Arief Rahardjo  


Balong Endah Fourth Waterfall by Arief Rahardjo

November 2021 - Balong Endah Fourth Waterfall

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Balong Endah Fourth Waterfall
On Oktober 16, 2021 after covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia under control and government allow to visit national park I and my wife went to Mount Salak Halimun National Park in Bogor, West Java. The area that we visited located in Gunung Salak Endah district. There are more than 12 waterfall spots in this area. We went to Balong Endah where there are five waterfalls in one location. This is the fourth waterfall in the complex. The challenge when creating image was the sun light that come and go since its entering rainy season in that area.
Editing in Photoshop CC 2021. I stamp some area to eliminated distracting object such as filter vignetted in corner of the frame. I practise using Luminosity mask to reduce light and overcast in water flow. Then using camera raw filter adjusting exposure, contrast, and others element. After that I applied Vivid Pre-set as final touch on this image.
Technical data :
Camera : Canon EOS RP, Lens : Canon EF 28-135 f/3.5 - 5.6 IS USM
Filter : Fader at ND4
Focal Length : 28 mm
Exposure : 0.8 sec (Auto)
Aperture : f/16
ISO : 125
Mode : Manual
Focus : Auto
Focus Point : Centre weighted-Average Metering


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10 comments posted




Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Neat picture. Love the composition. I would like to see the foreground rocks burned in a bit.   Posted: 11/03/2021 23:36:24
Arief Rahardjo
Hi Bob,
Thank you for your appreciation and feedback.   Posted: 11/04/2021 19:38:16



Lin Sun   Lin Sun
Very beautiful waterfall, and you did it very well with perfect light, angle, and color. I felt it might be better if crop out 70% of the foreground rocks.   Posted: 11/04/2021 01:26:24
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Arief Rahardjo
Hi Lin Sun,
You give better option for cropping. It's look more impactful.
Thank you very much for your feedback and appreciation.   Posted: 11/04/2021 19:39:40



Francois Venter   Francois Venter
Very nice texture in the rocks and the Shutterspeeds is good to give that bit of movement in the water. I would also say burn the details in on the rocks. Especially the one above the stream on the right edge. But lovely picture, and I know it is a favourite because its as after you could go out after lock down. I also have such favourite pics. Well done!   Posted: 11/04/2021 12:01:00
Arief Rahardjo
Hi Francois,
Thank you for your feedback and appreciation.   Posted: 11/04/2021 19:40:40



Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Gorgeous photograph! You did a great job capturing and lighting the flow of water and the details of the rocks in the foreground are fascinating. It sounds wonderful getting out in nature after lockdown, especially at a place with so many waterfalls.   Posted: 11/06/2021 17:26:52
Arief Rahardjo
Hi Marilyn, thank you very much for your feedback and appreciation.   Posted: 11/07/2021 08:43:41



Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
This looks a fabulous place to have a play with a camera and you have shown us a lovely picture to wet our apatite.
When I first looked at this my first thought was the same as Lin and a crop would help the image, but I now changed my mind and this is the better way to show this off. Its all about those layers of rock that have been formed over the centuries.
I love the tones and colours that are formed in the rocks and in a way the waterfalls now come second. I do wonder if a touch more at the top to give a bit more perspective of the location may help.
Fabulous shot.   Posted: 11/10/2021 07:01:04



Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Beautiful picture of a natural spectacle. I like the rock part at the bottom of the picture, which can be considered the result and continuation of the waterfall.   Posted: 11/10/2021 08:51:07