I continued with scenery work today.
|Marcescent pin ok|
I used one of the dead bonsai trees that Samir gave me to create a marcescent oak, in this case a pin oak. My brother suggested trimming the branches to give it to have a rounder crown. That worked. I used a combination of Silfor Plane Tree foliage autumn, 933-24, and furnace filter sprinkled with Hudson and Allen forest litter to make the oak leaves on the tree. This tree is broad, so it was tricky finding a spot that worked. The hillside by the balloon camp worked the best.
Then I made a set of background trees from Scenic Express Supertrees and pieces of a witch's broom. The witch's brooms are available for sale this time of year due to Halloween. This year the broom I purchased has a pumpkin spice scent. I hope that wears off as it is a bit much.
Finally I added a split rail fence and some goldenrod weeds from Sifor to embellish the scene.
I am experimenting with trees or bushes in the foreground by the trestle. I added a few pup tents and a guard too. I don't want the trees to be too big as I don't want to interfere with long photos of trains on the trestle.