Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall, Meig's Falls

Meig's Falls is simply beautiful in Fall with its cascading water crashing over the cliff into Meig's Creek.


Fall leaves framed the waterfall as I stood on the pull off to capture this image in Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few weeks ago. ENJOY!

PHOTOGRAPHER'S TIP: My first thought was to post this image as a horizontal image, but I ended up choosing this vertical image instead. If you are not quite 'feeling it' with an image, crop it differently. Perhaps a close up, maybe even a major close up, or a vignette will get you what you are looking for. Or, as in this case, change the orientation. Sometimes when I take a photo, I pull back slightly on the image to include a tad more background. Why do I do this you may ask? Because you just might be glad you did when you drop it in your software and realize you want to crop the image and having that extra background was exactly what you needed. ENJOY!

5 comments :

  1. beautiful. I've been to the SMNP several times and only once in the fall when there were so many people around you could hardly move. I would love to come back and get of the beaten path.

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    1. It is a gorgeous place, but I do go to certain areas where it is less traveled where I can enjoy it so much more. Carol

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  2. A beautiful spot to stand, look, and compose, and such a good idea to have more background, or even at the sides, I crop a lot, and sometimes move the crop square round the photo to decide which, if any, is better, You do live near some truly wonderful places. Jean. p.s. will the forecasted polar Vortex reach you?

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    1. Thanks Jean. I'm afraid that Polar Vortex might get me. Thanks for your wonderful comments. So glad to hear from you. Carol

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  3. I hope the Vortex hasn't gotten you yet! It's been snowing here for two days - we have 10" so far. So, you can imagine how much I'm enjoying your autumn waterfall. Yes, I follow that tip - I often crop and even sometimes rotate an image if I like the look better, so a bit more background comes in handy.

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