Finished two foliage images today, while experimenting with Lab color in Photoshop. It’s an excellent process to learn. The images, however, are missing something: a focal point to really apprehend the viewer. That’s ok for now, it’s good diving in, rolling up the sleeves, and playing without a time crunch. Still, need to work on that creative eye. Two eyes and a brain need to get to work on results, not just on experiments.
Both images are of a single pair of trees in Mill Creek. They’re the most multi-colored trees I’ve ever seen. Each year this maple tree pair shows yellows, reds, blue-reds, greens, and blue-greens – simultaneously! This fall is especially good for maples in Puget Sound, and these two are the stars of the show as always.