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One Wrong Move....HDR


Over the falls you will go! As I said yesterday, I was going to post my tempting fate shot of Palouse Falls today! I hiked all of the way to the edge just above the falls which is almost 200 feet high! It took me about five minutes to scoot to the very edge and set up my tripod. When I was done, I turned around and it took me less than 30 seconds to hike back up! It is easier to hike back up when you are not staring at your impending doom if you make one wrong step going down!


Of course, I look like a chicken when some young people just walk right up to the edge and think nothing of it! I guess that is the fearless part of youth! Here is a shot from later in the evening. If you look just above the water flow, you can see the ledge that I was standing on. Of course the wide angel shot was taken from about 400 feet above the water...guess where? Right on a basalt ledge!


This is a combination of three exposures (-2,0,+2) on my tripod (with my knees and rest of body shaking) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. I cropped and removed the lens vignette in Photoshop. I had my ND8 filter stacked with my Circular Polarizer. I did some noise clean up in Lightroom as well as added the subtle framing vignette.


Heading back over to the Palouse for the weekend. Look to try for sunset and then sunrise at Palouse Falls tomorrow and the do it all over again next day at Steptoe Butte!


Also wanted to say that one of my images was used in an online publication yesterday. So it is pretty cool that my work is starting to be seen outside of the Flickr community. Now if I could start making some money from it! Here is the newsletter that used my image:


Thank you for your views, comments and faves. I appreciate them. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend.


Please do not use my images on blogs or websites with out my permission. Thank you.

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Taken on May 21, 2011