Lukas, I think this is a case where I cannot decide if the picture is about the water or the wonderful scenery behind it. There was an interesting article over at the Luminous Landscape Photographing Waterfalls that discusses inclusion and exclusion when photographing them.
I appreciate your take on the image. I do agree that often photography is often about what isn't in the image. I mean, you can't really take a picture w/o excluding something, but I think doing one thing all the time isn't really the right approach. This time I decided on more, but I have other pictures of the waterfalls w/ less.
The color is what drew me initially as well. A great exposure as usual. I see you used a GND. Hard or soft?
Another one from my trip to the Eastern Sierras
Rainbow Falls by Lukas W, on Flickr
Big Laurel Falls in North Carolina. I was hoping there would be more leaves on the trees than on the ground. Sure wish I had a T/S lens for these sloping shots. Maybe I will find something better in the next day or two, but rain is heading our way tonight...
A small cascade on the Middle Prong in the Smoky Mountains.
Two views of Spruce Flats Falls (GSMNP). I cannot decide which I prefer. The first is as much about the leaves and Autumn as it is a picture of the falls. The second is more about the falls.