A walk along Iguazu Falls – Brazil

I have always heard of this special place called “Iguazu Falls.” On the border of Argentina and Brazil, this incredible force of nature has been carving is path for millions of years. This little peak into the falls is but a small piece of the labyrinth of rock and water that seems to go on for miles. While on an event in South America last year, I found the time to trek off to this magical place.

As a photographer, I was of course hoping to get the best in lighting conditions, but was presented with, well….., blah conditions at best. I still snapped several exposures….many that still have not even been processed yet, but this one seemed to stand out as a particular challenge. It seemed to have a few things going on…like composition, flow, and energy, but the lighting was awful! I eventually decided that I wanted to create a kind of painterly look to it, so I brushed in some color and texture with a plug in called Topaz, dodged and burned it a bit, and created this. The image below shows a before and after.

Topaz or not to Topaz

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  • MikeSperlak - June 26, 2009 - 3:45 am

    No Topaz, but maybe do a color blending layer with the two images to give the original some of that good colorReplyCancel

  • C_Brigante - June 26, 2009 - 4:17 am

    Is it the paradise?? 😉 The Topaz effect here is great, but i´d like to see a HDR treatment with that pic. Anyway it´s a great shotReplyCancel

  • ATSICHLAS (On urgent break) - June 26, 2009 - 11:54 pm

    Amazing work, bravo my friend !ReplyCancel

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