Alone in a dark forest

Again, I have not posted for some time.  This time, I have a pretty good excuse: I was spending time on a fruit farm in southern Germany with my family and some dear friends.  I had several opportunities to shoot in the vineyards and plan to post some of the results here.  I shot this one with my great friend, Jürgen, while we were off driving the narrow paved tractor ways into the hills of the vineyards.  We spotted this bench alone at the edge of the forest and worked it from a few different angels.  I think I shot four different compositions, but I liked this one the best.  I processed it first in Lightroom, then pulled the single RAW image into Photomatix to process as a single-RAW HDR.  After that, pulled it into Photoshop to bring out more of the texture, and convert to a black & white Holga style image.  I painted some of the colors back in to get the eyes to explore in particular areas and then saved the image.  May none of you feel alone in a dark forest!!

Alone in a dark forest

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~ by exposedbythelight on October 26, 2009.

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