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China Newts

Designing the
China Newts Scene

The China Newts scene derives from one photograph plus the moon and an illustration by Beth Cohen of newts California Newts which we watched in awe in a pond while hiking in Sunol Regional Park. I wanted to create a scene with these playful creatures and liked the idea of them playing along the Lijiang River in Southern China.
The main photograph is by Patrica Roberts, the newts by Beth Cohen were created in Illustrator, the moon came from an astronomy site on the internet and lots of lighting and shadow effects I created in Photoshop. The original photo was taken during the day and cast these incredible, perfect reflections on the river.

magical scene of newts swimming and playing in the Lijiang River
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