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Who's there !! ?

By nishant101
Here is a conceptual image I have worked on today. Around 6 pm when the sun was below the horizon and the lights were just between the evening and the night. I used two flashes to photograph this. I kept one speedlite inside the treehouse which is at the backyard and hardly used by anyone. I positioned the other flash towards the right. I had already worked out how I wanted the final image, wintery, cold and thrilling and haunting. I had to add snowflakes seperately to execute the idea of the image the way I was hoping to achieve.

Do provide your feedback if you wish. Cheers!!

Tags: Portraits Winter Cold Haunting Nights Portraits and people

Voters: Daisymaye, leo_nid, Drummerdelight and 12 more

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
24 Jul 2017 2:44PM
Very well done. Even some of the snowflakes look like little lights. I don't find it haunting as much as hunting. To me the childs lost something in the tree and is looking for it. Maybe his cat is up there. Love his expression.
5 31 1 United States
24 Jul 2017 3:00PM
The primary focus of my eye is the child's face and I love the expression. Looks like one of determination.

I have trouble making out exactly what this is.
Due to the very dark shadows, It almost looks like the hand holding the lantern is photoshopped in.
More shadow detail towards the bottom of the image as well as to the right of the tree would provide context as well. The white, i presume it is siding in the top central part of the picture, seems too well lit.
The angle of the shot is, to my eye, a bit confusing.
This is a difficult situation you are attempting, low natural lighting, dual artificial lights, the attempt to set a mood, artificial snow elements.

I applaud your efforts and didn't mean to be a buzz kill.
nishant101 7 34 Australia
24 Jul 2017 3:01PM
Thanks for your feedback Daisymaye, well I was hoping to capture the look of being worried, investigating, the fear of unknown. I guess we all have diferent perceptions. Thanks again, cheers!!
nishant101 7 34 Australia
24 Jul 2017 3:20PM
Hi GGAB, thanks for the input. The look of determination? Its amazing how much we all interpret the same image in different ways. I see what you mean by the hand looking photoshopped. It was not though but now that I look at it, I see where you are coming from. The dark areas were made dark deliberately. I did try to leave some of the details towards the right side of the tree just to seperate the details from the darkness.
Again I thank you for taking the time out for this image and writing your views about it, appreciate it.

SC_Photos 4 4 England
24 Jul 2017 7:31PM
First thing i spot is the lamp then the word "monster" so to me the kids looking for a Troll Grin
Fantastic image!

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