PHOTO OF THE DAY- Velvet Water, black and white river

The great thing about Google+ definitely has to be the large photography community to follow and be a part of. I often go to my feeds and look at the wonderful images my contacts post in awe and for inspiration too. Recently one of my contacts posted some info on black and white photography and it got me wanting to look back at some of my Landscape images and do my own fine art edit on an image that had lots of tonality and contrast within the scene.

I decided on this one which was taken at sunrise but before the sun had risen high enough to penetrate into the valley where this river lied in Tasmania. It’s from Cataract gorge which is just 10 minutes walk out of Launceston and you can cross it on a suspension bridge which hangs high above the water, and the whole affair certainly got my heart pounding way too fast for 6 in the morning. The bridge was icy with the winters frost which made it all slippery and I walked out like a brand new baby dear finding its first legs. There was a backdrop of sound from a huge waterfall as well as lots of rapids around the bend. The river then fed down into the city where it slowed it’s pace to a crawl. There was also a lot of great bush walks surrounding the gorge and if you were lucky like me you might run into some wallabies and peacocks ūüôā Exciting for a morning hike with my camera indeed !

Software Used:

Photomatix PRO РIs a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a free trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

– NIK Silver efex Pro 2

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Thanks, Luke

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