A glorious autumn day … the kind we wait for all year. But they don’t last long, and they can be elusive. Chasing the light on this particular weekend was challenging; Mother Nature was in a playful mood as I drove around the upper elevations near Blue Knob Mountain in the Claysburg / Pavia area of Central PA. The clouds won most of the time … they even showered me with snow flakes .. more than once! But the hunt was worth it. I love to see the mostly-green colors at the bottom of the mountain, watch the greens turn to golds and scarlets and vermilions as I drive higher and enjoy the darker rust tones at the top, 3000 feet elevation. This was the first time, though, that I noticed colors stopping and starting right across the road from each other!!
Original photograph taken October 27, 2015 with the Nikon D750 and the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8. Some photoshop tweaking to the image, then several versions hand “painted” for a slightly impressionistic-y look in Corel Painter 2015 with the Wacom tablet and a lovely new brush from Karen Burns’ new landscape and fill collection, which can be found here: http://www.photopaintworks.com. I say several versions because I found that this one … as fun and easy-breezy-impressionistic-y as it seems … was tough to get just the way I wanted. Sometimes that happens!!
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