Stairs In The Jungle

First off this isn’t the jungles of Thailand. In fact, it’s just normal bushes and the stairs lead to a helicopter landing pad that I have never seen a helicopter on. It just sounds more dramatic to say jungle stairs.

Where I live is actually a beach town. When you get outside it, there are small hills but mostly flat, farming land. There isn’t really a jungle here without going further up North and then its all protected national forest. Not sure you could call it a jungle. I have been in a jungle in Panama, and haven’t really seen one in Thailand.

I wanted this image to pop a bit. I created two layer masks, one was HDR and the other was just run through Intensify. I then just went ahead and blended the two images together to get the effect I was looking for. In the end happy enough with it.

Enjoy.

Jungle Stairs

Jungle Path

I am in Chicago this week and I have been photographing a lot and have some pretty amazing shots. I did get asked to leave the amusement park I was shooting at near the Navy Pier because I did not have a permit but it’s been a really great city to photograph and I still have a few more days here!

I am going to stick to Panama stuff this week and and do basic edits. This mainly has to do with me editing on my 13″ Macbook screen which is a nightmare even with everything optimized. So no fancy masking and and I hope I removed all the sensor dust that was on the images.

This was one of the trails in Parque Metropolitano in Panama City, Panama. I hiked the trail with my camera backpack in the heat of the day. I didn’t get a lot of shots I wanted but this one was a good one. It was my first time in a rain forest type jungle and it was hot and humid. I have a new respect for wildlife photographers that stalk the jungles for day looking for a shot.

Enjoy.

Jungle Path