Our first feature Reader Image of the week comes from Duane Willis
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THI: Duane Where was this image shot?
DW: Rocky Falls – Ozark National Scenic Riverways; It is located east of Eminence Missouri
THI: How many exposures did you shoot and how many stops?
DW: 3 Exposure (-2, 0, +2)
THI: Anything else you want to say about this image?
DW: This is “Rocky Falls” with the Fall color and its 40 foot cascade of water dropping down to a clear pool of cold spring water. It is one of the small “Shut-ins” formed from molten rock.
PT: I really like this image. What a great place to visit. There is nothing like this around here. What I like about the image is that the brightest part of the image is what your eye will go first and that is the main fall, perfectly silkened with a slow shutter speed and placed precisely for great composition
The eye is then allowed to wander up the falls to the beautiful fall foliage which has just the right amount of saturation. That is something that easily can get out of hand and you will see that with blow out in the red channel.
And best of all, this is a full range HDR taking us from the white of the water to pure black of the shadow areas of the falls. Which truly is “As the eye would see”
So what do you all think, Should a reader image be a weekly event or not? Let me know.
Image Copyright 2011 Duane Willis, All rights reserved