Cedar Creek Grist Mill

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:02+00:00 November 1st, 2012|41 Comments

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens
30 sec at f/16, ISO 200 w/ 6-Stop ND filter to blur water
Processed in Lightroom 4 and +onOne Software‘ Perfect Effects 4
For location info see the image over at 500px.com

There’s nothing like photographing beautiful, idyllic scenes with golden autumn leaves surrounding you … especially when it’s raining, giving everything a bit of extra shine and color.

This is one of my images from a quick trip this past weekend with +Brian Matiash, +Jeffrey Yen & +Brian Bonham (check their streams for photos from the same adventure). I know I’ll be back here down the road … I wonder what it looks like covered in snow? :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. Chris Nanoski October 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm - Reply


  2. Amelia Wood October 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Lover's weekend get-away!

  3. Charlie Dora Lopez October 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Live over here is like living in a paradise!!!! So nice.

  4. Yvonne Burgess October 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    this is a touched-up photo, right?
    Too beautiful perfect, great picture!

  5. Nicole S. Young October 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    +Yvonne Burgess I processed it from the original, if that's what you're asking. None of my photos are "straight out of camera".

  6. Chris Lazzery October 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    This is great +Nicole S. Young. Nice work including the foreground leaves coming from the top of the frame; adds some great depth.

  7. Vince Terrazas October 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Wow, great capture.

  8. Yvonne Burgess October 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Yep, that's what I was asking. You're helping Mother Nature very well, I'd say. Lovely work.

  9. Karen Hutton October 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    GLORIOUS +Nicole S. Young!!
    Man, I say it like a brokem record… i need to get up there!!

  10. Mark Imhof October 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Very very nice +Nicole S. Young, Thank you!

  11. علي السعيدي October 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    جميل جدا

  12. julian marañon garcia-gango October 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Quien pudiera pescar Truchas ahí!!!

  13. 何鹏程 October 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply


  14. Judy Salazar October 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply


  15. 何鹏程 October 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I like.Very nice.

  16. Jeremy Hodges October 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young (this in no way is meant as criticism, purely asking for my own education) What is the advantage of using ISO 200 for .7 sec as apposed to ISO 100 for 1.4 sec? I know the difference in image quality from ISO 200 -> 100 is very slight, just curious. Thanks for sharing that shot, absolutely stunning!

  17. David Fraser October 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Beautiful color and exposure.

  18. steve miller October 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply


  19. Jocelyne Deneau October 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    What an amazing photo !  It's outstanding !

  20. Andreas Kaspar October 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Phantastic capture.Wow.

  21. Brian Bonham October 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shot!

  22. 何鹏程 October 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    To see your photos, I'm like, I'm worship, my English is not good don't laugh at me with my camera is nikonD5100 can reflect feel

  23. Kathi Bonham October 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Nice!  It's interesting to see how different your shot is to +Brian Bonham's.

  24. Geoff Dobbs October 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Wow amazing autumn shot

  25. Nicole S. Young October 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    +Kathi Bonham That's one thing that's cool about going out with other photogs; it's the same scene, but we see everything differently and almost always end up with different images. :)

  26. j prajapati October 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply


  27. Long Nguyen Duc October 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Đây nữa có faj thật ko?

  28. Eric JP October 30, 2012 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful image Nicole!!! I had a similar experience in the rain with some waterfalls earlier this month. The weather really brought the colors and made for such a rich autumn scene.

  29. Ely Velasquez October 30, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Bella foto!!

  30. Shaun Lombard October 30, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Oh yes, this is great. :)

  31. Michael Nolen October 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Very nicely done!

    well, since the foliage is deciduous, a winter image would probably be a tad stark, which would be awesome for a monochrome shot. Provided, of course, the leaves fall and it snows and you get to show up and shoot it. Rainforest area? I know it's not the Banff area.

  32. David Gray October 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Like the way that the one branch in the foreground conveys fall while the rest of the photograph could be summer.

  33. Mike Byers October 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. Just added this to my must visit list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. saurabh chandel November 1, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    beautiful photo

  35. Musoke Brian November 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    beautiful site view***

  36. christopher steven b. photography November 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    @jeremy: pure speculation, but it could be (1) a wish for a slightly less clean image (2) keeping some more detail in the blur of moving water rather than have it go totally smoothed. Aha. Or it’s just random.

    Nice work, Nicole.

  37. Nicole S. Young November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    +Jeremy Hodges I usually keep my ISO at 100, but probably bumped it up because I wanted some blur in the water but didn't want to keep it open as long as it would with 100 because there were people walking on the overpass and moving the bridge every so often. Also, in looking at that it was a 30 second exposure (I wrote it off of the wrong layer in my image … comped in the front leaves from a separate exposure so they weren't blurry).

  38. Randall Wall November 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I love this one!

  39. Ajay Raghav November 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    nice pic

  40. 김영단 November 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply


  41. J.S Bang November 12, 2012 at 4:43 am - Reply

    The best picture

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