Glen Falls Continued (7 IMAGES)

The first SIX photos are from the day the sun was playing tag with the clouds when I was at Glen Falls, so there are some images where the highlights I know are overexposed. I have done my best to tone everything down, to get everything looking as I saw it. My knowledge of working with Adobe PS has a long ways to go yet. I am still very much in the learning process with this editing program.

The very last photo (7th one) is one of those that I took of Glen Falls on the 29th of July. This photograph is totally different in nature due to the abundance of rain we have had lately. Due to the mist, heavy cloud cover, and water against water for contrast, I really worked with PS to bring out this image as best as I could. I saw it happen in my viewfinder the exact moment my finger hit the shutter, which elicited a huge WOW from me! I am still very much on a learning curve with these waterfalls, and I ask myself in a similar situtation in future days, do I shoot deliberately to overexpose the image? Next time, and yes there will be a next time, I shall experiment with exposure to see if I can answer my own question.

Anyways …. It just goes to show you, how many “faces” a Woman has, and how powerful that Woman is. When you really SEE how different Glen Falls looks from one day compared to another, when I actually begin the images in that series of waterfalls that I took on the 29th, I think you will be amazed. I was!

Sit back and enjoy! Thank you so much for viewing my work! (((HUGS))) Amy

Glen Falls First Visit:

07 20 14_937107 20 14_929907 20 14_930407 20 14_931607 20 14_932207 20 14_9350And this last image is a photo of Glen Falls on the 29th of July:

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117 thoughts on “Glen Falls Continued (7 IMAGES)

    1. Thank YOU, Lorrie! May your weekend be wonderful! I plan on taking the weekend off from here. Not sure what I will do, but do something I shall. (smile) Love, Amy

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    1. May you have a wonderful weekend as well, Tiny. I am taking time off from WP to give to myself. I am thrilled you enjoyed my post! Thank you. Love, Amy

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Just imagine how I FELT in the person when photographing these. There are no words. Honestly. Just FEELING. May these Waters Bless your life, my friend, as they have mine! Love, Amy

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  1. Those look wonderful Amy! What version of Photo Shop are you using? I took an Adobe class a few years back when I was in college. Of course now with the newer programs what I learned on is outdated, lol.

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    1. Truthfully I chose an older version of PS (Elements) because of the reviews it got. I use version SIX and I have TONS more to learn. I don’t have Lighthouse or CC or whatever it is called. I am very happy with Adobe PS ELEMENTS version 6. Hubs wants me to try another version, but I am not too keen to. I only have ONE brain, ya know what I mean? Hehehehehehe (((HUGS)) my friend!! Love, Amy

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      1. That’s way beyond what I learned on, lol. I still have PS CS3 on my computer, but I know they have much more advanced versions out. Have you ever watched the Photo Shop makeovers on youtube? It’s crazy!!! And yeah I totally know what you mean. πŸ˜† *Hugs*
        Michelle

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      2. Me watch youtube? LOL And where, pray tell, would I have time for that? Tee hee ….. No, I just learn from my books and just saying ….hmmm…. I wonder what this function does. Tee hee …… (((HUGS))) and giggles, Amy

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      3. πŸ˜† I know it! I’m always on a time crunch! There are some very useful tutorials you can find online. Great for instruction. πŸ™‚ BUT if you have a minute, look at what photo shop does with the modeling industry.

        So crazy! *Hugs*
        Michelle

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      4. I saw, Michelle!! That IS crazy! OMGOSH! And then you have these young girls trying to look like the IMPOSSIBLE. Sick. Just sick. Heaven help us who have cellulite! LOL

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      5. I know! And we are bombarded with this stuff every single day! Leads to eating disorders, hits to our self-esteem and self-worth, and depression. They don’t make it clear that to achieve that look you have to have photo shop. It’s just implied that it’s “natural” to look like that. πŸ™„

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      6. This is why it is so important to understand when you see a model, she is not even real. How nuts to want to be a size 0. I shake my head in wonder, for in growing up, I never even heard of a size 0 … it did not exist. A size 2? Really? The sickness in this world generated by the media is scary. Some of what I see on some of the blogs scares me, for it is open to the public and YOUNG kids can view extremely adult content which is not healthy in the least. It just boggles the mind. The young are so impressionable, for they have yet to form a solid idea of who they are. Michelle, even with me, due to the circumstances of my beginnings, it took years and years to find out who I am. And some days I still struggle with that identity. You just keep your head on straight and know that just as YOU are, you are perfect. OK? (((HUGS))) Amy

