Back in 2009, we went to Brazos Bend State Park, which is about 30 miles from where we currently live. One of the neat things about this place is that thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of alligators live there. But, that isn’t the coolest thing about this park.
We took one of the trails on our way to the alligators and, as we made the bend in the path, before us was the most awesome tree that I have ever seen! It is tremendous!
Not one to leave well enough alone and trying to learn different things in Photoshop, I took on a tutorial that I saw in the AfterCapture magazine. It was about creating a pastel image from a digital one. Here is the first attempt, which wasn’t what it was supposed to be.
There are blank spaces that aren’t supposed to be blank, but I liked the look, so I kept the file. It has kind of a spooky air to it, in my opinion. Not one to give up quite yet back then, I tried again and got the following image.
This is how it was supposed to turn out. I love it and wish that I could find that tutorial again because there are other images that I would like to try this on.
What are your thoughts on these images? About the tree itself? And the alligators?
Well, they are probably pretty cranky because of this heat wave right now!
This post is part of the Not-So-Wordless Wednesday hosted by Cathy over at Curious as a Cathy