The Fingerlings

By | 2014-09-13T19:56:46+00:00 Feb 4th, 2013|

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.

234 Comments

  1. Robin Black February 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    That light is magical.

  2. Romain Guy February 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    So surreal!

  3. shane holsclaw February 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    WOW……  this is jaw-dropping beautiful!

  4. Aaron Hockley February 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Nice.  We have a camping trip scheduled for Silver Falls later in the year… looking forward to exploring.

  5. Sandra Parlow February 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    THis looks like a story book painting, Brian!  It is just breath taking..

  6. Andrew Caldwell February 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Wow that is stunning +Brian Matiash

  7. Michael Mixon February 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    A really wonderful composition. The colors and light do transport me. Nicely seen.

  8. S Visser February 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Sweet image, it's really cool yet kinda creepy. I can see why you were fawning over the image your boss had, but now you have your own.

  9. Louise Beauregard February 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Wow! This looks almost like one of those animation movies!

  10. Paul Alderete February 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    oh my god… this is wonderous…

  11. Pamela Reynoso February 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    That is awesome! :)

  12. Moose Peterson February 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    that is simply well done!

  13. Frank Clarke February 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Brian, this might be my favorite photo from you, and you have shared some simply stunning shots. Thank you so much for sharing. Truly inspiring! And thank Dan for me, too!

  14. Brian Matiash February 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    +Frank Clarke That's extremely kind of you! Thank you. :)

  15. Amy Heiden February 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Without a doubt, my favorite photograph of yours I've seen. Amazing light, fantastic colors, really well composed. This is off the hook Bri!

  16. Jonathan Wilbur February 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Great story and picture!

  17. Hasse Ölander February 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    This must be from another planet….very different. Nice shot.

  18. Guillaume Desachy February 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Amazing shot +Brian Matiash ;)

  19. Joseph Daquiz February 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    This reminds me of the scene where Luke Skywalker meets Yoda for the first time…

  20. Marc Briggs February 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful essence of the deep, dark rainforest.   Very nice.

  21. Howard Hoffman February 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash this is one of your all time best images.

  22. Shane Corderoy February 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pic +Brian Matiash

  23. Nathan White February 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Nice one +Brian Matiash

  24. Giuseppe Basile February 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    wow this popped right off my screen,, Magical photo +Brian Matiash

  25. Kalyana Kavuri February 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Stunning!!! Totally love the processing …brilliant work +Brian Matiash

  26. Sam Breach February 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    I want to go here right now
    Um, actually maybe not right now, maybe in the morning when it gets light again.
    wow. wow. wow.

  27. Luca Gandolfo February 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Mindblowing. If I would need to explain to someone how to make a 2D image look 3D, this should be it, better than 1mio words! I deeply bow in respect, +Brian Matiash !!

  28. bhuvaneswari R February 4, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    wow very very super nice no word brian matiash you are so so cool dude i just imageing to go now where is it this place plz tell me ya

  29. A.D.Wheeler February 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Excellent work Brian, you did the site and paid Dan some major homage. I plan on Washington and Oregon in 2014, was the climb pretty tough?

  30. Rizvan Vohra February 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    +bhuvaneswari R
    yaah realy nice……

  31. Ryan Martins February 4, 2013 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    3 hours from my house… I think ill go check it out

  32. Donald Davis February 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    WOW! Fantastic scene.

  33. adelito barrameda February 4, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Nice

  34. ELOISE WALKER February 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    AWESOME IMAGINE HAVING A PICNIC UNDER THAT

  35. Ashwinder Kaur February 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    wow wow really nic

  36. Doug Wildblood February 4, 2013 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Wow

  37. Joy Marma February 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Very nice.

  38. javed izhar February 4, 2013 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    so natural n refreshing, a bit high blue

  39. Ahmed Easa February 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Naturally beautiful

  40. vaishali muzumdar February 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    beautiful

  41. Shashank Shekhar February 5, 2013 at 12:04 am - Reply

    nice

  42. Chinthaka Nimesha February 5, 2013 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Actraction place to rest.

  43. arshad khan February 5, 2013 at 12:07 am - Reply

    very naic

  44. Sujana Keny February 5, 2013 at 12:14 am - Reply

    WOW….

