The Path of Least Resistance

By | 2013-12-29T17:41:48+00:00 Dec 4th, 2013|
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.

16 Comments

  1. Maurice Etoile December 4, 2013 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Very nice capture

  2. Doug Dillon December 4, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    really nice capture and post +Brian Matiash ! It feels like I'm standing there. Thanks for proxying for me!!!

  3. Nick Nieto December 4, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    I love the moodiness for sure. Well done. I love it when a plan comes together.

  4. Sunny Wu December 4, 2013 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Beautiful shot!

  5. Simon Burzki December 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    i though that looked familiar.

  6. Aurora Rodriguez Gonzalez December 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Se sienten los latidos del bosque, el río se presenta insultante, pletorico, dando paso a un paisaje  que emerge de la tierra.

  7. Rob Robinson December 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    …and there should be icy waterfalls there this week. :)

  8. Arne Lepla December 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Light…Colors…YES…

  9. Cameron Sandercock December 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing work. A vision well portrayed

  10. Doha Ahmed December 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    woooow amazing

  11. Edmiston Okocha December 5, 2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

    A beautiful earth!

  12. maanav sr December 5, 2013 at 4:39 am - Reply

    the river is like duplicate…….or what????????

  13. George Fletcher December 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Love the details in the trees! Beautiful!

  14. Mike Wong December 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash, you need an Auto Awesome Water feature that will make the water look like it's moving… :-)

  15. Brian Matiash December 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Hey +Erik Murphy-Chutorian, thoughts on +Mike Wong's comment above? :)

  16. Jeff Hernandez December 6, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Why I love to fish. I see rivers and scenes like this.
    Reminds me of life. Death and mold and obstacles trying to stop us and slow us down but like a fresh river our spirit forges on ignoring the decaying obstacles around us. Can't be stopped. Forge on.

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