Minnehaha in Autumn

Minnehaha Falls-Toby Gant_DSC0646_2013

The colors of autumn have been in full effect across northern Georgia this week. I set out on an adventure to capture some images at some of my favorite locations. I look forward to sharing some of my favorites in the next few weeks.

This image was captured using my 24-75mm f/2.8, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer (CPL). Thanks as always for stopping by.

16 thoughts on “Minnehaha in Autumn

  1. Hey Toby, just found your blog and love the photos. Might I suggest though that you tone it down a bit with the really distracting watermark? It’s way too much. Advanced Photoshop users will be able to remove even your most complex watermark in a matter of seconds. Example: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41188813/minnehaha-falls-toby-gant_dsc0646_2013.jpg

    This is extremely rough and took a matter of seconds. Given enough time I could do this much more accurately and with literally any watermark, even if you think it seems impossible.

    I would suggest simply putting your domain name in small white letters in the bottom corner of the image, or at least making your logo white, less thick, and more transparent. That way good people can find you and your fans can enjoy your work even more.

    Sorry to bother you, I hope this information is helpful. Feel free to remove this comment after you see it. I will remove the image with the watermark removed soon.

    Keep up the good work!

    • No bother at all. Thanks for stopping by. I understand that watermarks can be easily removed. With the volume of my images that have been used without my permission, I am forced to watermark my originals. (Obviously, I do not post full size or full resolution images.) But, when I am forced into legal action. It helps if I am able to show that the entity went out of their way to remove the watermark from my intellectual property. I hate watermarks as much as the next guy. I love your blog by the way.

      • Thanks Toby. Sorry to hear that you’ve had such a problem with image thieves, that’s a shame. Not that hard to give photographers a little credit and compensation.

        Lucky for us graphic designers our work is basically one giant watermark from the very beginning. 🙂

        Best of luck!

        Best of luck Toby!

      • Beautiful! There’s still quite a bit of green there, I see.

        I grew up about 10 miles from the Minnesota one. When I saw your title, I wondered what on Earth a Georgian was doing in Minnesota in November! Later in the winter, say January or February, it sometimes freezes and you can get awesome photos – especially from behind it.

      • Now a frozen waterfall just sounds exciting. I may have bundle up and attempt to survive up there for just a few days just to attempt it.

  2. This is a nicely composed photo, and the water looks great. I live near Minnehaha Creek (and Falls) in Minneapolis, MN. I didn’t know there were Minnehaha-named areas in Georgia until I saw this. I see other commenters have pointed that out, too.

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