DanceofTrees_BrianMatiash

The Dance of Trees

This past Friday afternoon, my colleague and friend, Dan Harlacher, and I took off for Silver Falls in Oregon. The weather was uncharacteristically beautiful and we decided to capitalize on living in such a gorgeous state. Aside from the falls themselves, the surrounding forest was absolutely gorgeous. As the sun began to set, a beautiful fog began to set, adding a dramatic depth to this image. Furthermore, the low sun backlit the green moss beautifully, helping to sculpt the many shapes of these trees.

I was particularly fond of this image because of the tree in the lower center portion of the frame. I love the way it is bent backwards with branches stretching up, like it is in the middle of some tribal dance.

Sometimes, it’s not what we see with our eyes but rather, it’s what we see with our mind’s eye.

In terms of processing
All touches ups and stylization were done in Lightroom 4.3. I actually started out by applying one of Nicole S. Young‘s Cross Process LR Presets and then refined to taste using the various tools in the Develop Module.

  • https://plus.google.com/106020745084647886919 Amy Heiden

    Love how you framed the water at the very bottom of the frame. The fog is fantastic and the colors have such a beautiful natural gradient.

  • https://plus.google.com/107219997224035669591 Tomas Fredriksson

    Amazing

  • https://plus.google.com/117067464850412843596 Akrum Sayeed

    i dnt now but i think it looks some how creepy to me

  • https://plus.google.com/104279154438738017175 Christopher Franklin

    This is an amazing shot!

  • https://plus.google.com/113463246754825544300 Aaron Lamb

    Fantastic!!!

  • https://plus.google.com/116987072445249843473 loiva wagner

    jackie chan você é muito legal eu gosto muito de você  até em desenho  você é legal beijoss amigo

  • https://plus.google.com/104331192443298411994 Miroslav PAVLÍK

    And Hobbits?! ;-)

  • https://plus.google.com/112617127041903537004 Michael Riffle

    Great atmosphere.

  • https://plus.google.com/106229339791860940893 Melissa Letson

    I love the mood of this. Very LOTR. :)

  • https://plus.google.com/102122497542030832557 Jayesh Patel

    really nice

  • https://plus.google.com/112838980645565435356 Mike Ripley

    Great pic

  • https://plus.google.com/116782566375483803076 John Lavoie

    +Brian Matiash The moss just 'POPs' .. I'm really like'n THAT.

    Good this those +Nicole S. Young presets are so conveniently available to you.  :)

  • https://plus.google.com/108705174211639807508 Brian Matiash

    +John Lavoie Membership has its privileges. :)

  • https://plus.google.com/115748103713577441851 Vanna Pintus

    meraviglioso!!!!!!!

  • https://plus.google.com/109206168086911987478 Susan LaDuke

    This wonderfully earthy image evokes thoughts of fantasy and magic. I can see the leprechauns hiding behind……….

  • https://plus.google.com/100903669150221088867 Victoria Robin

    Lovely