Forest Princess Concept
Sarah and I headed out thrifting after she spent an hour constructing her own crown from wire, for our forest princess conceptual shoot. Admittedly I spent too much on the lantern but after completing the primary image of the series I am not even mad. The smoke stained the metal slightly; it should come clean after some light scrubbing. The image started out as a 63 image panorama that was 27000px wide. Needless to say, my computer struggled to save the 16bit image even over thunderbolt to a three drive RAID 0 setup. I had to scale it down so I wasn’t taking 15 min to save the .psb file every time.
This is the first time I’ve taken on such a challenge with compositing at this scale. The series took several months to finish due to wedding season winding down. Thanks to Sarah for her willingness to trudge though the mud in the cold, construct her awesome crown from scratch, and go thrifting with me for this shoot. I’ve never seen the lakes so low in the PNW; we figured we might as well make the best of the drought with a photoshoot. I’d say we make a hell of a team. The old stumps which are usually covered in water are mind blowingly large. One doens’t realize the full scale until you stand inside one, imagining how big the tree was when it once towered over the valley floor.