This post presents expansive color landscapes, featuring the wide range of earth tones found in the volcanic rock formations in Smith Rock State Park.
I typically finish my color composition workflows with a Kodachrome 25 film emulation using Alien Skin’s Exposure X3. For this series, I used Photoshop to mix in, at varying percentages, an older Kodachrome II film emulation with the newer Kodachrome 25. The results offered what I felt was a more realistic, and pleasing, presentation and separation of yellow to green tonalities.
For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version. More of this amazing landscape and be viewed at my Smith Rock State Park Gallery.
Smith Rock State Park is an amazing volcanic rock formation rising above the high desert plateau in central Oregon. In addition to its gorgeous scenery and abundant hiking trails, it is also considered one of the best rock climbing destinations in the western United States.
We arrived in mid-morning and were able to hike a couple of miles before it got too hot. As usual, I was constantly lagging behind my family, sister and brother-in-law, stopping to take photos. So many amazing photo opportunities!
There are more pictures from Smith Rock State Park to curate for a future follow-up post. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high-resolution version from my portfolio site.