03.31.2020-2 Hopping water at Hop Brook

As part of the looking back exercise, I came across this file from 2017 that had never been processed. It was part of a shoot along this brook that parallels the New England Trail in Belchertown, MA. I’ve posted several images from here over the years but this cascade is here for the first time. And I don’t shoot them from above all that often so this is a little different in that way.

I was terribly remiss in not keeping the metadata up to date, but that is enabling me to start going back and finding images that haven’t seen the light of day since being captured. I’d rather be out shooting new images but if stuck in the house this is a good way to spend the time.  And it never hurts to update old processed images with new tools and skills.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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12 Responses to 03.31.2020-2 Hopping water at Hop Brook

  1. Nice Steve! Yes it is fun to work on files that you did not use before. Especially now with what is going on! Plus the more you do, the better your skills are in processing your images to get better results. They really do not want us out where we are so gives me plenty of time working on files I never got to before!

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    • Thanks, Reed. We are advised to stay in except for essentials and to get exercise. Of course there are rules about exercising while social distancing and keeping group numbers down. I can be in the woods with neither of those being a consideration, fortunately. As a lot of other folks have said, “I’ve been practicing social distancing for years.” 🙂


  2. All the better for this good view if you don’t often shoot down onto waterfalls.
    In the pareidolia department, I see an animal’s paw.

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  3. Ditto on the re-processing with new tools. I’m now back to 2016 applying some of my new AI software in post-pro to create more dynamic images, plus saving some images that were simply missing too much detail due to poor exposures. Great way to spend the increased indoor hours.

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    Agreed about preferring to be out, but agreed to on the benefits of going back through the files, cleaning up and thinking anew about what you see. This is really nice. 🙂

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    • Yeah, the archives really need some attention. I think most of us photographers would always rather be making images than working on them. That said, I do enjoy processing and it’s especially enjoyable to find something that was overlooked and turns out to be a good image. Thank you. 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Speaking of processing, which I enjoy as well, I was thinking about Topaz Sharpen. Do you find that you use it fairly often? Our styles are different and our camera equipment is very different but I’m curious to know more about that software.

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      • I do use it at times. It has enhanced some of the water textures. I find the focus option more useful than sharpen because I have other means of cleaning things up. It can be quite subtle and overdoing is noticeable. You can try it free for 30 days. Despite claims though, something blurry like the moose or bunny images I showed wth it a while back were not terribly improved.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Thanks Steve, I appreciate your critique. 🙂

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