  45. MIHIR DUTTA February 5, 2013 at 12:19 am - Reply

    awsome..

  46. Elenice Espindola February 5, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

    paradise was discovered! Beautiful

  47. Manhy Praveen February 5, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

    superb

  48. esther mary February 5, 2013 at 12:22 am - Reply

    WOW…

  49. VISHAL RATHOD February 5, 2013 at 12:25 am - Reply

    very nice

  50. Lorita O'Leary February 5, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I've seen that spot myself. Did you climb down to get it?

  51. Eamonn Hudson February 5, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    fab

  52. Raja khalil February 5, 2013 at 12:32 am - Reply

    nice

  53. Daya Shankar February 5, 2013 at 12:35 am - Reply

    good  morning  ji

  54. vicki tt February 5, 2013 at 12:36 am - Reply

    I really like it!!!

  55. bhavani sekar February 5, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

    nice

  56. Daya Shankar February 5, 2013 at 12:39 am - Reply

    i really like it—————-

  57. Doris Moscatelli February 5, 2013 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Can this be real?

  58. Rakesh bishnoi mall February 5, 2013 at 12:41 am - Reply

    gd mrng…mai.

  59. yayuk shiroo February 5, 2013 at 12:42 am - Reply

    amazing pict :)

  60. Naresh padamata February 5, 2013 at 12:42 am - Reply

    AWESOME

  61. catherine hogan February 5, 2013 at 12:42 am - Reply

    its computer graffic

  62. David Jewett February 5, 2013 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Silver Falls is gorgeous :) haven't been there in years though

  63. Tia Jacob February 5, 2013 at 12:48 am - Reply

    thats what i call………..WHOA

  64. Christine Guzman February 5, 2013 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Pretty

  65. ravi upadhyaya February 5, 2013 at 12:53 am - Reply

    wonderful

  66. Sandipan Bhandari February 5, 2013 at 12:53 am - Reply

    beautiful………..

  67. shemeer navas February 5, 2013 at 12:56 am - Reply

    nicee

  68. imal ushira February 5, 2013 at 12:57 am - Reply

    cool

  69. Vinod Mishra February 5, 2013 at 1:00 am - Reply

    beautiful

  70. Kavita Jadgekar February 5, 2013 at 1:00 am - Reply

    It's Great ….

  71. Ramkrishna Birajdar February 5, 2013 at 1:04 am - Reply

    nice

  72. Thiru Navukarasu February 5, 2013 at 1:06 am - Reply

    nice picture

  73. Dharma Raju February 5, 2013 at 1:08 am - Reply

    awesome

  74. Ramani Perera February 5, 2013 at 1:11 am - Reply

    very beautiful nature

  75. Dean Power February 5, 2013 at 1:12 am - Reply

    This is a magnificent shot +Brian Matiash congrats.

  76. Angela Nkama February 5, 2013 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Greenish

  77. bhagat singh February 5, 2013 at 1:14 am - Reply

    nice

  78. Gopal Samy February 5, 2013 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Very nice

  79. Paul Taylor February 5, 2013 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Very cool.

  80. Tala Mayer February 5, 2013 at 1:21 am - Reply

    I don't have Lightroom.I've got CS5. That is beautiful work. I need to view this on my computer. I'm on my Kindle Fire HD.The photo looks like you could linger in the image.

  81. Steve Martin February 5, 2013 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Whoa…that's better then great, but what are the words for it…"most excellent"?

  82. Steve Martin February 5, 2013 at 1:30 am - Reply

    +Tala Mayer if you can get LR4 your doing yourself a favor !

  83. Prasanna Kumar February 5, 2013 at 1:49 am - Reply

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
    Its loveliness increases; it will never
    pass into nothingness …
    ―John Keats

    Music When Soft Voices Die (To —)
    by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Music, when soft voices die,
    Vibrates in the memory—
    Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
    Live within the sense they quicken.

    Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
    Are heaped for the belovèd's bed;
    And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
    Love itself shall slumber on.

    Requiescat
    by Oscar Wilde

    Tread lightly, she is near
    Under the snow,
    Speak gently, she can hear
    The daisies grow.

    All her bright golden hair
    Tarnished with rust,
    She that was young and fair
    Fallen to dust.

    Lily-like, white as snow,
    She hardly knew
    She was a woman, so
    Sweetly she grew.

    Coffin-board, heavy stone,
    Lie on her breast,
    I vex my heart alone,
    She is at rest.

    Peace, Peace, she cannot hear
    Lyre or sonnet,
    All my life's buried here,
    Heap earth upon it.

  84. Ramani Perera February 5, 2013 at 1:52 am - Reply

    you are correct

  85. Ateliora.com February 5, 2013 at 1:53 am - Reply

    wow, great pictures of lovely spot.

  86. Ven Kat February 5, 2013 at 1:57 am - Reply

    hai

  87. Prasanna Kumar February 5, 2013 at 2:00 am - Reply

    The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

  88. Simon Diete February 5, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    That tree looks awesome, great work!

  89. rex funtalba February 5, 2013 at 2:05 am - Reply

    nice pic of a good and beautiful nature..

  90. Thanima Anihash February 5, 2013 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Hi sll
    All

  91. Amica Miaa February 5, 2013 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Ghg

  92. John B Tefertiller February 5, 2013 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Sits. Stares. Sighs. All the good superlatives have already been used, but I'll say, "Excellent!" anyway.

  93. Joseph Thomas February 5, 2013 at 2:13 am - Reply

    this is an animated pic

  94. Madhvi Singh February 5, 2013 at 2:13 am - Reply

    uhh. i hate algae

  95. Anitha Reddy February 5, 2013 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Fantastic really awesome pic

  96. Mart Aaron February 5, 2013 at 2:25 am - Reply

    That's moss not algae! lol. Great shot

  97. Paulo Miguel Sandoval February 5, 2013 at 2:26 am - Reply

    dagobah swamp

  98. Abha Agarwal February 5, 2013 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Beauty

  99. Grnfinger cory February 5, 2013 at 2:31 am - Reply

    It looks like the swamp luke crashed his xwing into. I just bought Photoshop and lightroom.

  100. AJAY SHIVHARE February 5, 2013 at 2:43 am - Reply

    nice

  101. Ramya Ravindran February 5, 2013 at 2:46 am - Reply

    looks like an enchanted forest

  102. chinglen Rk February 5, 2013 at 2:46 am - Reply

    nice

  103. arshi Garg February 5, 2013 at 2:50 am - Reply

    nature is so beautiful..

  104. Chris Johnson February 5, 2013 at 2:52 am - Reply

    +Grnfinger cory
    I just had that identical thought without actually seeing your comment.

  105. kartikay rai February 5, 2013 at 2:56 am - Reply

    WOW I JUST LOVE IT

  106. Janu Sharma February 5, 2013 at 2:57 am - Reply

    good

  107. Marwa Moheb February 5, 2013 at 3:00 am - Reply

     Ohhh, very beautiful

  108. Rajanish Tiwari February 5, 2013 at 3:06 am - Reply

    nice i set as my desktop backgroung

  109. kahraman sadiq February 5, 2013 at 3:11 am - Reply

    beautiful

  110. manmeet kaur February 5, 2013 at 3:12 am - Reply

    beautiful

  111. Mary Gray February 5, 2013 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Nature : An Abosutelly : Spectacular picture of a forest . !!!!!

  112. Kaustav Das February 5, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    god forbid its not 'fingerings'

  113. sowmi Sowmiya February 5, 2013 at 3:14 am - Reply

    nice,………
    super………….

  114. Emenike Adaku February 5, 2013 at 3:17 am - Reply

    HI

  115. sanjana s February 5, 2013 at 3:21 am - Reply

    whoooaaa!!!!!!!!

