Hard Times


Leaf, Rock and waterfall. Bolton, Vermont

It has been a busy few weeks around here but I am finally managing to post today’s image. I have been sitting on this one for a few weeks because I had a commercial photo job to shoot and a showing of my work to prep for in June! This image was shot at the Bolton “Potholes” which is a series of waterfalls and rocky cliffs at the Bolton Ski Resort. The waterfalls are on one side of the access road about half way up the mountain. I spent a lot of time here as a teenager snowboarding and now as an adult shooting these waterfalls on occasion. Because of its location this spot can be problematic to shoot unless you get here very early in the morning….When the sun pops up over the mountain the glare on these rocks and the water can be quite a challenge to photograph!

The rocks here have been worn smooth by many years of rushing water and I was attracted to the red and blue speckled tint of these rocks. This coloring is naturally present in the area and the leaf was a bonus as it gave me some nice foreground interest and pointed to the waterfalls beyond. This is a composite image of three captures…Two for the leaf and rock in the foreground and one for the rocks and waterfalls in the background. The rock slopes away from the camera position quite sharply and I needed two shots to get the sharpness I was looking for in the foreground. It’s amazing after the awful Winter we had with no snow that we are getting just enough rainfall to keep the rivers and streams running pretty good at the moment.

Image Data: Three images shot at ISO 100. 20mm. F13 @ 2 seconds. Cokin P series circular polarizer. Images blended in Perfect Layers 2 and finished in Lightroom 4.

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7 thoughts on “Hard Times

  1. Another class shot Andy. I never tire of seeing your work. Great focus stacking combined with LE and the leaf perfectly placed to lead into the image.

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