Here a “Waterfall Closeup” is captured with a 14mm lens at close range to the base, making the actual waterfall look inconsequential…

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
f/22
1/4s, 1s ,4s
64 ISO
3 Shots taken at +/- 2 Stops

 

Lightroomed

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  • 3 shots converted to HDR

 

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  • White balance changed

 

2016-10-14-14-47-47-hdr-l3-tone-crop

  • Contrast, shadows and whites raised
  • Highlights and blacks lowered

 

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  • Clarity, saturation and vibrance raised

 

2016-10-14-14-47-47-hdr-l5-mediem-tone-curvve

  • Medium tone curve added

 

2016-10-14-14-47-47-hdr-l6-sharpening

  • Sharpening Raised

 

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  • Lens corrections

 

2016-10-14-14-47-47-hdr-l8-white-balance-again

  • White balance changed again

 

Photoshopped

 

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First I removed the water drops on the lens…

 

2016-10-14-14-47-49-ps-2-levels

Then I did a levels adjustment….

 

2016-10-14-14-47-49-ps-3-vignette

And lastly added a subtle vignette.

 

Final Thoughts

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!

 

Other Shots

 

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2016-10-14-14-45-08

 

2016-10-14-14-51-41

 

2016-10-14-14-56-10-2

 

2016-10-14-14-53-15

 

2016-10-14-14-38-13-3-hdr

This last shot is why I don’t do HDR in Photoshop. Lightroom couldn’t do it so I tried Photoshop. Unappealing.