Rick Pranitis  

Cataract Falls by Rick Pranitis

October 2020 - Cataract Falls

October 2020 - Rick Pranitis


About the Image(s)

The images specifics are: Nikon D-7100 with a Kolari full spectrum conversion. Shot at f/7.1, 1/200th sec, @ ISO 200. I used a Nikon 18-135m zoom lens at 31m. The image was processed in Lightroom “ adjusting the crop, brightness (down about 10 clicks) and adjusting the white balance to 5500. The clarity was bumped to +20. The image was moved into Photoshop where I added a 15% “warm” filter and added the digital mat and watermark.

3 comments posted

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
The large triangular foreground area makes a base for my eye before exploring the image. The visual flow of this landscape is to me directed by the leading lines of the highlights/shadows and rock edges in the foreground which takes me to the cascading falls. There's a hint of an S curve in the stream as the water meanders down towards the falls which might have been more apparent/effective from a slightly higher perspective.

To me infrared brings out soft dreamlike qualities to foliage; almost a fluorescence. These trees seem a bit crunchy to me so I tweeked it in Lightroom. I also tried to add some texture to the rocks.   Posted: 10/09/2020 17:00:46
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Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Very nice image. Is the final print from the origenal image. The crop seems to confuse me as I look at it. If so, you have made remarkable improvements in your post processing. Congratulations. The overall orange tint works. Had you concidered B&W?   Posted: 10/15/2020 09:51:24
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Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Looks like a wonderful place and you did a nice job of photographing this scene. I went back to your original cro and left in most of the foreground. I found the holes made for an interesting contrast with the flowing water and rocks. I also darkened it a bit nad made the color a bit more muted.
I liked the idea of a black and white version, but it loses most of the infrared distinction when converted.   Posted: 10/17/2020 15:24:44
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