Did my inspiration come from, "Lord of the Rings" for this image? Absolutely. Having a vision and receiving inspiration for an image are key ingredients for creating impactful and dramatic photos. Before moving a slider in post production, I try to envision what the end result will look like. I put aside all technical aspects of photography and allow my emotions to dictate what I want the image to look like - or better yet, what emotion the photograph produces. Inspiration comes in many forms. Whether it be from other photographers, painters, fantasy novels or music, being inspired allows our creative mind to take hold.
Photograph taken on Vancouver Island. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy this shot! .