Stream Crossing

This is one of the many streams I came across while shooting fall foliage and waterfalls a few weeks ago. Many leaves had already fallen and speckled the mossy green rocks creating a patchwork of color. Besides the mix of colors and fast moving water, I was drawn to this shot by the crossed tree trunks that form an ‘X’ with the stream flowing beneath them. The scene called out to be photographed and I was more than happy to oblige.

Gear: Canon 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm, CPL

Settings: 18mm, ISO100, f/8, 1.3 second

Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, OnOne PhotoTools 2.6

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  1. Toad Hollow Photography November 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM #

    I absolutely love this shot, Curt!
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  2. Adam Allegro November 1, 2011 at 4:31 AM #

    Great movement in that water!! Beautiful fall colors. Well done Curt!
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  3. Eden October 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM #

    Another lovely shot Curt :)
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  4. Zach Frailey October 31, 2011 at 3:12 PM #

    Wonderful exposure, Curt! Love the colors!

  5. Mark Summerfield October 31, 2011 at 1:54 PM #

    A very nicely judged long exposure. I like the curve of the stream back into the scene leading to the X of the two fallen trees.
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  6. Scott Ackerman October 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM #

    The colors are great. Love all the greens and yellows. I’m a big fan of long(er) exposures too and you nailed this one.
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  7. Steve Beal October 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM #

    Dude, this is awesome… I love the forward path of the stream through the frame and the scattered foliage. Sweet!
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  8. Rick Louie October 31, 2011 at 12:14 PM #

    Love the scene! Excellent colors!
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  9. Jimi Jones October 31, 2011 at 11:39 AM #

    Awesome, Curt. These long exposures are excellent, man. Great work!
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  10. Edith Levy October 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM #

    Another great shot Curt. I’m loving these long exposures.
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  11. Kris Koeller October 31, 2011 at 11:11 AM #

    Beautiful long exposure. Well done.
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  12. Dave DiCello October 31, 2011 at 9:52 AM #

    This series has been exceptional Kurt! Great low POV and fall colors!
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  13. LensScaper October 31, 2011 at 9:44 AM #

    A Little gem. Not only crossed logs on the left, but the curved log on the Rt side also helps significantly with the composition. Well chosen POV, Curt
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  14. Jim Nix October 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM #

    that is awesome Curt, wonderful shot!!
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  15. Chris Nitz October 31, 2011 at 9:16 AM #

    I am so loving all the colors and how well they contrast with one another. Such beautiful country.
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  16. Marc Collins October 31, 2011 at 8:43 AM #

    I can see why you were drawn to this scene Curt. Very well captured.
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  17. Jan Winther October 31, 2011 at 7:46 AM #

    Great shot Curt, I can never get enough of water falls. Interesting how the stream of water leads you right up to the “X” marks the spot.
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  18. Victoria (Sweden) October 31, 2011 at 7:46 AM #

    Wow, very nice picture! :)

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