emil, the 2 sec. slow shutter speed was a perfect choice for giving a sense of flow, but yet keeping contours in the passing stream. Depth of field brought everything from the near rocks to the opposite stream bed in sharp focus. You took the image at a low angle which gives the viewer a "being there" perspective. I like Gary's contrast adjustments, but your finished image is softer. Your choice.   Posted: 10/12/2019 22:29:47

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Thanks for your thoughts. I love to shoot rapids in IR or color, always interesting to see what you can do in the digital darkroom. I did shoot upstream from a bridge but the dang trees blocked the stream so I broke the rules and wandered up the bank and shot across which worked well enough in this case


Emil   Posted: 10/13/2019 10:31:15