10 Oct 11. Our Saturday trip to Mt Rainier not being exactly what I had hoped for, and not yet having time to make it back up there, although headed to Mt Baker for a 3 day shoot this coming weekend, I decided to take it into my own hands and bring Autumn to me. So beginning with a 5 shot sequence of Sunbeam Creek, I combined the images and tone-mapped them to give me a basic HDR image. That was then brought into an editing program for touch up and played with until I liked the final composition. Then I decided to play god and began to carefully and selectively grab the plants that should have been red and turned them into red from the actual green that was present when I made the shots. A few manipulations of the brightness and hue type and I had pretty much what I had wanted to get originally. The original shots having been taken in some very overcast weather (raining) resulted in an entire blue shift to the colors, so that had to be adjusted first in order to get the water looking somewhat white; the cottony look being achieved by two different and simultaneous processes; slow shutter speeds to soften the water and the joining of several different "pieces" of water, meaning the water looked different in each of the five combined exposures. If you are trying for this soft look in your waterfall shots and the lighting is too bright to be able to use really slow shutter speeds (1sec - 1/20 sec) you can achieve the same thing by combining several shots and simply masking out all but the water in everything save for one image. The overlapping layer of water will give you the silky look. ISO 500; 1/4 sec (middle of 5) @ f / 18.