Another textured shot that comtinues the book cover challenge. There are several different textures here (about 5), with plenty of layer masking and opacity changes for each texture to create this final image. In particular, the road needed a fair bit of masking so it didn’t disappear into the textures.
Although this image seems like it is quite far from reality, it really isn’t. Of course the sky wasn’t this yellow, but it was full of low fog with the rising sun behind. The fog diffused the sunlight, and also obscured the form and shape of the trees in the distance. Really, the textures have just enhanced what was already there. I think that should always be the aim of texture work, and I am quite pleased with the result in this case!