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      7. It is scary! I even have these moments where they literally impact my choices. And then in those moments I don’t feel perfect at all. Like I’m constantly feeling as if I’m having to compare myself to something it can’t physically achieve. Thank you so much for your heartfelt words Amy, they truly mean so much! πŸ’–
        Michelle

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      8. OH, Honey, you are welcome. Don’t let the lies and the illusions beat you down, and just LOVE you for yourself. And what really matters … even though this world does not say this nor believe this … what really matters is what is in your HEART. That is where True Beauty lies. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Thank you, Kathy!!! I at times just did sit back and merged with these Waters. It was so easy to slip into an altered state, just so mellow, flowing as One with the falls. May they Bless your life as they have mine, Kathy. I started my “journey” for Niagara Falls yesterday, beginning with a park where the River begins to pick up speed. I have SO many posts I want to do, it just isn’t possible to do them all. Perhaps I am getting the shelves stocked when the winter winds come howling in. Perhaps. (smile) Love, Amy

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      1. And boy do I ever have them to show you. I like this spreading them out … I could just fall into one of the photos I showed today and let my soul just sigh …. (smile) xx

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    1. Forth and sixth? Hmmmm….. now I must go back to see. I THINK I know which ones you speak of. Thank you, Sreejith, for your support of my work!!! Love, Amy

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  2. These are beautiful. For what it’s worth, I understand the struggle to move from a good picture to the image you saw, the image you wanted to capture. I am enjoying these photos very much.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I am doing my honest to goodness best to bring here to Petals what I saw. Some of these photos came out dark due to clouds, mist and water on water for contrast so I had to fiddle around with editing to bring into reality to show you what I saw. More are coming next week!!!! Again, thank you SO much for your comment. Love, Amy

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    1. OH!!! I am SO glad my photos gave you and your Lady pleasure. More are coming!! I have SO many in fact, I feel overwhelmed how to present them all. I will continue with Glen Falls …. at least two more posts with just them. Have a great weekend!!! Love, Amy

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  3. Spirit forms in the mist
    tumbling and rolling and
    splashing in fashion

    Gushing whilst blushing
    patience thrown to the wind
    forcefully maneuvering Her will

    Chasing mirrored reflections
    passed present and future moments
    time moves as one wetness

    Touching all — despising none
    tranquil in Her going forth
    blissfully, she smooths Herself

    Soothing all who eye Her beauty

    — Uncle Tree

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    1. I am speechless. Please, Uncle Tree, put this on your site using the image (s) that spoke to you to bring forth such powerful words. You need to share this. It does no one any good sitting in my comment section. You brought me to my knees with this one. Oh wow! Oh wow! Love, LadyP

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      1. That was a quick practice run, sweet sister.
        I’m glad you like the idea. Yes! πŸ™‚ I hope you’re okay.
        “Amy, what you gonna do?” Stand up and smile.
        I love your pictures of these superbly magnificent “falls”.

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      2. I stand up and SMILE and take a bow! I am duly honored, bro of mine, to know what is coming. Yes, I too know this tune, and it was for many a year my fav. I keep asking myself that question …. tee hee …. still not too sure, yet this Heart of mine be tugging and I be following. The Chase is on. LOL (((HUGS))) sis

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      3. I’ve got a draft made, and I’ve seen the preview. WHOA!!!
        For goodness’s sake, I hope you like the way it turns out.
        The pics, tho full size, look a little smaller, but still bold.
        Intelligent folk know to click to enlarge anywhoo. Right?

