I had a really good idea of the direction I wanted to take in terms of stylizing this particular photo. I knew it would be dark, brooding, and ideally cause some anxiety. All of the natural elements were there – I just took the cues presented to me and ran with it. Ultimately, I was able to bring this photo to a place where the picture on my display matched very closely the picture in my mind… and when that happens, it is a very good thing. :)

I can easily spend days roaming the meandering paths of Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. The best part is that I haven’t even scratched the surface and am already eager to return.