#517 The Roots Below

Registered: Aug 03, 2009
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Hope everyone had a great Labor Day!

I went out to shoot yesterday and found an old, weathered cottonwood stump with its exposed roots reflecting back up from a pool of water. I wanted to create an image reminiscent of the illustrations that Arthur Rackham used to draw. So, I used Photoshop's new "Oil Paint" filter to make the roots more sinewy, converted the image to Black & White then painted in the blue and yellow to better show which was above and below water.


Thank you!

Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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I like the post processing treatment, and I would bet that there is something creepy lurking in those tangled roots. Wouldn't want to stick my hand in there.

Registered: Aug 04, 2009
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Nice Find... I grew up near a River and "Root wads" can be very creepy..

Registered: Aug 31, 2009
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cool image! I like this one a lot.

Bill Adam
Registered: May 26, 2007
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Country: Canada

Nice work Bob.

Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 137
Country: United States

Thanks for all the kind comments. My daughter refuses to look at it.

Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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Very nice, like your vision and execution.

Registered: Oct 08, 2009
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Voted for this one. Excellent image!