Original cover art
The picture on the left is of the original artwork before it was altered for the cover. I thought that the background was to dark and you could not see the ranger good enough.The title also seemed too dark.I had it scanned and then lightened the background and lettering up in Photoshop on a Mac to make things pop a little better. The background image was from a photograph I took looking straight down off of the middle of the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn CA just off highway 80 east. It took me hours to paint all the detail in the trees and rocks at the bottom of the bridge, only to end up hiding them on the finished version of the cover (on the right).