Enchanted Forest

This photograph is of the path and beautiful overhanging trees leading away from the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California  Used an iPhone with the “Hipstamatic” app for the photograph. Camera settings were Lens:John S…Film:XGrizzled…Flash:None…and did additional photo processing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Photo © Craig Brewer

Walk This Way

Detail of mosaic rock pattern in walkway at the Chinese Garden on the Huntington Library grounds in San Marino, California. Used a Nikon D3 body, 14-24mm lens, and  processed the digital file in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Photo © Craig Brewer

The Path

This is a follow up to yesterdays shot at The Japanese Garden next to the Donald C. Tillman Water Treatment Plant in Encino, California. It’s a nice secluded refuge smack dab in the middle of the San Fernando Valley. 

They have very limited hours during the week of 12-4pm so in summer the light is terrible because the sun is so high in the sky. Wintertime works better as the sun sets around 5 o’clock  for part of that time and that is when this was shot to take advantage of the sun being lower in the sky.

There was not really much color with the slate steps as they have a medium grey tone which is very similar to the rocks. So really needed the light to bring out as much texture as possible since the color wasn’t very exciting. To bring some warmth to the photograph I gave it a sepia tone in Photoshop. Used a Nikon D2x and 12-24mm lens for this photograph. 

I photographed this specifically for my stock library and it has done reasonably well as it can lend itself to a lot of interpretations and uses.
 

The path at the Japanese Garden
Photo © Craig Brewer