Walter Swett  

Water Falls High Creek by Walter Swett

January 2021 - Water Falls High Creek

January 2021 - Walter Swett


January 2021 - Walter Swett

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January 2021 - Walter Swett

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About the Image(s)

I captured this image with a tripod mounted Nikon D750 and Nikkor 28-105mm lens at 98mm, ISO 50, f/8 with exposures at 1/2, 1.6, and 3 seconds exposures. The images were then merged in Lightroom with additional minor adjustments. The HDR image was needed because of the extreme lighting conditions.

Although I considered removing, I decided to leave the stick in the stream about 2/3 of the way up the falls. I would be interested to know others thoughts. Should it stay, or should it go?

4 comments posted

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
Well, this is a glimpse of springtime in the middle of January. You asked about the stick. Personally, I think that it adds to the story. It's not prominent enough for the image to be about the stick, but I don't think it detracts and I think it's a nice, "supporting element". I don't know if this is an artifact of the HDR or not, but your final image doesn't seem to be as sharp as the originals.   Posted: 01/12/2021 11:23:17
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
Thanks. I took this image during an October trip to the North Georgia Mountains. The full sized image is much sharper than this one, so I suspect it is the size reduction that has contributed to the softness.   Posted: 01/16/2021 10:48:27

Kerry McFarlane
Really nice image Walter. We are in the middle of a hot summer in Australia, I want to go and sit by this waterfall. Great job handling the light and I enjoy the composition. As for the stick, I would leave it in. It adds a view point to the image and after all it is nature - not always perfect.   Posted: 01/15/2021 23:01:14
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I agree with you on the stick remaining, that was why I left it. Thanks for your feedback.   Posted: 01/16/2021 10:51:15


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