        I will give you BIG kudos and leave link trails, as is proper.
        You live in New York State? Just wondering, for my sake.
        My son turns 16 tomorrow. πŸ™‚ Have a somewhat busy weekend.
        Let’s aim for August 10. I’ll post around 5 a.m. CST
        P.S. My inner divine editor needs to sleep on it awhile. πŸ˜‰
        My honor, my pleasure. So happy to feature your artistic eye for the marvelous.
        A title (Other than that song) will come to me eventually. HUGZ! ❀

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      4. Yes I live in NY State. WNY. Happy? I am thrilled what you are doing! The words you left here have ME SHAKING, Uncle Tree, for real. Powerful! I have been feeling, sensing, knowing, BIRTH while at Glen Falls. How the Waters burst forth … I’ve been drawn to water this summer as never before. Something is up. And it is good!!!

        Oh yes, do spend time with your son! And I will make sure I look around the 10th for this special post. You are about to make history! You are about to shake the foundation of this 3D world to bring forth the Birth of the Divine Feminine. How am I ever going to sleep tonight with the affect your Words have had on my soul? I’m still shaking, going in and out of Bliss. I’m intoxicated! Been that way on and off since working with Glen Falls. WHOA! BABY! I think I need a tree to hug NOW. I’m flying too high, need to ground. xx sis

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  4. Great photo set!!
    I like the 2nd 4th and 6th photos.
    These photos are intended properly.
    State of the flow of water is very good.
    Thank you for the amazing photos.

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    1. You are the second person who liked number 4 and 6. What do you mean by “intended properly”? I do not understand what you say. I had a lot of trouble with highlights and dark photos with some of these images due to the sun and due to mist and low hanging clouds. So, not those are not perfectly as I saw them. Is that what you mean? These waterfalls can be tricky. I again thank you for your compliment. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. In particular, I felt, about the 6 th and 4th, were “intended properly”.
        Shooting these, do not was difficult more?
        There are steps of rock more than the other photos, the water bouncing each time, it has become a photograph that is very dynamic. (I think maybe, the other photos, line of water is long.)
        It is supported at the correct exposure and part of overexposed slightly. I think this is great.
        I don’t know whether this was intended or not really. But the photograph of the two has a very good representation. πŸ™‚
        —Chun

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      2. Wow, thank you, Chun. I am still very much learning how to capture these waterfalls correctly. Some images yes, I got it. Others no. It is particularily difficult when it is very cloudy and the waters are dark. If I overexpose too much the leaves white out. Too much of anything does not make it look natural. I’m learning. Hope to improve as I go along. Thank you SO much for your input. It meant a lot to me. Love, Amy

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      3. You are welcome.
        You took photos of the waterfall over and over.
        It is that it is very likable.
        Doing repeatedly to look for the best way, will be very good experience.
        Bless you !!: D
        —Chun

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      4. And that is what I am gaining, Chun ….. experience. And also presenting to you and so many others, beautiful photos of Mother. Have a great weekend, my friend. Love, Amy

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    1. You are the third who likes the sixth! I actually had YOU in mind when I edited this one. I remember what you said about the formation of the rocks and how you liked them. I have a few more of these, so next week, you will see them! Have a great weekend, YellowCable! Love, Amy

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    1. I pray that these Powerful Waters touched you as deeply as they did me. They are Full of Potential, giving Birth to Dreams and New. Bless you and have a wonderful weekend! Love, Amy

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    1. Thank you, Lor. More are coming. I have yet to show all from Glen Falls, and I think I have at least 4 other falls to show yet as well. I’ve been seriously busy shooting photos. Just wow!!!! Love, Amy

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    1. I’m learning by reading a book and doing it. I’m still not where I wish to be, so there is a lot of room for improvement, which makes photography so exciting. There is, in my opinion, always room to grow. Love, Amy

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      1. I have a book too. I’ve gotten better, and yes you can only grow and grow, which I love! What kind of camera do you have if you don’t mind me asking?

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      2. I work with a Canon 50D. I LOVE this camera. And as you can see, it takes phenomenal shots. I don’t think you can buy one anymore, though from Canon. You might be able to through other dealers. I don’t know. xx Amy

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      3. I have a cannon 70d I heard the 50d is amazing. I’m using a kit lens though. But I really like the 70d.

