It’s raining like crazy and the winds are gusting angrily here in Portland. Calls for blizzard conditions are scrolling on all news channels and even as an emergency notification on my iPhone, courtesy of the National Weather Service (it was actually pretty cool to see a swam of people at the grocery store get the exact same notification at the exact same time).

So, I figured it would be apropos to post this image of water falling with great pressure and quantity – although this was Elowah Falls at its lighter stages of flow. Brian Bonham and I visited these falls back in September, tailing the end of summer and just before… well… this rain season began.

While I do love me some good storms, I am already pumped to get back to the trails and see what the falls have to offer.

In terms of processing

This is a single exposure image. I got the correct tones using Lightroom 4.3. Next, I sent the image to Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software and applied Magic Ocean, custom _Green and Tone Enhancers and Hollywood Glow.

After that, I sent the image to FocalPoint 2 and applied a tiny focus big around the lower plane of the image. This helped make the center boulder pop off the screen.

Finally, I sent the image to Lightroom 4.3, where I applied a very heavy vignette to further draw the eye to the bouler.

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