(see #1 here [link]
). As always, she was very helpful with her support and suggestions as I worked through the (again) 20+ hours for this pic. Again, thanks to Adobe for making Photoshop and making this all possible.
Step-by-step progression pic is here [link]
And view the detail closeups here [link]
Other thanks go to Danyel Fisher for providing excellent waterfall and plant pics for reference (I don't actually know the guy but his stuff came up on a google image search). See his excellent gallery (in superhuge file sizes) here [link]
And lastly, I have to thank
for wearing the swimsuit that was used in this pic. See the reference deviation here [link]