You know you’ve been a book cover photographer for too long when you can’t walk past a set of old railings without wanting to take a few shots. The stark lines standing out against a moody sky or a clear background are an opportunity to create strong images.
So first – shot on film on an Olympus SLR and probably with the Zuiko 50mm F1.4, toned with a light orange filter in Photoshop. The out of focus background lifts the shot nicely.
Can’t remember anything about this one so it’s probably digital on the 60D but the symmetry is good.
This one is on a Fuju 810 converted to infra red. These gates are quite delicate and were once very ornate with vine leaves and fruit growing out from the now heavily distorted spiral shapes.
Onto something very modern and nowhere near as pretty Stark security on an industrial estate, layered and tweaked in DXO filmpack.
OK – it’s a picket fence not railings – but I thought I’d try and get away with it! High contrast suited this nicely with the detail receding into the distance. Canon 60D.
This one is definitely the 60D plus a Sweet 35 Lensbaby from a low angle using the flip screen. The bright halo around the bokeh highlights is typical of this lens at wide apertures.
Fuji F810 again with the curves of the railings complementing the curves of the celtic cross.
60D + Lensbaby glass lens. The hand like leaves in the top right were a nice – if lucky – break for this one! Lightly toned and layered.
As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.
Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.