That tree trunk is a fern. It’s about 100 years old and 30 or 40 feet tall. The reason that I’m only showing the bottom couple of feet of it is that as a two year old this is about all of it that I looked at. The green stuff was much more interesting.
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While getting things ready for my 70th birthday, I futzed around with this. Holy crap, can I really be this old. Honestly, during the Cold War I never thought I’d make it out of my 30’s. Birthday is in a few days.
I’ve been working on this technique for several months. It’s a combination of Lightroom for getting the photograph tuned, Corel Painter to fashion the image, and Photoshop to fine tune the final image. I’m really excited how well this turned out. All the planets must have been aligned just the right way. Click image for larger view.