August 13, 2018
More tamely than taking the little detour illustrated in yesterday’s post, a person can walk over to a bridge and look down on the solid-rock bed of Cucumber Run before the stream falls over the edge of the earth.
This entry was posted on August 13, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Photography and was tagged with bridge, Cucumber Falls, Cucumber Run, nature, Pennsylvania, photography, shadow, waterfall, Youghiogheny River.
Beautiful images…like abstract paintings.
August 13, 2018 at 7:32 AM
Thanks, Clare. I do like to find abstract compositions in nature.
August 13, 2018 at 3:39 PM
Breathtakingly beautiful, Linda! ________________________________
August 13, 2018 at 9:24 AM
Thanks, Larry! I just told Clare (see previous comment) that I love to find abstract compositions in nature, but the truth is that I love to find abstract compositions anywhere, everywhere.
August 13, 2018 at 3:41 PM
Very, very nice…the shadow is fun, but the third photo is my favorite here, for the simple forms and the complex colors. I like seeing those rocks again, at the top – we don’t have much (if any?) of that type of rock around here, at least not in that type of situation. It reminds me a little of Adirondack or other upstate NY scenes. You handle the reflections and exposure so masterfully!
August 14, 2018 at 1:59 PM
Thank you, Lynn. The shadow shot was fun to take, though I had to take it and the two below it sort of blind, holding my camera out over the bridge to get the kind of photographs I wanted. The rock is sandstone. See http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20032540~1.pdf. The reflections were a real challenge to handle. I depended on Color Efex Pro a lot, especially the Polarization filter.
August 14, 2018 at 2:45 PM
It’s interesting to know that filter is helpful; I haven’t used that one very much. Processing choices! They are endless.
August 16, 2018 at 4:44 PM
I recently read on a photographer’s blog a list of about five different software programs the person used to process a single image. Ach! Not for me, though the Efex suite has an awful lot of sub-plots. I don’t want any more, though. That’s like having a lot of gear. It’s just not my way. Guess I’m a bit lazy that way. 😉
August 16, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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