View Full Version : Downtown Waterfall

08-17-2011, 05:38 PM
This waterfall is known as Cain Creek Falls and is actually located in the city limits down behind the high school at a church summer camp. It normally flows much stronger, so much so that back before the 30's it had one of the largest waterwheels this side of the Mississippi River at it. We have had little rain so it has slowed, which to me actually gives it more character with the more numerous cascades instead of just one solid one across the whole rock.


08-17-2011, 05:54 PM
+1 - Nice shot!

08-17-2011, 07:22 PM
this is an excellent shot!

08-17-2011, 07:54 PM

08-17-2011, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the compliments!

Ron Cardinale
08-17-2011, 11:58 PM
Great shot!

08-18-2011, 07:55 AM
I like this as well! Lovely!
Not sure how much PP went into this, but IMO, it could still sing louder with some dodge play. My eye sees a strong (cyan) cast here, not sure if that was intentional.

08-18-2011, 09:02 AM
That's really crisp, stands out nicely.

I can also see a strong blue-green cast around the streams of water (is it from some moss?)

08-18-2011, 09:14 AM

There is a lot of stringy moss hanging in it. There was a huge glob of it that I didn't notice on the edge of the water on the rocks in a couple other shots that looked pretty nasty.

The cyan was nothing intentional, I don't see it though. Might be that colorblind issue I was told I had but never realize.

08-18-2011, 10:23 AM
I do believe blue/green colour blindness is the most popular kind. Would you mind if I tried a quick edit for comparison?

08-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Sure, go ahead. Would like to see if I can see a difference.

08-18-2011, 11:18 AM
Ok LQ - here's my stab.
Removed cyan cast by dialing in -36 on the cyan saturation.
Selectively dodged the darker highlights shadows and midtones for about 2-3 minutes. (If it were mine I'd still play more).
That's it.
I did not play with exposure because I wanted to keep your overall light.
Then I saved to web at half your filesize (so board would not compress the image) so there may be some slight differences in overall sharpness.
Hope that helps. Marko

08-18-2011, 01:42 PM
I'm thinking there may be something to that color blind thing after all!

08-18-2011, 01:48 PM
This is kind of cool, the same waterfall in 1875.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Cane_Creek_Falls%2C_Dahlonega%2C_Ga%2C_by_Early_Ro gers.jpg

08-19-2011, 05:02 AM
Looks better, more solid, to me without the blue-green shades. It's most noticeable around the water streams, but also in the foliage at the top.

08-19-2011, 08:54 AM
Wow! Tha's beautiful.

I'd love to see the falls myself. I'm less than two hours away and get up to the Jocoassee Gourges area now and again. I really like the view from Sassafras Mountain.

08-19-2011, 02:47 PM
Have not been to Jocoassee, may have to check that out. I'll be on top of Sasafrass next weekend though and hopefully catching Long Creek Falls along the way. If you like Sasafrass have you tried out Trey Mtn yet, awesome view of the Nantahala Valley from there as well as back the other direction.