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      4. My next camera will be the 6D. But, the one I have now, taken care of properly, will last me for a long time. The 70D is a great camera too! Use that kit lens, get used to them, and when you do upgrade, you will be SO grateful and SO good! I have honestly learned, that it is the person using the camera, with kit lenses or with more expensive lenses, that makes all the difference. I really have learned A LOT through the years I have been photographing and still learning. Most of my time photographing I have used kit lenses, and it is only recently I have invested in the more expensive ones. Yes, I see a difference, BUT, I actually got to a point I could barely see the difference between kit lens and expensive lens. I wish you all the best, really. Just keep shooting. Challenge yourself. Experiment. You see something that pulls your eye, stop and wonder about it. What angle will that look best? What about background? Can you tell I get excited about photography??? You go!!! And keep going!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      5. Yes I can! I feel the same, but some recent circumstances has held me back for a while, but I’m ready to start up again thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement! ❀

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      6. Oh, Sweetie, do NOT let Life stop you from your Passion. There have been days my Life has been SO difficult and picking up my camera was really the last thing I wanted to do. But I did. And to be honest with you, what I photographed was some of my best work. It seemed as if Mother Herself reached out to me, saw my hurt, and through Her Creation, put salve on my pain. You go, and do what YOUR Heart is calling you to do. Never mind what the world says or what anyone else for that matter says. I am strong on this, believe me, for I have had resistance and I have almost given up on my Passion due to that resistance. I keep saying NOTHING is going to stop me. As with YOU! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      7. πŸ™‚ thank you very much! I take a few photos everyday but yes I desire to be wrapped up in it always. I will make it happen again big hugs from Hawaii (((((H))))

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      8. YES!!!! Only YOU can make it happen! Get that passion back for it is yours! I am doing the Happy Dance for you, my friend, from Hawaii! Love, Amy

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  5. These are all spectacular, Amy! And that last one is incredible, so misty I can almost feel the spray. I adore waterfalls and the ions they share, helping uplift hearts and energies far around.
    Now you’ve done the same with these delightful images. And that you’re still learning PS is exciting too, since these are already wonderful. Just think of what else you’ll do and discover next? Yay! Big loving hugs of gratitude, Gina

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    1. These very ions are lifting the vibrations of dense 3D ever higher. I’ve been called to Sacred Waters bringing to many, the Gift of Life. I am not the one who does this, NO. It is Source and Mother who bring this Gift not only to me, but to all on earth. And yes, it is exciting as I experiment with PS. So much to learn yet. I will probably do most of my studying when the colder months get here. Now, I am SO busy actually taking photos. Love you! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  6. Wow is a perfect exclamation to use ~ these are some really beautiful shots. It is difficult finding which ones I like best, and then I realized that they differ so much that it would be impossible to make a decision. However, I do think #1, #2 and #4 together create a great, complete story of the mood and place. Beautiful work Amy, so well done!

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    1. Dalo, your words humble me. Thank you. These Falls had me capture them not once, but twice. They speak of such Great Strength, yet Fragility at the same time. These Waters are teaching me how to shoot correctly and with the sun playing tag with clouds, some shots I groaned out loud, for as the shutter was depressed, out came the sun. I have many more of these coming your way, one post per week, I would think. Bless you for both your visit here at Petals and for taking the time to write what you did. YOU encouraged me. My goal for this summer/fall is Niagara Falls, American, Canadian, and Gorge. And in between my flowers and whatever else comes my way. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  7. Grand waterfalls! I haven’t seen any waterfall photo this grand!
    Your recent posts have not shown to my reader πŸ˜• That’s why I’m late on reading your post.

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    1. OH! This could be the reason why you followed me (again). Tee hee …… WP. What can I say???? I’m SO glad I will showing up in your reader again! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  8. WOW! That last image also took me aback, like you mentioned!! It looks so different- and so beautiful. I love the “thick” feeling of the water- thanks for sharing, as always Amy, you have such amazing skills! hugs!

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    1. Oh, Melissa, thank YOU so much. I have one more post to do on my first trip to Glen Falls which should be up this week. I say should …. I do not know from one day to the next what is coming lately. Whew!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. I actually have at least one more post coming, Johann. I’ve been SO involved in gardens and fall cleaning on top of that ….. it is a miracle I am getting the posts out that I am. The falls are a lot of work to edit due to a dirty sensor and hundreds of black specks all across each photo that I have to individually take out. I have had my sensor cleaned since then … and what a JOY it is NOT to have to take black spots out of a photo. (((HUGS))) Amy

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