Ever since moving to Portland last November and working from onOne HQ, I’ve always fawned over a print that our Sr. Product Manager, Dan Harlacher, has hanging on the wall in his office. It was this very image that he took a year earlier and expertly processed it in black and white. I don’t know what it is but every time I look at that shot, I’m transported.

So, imagine how surprised I was when Dan pointed out this very spot during our hike along Silver Falls last week! It’s one thing to look at a scene on a two dimensional print. It’s a whole other thing to see it with your own eyes and to set the business end of your camera towards it, making it your own.

The long and the short of it is that nabbing this shot was both rewarding and cathartic. In a small way, this rendition of my way of paying homage to Dan and his amazing talent.

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