Venerable Redwood Rootball

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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.

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Maple Canopy in a Redwood Forest

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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.