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.
I don’t think of maples being in redwood forests. But they are, in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park in northern Humboldt County, CA. I was so taken with these maples that I walked right by a notable redwood, the Corkscrew Tree.
Roots of large toppled redwood.
This is a recently reworked image from five years ago. Earlier this year, I decided to go back to the grove and reshoot it. Couldn’t find it.
Six or seven foot diameter redwood near the south fork of the Smith River in Del Norte county.