A Finished Balancing Stone Image

Below is a final finished image of the single balancing stone from the stream bed in South Fork of Cave Creek Canyon.  As with all the other photography, the camera was a Canon SX110 digital IS. The original image was processed by reducing the input light level (across all colors) by about 10%, increasing contrast by about 10%, and adding a tilt shift effect.  The composition uses the sunlight reflected off the steam to highlight the balancing stone increasing apparent depth.  Click on the photograph to enlarge.

Balancing Stone in South Fork of Cave Creek Canyon.


  1. This is the best picture I have seen in a very long time you did a amazing job with it!

  2. Thank you, but with the scenery in south fork it is hard not to take a good photograph.