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Power Of Nature
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Apologies for the lack of updates recently! I took the time to finally get myself another external HDD (2TB, awww yeah), back up all of my Precious Photos, and then begin the process of completely reinstalling my OS to get things nice and quick once again. =)
So, here’s a photo of the powerful and humbling High Force in County Durham during the last colours of autumn. Getting to this monstrous waterfall is relatively easy; just park up at High Force Hotel and follow the signposted path through the woods. Eventually, you’ll come to the waterfall where you need to go down some steps to the viewing platform. There are signs telling you not to walk on the boulders of the river shore but who listens to those? This was shot during the last light of the sunset; to the right of the viewing platform there was a more natural viewing platform, covered in wet leaves and moss where you could get a good view of the falls. Mind your footing, though. =)
Nikon D7000, Tokina 11–16 f/2.8 ultra-wide angle lens, ISO100, f/16 at 11mm. Nine exposures were shot for this dynamic scene as the contrast between the sunset sky and the deep shadows in the gorge were too high for a single shot, even then the last two exposures were the same shutter speed and I had to reprocess the darkest exposure to pull out the details in the sky. I made two HDR images from these exposures in Luminance HDR, one for details and one for colour. Then I blended them selectively together in GIMP along with 3 or 4 of the original exposures to correct artifacts and get a good swirling movement in the pool. =)