One Four Challenge – August Week 2

Every week Robyn at Captivate me host the One Four Challenge. This month I thought I would start with a poor photo, which has a composition I love and see what I can do to save it and turn into a beautiful piece of art…….this is a Long exposure shot taken at Taggerty Cascade a few weeks back. This week I wanted to work on the basic image from scratch, without the crop.

Week_2-2So this week I reset the image,lightened, a lot, then ran it through a HDR Filter in Lightroom. Still had to tweak some settings and lower the exposure at the top, as the highlights were a little blown out still. The image is better, but still does not ‘pop’. However I do love the silky effect in the water, which as been brought out in this edit. Also love the glossiness (is that a term?), in the wet rocks. I will leave the image here for now and work more with it next week.

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– Julz