The foggy fireweed shot from the late ‘90s is one of the first of my slides that I had scanned when I began my transition to being a digital person. I would sooooooo love to be able to go back in time to reshoot it with my currect camera, rather than having to deal with the grainy scan. However, it remains one of my personal top 5(?) favorite all-time shots. Having learned some of Photoshop’s mysteries in the past few months, I thought I’d take a stab at reworking my old favorite, and adding to it.
I borrowed some deer that had shot, also on slide film, and placed them onto the foggy scene. Suddenly I was faced with the huge challenge of making them appear to be in the fog… the further ones needing to be foggier than the closer ones.
I wanted the image to remain primarily a feature of the wild fireweed flowers in the foreground, with the deer providing some interest in the mid-ground.