Gotta Get To The Sea   5 comments


Gotta Get To The Sea

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Every autumn, we try to get up to New England to camp, hike and witness the stunning foliage. With equal frequency, we seem to be dealing with a major rain event. (The White Mountain National Forest in NH has been called “The Asbestos Forest”… it never burns.)

Such was the case on our trip in 2010. A major storm moved in over the area for several days. We lashed down the tent and tried to remain occupied despite the weather. Thing is, when you’re living outside, there aren’t many places to hide.

Knowing that local waterfalls would be epic, we descended the steep stone stairs of Glen Ellis Gorge to see what Glen Ellis Falls would look like. Standing in deep puddles and using covers to protect the gear from the rain, we took a series of ten frames on a dark, brooding sort of scene.

In the time since 2010, I’ve left this set untouched, not quite knowing how to approach it. There were many imperfections that needed to be addressed, including trees and foliage being whipped by the winds, rain on the lens, minimal light and a color balance that was far from good. It was only when I decided to capitalize on the dark, apocalyptic nature of the scene that I found what I was looking for.

We left shortly after this picture was taken. We had had enough.

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5 responses to “Gotta Get To The Sea

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  1. Man, that’s cool dude. Crazy what you can find; in this case 2 years later!

  2. What a beautiful scene Rob. I love the long exposure and desaturation. Love it.

  3. Nice processing Rob, this reminds me of a scene or something you would find in a Harry Potter movie, even though I have never seen those movies, it just strikes me as that kind of moody scene, very cool

  4. That water has an extraordinary ‘flow’ to it. It captures the power and force. Well worth getting it out of the Archive and giving it an airing.

  5. love the processing here Rob, nicely done and glad you shared it!

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