Why my first image won’t appear in the reader is anyone’s guess – always used to work – any ideas out there? Following on from the last post about using the Olympus PEN ‘Dramatic Tone’ effect, I’ve had a bit more of a play around using it on some Lensbaby Sweet 35 shots.
These first three were taken on a very stormy day on the coast – it was worth the effort despite getting soaked.
The weather has mostly been dark and overcast over the last few weeks, and the effect drags some lovely cloud detail out from an otherwise grey sky.
It all lends itself to some dark, moody (maybe melodramatic!) landscapes, enhanced by DXO Filmpack post processing and maybe the odd layer here and there. There’s been a few birds added here as well – blurred in a layer using the ‘motion blur’ tool.
This is a milennium beacon inland – shows the ‘burnt in’ sky nicely – I used to do this on B/W prints with bits of card on sticks!
Might as well finish on a gothic feel – been trying to take a decent shot of this monument for years and this is my best attempt yet.
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.
p.s. Apologies – haven’t been posting much lately – been too busy taking pictures!