The Three Pronged Attack

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you all know that waterfalls will be making a return to Phogropathy in the coming months. I’m already starting to plan some trips to photograph some new falls and I fully intend to revisit some of the more local falls as well. This was one of my favorite things to do last year and I can’t wait to get back to hiking the trails.

Any falls that you’d really love to see me photograph in the New England area? Leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to put it on the list!

Daily Photo – The Three Pronged Attack

The Three Pronged Attack

This shot was from the same set as this first shot with my D7000. I can’t believe how far I’ve come as a photographer and as a photo editor in that time and can’t wait to go back to not only this location, but visit some new falls as well. I hope it will be a busy and successful season!


  1. David

    This is one of my favorite falls, and I know my falls of the area:) Its small and local but still has a great feel and is usually photogenic. However, I would love to see a really good shot of Harvard Falls up in Franconia Notch. I’ve not managed to get something I really like there due to the sight lines and the exposure.

  2. John Davenport Post author

    Thanks David! Love the set you have here – There are a ton of angles to be had at Trap Falls especially when the water flow is fairly low. It’s big enough to be interesting, but small enough to get really close to which makes for a unique photographing opportunity.

    I’ll definitely be heading back there again sometime this year to try and get some new angles, and of course, see it in a different state as far as water flow goes. Thanks for the comments!

  3. David

    Hi John, I’m curious how you processed this shot. It looks like a HDR, but is it just faked from one long exposure or have you figure out how to combine multiple exposures of a moving subject in some magical way that I would love to know.

  4. John Davenport Post author

    Hi David thanks for the comment! The photograph was actually a +2,0,-2 bracketed set of photos merged into a final HDR image. This was done using Photomatix and fine tuned in Topaz Adjust. While waterfalls and rivers are technically moving subjects, their motion tends to look better as it blurs, and thus isn’t really effected when shooting multiple exposures for HDR purposes.

    If you were trying to capture something else, like a person playing in the water, or an animal in the frame, you’d have to shoot your bracket sets without your subject, then shoot one extra shot with your subject. Then through the power of photoshop you could include your subject from the 4th image in the final HDR image. At least that’s how I’d attempt it.

    Hope this helps – Thanks for stopping in!