Reflections on the Cacapon

This is another image taken while I was in West Virginia a few weeks back. I had to park my car and stand on the side of a bridge to get it with cars whizzing past me at a high rate of speed. Nothing says photographic fun when getting hit with a blast of air from a car moving at a high rate of speed!

This is the Cacapon River which runs through West Virginia. Don’t ask me from where and to because I have no idea. If you are dying to visit to recreate the photo it was shot in Wardensville, WV. This also happens to be a notorious speed trap town so I do highly recommend doing the posted speed limit. If it says 25 and you are doing 26 and with out of state license plates prepare for a ticket. You have been duly warned.

Post processing this was interesting. I didn’t go nuts with masks (much). I just knew I wanted the sky to have some details and to bring out the trees and the reflections in the water. So I started to play with various presets in Intensify CK until I got what I was looking for and then masked in bits here and there. I did have to dodge and burn the reflections to get them to where I was happy. Once I did I called it done!

Enjoy.

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  1. The Cacapon River is located in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle region. The river is first seen in Wardensville, WV and meanders along Rt. 259. Some parts are wide and others narrow. The Cacapon is feed by Lost River and North River. Lost River goes under the mountain and out the other side to help form the Cacapon River. The rivers are small in these areas but are known for the great trout one can catch in the Spring through Fall. I have enjoyed your photo and kept a copy.