  116. ngaihngaih ciinngaihcing February 5, 2013 at 3:22 am - Reply

    hi

  117. Paul Gunther February 5, 2013 at 3:24 am - Reply

    spook-a-licious

  118. Chloe Hui February 5, 2013 at 3:24 am - Reply

    What is that

  119. ramya krishnanan.j February 5, 2013 at 3:27 am - Reply

    nice

  120. Rabatho Laka February 5, 2013 at 3:27 am - Reply

    photo manipulation

  121. Shweta Yadav February 5, 2013 at 3:27 am - Reply

    supppppeeeerrbbbb……….

  122. ramya krishnanan.j February 5, 2013 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Hi shweta

  123. praveena praveenapravi February 5, 2013 at 3:40 am - Reply

    wow

  124. AADHI SHRI February 5, 2013 at 3:46 am - Reply

    green every where

  125. Scott Wyden Kivowitz February 5, 2013 at 3:51 am - Reply

    This is my new favorite. Stop making me change my favorite!

  126. James Edwards February 5, 2013 at 3:53 am - Reply

    I'm still amazed this is real.

  127. ANSHI SINGH February 5, 2013 at 3:58 am - Reply

    I just love it

  128. adya gupta February 5, 2013 at 3:59 am - Reply

    dis is REAL?!

  129. Shiva Prasad February 5, 2013 at 4:08 am - Reply

    looks like graphics but its beautiful

  130. neha suryavanshri February 5, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

    so beautiful place

  131. Fauzia Lafemme February 5, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

    nice

  132. cassandra lucic February 5, 2013 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Stunning image

  133. Lalaine Nagamatsu February 5, 2013 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Nice place for adventure

  134. Donna Williams February 5, 2013 at 4:14 am - Reply

    Nice pic

  135. harshith gowda February 5, 2013 at 4:14 am - Reply

    superb

  136. Emenike Adaku February 5, 2013 at 4:17 am - Reply

    AAwesome

  137. neha suryavanshri February 5, 2013 at 4:18 am - Reply

    so beutiful place

  138. Christine Rowan February 5, 2013 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Great title for the photo

  139. RUMAN ul haq February 5, 2013 at 4:20 am - Reply

    amazing……….. bbbeautiful

  140. ANSHI SINGH February 5, 2013 at 4:23 am - Reply

    lovely….

  141. Mukhtiar Ahmad February 5, 2013 at 4:29 am - Reply

    its lovely

  142. Rose Mathew February 5, 2013 at 4:32 am - Reply

    nice

  143. jani basha February 5, 2013 at 4:35 am - Reply

    beautifull

  144. Claudia Ibarra February 5, 2013 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Is this a real place ? Looks like a panting? Its beautiful in a strange way!

  145. deepak jaiswal February 5, 2013 at 4:45 am - Reply

    nice

  146. aswin dhanasekar February 5, 2013 at 4:58 am - Reply

    superb

  147. Apeksha Sharma February 5, 2013 at 5:05 am - Reply

    thats scary O. o

  148. thegeniusplayschool anurraaddha February 5, 2013 at 5:21 am - Reply

    wow

  149. Michael Manlolo February 5, 2013 at 5:27 am - Reply

    It looks prehistoric.. Some Ents might live there..

  150. amit atarthi February 5, 2013 at 5:31 am - Reply

    it real

  151. Chiamaka Ezerioha February 5, 2013 at 5:31 am - Reply

    cool

  152. Alain Zarinelli February 5, 2013 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Eerily beautiful!

  153. Shelly Gunderson February 5, 2013 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Very beautiful!  Looks like a mystical place!

  154. Pete Collins February 5, 2013 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Fantastic capture! +Brian Matiash

  155. SUNIL Nancy February 5, 2013 at 5:56 am - Reply

    so beautiful

  156. James Davidson February 5, 2013 at 6:00 am - Reply

    I need to move to Portland! Great work +Brian Matiash!

