The TSL Waterfall
I spend an extended week in a small town called Tourrettes sur Loup in France, in February 2010.
Right outside the town, I found this little waterfall, which I made a photo of, because back then I found it a bit interesting. Now almost five years later, I found the photo a bit dull.
So I decided to fool around with some textures. I had 3 brackets to play with, So I started out by making a HDR in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. And then I imported all 4 photos into Photoshop, clean the falling water up, but masking in the brights exposure.
I also clean up a whole lot of garbage laying around the base of the waterfall.
The blur was added through the plugin Topaz Lens Effects – which I don’t use that often, prefer the ones from Nik – I was aiming for a old/plastic camera effect.
Once I was happy with the photo, I started to import textures, I went through a whole lot before I found something I was happy with.
So do I like the photo better now? Well I like it more now then without the textures that’s for sure, the textures and the “old camera” effect really ads something good. But I also have to admit that it’s not the best photo I made, but then again it’s not the worst either.
What do you think?
The TSL Waterfall by Bo47 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.