Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending the day with one of my favorite Portlanders,, as we toured my sister, , 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.