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From The Ground Up

I had just recently returned from vacation in northern Michigan, where I took many photos of nature, from trees to landscapes, sunsets, lakes, the sky, etc. Choosing "Big Sky" for my class project was a natural fit.

I am fascinated by trees and identifying them by their bark, leaves, and seeds. I took this photo of a pine tree in Traverse City, MI, at almost the 45th parallel of the earth. 


After cropping the image and a bit of editing, I blended it with a photo I took of the northern Michigan sky at sunset:


I edited the hue of the sky to include some pink. After blending the images together, I did some adjustments to the contrast, saturation, and brightness. The final result:



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