© lisa anderson


Uploaded: August 04, 2012


Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/6 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


John Rivera level-deluxe August 05, 2012

Beautiful capture! #1478785

Teresa H. Hunt August 05, 2012

Wow! So beautiful! I love the water running through the foreground. The top of the photo seems washed out. But then again it's probably all the fog #10263678

Debbie E. Payne August 05, 2012

Lisa - a great capture. I think a very thin black stroke around the image would make it more defined. #10264017

Jeff E Jensen August 05, 2012

Yeah, I'd try a bit of a multiply blend on the top portion, just to bring out some of the detail in the cloud. Looks like a fantastic place! #10264208

Dale Hardin August 06, 2012

How facinating to travel there and hike in those beautiful mountains. Amazing spot. #10265502

Stephen Shoff August 06, 2012

First off, thank you, Lisa(!), for providing me with a pleasant image to counteract my memories a terrible book I had to read 50 years ago. Dale/Jeff, if you have any interest in going there, DON'T READ THE BOOK.

In this image, I'd consider turning it into a panorama. I find a lot of interest in the bottom half but it loses focus and cohesion as you move up the sides of the mountain with the vertical streams contending with the horizontally flowing water, and then the washed out ridges and and featureless sky contrasting with the rich greens and textures of the grass and flowing water.

I believe Jeff's multiply blend suggestion might help with some of that.

Anthony L. Mancuso August 06, 2012

Very nice Lisa, love the mist in the mountains. Agree with the black stroke and multiply blend suggestions. #10265683

Michael Kelly level-deluxe August 07, 2012

Nice shot Lisa. My wife and I love the shape of these hills - such a fascinating landscape.

Here is my take on a bit of correction. I used the graduated filter in ACR about 1/4 of the way down and reduced the exposure. Opening in PS I selected the sky and added #82 cooling filter at 14%. Reduced the magenta and red channels then gave it about a 5% shadows and highlights adjustment. You should be able to get much better results working with the original. #10266813

Beth Spencer August 07, 2012

Congratulations on your EP! What a beautiful place!! You have been given some really good suggestions, so I will wait and see what you do. #10267046

Debbie E. Payne August 09, 2012

Lisa -- congratulations on your EP. It is a great image as is, but I do believe that some of the simple changes could make it even more competitive should you decide to put it in again. #10269034

lisa anderson August 11, 2012

Hello everyone, thanks for the suggestions. I find photoshop really frustrating-eek! so it always takes me a long time to muster the courage to work on editing myself. I will post what I came up with. #10272245

Dale Hardin August 11, 2012

Your first edit looks fine Lisa. The crop doesn't work because there is nothing to give it scale and a sense of location. #10272317

Rita K. Connell level-classic August 12, 2012

what a lovey capture lisa, I like how you made the water smooth. your edit looks great. Don't be afraid to edit one of the things I did at first was I went to save as and gave it a new name and then my original isn't messed with at all. #10273661

Aimee C. Eisaman August 13, 2012

I'm with the others that the crops don't work for me. Your first composition is wonderful and I love how dreamy it all seems. I do think the upper portion could use some work like the others suggested...would give more drama to the image I think. :~) #10273909

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