It's startling how little subject matter there can be on a beautiful hike. This thought was rather obtrusive during a hike along the trails of Endor-err, I mean Muir Woods-a few days ago. The scenery was beautiful, of course, but bland and rather dull when reflected from the back of my camera.
In an effort to breathe some life into the photos I decided to try my hand at double exposure, a technique I'd long left untested. I used some of my favorite portraits as the second exposure, and fell in love with the results:
I'm still working on the series, of course, but couldn't resist sharing the above as preamble. The double exposure transforms not only the forest scene, but gives the model (from a boudoir shoot almost six-months ago) an entirely new emotion, one of almost longing as she takes in the trees. I think I'll enjoy experimenting with the new technique.