Went to Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend today. Unfortunately, the light was flat and unexciting. I was able to get some decent shots today using several techniques. This one was taken using the Lee Big Stopper. This was a 3 minute exposure at f/11. During the 3 minutes, I continuously threw rocks into the water at various places to create some movement in the stillness. This gave the appearance of the milky water below.
The image below was 3 initial images taken one stop apart. I used Photomatix to create this HDR image. Though I’m not a fan of the “HDR Look”, I thought it worked on this image to give it another world feel.
This was three images combined using HDR Pro 2 by Nik Software. I then took it into Lightroom and added a bit of color to the sky. I love the reflection of the tree stump in the water below as well as the small tree growing out of the top.