For those of little faith in what Photoshop can do...I present the evidence.
Image 1 is the RAW image unadjusted. All the information to make image 2 was there
I just had to look for it.
What was required was selective masking on multiple layers.
Blending, levels, curves, photo filter, and selective highlights
were all done on about 7 layers each with its own mask to contribute to the final image
I just started shooting water falls 2 weeks ago. I knew absolutely NOTHING
about how to go about doing it. Here are some pointers I'll pass on.
Always shoot on a dull bright to medium bright overcast or cloudy day.
You can only control the brightness with the time of day. If it's too bright (not good)
then wait a little longer in the day to shoot.
Be careful not to over expose the white foam, and get blown highlights. I have yet to
discover a way to control this with any pin point accuracy.
Bracket your shots, and of course a good tripod is essemtial.
Remember the rule of thirds. I can't over emphasize this point enough. Framing your
shot is the key to getting a pleasing soothing feel for the eye to drink in.
If I can't get the viewer to think "Gee, I wish I was there in this place right now" then my image has not been sucessful
L, 180mm L macro, 24-104mm L, 70-200mm L, 50mm 1.2...