December 21, 2007

Tree Art

This is another image from the garden of The Inn of the White Salmon.

This garden face was found on a tree near one of the doors to the back garden. I liked the face and the way it brought out the beauty and texture of the bark on the tree. I also liked the way it seemed in be in keeping with the antique charm of the Inn.

While working with the photo, as I enhanced the detail and color of the tree's bark, the face seemed to both contrast with and yet blend into the scene even more. The shadow and highlight of the garden sculpture seem to echo the character of the bark in an interesting and sympathetic way.

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