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Schalk’s Falls by Yani- (Please view large).

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Location:This 8-foot-high waterfall is formed on Plattekill Creek just down from the base of Platte Clove > Catskills > New York State > USA

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This image is more like a paint than a picture.After bracketing shot and tone mapping in Photomatix Pro I added some filters and textures in Photoshop CS4 to achieve this effect. Hope you like it.

Camera : Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
Tripod : Yes
Exposure : Aperture priority, f/22 ,1,1 Sec. ISO 200
Bracketing : ,-1,0,1,2,
Photomatix Pro
PP in Photoshop CS4

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The Catskill Mountains are located in New York State, approximately 100 miles northwest of New York City. Encompassing six and a half counties, and over 6,000 square miles of mountains, forests, rivers, and farmland, the Catskills are often referred to as America’s First Wilderness because scholars trace the beginnings of the environmental conservation movement to this beautiful area. With almost three dozen mountain peaks over 3,500 feet in elevation and six major river systems, the Catskills are an ecological resource of significant importance.

Pure air and water, rich farmland, parks and forests, clear-flowing streams, cascading waterfalls, grand panoramic views, and historic villages characterize the Catskills. Long renowned as a prime vacation destination, the Catskills offer a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, camping, biking, rock and ice climbing, canoeing, fishing, hunting, bird-watching, or just plain rubber-necking.

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Thank you very much to all who view and comment .

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Janusz, known by friends as Yani and his wife Renata are a husband and wife with a passion for photography, painting, drawing, and art design.
Recently photography has become their main favorite past time with a special focus on scenic and nature photography.
They always strive to capture the mysterious beauty of nature by using inventive techniques and materials.

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Comments

  • Jennifer Hulbert-Hortman
    Jennifer Hulbe...almost 4 years ago

    This is breathtaking. Excellent is every way. Love the waterflow!

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusalmost 4 years ago

    Yes, very painterly…..love the effect – gorgeous work! jd

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartalmost 4 years ago

    Beautifully framed gorgeous cascading falls, including effectively edited in Photomatrix to show off not only great detailing, but wonderful depth of colors and contrasts throughout! : )

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkeralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • jimmylu
    jimmylualmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!! I like it!

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image, excellent!

  • moodywalia
    moodywaliaalmost 4 years ago

    wonderfull work

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely. It’s right behind where I lived a couple of years ago. Locals call it Big Blue. Beautiful!!!!!!

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous

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