Eleven Mile Canyon

Yes, the River Knows

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This is a 2-second exposure of the South Platte River in Eleven Mile Canyon. It was taken with a neutral density filter.

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I used the Spot Healing Brush to remove some artifacts. I added black & white and curves adjustment layers.

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Going With the Flow

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This is a 3-exposure HDR image taken in Eleven Mile Canyon near Lake George, CO. The exposures were 1, 1.6 and 3.2 seconds using a variable neutral density filter.

The three frames were blended and tone mapped in Photomatix Pro 5.0. After blending I used the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop to make basic adjustments and reduce chromatic aberrations and color noise. I used the HSL tool to remove the blue cast in the snow and increase the colors in the water. I removed some spots with the Spot Healing Brush. I added a curves adjustment layer and cropped.