Rough & Ready Creek, Oregon

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My last photo shoot of 2016 was at one of my favorite places, Rough and Ready Creek near Cave Junction, Oregon.   Pam Cone and I took a day trip up there a couple of days ago.  I’d been talking about it for years.   The temperature was a couple degrees above freezing.  We were prepared and didn’t feel it.   The day before, where I’m standing was under water.  Great timing!   There is high fog in this picture and the mountains in the background are obscured.

Happy New Year!

Turquoise Tree Frog in Rose

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This was a photograph of a green tree frog in a rose in my front yard that I converted to B&W.   I then colored it with only three colors using the new glazing brushes in Corel Painter 2017.   Turquoise had really been on my mind this morning, hence the choice of color.  The overall image was a little flat so I added the luminosity and saturation of the original photograph to complete the transformation.

Venerated 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.