Palouse Painting

Equipment Info
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. PENTAX K-1
-4906891/1000000 sec. / ISO 800
State/Province/Region
Washington
Nearest Area
Palouse Falls State Park
Description

Palouse Falls in southeastern Washington is a spectacular waterfall set in a huge, natural amphitheater. Many photos of these falls have been published, including beautiful wide-angle sunset images. So when I visited there, I tried to capture another perspective--a night image using light painting. I knew from experience that light painting could make the falls stand out in the surrounding amphitheater. So I divided the scene into zones, and using a spot light, painted each zone with a different duration of light. I tried to make the white water come to the fore with a longer duration, with light trailing off from the white water to each side of the amphitheater with shorter durations. I didn't paint the pool below the falls in order to keep the pool dark so it would contrast with the white water and spray. After some trial and error with light painting, and then dodging and burning in Photoshop, I came up with this image.

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Date Added
May 13, 2017
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May 13, 2017