04.12.2020 Upper Buffam Brook Cascade

You’ll recognize part of the cascade that gave us the abstract view the other day.  Very different feel to this one, I think.

I’ve shot this cascade several times over the last dozen or so years.  I think I’ve managed to do each a little differently even when using most of the same compositional elements. I’ve been trying to learn more about capturing and processing my images and to that end have been watching several YouTube channels as well as purchasing some video tutorials from photographers whose work I admire.  This particular image was worked after watching Alister Benn’s recent vlog. And if you are wondering why I admire his work, there is this.

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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18 Responses to 04.12.2020 Upper Buffam Brook Cascade

  1. I concur that all the dark surrounding the water gives this view a very different feel from the previous take. I prefer this one.

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  2. Silky smooth, and beautiful, Steve. I too like the dark surrounding.


  3. krikitarts says:

    There are some real eye-opening concepts here, and I thank you for the introduction. I readily admit that there are many tools and aspects of Lightroom of which I’ve been rather blissfully unaware, and this lockdown period provides a great opportunity for learning and experimenting. And it’s about time! I can see his influence in this new work, and I like it very much.

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    • Thanks, Gary. I like to think of myself as a sponge soaking up technique from whoever wishes to share it. There are so many ways to accomplish things in both Lightroom and Photoshop. Sometimes one just is different enough to do something special for a file.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Shelf/Lip cascades are my favorite, beautiful both in look and sound. Sweet image, Steve!

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  5. Stunning. I’m a big fan of dark backgrounds. They make the subject pop. And this sure does.

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    I love the different textures in the water – like silk and a delicate fabric like tulle maybe. I may be a little mad, but it makes me think of ballet costumes or wedding dresses!

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    I very much like this one, Steve. Very dramatic, great whites in the water and beautiful contrast between light and dark. And thanks for the links, I’ll check those out. Love learning new stuff.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    A beautiful image, Steve, and I like the highlights – they pop just a little against that rivh background. Thanks so much for the introduction to Alistair Benn – new to me, and I’m taking a look at the video right now. I like him!! What an idea – luminosity is where the joy is in the photo. 🙂 And he says, “I point my camera at what I love” which is a great byline, simple and to the real point.

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    • Thank you, Lynn. Yes, Alister is producing some great tutorials and is more than willing to share what he knows. I’ve “known” him for a while through both the NatureScapes.net site and over on Facebook. He goes on some great adventures, sometimes leading workshops to awesome places like the Gobi Desert and all over Europe, and produces some outstanding work. Two of the other photographers he interviews in the videos, Sean Bagshaw and Adam Gibbs, are from your neck of the woods, also are great photographers and produce super videos. Sean also puts out tutorials which are very very helpful on Photoshop, Lightroom, and using Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Mask actions.
      I’d like to think that most of us nature photographers point our cameras at what we love. 🙂 I am very glad that you are enjoying his presentation.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Thank you for the extra info, Steve! Yes, we nature photographers point our cameras at what we love, but those who are professionals at his level don’t always create such original, to-the-point bylines. At least IMHO.

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