I don't know about you, but when I first saw this incredible image by Tom Anderson, my jaw hit the floor.
I mean, WOW.
I've made it known many-a-time that I want to go to Iceland, and this shot only strengthens my resolve to make that happen.
For me, it's not just about the waterfall though.
The way Tom captured the fading light of the day is especially eye-catching.
I like the interplay between the coldness and darkness of the foreground and the warmth and brightness of the background.
What's more, I think it's interesting how the water in the foreground has visible motion effects from a long exposure, yet the clouds don't seem to be impacted at all.
It's just a breathtaking image and one that I will think about when I finally make my way to that photographer's paradise known as Iceland.
But there's more...
Since this is our Plotagraph of the Week, get ready to pick your jaw up off the floor so it can fall right back down once you see the Plotagraph version of this shot:
Good grief! Just when you think it can't get any better, Tom and the Plotagraph team create something truly mind-blowing.
The great thing about this image is that the movement is occurring in two different areas - the water and the clouds.
And despite that there's a lot of movement, it isn't overwhelming. It doesn't seem like a cutesy trick, either, but something that truly adds value to the shot.
You can bet that when I finally get to Iceland, I'll be taking my laptop along so I can login to Plotagraph and make something truly epic, just like Tom has done here!
Plotagraph is a cloud-based platform that allows you to add looping content to a still image that gives it the subtle motion effects seen above. In short, it’s photography re-imagined.
Upload a photo to Plotagraph, use the program to add layers, feather edges, crop the image, and tackle other advanced editing techniques, and the result will be something that's sure to blow people away.
Even the most incredible still images take on a whole new life with the addition of Plotagraph effects.
And the best part? Plotagraph isn't just fancy software. It's a complete online community where you can learn more about making Plotagraphs, interact with other photographers using the platform, and learn new tricks with detailed tutorials. It's simple to use too!