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Enchanted Forest III

Enchanted Forest III - The forest that weeps

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So this is one of the most transformative edits I've done. I was a little worried about how far I went with it, since I consider myself a photographer first and photoshop artist second, and this is definitely NOT how it looked to be there. That being said, I've never claimed to be a documentarian!

 

Back to the previous point, a huge part of why I love digital photography is being able (or at least trying to) to realize the vision I have for a scene while I'm there shooting, combined with inspiration after the fact. For example, the morning I shot this it was a very dreary, overcast, typical Oregon winter day. It was a nice scene, but made for a somewhat dreary image. I've also been listening to a lot of Wintersun recently especially their latest album, The Forest Seasons (If you like epic melodic metal, definitely check them out!). Anyways, I was inspired by both the music and the album art and tried to create an image with that high fantasy feeling to it. Hope you enjoy it!

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Pentax K1 - 15-30 f/2.8 @ f/11, 1/4 second

3 shots blended for focus and water movement

Manfrotto 055MF4 Tripod, RRS BH-30 Ball Head

Edited in Lightroom + Photoshop w/ TKActions V6

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Uploaded on January 22, 2019