Woodstock Farm is a country home estate created by Cyrus Lester Gates, a prominent Fairhaven parks and public works leader and philanthropist. The farm was built between 1905 and 1925, partly as a family home and partly as a showpiece on scenic Chuckanut Drive. The City of Bellingham acquired Woodstock Farm in 2004.
Woodstock Farm is just a few miles from my home and I go there often. I created this piece that will be used for promotional and fundraising purposes. My original file has 100 different layers in Photoshop. I saw this technique used by a photographer I follow, Niall Benvie. He calls it a Deconstructed Landscape. This approach gives the viewer a feel of many different aspects of a place as opposed to one single grand landscape shot. Although it was very time consuming to put together, I have many other places I would love to showcase like this.
You can find more information about Woodstock Farm here.
You can read more about Niall Benvie’s Deconstructed Landscapes here.