Magical Woodland

If you ever have the chance to visit the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, DO IT. Put it on your bucket list. This shot doesn’t even do justice to the grandeur of the trees themselves (because these redwoods are on the smaller size). The giants of the natural world really have to be seen in person to understand their size, and to feel their magic.

A pathway cuts through the underbrush in a redwood forest. Not So SAHM
Magical Woodland – ProjectEdit365 – 19 Nov

The original was just drab. I warmed it a little, increased the exposure, and lightened the black. I adjusted the tone curve to make it just a little matte (which I’m loving right now). I used a graduated filter to slightly warm up just the sunlight; a radial filter to sharpen the path and soften the surroundings; and some adjustment brushes to slightly increase the exposure on the pathway. I sharpened the whole picture and added a vignette. Here’s the original:

19nov

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