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"Water Fall"



Patagonia, Argentina 2017

Patagonia, Argentina 2017
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Top Shot Award 22
Honorable Mention in Capture Running Water Photo Contest
People's Choice in Waterfalls Marketplace Project
Contest Finalist in Waterfalls Marketplace Project
Contest Finalist in The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4
Contest Finalist in Rule Of Seconds Photo Contest vol1
Contest Finalist in Fall 2017 Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
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Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Enchanting Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Enchanting Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Capture Running Water Photo ContestTop 20 class
Capture Running Water Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Waterfalls Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class
Waterfalls Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class week 2
Waterfalls Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 2
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 3
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 1
Unique Locations Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Rule Of Seconds Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class
Rule Of Seconds Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Happiness In Color Photo ContestTop 30 class
Happiness In Color Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol5Top 10 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol5Top 10 class week 1
Bright Colors In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Bright Colors In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 36 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 42Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 27Top 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 36 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 42Top 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 27Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 27Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 35 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Monthly Pro Vol 35 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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31 Comments | Report
VHiggins
 
VHiggins October 13, 2017
beautiful!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett October 24, 2017
wow - congrats :)
margitulstrup PRO+
 
margitulstrup October 24, 2017
Awesome
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose October 28, 2017
Stunning!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 November 01, 2017
Wonderful
sebastiantontsch
 
sebastiantontsch January 19, 2018
Epic shot dude !
Tulda
 
Tulda May 15, 2018
Superb view
DebbieKMiller81 Ultimate
 
DebbieKMiller81 May 15, 2018
What a gorgeous shot.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 16, 2018
Stunning
gavinconnolly
 
gavinconnolly June 06, 2018
Beautiful composition and colour contrast. 👌🏼
jasti2001
 
jasti2001 August 11, 2018
This is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen!!!
vladcech Platinum
 
vladcech August 31, 2018
Magic
gyulaszildi
 
gyulaszildi October 24, 2018
Very good and beautiful composition!
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen October 27, 2018
Amazing capture.
Tanda4bama PRO+
 
Tanda4bama November 23, 2018
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jasti2001
 
jasti2001 January 28, 2019
This one Of the most beautiful photos I’ve ever seen
terrinapatrickpowell
 
terrinapatrickpowell February 09, 2019
Very beautiful!! Amazing colors and so vibrant.
amelahajdarevic
 
amelahajdarevic June 07, 2019
Just an amazing waterfalls and image itself.
LINYLIZAMARNETTE PRO+
 
LINYLIZAMARNETTE November 14, 2019
Beautiful Autumn capture.😊
angelocanzani PRO+
 
angelocanzani November 16, 2019
Wonderful!
sharoncordova PRO
 
sharoncordova November 18, 2019
beautiful
lindapersson
 
lindapersson November 27, 2019
Stunning!
Poohbearshotz
 
Poohbearshotz January 15, 2020
I couldn't really add anything original that hasn't already been shared. So, I'll echo what I've read....indeed stunning, beautiful, creative perspective....talent for sure. Honestly, it blew me away, sitting here I stared at each part of the shot-the framing of falls, array of colours...I had no idea this existed....opened my eyes n mind. Thank you so so much.
CHazlett
 
CHazlett March 25, 2020
Great shot!
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 01, 2020
Amazing
DutchTouch Platinum
 
DutchTouch August 08, 2020
I would have picked this Winner but Art is so subjective! Congrats on your Honorable Mention!
MaryAnne306 Platinum
 
MaryAnne306 August 08, 2020
Lovely composition, beautiful colors. Congratulations on all your awards!
lesliejf PRO+
 
lesliejf August 08, 2020
Beautiful! you’ve captured nature’s beauty magnificently!!
davidgerhartz PRO+
 
davidgerhartz August 27, 2020
You have a great gallery .
Griff_Photos
 
Griff_Photos June 06, 2021
Great eye! Superb framing! Congratulations
paultownley
 
paultownley Mar 10
Wow I'm in awe of this capture,absolutely stunning,the colours are stunning.

Behind The Lens

Location
As a photographer that is constantly trying to create unique, original imagery, traveling to popular locations such as Patagonia can be quite challenging. In 2017 I spent an entire month backpacking in the forests and mountains of Southern Argentina and Chile in order to have plenty of time for exploration and to find beautiful scenes to capture. After the first couple of weeks, I had made some images but still felt like I hadn't created anything that was truly mine. While the photos I had taken were indeed original, I still felt like they resembled the other popular images that we have all seen before.
Time
On several different occasions while hiking to a lake up high beneath the mountains, I would pass by this waterfall. I stopped for just a moment to admire it a few different times but didn't feel moved to try and photograph it–mainly since I was either in a hurry to catch the light up at the lake, or to get back to camp and make some dinner. On this one morning while I was hiking back to my tent, there was something about the light and how it was perfectly illuminating this waterfall that stopped me in my tracks. By now, since a couple of weeks had gone by since I had first passed it, the foliage all around the waterfall was now vibrant and colorful. I pulled out my camera and took a few minutes to frame the scene you see here, as it all just naturally came together.
Lighting
Lighting and composition are everything in photography, and while this composition could be done at any time of day, the lighting you see here was really crucial in making it work. The way this small spotlight filtered through the clouds and trees was the perfect way to highlight the waterfall and make it really sing as the subject of this photo. The fact that the rest of the scene is in the shade helps to give separation and depth that this composition really needs in order to work.
Equipment
This photo was taken with a Sony a7r with a Canon 70-300 f4L and metabones adapter mounted on a RRS Ascend Tripod.
Inspiration
This image has now become one of my favorite photographs in my portfolio. It's not often you find such a beautiful waterfall framed perfectly by such amazing red and yellow leaves like this. As time goes by, I feel more and more grateful for witnessing such an incredible place in nature.
Editing
With such great lighting, this scene really didn't require much post-processing. In Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop, I applied some midtone contrast, created color separation, and cloned out a few minor distractions, all things that I teach in my tutorial video courses on post-processing.
In my camera bag
I usually travel nowadays with my a7rii, metabones adapter, Canon 70-300 f4 L, and Canon 16-35 f4L. With those two lenses I can cover a wide range of focal length without my gear taking up too much space in my bag or being too heavy for longer hikes. Occasionally I will also pack my Canon 100mm f/1.8 Macro lens if I suspect there will be subject matter for it.
Feedback
Always look all around you, not only at the iconic obvious scenes, but all the others that are just waiting for someone to see them in the right way. These kinds of photographs always feel more meaningful as they have a personal feeling from not being the usual scenes we often see. Creating unique work just comes from honing in on the things that really interest you, pay attention to the things that you connect with.

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