Henry Heerschap  

Deception Falls  by Henry Heerschap

October 2021 - Deception Falls

October 2021 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

My wife and I were up in the Cascade mountains along US 2 in Washington State earlier this week and stopped by this roadside waterfall. It's a popular destination but we happened by at a slack time and were able to photograph up to the bridge without dozens of people on it. I had time to pull out the tripod and do a little long exposure work. We were looking for fall color, but there wasn't much in this scene. Given the fairly limited color range, it seemed a good candidate for monochrome.
Processed completely in Lightroom Classic using the B&W 07 profile and basic exposure adjustments. I sharpened it a bit and added a slight vignette. Image has been cropped in a bit.
Sony A7R IV, Sony 24-105 f/4 lens. 35mm, f/14, 1 second, ISO 400.

2 comments posted

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Good day, Henry! Yes, this BW rendering is well designed: from a compositional aspect, really do like the frame/crop as the entire scene is engaging. Your post-production exposure correction is beautiful and grey-scale toning is good, though I would have preferred a bit less contrast/structure in the rocks. I feel less detail in this area may actually help to strengthen the photographs gestalt. In any case, as is, is absolutely beautiful!

Lance A. Lewin
PSA BW Photography Mentor
PSA South Atlantic Area Membership Director   Posted: 10/12/2021 13:14:07
Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Thanks for the kind words, Lance. I will take another look in light of your suggestion about the rocks.   Posted: 10/12/2021 13:42:58


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