I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls around the world but there is something special about Snoqualmie Falls just outside of Seattle that causes me to return again and again. I’ve heard this is the wettest March on record and the volume of water rushing over the edge of these falls seems to confirm that. There are taller falls and wider falls and falls on bigger rivers, but the sheer volume of water racing through a relatively narrow crevice and exploding out from the cliff top impresses me every time I visit.
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I’ve really been slacking off on uploading desktop wallpapers but now I’m back. This month’s image is a waterfall in Moran State Park on Orcas Island here in Washington. If you ever get a chance to visit Moran, the waterfall hike is a must-see. A short trail takes you past four serene cascades that are all worth photographing.
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About the image: This photo was taken on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm lens at 24mm. My exposure time was 4 seconds with an aperture of f22 and an ISO of 100. Lightroom edits included dodging and burning as well as global adjustments and curve enhancements.
This month’s wallpaper and cover photo come from a lake high above the city of Cusco in Peru. Click on the photos to open a full resolution version, then right click and select “save as.”
About the image: This photo was taken on a Canon 40D with a 10-22mm lens at 21mm. My exposure time was 1/250th of a second with an apature of f8.0 and an ISO of 400. I used Lightroom’s graduated filter feature to darken down the sky and add color.
My free monthly wallpaper for July is a shot of sunrise at Machu Picchu in Peru. Click on either image to open a full resolution version.
About the image: This photo was shot on my Canon 40D with my 10-22mm lens at 11mm. I exposed the sensor for 1/60th of a second at f/11 with an ISO of 400. I then imported the photo into Lightroom where I used selective adjustments to compress this high-contrast scene.
Many of my favorite photographers share their work every month in the form of desktop wallpapers. I love this concept and decided to get on the bandwagon. My plan is to post a new wallpaper every month to showcase some of my favorite photos.
I’m not stopping at desktop wallpapers. I’m also including an image specifically formated to be a Facebook cover photo. Feel free to download either or both. Click on the images to open a full resolution image in a new tab.
About the image: This is a photo of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru. To capture this high-contrast scene, three images were shot at dusk using my Canon 40 and 50mm lens at f/11. The exposures were then combined in HDR Pro (A feature of Adobe Photoshop CS6).