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Steve Perry
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Thought I'd share some various waterfalls from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Just some FYI on processing if ya care All the shots below were multiple exposures. The first shot is to capture the area surrounding the falls properly, but that usually leads to blown out water. The next shot is to keep those highlights under control. The water layer is then placed on top the normal layer in photoshop and blended with some light brush strokes. This method keeps noise to a minimum and allows for better overall color.

Also, I post "the story behind the photo" at my site, so click the name of the photo if you want to see more.

Alder Falls








Bond Falls








Wagner Falls








Tahquamenon Falls








Sep 15, 2012 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Waterfalls Of The UP


im a sucker for that last one. i love red water blurred. amazing


Sep 15, 2012 at 02:51 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Great shots, and superb job of blending in some difficult spots.

Dave



Sep 15, 2012 at 03:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Very nice photos. I really like all three but the dark tannins in the last one really gives a unique look at that falls.


Sep 15, 2012 at 03:50 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Waterfalls Of The UP


I love Bond Falls with the wildflowers in the foreground. Lovely!


Sep 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Waterfalls Of The UP


These are all great. Only point might be that Bond Falls feels a little tight where you got a perfect amount of surrounding area on the others.
All are very nice shots and I like the color on the last one too. Nice light on the first also.
Thanks for sharing!



Sep 15, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Waterfalls Of The UP


What a beautiful set of shots! I can't pick a favorite, as they are all very nice, but the reddish brown water on the last one is pretty special!


Sep 15, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Steve, these are beautiful , great comps in all of them. No favorite I like them all. Regards, Dean


Sep 15, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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Hey Steve,

These are super! Man... not sure I can pick favorites here... you really nailed each shot. Thanks for describing your processing, that is a similar to how I handle water shots like these and I know this will be quite helpful for some who visit here who are still trying to figure out how to deal with the range of light in shots like these.

Jim



Sep 15, 2012 at 07:04 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Waterfalls Of The UP


The first three falls are worthy of multiple visits but Wagner Falls is my fav. It has a superb balance and lots of nice little details in its flow.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Great set Steve, and perfect timing (for me)...we head over to the USA on our next trip in a week and we'll be right in amongst all this after starting at Isle Royale and then heading east to Acadia, so its great to see this series of falls presented at their best - can't wait to get there!
cheers Andrew



Sep 15, 2012 at 09:57 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Really beautiful set of images, you did a great job!


Sep 15, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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Very nice captures.


Sep 15, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Thanks for the kind words everyone, comments are always appreciated

@JimFox - Yup, no problem sharing at all. I usually get a PM or two when I post stuff like this, so I figured just easier to tell everyone how it's done. In addition to "brush blending" I've also been playing with the "blend if" sliders under the "Blending Options" and sometimes that works sometimes I can't get a nice transition. The first photo was actually a combo of both techniques.

@AndrewThomas - Have a great time up there, planning on heading back up myself, but it's still a couple weeks off for me.



Sep 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Wow!! 4 and 2 are may favs and I think its because of the interesting foregrounds. Love your colors! BTW took a visit on your web page and its quite an inspiration - and challenge. Dave


Sep 16, 2012 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Simply beautiful captures of Meeeechigan's UP, Steve!!!


Sep 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Absolutely beautiful waterfall captures, all four very nicely done!


Sep 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Beautiful shots Steve! It's difficult to choose between them, but I'd say my favorite is the 2nd. I have a lot of family from the UP, and I've been there several times as a kid. It's great to see so many beautiful waterfall shots from the region.


Sep 16, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Amazing stuff. I'm especially drawn to the fourth.


Sep 16, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Waterfalls Of The UP


Thanks everyone Looking forward to getting back up there this fall for (hopefully) some more stuff!


Sep 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
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