Trey Foerster  

Eau Claire Dells Falls 1 by Trey Foerster

November 2021 - Eau Claire Dells Falls 1

November 2021 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

After the Eau Claire River drops from a larger falls under the bridge, the water meanders through a deep gorge of ancient volcanic rock palisade and potholes. The water is not crystal clear and you can see hues of yellow and red wine as it cascades over boulders. Combined with the colorful rock faces, the autumn coloration makes this a wonderful place to be in during the Fall. Tech stuff: ISO 100, f/16, 10 sec., manual exposure, center weighted average metering, 26mm focal length. Standard LR and PS processing, then put into Topaz Studio for a few gradient adjustments especially on shadows and color adjustments. Used the bridge for the horizontal level line. Also in PS dodged a few of the moss spots on rocks where the light was hitting.

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6 comments posted

Rich James   Rich James
So far my favorite of yours. I love the smoothing of the rushing water as it leads my eye down river. The shapes and colors you achieved in the rock walls are wonderful and pulling out the green moss is a very nice touch. I do have to ask if you got wet? Not a thing I'd change. Well done.   Posted: 11/09/2021 12:39:18
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Thanks for the kind remarks. No, I didn't get wet.   Posted: 11/09/2021 14:51:27

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Trey, this is a gorgeous image. You placed your tripod perfectly to use the stream and bridge as focal composition elements. I like your choice of time exposure (10s) of the stream; it captured the curves and motion and smoothed it out beautifully. Dodging the moss added that necessary artistic touch. I really like this image. Print it and hang it.   Posted: 11/10/2021 12:27:15

Louis Lo   Louis Lo
Trey, very good adjustment for this image, the color, contrast, brightness are also nice. Only water streamline may need to adjust about 1/16 instead, that is my personal opinion.
  Posted: 11/11/2021 05:19:37

John Kelly   John Kelly
An extremely colorful and dynamic photo. The perspective from low gives it a strong sense of movement along with the time for the smooth water surface. It seems as a mythical scene from a movie. Terrific, if I may say so. I might have shown a little bit more on the top so as not to make it appear cut short.   Posted: 11/21/2021 19:47:25

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Trey, thank you for showing a beautiful landscape image. The colors and contrasts in the picture successfully emphasize the autumn scene. Adding in the technique of long exposure has made your photo very fluid and created a calmness. Viewers can enjoy your photos with a comforting sense of tenderness. For composition, I personally think you can pay attention to the proportion and scale of the whole image. I would like to crop again so that the lower 1/3 is more balanced. Thank you. Best regards and wish you the warmest Holiday season.   Posted: 11/28/2021 07:43:17
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