Marianne Shine  

Arboretum Waterfall by Marianne Shine

June 2021 - Arboretum Waterfall

About the Image(s)

With a ribbon cutting ceremony in our local arboretum, the enhanced and reconstructed waterfall area was introduced, complete with a working fogger.

After cropping, I increased contrast and black point and decreased highlights and brightness, with some retouching of bright areas.

24.98 mm @ f/4.5
ISO 400

5 comments posted

Gail McTaggart   Gail McTaggart
I like the leaves of the plant coming from the bottom right of the image and leading my eye towards the waterfall. There are some great reflections in the water. Nice and sharp. I do think the rock on the right is a little bright and keeps attracting my eye.   Posted: 06/13/2021 20:11:04
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Gail. I agree that the rock on the right is distracting. After decreasing exposure and further decreasing highlights and brightness, I think it improved, but I'm struggling to attach it for your comment. Will try again later!   Posted: 06/14/2021 12:31:10
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Here it is. Let me know what you think and if you have a suggestion. Thanks!   Posted: 06/14/2021 17:56:05
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Matt Moses   Matt Moses
There is a lot going on in this photo. I guess I find the front plant leaved distracting. I'd rather see more of the reflection in the water. As Gail mentioned that right side of the waterfall is bright, darkening it could help. What was the uncropped view like?   Posted: 06/20/2021 09:33:19
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Matt. Here is the original, which has even more going one! Not much room to move, standing on the other side of the falls among a lot of big rocks and some plants.   Posted: 06/20/2021 16:36:20
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