The Story

I took this back in August during an onOne shoot with my colleague, +Dan Harlacher. This was taken at Sweet Creek Falls in Lane County, OR, during what I remember to be a very harshly lit afternoon. In fact, I specifically remember this shot because the light was so atrocious that I challenged myself to see if I could do anything with it.

Ultimately, I think I was able to successfully bring out the appropriate amount of highlights and shadows, while retaining some good mid-tone detail. The reason why I took the shot as you see it is because I loved the layering of water and rock going in opposing directions. This was one of the only vantage points I had to properly illustrate what I was trying to achieve. All in all, I’m really happy that I didn’t just write this one off.

In terms of processing

Very little done here. In fact, other than some Tonal Contrast and Green Enhancer (from Perfect Effects 4 by +onOne Software), all of the editing was done in Lightroom 4.2.

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