Old is new again

After bushwhacking through some thick growth and mud on the banks of the Prairie river, I happened upon a trail…I wish it had gone further so I wouldn’t have to go through the mud again, but it didn’t. Strange, but true. Anyway…I saw this on the way back and had to stop - the week’s theme is bark after all and I liked the juxtaposition of the ancient fallen birch and the brand new maple seedling. It had been drizzling and so the bark was soaked and dark. The moss underneath shows through giving it a more 3D look. The needles are mostly fir and spruce.

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Any feedback is welcome.

Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Lumix G9
P/L 45mm f/2.8 macro
f/5.6 | 1/4 sec. | ISO 200
Tripod & polarizer
9-image DMap stack using 0/+ w/4-step spacing (focus bracketing method).

Lr processed for the usual corrections although it didn’t need much. Cropped left side since it wasn’t really contributing. Local adjustment brush to bring up the moss under the bark. Zerene for stacking. No retouching as I couldn’t find anything weird.


Kris, the color shift from the bark to the needles really lets the baby maple shine (the wetness helps with that also). There are good details in the bark. Another fine forest floor scene.

Thanks. It looks a tiny bit bright to me. Hm.