Today we float by a “Freak Rock Formation” before we plummet to our deaths, screaming and calling out for our mothers…


(Straight Out Of Camera)


Nikon D810
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
640 ISO


  • Raised exposure, contrast, shadows and whites
  • Lowered highlights and blacks
  • Raised clarity, vibrance and saturation
  • Raised dehaze
  • Sharpening raised
  • Added lens corrections



Removed the tourists and leveled the photo…


I didnt think there was enough clouds, so I stole some from this shot…


And masked it into the target photo.


Then I tried a photo where I mirrored the “flowerpot” and rotated them a bit…


That didn’t seem interesting enough,


So I tried a 90 degree angle…


To fill the photo I cloned in more clouds to the original photo…


Then I added more water to it.


I thought it didn’t look very good like that, so I used a graduated filter to add some shadow to the “Waterfall.”


Final Thoughts

I thought I was done there, but after I lived with this shot for a while I thought it might be better if I ditch the rocks that are defying gravity all together.


After cloning out the second rock formation and cloning the clouds a bit to make the photo look less symmetrical, I realized that made much more sense, or as much sense as this weird photo could make.


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