By |2012-10-29T15:53:52+00:00Oct 16th, 2012|

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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  1. Yuditav Ach October 16, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply


  2. Mariola Pwowarska October 16, 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply


  3. Rosa Espinosa October 16, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply


  4. meme huezo October 16, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    really nice selective focus :)

  5. Sabriyah McKelley October 16, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    i would run away there if i could. this imige makes my life a little more worth living. thank u. :)

  6. Suprajha Gopalan October 16, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    cool focus !

  7. Gardner Grove October 16, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Looks pretty cool from here !

  8. Kenny Roadknight October 16, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply


  9. Mike Wiacek October 16, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Very nice.

  10. Adam Cantrell October 16, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply


  11. Matt Macias October 16, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Nice composition with the multiple falls. I went to Sweet Creek last week, luckily I had decent light but a short time frame there.  

  12. Suzyane Napoli October 16, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    wawwwou beautifulll

  13. alias inkhorn October 16, 2012 at 11:33 am - Reply

    What a shot! Captured the water falling perfectly! Stunning, truly.

  14. Maritza Hernandez October 16, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Amazing! Great job!

  15. Chuck Uebele October 16, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    You did a great job.  Wonderful image.

  16. Anson Jett October 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Brian, Excellent view! Wonderful capture! You are a great photographer.

  17. joel cleare October 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I had no idea Oregon had so many cool places to photograph. Thanks to you when I visit family in Eugene ill have a lot of exploring to do. Again thanks for sharing.

  18. Eileen Fernandez October 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Excellent! Seems so peaceful! One day I will travel to see this waterfall draw it. This will seems quite a challenge to draw this awesome waterfall. Every beauitful!

  19. Oliver Myson-Föhner October 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply


  20. Shelly Gunderson October 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Nice!  I can almost feel the spray!

  21. Patricia Davidson October 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    I love Sweet Creek Falls :)  

  22. mack willy October 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    all your photos are fantstic.

  23. Precauitta Fields-beaty October 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply


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