  157. keerthana dheenadayalan February 5, 2013 at 6:03 am - Reply

    amazing

  158. Barb Cochran February 5, 2013 at 6:16 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash , this is breath taking!   Absolutely beautiful, magical moment that you made permanent!  Thanks for sharing!

  159. yanuar firdaus February 5, 2013 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Beyond HDR!

  160. Victoria Winningham February 5, 2013 at 6:21 am - Reply

    nicely done!

  161. Lexii Demars February 5, 2013 at 6:25 am - Reply

    That is PERDY!!!

  162. Grisel Rivera February 5, 2013 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Amazing place.

  163. RAJIF NANDI February 5, 2013 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Enjoy yourself and be happy

  164. veang naran February 5, 2013 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Lovely …

  165. Rebecca Harden-Heick February 5, 2013 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Marvelous shot +Brian Matiash It's magical!!

  166. sayuri ponweera February 5, 2013 at 7:27 am - Reply

    very nice

  167. Alejandro de Leon February 5, 2013 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Wow it's so cinematographic

  168. Jonathan Jacques February 5, 2013 at 7:34 am - Reply

    looks very peaceful

  169. 密林龍 February 5, 2013 at 7:36 am - Reply

    beautiful

  170. clayton sherrod February 5, 2013 at 7:37 am - Reply

    this place would be crazy on shrooms

  171. Shrarti Bacha February 5, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

    nice

  172. Austin Baca February 5, 2013 at 7:55 am - Reply

    fuck being on shrooms ill do some salvia

  173. Swastik Nanda February 5, 2013 at 8:07 am - Reply

    It is wonderful

  174. jas mine February 5, 2013 at 8:24 am - Reply

    beautiful picture

  175. Kahil Nettleton February 5, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Is that Dagobah?

  176. Michael Coelho February 5, 2013 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Love it.

  177. JO Ann Boomer February 5, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

    It doesn't look like a real place. It looks like an enchanted forest.

  178. Glebe Garden Centre February 5, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    It does have exceptional depth, like you could almost put your hand into it! :-)

  179. Belle Czyzewski February 5, 2013 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Wish I coulb go there

  180. Mikko Tyllinen February 5, 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

    beautiful!

  181. Aston Setchell February 5, 2013 at 9:45 am - Reply

    WHO are you? From Aston

  182. Sujaprem Nair February 5, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    prem

  183. Barry Blanchard February 5, 2013 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Jaw. Dropped.

  184. Kevin Miller February 5, 2013 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Love seeing local photos nice pic!

  185. slone bekele February 5, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    it is scary

  186. Sean Finell February 5, 2013 at 10:09 am - Reply

    This has such a gorgeous, ethereal, otherworldly feel to it.  Amazing.  My hat is off to you!

  187. Peyton Hale February 5, 2013 at 10:21 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash  I'm relocating my tail to Pullman, WA this summer…  Sounds like we need to meet up in the Gorge… and then post awesome shots and tell +Colby Brown about all the fun he is missing out on…

  188. Marcie McKean February 5, 2013 at 10:26 am - Reply

    LOVE this!

  189. Lorita O'Leary February 5, 2013 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I just had to share this photo, I keep coming back to it – these are hard to capture and get the essence of the location. I know of others who would like to enjoy this too https://www.facebook.com/GoOregonNow

  190. Charles Mitchell February 5, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    sweet

  191. Julie Jamieson February 5, 2013 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Stunning, truly amazing +Brian Matiash!!

  192. Richard Ness February 5, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    for me the key to that whole shot is the downed log. It draws me in and makes me want to be there and step onto the log and walk across the stream. Just brilliant.

  193. Marcie McKean February 5, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    +Richard Ness I would agree but would also have to add the moss that is hanging from the tree. It's so surreal and captivating. Honestly its just an overall  great composition.

  194. Angela Zecha February 5, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Brian, got any more like this?

  195. George West February 5, 2013 at 11:14 am - Reply

    WOW… Did I mention WOW +Brian Matiash this is really beautiful!!!

