Cascade of Color

Since November is almost over I thought I would post the shot originally used for this month’s desktop calendar. This is one of the many cascades along Straight Branch outside Damascus, Virginia. Straight Branch cuts across the Appalachian and Virginia Creeper Trails several times as it makes its way down from the mountains.

On the weekend that I made this photo, much of the fall color had already began to disappear. Thankfully there was still just enough color left to add a bit of punch to the image. The length of this particular series of cascades is really impressive. In order to capture the entire cascade and some of the remaining color I used an 8mm Fisheye lens. The lens not only provided a super-wide angle but added a slightly exaggerated curvature to the stream.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS6, OnOne Software Perfect Effects

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One Comment

  1. Chris Nitz November 27, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    There is a big part of me that just wants to ride down this in a kayak, and I have no idea why.
    Chris Nitz recently posted…Piggyback Ride

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