Gold Rush

The Stoney Creek area of Scott County, Virginia is home to three beautiful falls aptly called “Little”, “Middle” and “Big” Stoney Creek Falls – this is the middle falls. I posted a completely different shot of these falls last autumn that you can check out here. This time around the river was bursting and the water rushing at a phenomenal rate. The light was beginning to get brighter causing the brown of the river bed to reflect as a golden glow through the water pouring over it.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Tamron AF 10-24mm, Graduated Neutral Density Filter

Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust 5, Topaz DeNoise

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  1. PrimeValues October 6, 2012 at 4:07 AM #

    Canon EOS 60D shoots well, I see… By looking at the picture I can see the “special software effects” added to it – make it nice, my compliments!

  2. John May 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM #

    This is an awesome shot! Love the low point of view on it – though looks like you might have gotten a bit wet?
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  3. Mark Summerfield May 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM #

    Like the low POV as it really helps to emphasize the flow of the water.
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  4. Steven Perlmutter May 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM #

    Wonderful composition, and those golden tones are just beautiful.
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  5. Mark Neal May 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM #

    Great composition and balance, Curt. Just enough movement without being too foamy. Nice job!
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  6. Rick Louie May 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM #

    Wonderful POV, Curt!
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  7. edith Levy May 3, 2012 at 9:58 AM #

    Beautifully done Curt. Love the smoothy silkiness of the water.
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  8. Len Saltiel May 3, 2012 at 9:48 AM #

    Well composed with silky smooth water Curt. Love the warm tones
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  9. Rich McPeek May 3, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    Sweet POV! Love this shot Curt! Great work!
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  10. Jimi Jones May 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM #

    Awesome POV, Curt. The water is spilling right onto my desktop. :-)
    Very nice processing, well done, sir.
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