  196. Juana Reascos February 5, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

    And I agree with your opinion

  197. Kim Troutman February 5, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    ohgoodgrief is that gorgeous +Brian Matiash !!!

  198. Leticia Soares February 5, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Outstanding!

  199. blaze lewis February 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    imagine getting lost in there

  200. nour ali February 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    the lost world

  201. Mark Watson February 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Very nice work +Brian Matiash

  202. farah godoy February 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Precioso:)

  203. Beata Gędłek February 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Cool photo!

  204. Liz Calderón February 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Oh I just discovered these mossy trees on my first trip to PDX. Just lovely!

  205. Derek Kind February 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    This is crazy magical, +Brian Matiash!  :-o

  206. Paul Deatherage February 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Awesomeness to the 10th power… magical, very much so!  You're an artist +Brian Matiash !!  no doubt.

  207. Kerry Murphy February 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    This is just cah-razy amazing, +Brian Matiash!

  208. Rich Williams February 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    You, mister, just raised the bar even higher.

  209. Christopher Stern February 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash – you know I have followed your work for a few years now. This happens to be one of the best shots you have taken and processed. It is so worthy of being framed on anyone's wall. Congratulations!

  210. Daniel Korzeniewski February 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Stunning

  211. Kevin Miller February 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    +Peyton Hale what's bringing you there? Wazzu? Lived in the area for like ten years love it, lots of opportunity for photographers

  212. danielle terwilliger February 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    This makes me feel all warm and cozy inside!!~

  213. Karen Hutton February 6, 2013 at 2:29 am - Reply

    Friggin' incredible +Brian Matiash!!

  214. David R Robinson February 6, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Simply amazing +Brian Matiash!

  215. Javier Esvall February 6, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Wonderful play of light, color and textures +Brian Matiash

  216. Kelly Perez February 6, 2013 at 11:02 am - Reply

    This is bar far the best I have ever seen!  The subject, composition, lighting, all amazing!  You have created a beautiful masterpiece, +Brian Matiash!

  217. Mimi Round February 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    beautiful

  218. Margaret Wong February 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    +++So gorgeous :)

  219. Kirsti Komonen February 7, 2013 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Waude beatiful foto.

  220. DILIP SONEKAR February 7, 2013 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Nice

  221. Susan LaDuke February 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Just surreal! This tantalizing stunner is straight out of a mystical fantasy land.

  222. Rose Mathew February 8, 2013 at 4:26 am - Reply

    nice

  223. Manhy Praveen February 12, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    good

  224. Lalaine Nagamatsu February 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Kereii

  225. Rose Mathew February 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    nice

  226. Tala Mayer February 21, 2013 at 2:01 am - Reply

    I want to sit on the moss covered rock and commune with nature. Savor the smell and taste the cool cool air and feel the damp moss with my fingers as my clothes wick up the moisture and I don't mind, became that is part of the experience. I'm surrounded by textures and shades of the forest universe. And, I am at the center of the moment. This is purity and I am taking in, it cleanses my spirit, I feel renewed.

  227. vicki tt April 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    It is a beautiful painting looks like it should be in a fairy tale even though its real..

  228. Nordic Scapes March 27, 2014 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Do you know that; https://plus.google.com/+AnwarNillufary/about?partnerid=gplp0
    is using this picture as background picture on his profile page?  

    DMCA?

  229. KAMUDESHY MALESHY April 16, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Movie film.

  230. KAMUDESHY MALESHY April 16, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Movie film.

  231. Cakap Niaga April 16, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply
  232. […] a great time and I walked away with one of my most favorite photos that I’d ever taken called The Fingerlings. Most every visit to Silver Falls yields great results for landscape photography but if you can […]

  233. Lance E Sloan November 4, 2016 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I saw this photo as the background image on the web version of Google Hangouts (https://hangouts.google.com/). They gave your Google Plus name in the credits. Nice job, Mr. Matiash.

  234. roostah January 4, 2017 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I found this the same way as Lance. I love this picture. How can I get a print?

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