Waterfalls from N. Georgia

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Djarum, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    I was in the North Georgia and South western part of North Carolina this weekend visiting some waterfalls and doing some hiking. These are from North Georga. I'm still getting the hang of the E-PL2. While most of the photos turned out OK, in high contrast situations I'm stilll having trouble with the histogram and jpeg tone curve of the images. I ended up undersexposing more than I needed to, at least looking at the RAW files, meaning I could have probably got away with a +1/3 EV on most of my shots. In good lighting or even lighting, I have no problems. In the tough lighting situations, the default jpegs shadows are too dark and highlights too bright. The RAW shows a flatter image, even when underexposed. By default, I have the contrast dropped a notch on the jpegs. I may need to drop it one more. I never had this issue with the E-P1 with the jpeg contrast set to 0.

    This is the wolf creek waterfall in Vogel State Park. The waterfall is created by the dam at vogel state park.


    This is just down the road, at Helton Creek. It is a two tiered waterfall.


    Looking from the side, and my favorite from the bunch


    And this is the upper tier. The sun was directly on top of the falls, putting the falls in shadow but everything else in direct sunlight. Can't win them all.

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