Morning Sunlight

© David L. Godwin

Morning Sunlight

Brad Winget August 17, 2014 2

Nice work with light and shadow #1583291

David L. Godwin August 17, 2014

Thank Brad for the comment. That was the hardest part of this photo was balancing the dark shadows of the waterfall with the bright sun off the mossy rocks. I did not want to have to use HDR and so I worked the dynamic range as best as possible and did some balancing of tones and brightness in post processing.

Brad Winget August 17, 2014

Why the aversion to HDR? I use it a lot. I do appreciate how not using it on this shot makes it so much harder. #11110273

David L. Godwin August 17, 2014

I like using HDR for a lot of situations but sometimes in nature landscape shots it can create unrealistic looking results. #11110276

Brad Winget August 17, 2014

True, I see that a lot too. However if I am on tripod I will always bracket to give myself the option. Many times I have taken the sky from HDR and used the single shot to combine. #11110280

Judith Redmount level-deluxe September 24, 2014

love it #11143172

James Kooper September 29, 2014

Its a heavenly place man! #11148218

Madonna Ashman October 03, 2014

Wow this is beautful #11150929

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic October 08, 2014

Beautiful capture! #11154665

Jeff Sielski October 09, 2014

Nice work great composition #11155044

Madonna Ashman October 29, 2014

Beautiful David. This place looks so peaceful. #11170448

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 29, 2014

Wow, very nice veiling. Vongratz on the POTD!!

UB. #11170449

Kalena Randall October 29, 2014

Very nice shot! #11170452

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 29, 2014

Congratulations on your POTD, David, for this stunning image! #11170459

Joy Rector October 29, 2014

congrats on the POTD #11170462

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 29, 2014

Huge congrats on a gorgeous POTD,mDavid!! #11170470

Carol Flisak level-addict October 29, 2014

Beautiful image, David... wonderful veiling in the water and play of light and shadows! Congratulations on your POTD! #11170498

Joe Tello level-addict October 29, 2014

Congradulations on Photo of the day! Well done! #11170503

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 29, 2014

congratulations on a lovely POTD.... #11170568

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 29, 2014

Simply gorgeous! Congratulations on your wonderful POTD, David. #11170589

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 29, 2014

Awesome capture and work David, Congrats on POTD #11170643

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 29, 2014

GORGEOUS image David, this is FANTSTIC!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #11170727

Nadia Paul October 29, 2014

Stunning work David - congrats on your POTD! #11170794

Eileen M. Joyce October 29, 2014

This is lovely. But I wonder what it would look like without the blur. I think the color reflected in the water falling would also be interesting.

Richard M. Waas level-addict October 30, 2014

Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #11171632

Mary K. Robison October 30, 2014

Marvelous capture, and a very well-earned POTD, David! Congrats! #11171763

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Beautiful capture, David!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #11171865

Diane Addonizio level-classic October 30, 2014

Very well captured! #11172538

October 30, 2014

Amazing photo! #11172552

Lisa B. North October 30, 2014

Beautiful color and veiling of the waterfall! Nice seeing it on POTD! congrats!! #11173364

Michael Lynch October 30, 2014

Beautiful and congrats ! #11173367

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic November 03, 2014

Beautiful capture!! #11177237

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 13, 2015

Gorgeous cool colors and nice work on the water. Belated congratulations on your POTD and Staff Favorite. #11224081

Cher Richardson January 13, 2015

Very nicely done.Nice light and comp. #11224347

Sharon Crook level-deluxe February 27, 2015

I love your work Brad...shots are inspiring! #11255236

March 22, 2015

Love it. I mean, LOVE IT #11269681

April 01, 2015

it's just beautiful,i worked in printing for 30 years before I was disable so I know a beautiful picture when I see one. #11276752

January 03, 2016

so beautiful #11418935

Robert F. Walker July 01, 2016

Nice Contrast, Water and the Moss on the Rocks. #11490983

July 28, 2016

COOL capture. #11499492

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This shot was taken at a small creek near Sol Duc Falls on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State

Exif: f/14, ISO: 100, 51mm

Uploaded on August 17, 2014
Entered into contest on 2014-08-17 08:07:44 Staff Photo of the Day

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