Lauren Heerschap  

Tumwater Canyon by Lauren Heerschap

October 2021 - Tumwater Canyon

About the Image(s)

I thought the group might enjoy a landscape of fall color. This was taken in Tumwater Canyon, outside of Levenworth, Washington. The internet says that the color is early this year due to the intense heat we had in summer. I used my Olympus OM-D Em1 Mark 3, using a 12-100 lens. ISO 160, 15mm, f14, I had set the camera on a “High Resolution” setting in camera, which shifts the sensor and merges them into a 3888 x 5184 pixel file. The result is a high resolution file, the smoothing of the water like a long exposure effect and bright saturation of the colors on the trees. The trees really were bright in these colors, but a bit of rain and this setting was the result. In post processing I ran this through Photoshop to remove a tree branch on the side and a few sticks on the border. Happy Fall!

1 comment posted

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Lauren, I like the repeating conical forms in the top half and round forms in the bottom.
The color contrast between deciduous and evergreen trees makes the image better than just the bright warm colors we see in the East now. The High Resolution function is similar to in-camera High Dynamic Range in that 2 or more captures are overlayed. Items in the image that don't move look perfectly still. Items that move between exposures become blurs or ghosts like the water here. It's a beautiful seasonal image. Karl   Posted: 10/11/2021 14:54:22


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