The Weeping Rock

By | 2013-01-16T17:51:53+00:00 Dec 16th, 2012|

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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75 Comments

  1. Bent Marinosson December 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Great job! This place is amazing!

  2. Meleah Reardon December 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I love Elowah Falls! Excellent shot of it.

  3. Eric Bass December 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Very nice view of Elowah +Brian Matiash :) The dang mist always wins over me getting a decent shot there!

  4. Ed Devereaux December 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Today is a good day to be glad you have your photos backed up.

  5. Shelly Gunderson December 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Beautiful image!  Hope the storm isn't too bad.

  6. Ed Degge December 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    weeping – is that what it is doing?

  7. 萧阳 December 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    传染啊这样

  8. Doug Kaye December 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Very cool shot, +Brian Matiash. The processing really helps, too.

  9. Vb Wyrde December 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Awesome!

  10. Daniel Novak December 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Very nice trickle, … and a funny story. Yes, our devices can pull tricks on us.

  11. Scarlett Smith December 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    It is dreadful out there isn't it? Let's hope the power stays on  ;0)

  12. Ron Bearry December 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I'm downwind from you in Portland and as long as nobody gets hurt or experiences major hardship, I love a good storm.

  13. ravi upadhyaya December 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    excellent

  14. Pansy Rogers December 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    nice

  15. 吴克 December 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    beautiful

  16. Christiane Smith December 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I like how you emphasize areas with highlights of color on the way down the water fall. It is beautiful.

  17. Qasim Hussain December 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Beautiful… nice place to go and recollect your thoughts :-)

  18. Ameen Tm December 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    awsome…………………..

  19. Azam Shah December 17, 2012 at 12:03 am - Reply

    where is this?

  20. Fadel Ahmed December 17, 2012 at 12:10 am - Reply

    wow what a great scene and a great photo.

  21. prathap R December 17, 2012 at 12:11 am - Reply

    wonderful place.

  22. pawan Ambavat December 17, 2012 at 12:34 am - Reply

    wonderful

  23. Jordan Gadzhev December 17, 2012 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Т'ва е като в Бяга

  24. Jasvir Kalsi December 17, 2012 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Beautiful image

  25. mea joseph balu December 17, 2012 at 1:56 am - Reply

    very unique snap!

  26. Wilma Agosto December 17, 2012 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Wow, that is beautiful

  27. Aditya Arvind December 17, 2012 at 2:12 am - Reply

    looks like graphic-ed……………amazing shot! brother!

  28. Eddy Idris December 17, 2012 at 2:46 am - Reply

    Omg

  29. rabun garcia December 17, 2012 at 2:52 am - Reply

    nice pic…………

  30. David Moran III December 17, 2012 at 2:59 am - Reply

    Im a state above you living close to the mt. passes & got the notification as well, glad to see it wasn't a glitch, beautiful picture by the way

  31. ALI KHAN December 17, 2012 at 3:16 am - Reply

    amazing…………………….

  32. lionardo dicaprio December 17, 2012 at 3:36 am - Reply

    wowww amazing

  33. Akshata Gosavi December 17, 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

    wow god is great

  34. Nancy Kate December 17, 2012 at 4:39 am - Reply

    nice pic………

  35. Sandra Suresh December 17, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    awesome

  36. Selvi Foni December 17, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    So beautiful :)
    nice pic.

  37. Basia Schwartz December 17, 2012 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful capture of an amazing sight. I love the moss and shrubs slowly climbing up those rocks.

  38. zoulikha sabki December 17, 2012 at 5:01 am - Reply

    soubhana lah

  39. Olivia Martin December 17, 2012 at 5:15 am - Reply

    that is so pretty….i woud love to go there!

  40. nadya acha December 17, 2012 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  41. dhanshalwe keeran December 17, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

    wow ……………………
    what a creation…………………………….

  42. parminder singh December 17, 2012 at 5:31 am - Reply

    is it  true?

  43. Sushmitha Cherala December 17, 2012 at 5:35 am - Reply

    beautiful

  44. Igor Novotni December 17, 2012 at 5:37 am - Reply

    natura

  45. Rohan Koli December 17, 2012 at 5:56 am - Reply

    quiet pleasant to eyes !!!!

  46. LOHIT ELPULA December 17, 2012 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Nice

  47. yeimi palman December 17, 2012 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Yeimi612

  48. satyanaraya murhy December 17, 2012 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Really… very nice…. eagerly want to go there….

  49. Chan Lai Yee December 17, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Nice place

  50. Bilal Shaheen December 17, 2012 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Nice advertisement ;)

  51. Alan Shapiro December 17, 2012 at 6:31 am - Reply

    beautiful (but figured +Brian Bonham would be in the shot adding a full moon to the scene)

  52. Alejandro Ochoa December 17, 2012 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Wonderfull

  53. Arianna Medici December 17, 2012 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Beautiful thanks for sharing Brian

  54. Darshan Kansara December 17, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

    wow

  55. Briana Carter December 17, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Cool :-)

  56. Tom Sloan December 17, 2012 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Beautiful shot!

  57. Ric ade December 17, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Amazing photo

  58. DONOA December 17, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Nature is wonderful

  59. Anusha Sree December 17, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    wonderful place

  60. D Fields December 17, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Stupendous

  61. G.RAMAKRISHNA Krishna December 17, 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Awesome

  62. KC Blake December 17, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    That rock can weep on me anytime! Beautiful!

  63. GINGER GUNTER December 17, 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Nature is amazing, isn't She!

  64. sarat gudla December 17, 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Very nice

  65. priyanka sharma December 17, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    The heaven :)

  66. Subhaashree Arunachalam December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    really awesome..

  67. Jonah Berman December 17, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    dat's wer we'r all going on dec. 22nd……jst jking!

  68. Todd Olthoff December 17, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Really nice job +Brian Matiash! Thanks for sharing how you processed the shot. It really helps:)

  69. علاء البنا December 17, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    وااااااااااااو

  70. maria jose gonzalez barcala December 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    beautiful

  71. Boris Manic December 18, 2012 at 4:09 am - Reply

    beautiful shot!

  72. Ajay Kumar December 19, 2012 at 12:24 am - Reply

    IT`S very nice…………………. may i know which is place?

  73. mea joseph balu December 19, 2012 at 2:28 am - Reply

    it's bit scary

  74. Gatto NineNineNine December 20, 2012 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Great Place !…
    Great Photo !…
    =^.^=

  75. Tonia Idunno December 24, 2012 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

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