A few weeks ago, I went for a hike along Pump Gap Trail, just outside of Hot Springs, NC. It connects with the Appalachian Trail a little ways in. The first part of the trail, though, is a steep uphill climb to get to this overlook.
It’s well worth it – the views are just an incredible mesh of blues and greens that highlight the Blue Ridge Mountains.
I snapped the photo, originally in black and white. But then, I headed over to BeFunky to have a little fun. First, I used the cross-process filter to get the blues and yellows. Then I applied the gouache filter to get the brushstroke effect.
The overlook? Wonderful. The image? Awesome. BeFunky to change it up a bit? Timeless.
It makes me want to make my own painting out of the original. Do you dare me to?
Here’s the original:
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