Matthew Cooper Photography | Splash Mountain
4617
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-4617,single-format-standard,eltd-core-1.0.3,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,borderland child-child-ver-1.0.0,borderland-ver-1.13, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,paspartu_enabled,paspartu_on_bottom_fixed,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.1.1,vc_responsive
Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is another one of those spots that I always have to shoot even though I have many photos already. It doesn’t hurt it’s an absolutely fantastic spot for some sunset photos as well. I always get at least 1 sunset shot of it if not more during my visit.

Shooting & Editing Splash Mountain

This was shot with the Nikon D810 and Nikon 14-24 2.8. I also used a 7 stop Progrey ND filter. This of course was so I could shoot into the sun while still getting a long exposure for the water, in particular the small waterfall here. I ended up using 3 shots from my bracket for this shot. I blended them in Photoshop using luminosity masks before making a series of levels and hue/saturation adjustments. I also applied Nik Color Efex Pro Contrast. I also did a bit of light painting to expand the effect of the sun’s light on some of the rocks. I especially like to do this and then apply a mask so it adds a bit of color to the highlighted edges. I think this really helps balance the image out. I used a light Orton Effect in the sky and then finished off the shot with sharpening.

Matthew Cooper
No Comments

Post a Comment