Eagle Falls

We organized a 50th birthday party bash up in South Lake Tahoe this summer for long, long time friends (40+ people in all) that turned out to be a blast. Great catching up with old friends and great having all the kids around, laughing and playing in the pool or at the beach as we used to do 30-40 years ago.

But I knew I had to get over to Eagle Falls during this trip to make this famous composition. And after several days of hot weather, too many tourists, and tons of birthday activities going on, I was looking forward to slipping away in the coolness of the pre-dawn hours to see what I could photograph.

What do you think?


Eagle Falls

Eagle Falls


This image is a 3-shot HDR tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro and refined in Lightroom. I also have a Black and White version of this very image that I cannot decide if I like better than the color-version here. I’ll post it tomorrow for comparison.


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Cabin on the Hill

Going back through my images I dug up this image from my 2006 Fall Colors trip (with Steve Parker) down into the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This image happens to have been taken between Silverton and Ouray, I believe.


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Fall San Juans 10082006 201


What reminded me about this image was, I was perusing Google+ today and saw someone else’s image of this very same cabin and waterfall, and I remembered that I had that image too. So I dug it out of my archives, took a NEW look at it and began working on it using Lightroom’s 2012 processing and Color Efex Pro 4 (the original image was taken back in October 2006) and I really liked the resulting image! (I recall I wasn’t too happy with these images way back when and thus never really finished them then. Good thing I didn’t throw them away!)

What do you think? What’s your thoughts on this image?


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