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Riverbed Rocks by Allen Tucker

June 2021 - Riverbed Rocks

June 2021 - Allen Tucker


About the Image(s)

A second consecutive low snowfall winter has our Sierra canyon rivers running very low and their beds exposed. Afternoon sunlight makes the iconic bridge stand out from the background and illuminates the shapes and textures of the scoured rocks.

Canon 6D, 17-40mm lens at 40mm, f/11, 1/250s, iso 200. Processed in Lightroom starting with the red filter BW profile to darken the sky then basic global tonal adjustments. Suggestions?

4 comments posted

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
I like this a lot. Composition is spot-on with the rocks forming a leading line moving from lower left to upper right. The bridge defines the upper third and creates a nice cross piece to the rocks. Sky isn't too interesting, but you included just enough for context. Processing is good with a nice range of tones from light to dark.
Monochrome was definitely the way to go here as the color version isn't nearly as compelling.   Posted: 06/10/2021 16:36:53
Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Thanks for the compliment.   Posted: 06/10/2021 22:36:01

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
A very nice image and conversion from color. But, to me the rocks seem overpowering so in my revision I wanted to feature the bridge. So I cropped much of the rocks from the bottom and right side as well as some from the sky. I would have liked to have seen more of the river (probably easy to say but difficult to do).   Posted: 06/14/2021 07:33:48
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Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
I have several photos featuring the river and the historic bridge, my subject for this shot was the light flowing over the rocks that are normally covered with swirling water.   Posted: 06/14/2021 14:19:25


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