Here a “Waterfall Closeup” is captured with a 14mm lens at close range to the base, making the actual waterfall look inconsequential…
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
1/4s, 1s ,4s
3 Shots taken at +/- 2 Stops
- 3 shots converted to HDR
- White balance changed
- Contrast, shadows and whites raised
- Highlights and blacks lowered
- Clarity, saturation and vibrance raised
- Medium tone curve added
- Sharpening Raised
- Lens corrections
- White balance changed again
First I removed the water drops on the lens…
Then I did a levels adjustment….
And lastly added a subtle vignette.
This shot would have been better if the light was better that day…
Having a day where the light is good, the leaves are still colorful and I have the time to drive an hour away to stand in a stream for 4 hours, are quite rare…
There’s always next year!
This last shot is why I don’t do HDR in Photoshop. Lightroom couldn’t do it so I tried Photoshop. Unappealing.