Enter James and Shelby Arrington, my good friends and fellow artists. Last week they were on location with me and we were brainstorming how to get around the tree trouble. Photoshop? Ix-nay. James thought of a boom truck. Yessss. So, thanks to Ron and Jesse Dean of A+ Affordable Tree Service and their boom truck, I got the shot I needed from the angle I needed. It was also a small miracle to have the weather window we did - January has been nothing but rain, clouds and hazy inversions blocking the view of the mountains.
I'm glad today is over with. Phew.
Jesse, my operator
Shelby, my documentor and fellow artist-friend
...still wearing my kneepads, having just come from volleyball...what a day...
from the sidewalk, blocked by trees (but otherwise an awesome angle of the temple and mountains)
from the air, out of the blasted trees - cool huh!?
Now I have to do some cutting and pasting of the temple and mountains to bring the mountains back down to eye-level...the work begins. Check back to this blog in a few days to see what's happening next!