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Oxtongue Rapids

October 21st, 2012

Over a Thanksgiving holiday I was spending some solitary time at the rapids. The hike was full of colourful leaves and this bright red maple tree caught my attention.

This shot is a composite of an exposure lasting several minutes using my Lee Big Stopper to blur the water, and another series of photos combined using HDR to freeze the leaves.

Lee Big Stopper, Photoshop 6, Photomatix.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM.

Photo Settings: 21mm, f/11, ISO 100.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: geochr1980
about 11 years, 7 months ago
love the result and the colours!
awesome photo! congrats!
Posted By: Mal1955
about 11 years, 7 months ago
One of the finest images I've seen on the 'site :) Outstanding!
Posted By: Playa24_7
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Was this by any chance taken at Lions Valley Park in Oakville Ontario? That bridge looks very familar to a trail in that park. Just wondering. Great picture.
Posted By: Zoso4
about 11 years, 7 months ago
The water ruins the picture for me. (Looks fake) Would like to see one with no alterations on the water.
Posted By: Chris.Anderson
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Lovely composition, and the reds really pop! I have a MKIII and 17-40 as well, and was considering getting the Lee Starter Kit 2, and eventually snagging a Big Stopper. Do you shoot often with it?
Posted By: fallenflowers
about 11 years, 7 months ago
No, the picture was taken at Oxtongue Rapids in the city of Dwight
Posted By: fallenflowers
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Chris, i highly recommend getting the lee big stopper, very useful for daylight especially if you wanted silky water effect. High quality glass, i don't notice any color cast, although its very hard to find due to demand but a good investment. The lee big stopper required holder and adapter so might as well get the starter kit now and then the big stopper. you wont regret!

Posted By: davidintel
about 11 years, 7 months ago
You've really outdone yourself this time, breathtakingly beautiful!
Posted By: rp2s
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Outstanding shot. Really love the water effect and colors. Congrats.
Posted By: elusionz
about 11 years, 7 months ago
Just stunning...I'm eager to see what you will offer us for Winter.
Posted By: Lamonties
about 11 years, 6 months ago
Great composition, use of colour, and framing. Have faith in your photography, it looks great without the artificial sharpening undoing your great work!

You've really notched up the sharpening too far, giving everything (especially the trees, leaves, and red leaves against the sky) a very artificial white and black halo around the edges, which ruins the high-resolution version of the wallpaper.
Posted By: Thura
about 10 years, 6 months ago
That's shock mannnn. I really like it. I could die over that beautiful place.
Posted By: mystickid
about 10 years, 4 months ago
Great Photo!

Fallenflowers, can you explain how you sharpened the image up in post. I think its spot on!
Posted By: rashidul
about 10 years ago
Most Favorite, Use this on my MBP as well as Windows 7@Office

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