The fall colors are spectacular in southwestern Germany right now and I'm planning to make several posts related to the topic of "fall colors".
This post features the dark photography technique and is a metaphor for the dark phase I have gone through the past few months.
Image #2 reminds me of the "horn of plenty" - the cornucopia. In post processing I enhanced the intensity of the colors while reducing the light in the raw file.
The following Image #3 is the "normal" lighting of the same subject created using the same raw file.
I'm not completely out of the "woods" with my dark mood yet, however, I am feeling well enough to post this blog which is a good sign - like the final image - t there's now light coming through to me through the trees.
To all my followers, thanks for your patience.