Trey Foerster  

Waterfall Abstract by Trey Foerster

May 2023 - Waterfall Abstract

May 2023 - Trey Foerster


May 2023 - Trey Foerster

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About the Image(s)

While shooting a waterfall, I also tried my eye at areas which may present an abstraction opportunity. The original has deep brown to light yellow and tannish water. My intention was to lighten the image a lot to where it was light browns, beige, and white. I was trying to convey a soft “white” sound of water rather than the loud crashing on boulders. I used LR to process the RAW image and make initial adjustments, then used PS to clean it up and introduced some dodging & burning. I used 3 TopazStudio presets with the final being Cracked Frescoe. I then worked on the fresco to lighten it up and also create more of a painterly look with another TopazStudio preset. Then I used LR to make the final color and lighting adjustments.

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4 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
You have succeeded in creating a very ethereal rendition of this waterfall. With your final result, I can definitely hear the gentle sound of this water. I honestly love the soft painterly look you created, and I wouldn't change a thing. This is definitely a wonderful piece of art.
  Posted: 05/15/2023 08:07:23

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Trey, Lovely color and soft texture with your long exposure. While attractive as a stand-alone image, this image could also be a perfect background for future artwork. Posted: 05/15/2023 11:20:42   Posted: 05/15/2023 11:21:50

Martha Aguero   Martha Aguero
I like the soft texture of your final work, and also the one of your original photo.   Posted: 05/16/2023 02:18:04

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Trey, I thought your original shot was plenty abstract enough and actually prefer the textures in it to the final image. I agree that any of these would be wonderful as a background layer.   Posted: 05/23/2023 12:16:48