Photographing nature in the early Spring has never attracted me. In our part of the world, after a normal Winter, the nature preserves are usually knee-deep in mud, and everything is a grey mess. But this year, with so little snowfall, the parks are already dry and navigable. This opens an exciting natural world waiting to be discovered, one now revealed by the lack of foliage, and changed since last Fall by processes that never sleep.

I used Antique Plate 1 on my Silver Effex Pro plug-in for Photoshop.

Fallen tree root

Dead tree and mushrooms

Dead tree and rocks