Swirling Unasawa Autumn – Lightroom Only

Last week I headed with my photography buddy Anthony Wood to the Unasawa Valley in Okutama, on the outskirts of Tokyo. It was a great hike and we hit the area at a near perfect time for autumn colors. This was one of the last photos I took on our hike, at the Unasawa Great Falls. While the waterfall doesn’t look so “great” in this picture, that’s because you’re only seeing the very bottom of it. In a future post I’ll share a picture of the whole waterfall and you’ll see where the name comes from. Incidentally, this was the last shot because we were rapidly running out of light! This was definitely not an area you’d want to hike through in darkness.

With today’s photo also comes another episode in my Lightroom Only series. This image was edited exclusively with Lightroom, using the plethora of editing tools available within the software. Probably the most significant edit in this image comes from the color adjustment module, but an array of brush adjustments and graduated filter adjustments where also crucial to the image.

Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 16-35mm f/4
Shot Info: f/10 | 20 sec | ISO 200 | 16mm
Filters: Tiffen Circular Polarizer

 

before after lightroomUnasawa Great Falls
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