December 26, 2007

Feathered Branches

Original photograph by Jeff Englund

This image began as a photo taken on the Cape Horn Loop Trail in the Columbia River Gorge.

The trees and the light in this image suggested such amazing personality. I worked with the photo, one iteration leading me to another, until I finally settled on this unusual treatment to convey the wonder inspired by this image.

This scene is resplendent with seasonal color and suggests the inspiring attributes of a hike through a rich landscape on a beautiful autumn day. The woods are astonishing in their rich detail, the depth of line, of shadow and shade, and the way the light plays with each element from any particular viewpoint.

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