Jerry Hug, APSA  

“Rosemont Falls” by Jerry Hug, APSA

July 2021 - “Rosemont Falls”

About the Image(s)

I shot this image “Rosemont Falls” with near perfect Light. To get the water that smooth look, I shot the image using Live Photo on the iPhone 12 Pro Max holding the camera as still as possible while leaning on a street fence railing. Live Photo is really a three second video. After shooting and going home to edit the image, I opened the Live Photo and pulled down to the 3 settings, Long Exposure and got the water to show as a smooth milky look. First I looked at the image in the Recent Album and chose EDIT. Here I selected Auto setting and clicked. There were changes in about 10 different tools. That was fine with me. (The Computational ability is probably as good or better than I would have done. Then I copied the photo and opened it in Snapseed. 1. Used Details - Structure and Sharpen with both at about 18 to 20, Then I went to Stacks - View Edits and opened the Details layer and used the paint brush to paint only the rocks and trees. Avoided the sky and water which I wanted the natural sky and soft water look. Burned in the bottom right corner with the spot Healing Tool. It copied the darker areas of the corner. Added a very think white line frame. (The Rosemont Falls is located in Rosemont, IL at River Road and Higgins Road about a 1/2 mile from the Chicago Ohara Airport. What you see in this photo is just one fourth of the area of the waterfalls.

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7 comments posted

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
Thanks for your very complete explication of your process. The result is spectacular.   Posted: 07/01/2021 12:56:30
Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Thanks Rich.   Posted: 07/01/2021 15:18:42

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Water falls are always fun to photograph. I like how you included the pine trees and sky with the clouds. This really adds depth to the image. You must of spent a lot of time and energy on this image and it paid off. Good job!   Posted: 07/05/2021 09:33:27

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
The effort you put into this image paid off. The water looks great and the non-moving items are sharp and detailed. The sky is great, too. Nicely done. It's a keeper.

  Posted: 07/05/2021 13:00:12

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
Picture perfect as they say. Thank you for the detailed explanation. You had a perfect day with those beautiful clouds.   Posted: 07/12/2021 18:24:52

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Those rocks are pretty sharp for a Live View hand held shot and the water is spot on. Is Stacks an app? Thanks for the detailed explanation.   Posted: 07/17/2021 18:33:24
Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Stacks is that curricular arrow and what looks like a stack of something. It is how you do Layer Masking on the iPhone and iPad. After clicking on the Stacks icon you then click on view edits. Then you get what I call a view of the layers of editing that you have done. You can now do one of three things trash the layer, re adjust the layer or click on the paint brush and paint the areas that you want to receive the edit.

This is one of the most valuable editing tools in Snapseed. In the tutorials study the Graduated Neutral Density.   Posted: 07/20/2021 16:09:46