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It has been awhile since I have had the opportunity to sit down and process some new work. I just finished up my 2019 Spring in the West Virginia Highlands Workshop and now heading into the last few months before the Iceland Workshop. I have already begun the planning for 2020 and 2021 Workshops which promise to be exciting options including a return to Iceland, and a foray to Scotland and Portugal. So, stay tuned for those announcements.
As to this image, Elakala is a waterfall I have visited quite often and it never ceases to amaze me with it’s sheer beauty. Nestled against a wall of rhododendrons and moss covered boulders the waterfall drops in tiers like a wedding cake to a tannin-rich plunge pool. It really shows off in the early morning when the reflected light kisses the fingers of water cascading through the various levels of rock. I have talked about leading lines in past blog posts and here we have an excellent example at the white lines of the flowing water curve through the rocks and bring the eye to the falls. Some other visual tricks to darken certain areas of the image also help to accentuate the sense of light. Always frame with light in mind and build your image around that.
Thanks for stopping by today. RHC
TECHNICAL STUFF: The image is a composite of two files, shot at the same exposure, and blended together to achieve focus. It was shot with a FujiFilm GFX50s and a Fujinon GF32-64 f4 R WR at 39mm. The files were exposed at ISO 100 at f11 for 40 seconds each using a NISI V5 Pro CPL and a 6-Stop solid ND. The RAW files were rendered in Capture One Pro and finished in Photoshop.