This was going to be a surreal composite image in colder purplish tones. However, the weather this afternoon made me change my mind about the mood I wanted to create…

Today was very warm for this time of the year, and the forecast predicts the same for the coming week. One can’t help but wonder about those climate changes and the question of global warming…

The starting image below of an elevated highway in Montreal was shot in February of 2009, with my Nikon D60 and AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR. It was then processed in Photoshop CS4 to add the clouds and maple tree foliage image, plus various adjustment layers.

Layered with one of my textures:
Autumn Sky

Featured in Creative, Talented, and Unknown on May 23, 2010

Featured in Before and After on May 23, 2010

Featured in Art Universe on May 11, 2011

April 2011 SoJie 10
Earth Day exhibition


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  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 4 years ago

    great atmospheric treatment!

  • Thank you Nadine! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Great composition, Johanne, and quite thought provoking! This is how I imagine it to be when I hear the smog warnings on CHOM… It is a tad warm at the moment and will going up to 32 on Tuesday, I guess.

  • Thank you Mike! It is kind of scary indeed…

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 4 years ago

    Ahhh the crumbling structure!!! Great work Johanne looks fab with the texture finish. It’s been 28 degrees here over the past few days, gorgeous, like Summer! It’ll rain soon for the next few months!!!

  • Thank you Celia! Yes, it’s a different shot of the same structure that you saw before. You have a good memory, my friend! Glad that you are enjoying nice weather as well. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • dovima
    dovimaabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Very apocalyptic! A powerful message! Excellent treatment!

  • Thank you Joanne! In fact Apocalypse was the only word that came to mind when trying to think of a title, but I thought that it seemed a little too alarmist. I had a hard time finding another one though… LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 4 years ago

    Incredible work Jo, that really conveys a powerful message. Love it!

  • Thank you Ursula! I’m glad that you like it! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    another excellent re-work… fantastic result

  • Thank you Carol!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • MichelPhoto53
    MichelPhoto53about 4 years ago

    Wow ! C’est magnifique et spectaculaire…

  • Merci Michel! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Love the treatment- well done!

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeeabout 3 years ago

    Stunning! It’s beautiful.

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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