I went on a wonderful little outing with Brian Bonham, Lars Gustafson and Arno Jenkins to show Katelyn McCallum some of the wonders that the Gorge has to offer while she visited town. We started out by photographing Bridal Veil Falls and then made our way to the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls. One of the nice things about having relatively ready access to this amazing area is being able to follow through with shots that were missed during previous visits.

When Brian and I first visited this location a few months ago, I hadn’t seen this particular vantage point of the flowing water and the pedestrian bridge. It was simply due to me not walking far enough back on the trail. This time, I was able to make good on it and get the shot that I had hoped for.

In terms of processing

I combined Magic Forest, Deep Forest Glow, custom Tone and Color Enhancers and some Autumn masked onto the wooden bridge. All in Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.

I also used Lightroom 4.3 to add a lot of warm color temp on the upper third and left/right portions of the frame to help contrast against the cool water.

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