On Visually and Mentally Preparing For What’s To Come

By |2012-07-22T10:17:40+00:00Jul 22nd, 2012|

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending the day with one of my favorite Portlanders, +Jeffrey Yen, as we toured my sister, +greta matiash, around Portland during the summer. We hit up the famous Saturday Market and then made our way out to the Columbia River Gorge.

As we were driving around the scenic byway, Jeff and I started rambling about our grand plans to visit the gorge on some early weekday morning during late Autumn, when people are at work and the weather is more un-nice. During these times, the fog envelops the area and the moisture gives the foliage and the roads a gorgeous, moody glow.

To begin prepping myself for this grand shoot, I started going back through shots taken earlier this year at the Gorge. I have so many shots of fog-encased trees and roads and it just gets me so amped for the summer end. It is my firm belief that the Gorge is most beautiful when it is blanketed with this sort of weather.

In terms of processing
I added some Vecchio and a tiny amount of Green Enhancer here. I also masked in some Tonal Contrast on the visible trees to give them more texture. Finally, a kiss of – you guessed it – Deep Forest Glow.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.1.

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  1. Ajinkya kulkarni July 22, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    nice click..

  2. Kre?imir Tiganj July 22, 2012 at 10:08 am - Reply

    nice picture +Brian Matiash

  3. Doug Evenson July 22, 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

    One of my favorite places. Nicely done.

  4. Lars Gustafson July 22, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Fog in the Gorge IS AWESOME!
    I love the suggestion of form vs showing the entire object.

  5. Brian Byrne July 22, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply


  6. Ravi Sharma July 22, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    awesome shot

  7. inuyashaluv kagome July 22, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    nice i like the green

  8. Valentine Burda July 22, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    …and the mist!

  9. Eli Ashtiani July 22, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply


  10. Aamir Ilyas July 22, 2012 at 11:12 am - Reply

    very dreamy

  11. Shelly Gunderson July 22, 2012 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Lovely and dreamy.

  12. Bryan Grohman July 22, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash My wife and I will be visiting Portland for the first time in August. Since we won't be as lucky as your sister and won't have a guide, can you suggest a few must-see places for us? Thanks!

  13. Jlynn Vallecorsa July 22, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply


  14. Steve Kalman July 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    +Bryan Grohman The Photograph America newsletter is a terrific resource for these kinds of questions. Here's a link to the index page:


    You can subscribe or buy individual issues. The author does a great job of telling you where to be, at what time and how to get there. 

    Numbers 6, 29 and 100 should meet your needs this time.

  15. Bryan Grohman July 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    +Steve Kalman thanks!

  16. Brian Matiash July 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    +Steve Kalman Fantastic tip! Thank you for sharing.

  17. Shabbir Ismail July 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    just wow!

  18. Elvy Rinberg July 25, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply


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