Nov 3, 2015

Behind the Fall Foliage Photography Image of Rainbow at Chapman Falls in Connecticut

My quest for New England fall foliage photography led me to Chapman Falls in Connecticut last week. Chapman Falls is a beautiful 60 foot waterfall located in Devil's Hopyard State Park. There are a number of potholes, waterfalls and cascades that make this an inspiring destination for long exposure photography. The waterfall is surrounded by captivating autumn colors making it a favorite destination for leaf peepers and photographers alike.  

When I was about to leave the middle section of the waterfall I noticed a rainbow appearing at the base of the upper fall. I immediately was drawn to the subject and started exploring the opportunities. Positioning my Tripod and Canon Gear  was the trickiest part as the rainbow only appeared in a certain angle. Ones I figured out the best spot I turned the polarizing filter into position for highest impact, as my goal was to have strong colors within the rainbow. In addition the polarizing filter lengthened exposure times which created the smooth water stream of white.

During post processing I removed photography image imperfections and unwanted dust spots, adjusted lighting, contrast and colors saturation before sharpening the final image of Rainbow at Chapman Fall.

Good light and happy photo making!


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