Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA  

Below Bridal Veil Falls by Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA

October 2021 - Below Bridal Veil Falls

About the Image(s)

Shot at ISO400, 12mm, f/11, 1/6 sec no tripod. This is the stream coming from Bridal Veil falls in the Coloumbia River Gorge of Oregon. There was a bride and groom having wedding pictures taken. I elected to concentrate on the stream and let them just be an interesting picture element. Frankly, hand held I could not zoom in and expect good results.

10 comments posted

Marian Bodart   Marian Bodart
Hi Stan - wow, great job of hand-holding in difficult lighting conditions while capturing the chaos of the forest, the stream and the bride and groom. This may be a great vertical crop; the tree trunk in the top right and some of the greenery on the right can be cropped, while enhancing the impact.   Posted: 10/03/2021 16:31:56
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Yes, I should definitely crop at least to get that tree trunk out of the upper right of the image. I didn't even give it a thought before posting. I will consider all of your cropping suggestions before using it again.   Posted: 10/03/2021 22:00:54

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Stan,
Very nice nature shot. I'm impressed that you managed to capture the smoothness of the flowing stream handheld. I like Marian's suggestion of a vertical crop. It would lead my eye into the image focused on the stream.   Posted: 10/04/2021 10:25:56

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I think of this as an image of a beautiful very green valley with a bubbling stream and the bride is something to be discovered so I did not want a tighter crop.   Posted: 10/04/2021 11:29:10

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
What a wonderful place to be married. The lush forest and clear stream surrounding the moment. You did well by capturing it all -- and handheld.   Posted: 10/07/2021 10:13:54

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Stan,
I really like the color and exposure in this image. It is a beautiful stream and a lovely setting for the wedding.
However, I wonder if you considered taking the couple out and let this stand as a pure nature image? I ask this because, at least for me, I find myself straining to see the couple & wanting them bigger...I also find their white garb distracting in an otherwise pristine scene. Also, did you consider a crop which might eliminate the couple (that is virtually!<g>)
...What I always like about your images is that you are able to create wonderful shots on the fly!
Norm   Posted: 10/14/2021 12:38:48
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I waited and they were not moving. There was a professional photographer taking their pictures. I could take them out and might do that on another version, but it will not be eligible as a nature picture in PSA. It will be eligible for PID or PPD.   Posted: 10/14/2021 14:02:43

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Stan, well in any event it is a terrific image!
norm   Posted: 10/14/2021 14:09:50

John Hackett   John Hackett
A very good composition of a very photogenic viewpoint. Then you have the couple posing for a carefully hidden photographer. Well done. I do wonder if a bit of a crop from each side would be helpful.   Posted: 10/15/2021 06:56:28
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
The right should definitely to cropped to remove the tree trunk in the upper right, and then perhaps some more. I don't think I want to crop the left, because I want to keep the base of that tree. I guess I am not a tight cropper.   Posted: 10/16/2021 14:05:22


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