A Door to the Enchanted Forest

Near Cripple Creek 2009-1a-small

Sometimes I like to challenge myself to take a rather mundane photo and see if I can spice it up a bit. I really liked the inviting feel of the original photo, a glimpse inside a forest nestled among the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. But it was, well, a little boring. So I aimed to make it more interesting.

For some reason, a lot of my photography experiments end up having the look of a faded old photo. This one also ended up with that sense. It looks a bit to me like one of those old black and white image that photographers used to hand color so that the photo would have a little more life. Even though, due to the process of texturizing and distressing the image, the colors have less depth than in the original, I’m really pleased with the results.

As usual, photo was edited in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements.

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