LightningPaul

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photoblog image The Way to the Waterfall (1 of 2)

The Way to the Waterfall (1 of 2)


If you are ever in Croatia then you have to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It's very beautiful. It could say that it was one of my highlights in my life. A whole day your literally walking over water and looking at waterfalls. The image below is the way to the biggest waterfall in that park.

UPDATE: this is post number 400!


TECH-INFO: I took this image a long time ago with my first real digital camera, a Minolta F100. It was a nice camera but too slow and pretty expensive. These days you buy a small DSLR for a lower price. For post-processing I loaded the JPG file into Photoshop to enhance colors and contrast globally and locally. It involves mainly a sort of dodging and burning emulation using masked adjustment layers. This way I accentuated certain parts and added more contrast in the water or little islands. Also the upper part of the image was underexposed due to the sun, which was only shining on the bottom parts (look at the reflection and texture of the water).

The Way to the Waterfall (1 of 2)


If you are ever in Croatia then you have to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It's very beautiful. It could say that it was one of my highlights in my life. A whole day your literally walking over water and looking at waterfalls. The image below is the way to the biggest waterfall in that park.

UPDATE: this is post number 400!


TECH-INFO: I took this image a long time ago with my first real digital camera, a Minolta F100. It was a nice camera but too slow and pretty expensive. These days you buy a small DSLR for a lower price. For post-processing I loaded the JPG file into Photoshop to enhance colors and contrast globally and locally. It involves mainly a sort of dodging and burning emulation using masked adjustment layers. This way I accentuated certain parts and added more contrast in the water or little islands. Also the upper part of the image was underexposed due to the sun, which was only shining on the bottom parts (look at the reflection and texture of the water).

comments (10)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 May 2010, 07:56
This is quite impressive, I will google the place.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/98 (it is on the World Heritage)
Amazing picture, worth the climb I think.
LightningPaul: Thank you Astrid. Nice link. One day I'll go back with my DSLR and tripod to take many more images smile
Breathtaking! :O
I would love to go to Croatia. I have a friend from there who says it is the most beautiful country in the world. I am wondering where you are standing to get this gorgeous shot?
A very beautiful picture indeed! Some day you should post one of your pictures in a "before and after" version so we can see just how much difference your careful post-processing makes! smile
A lovely place to go by the look of it Paul. Congrats.on the 400.
Amazing place, Paul - never been to Croatia - but you never know, I might get to see it one day!
This is indeed absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow!
Awesome angle!!!
You should go back there again. If I ever pass by there I will remember not to miss this place, Paul.
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 22:00
This is a beautiful place!

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camera Minolta DiMAGE F100
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/90s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 7.8mm
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