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Wish in the wind

By K_T  
Wish in the Wind is the image of a young girl that wishes for something to change her isolated life. She feels alone surrounded by the old barren isolation of lost generations.

I love this image because her expression is so delicate. I love her over coat and even though she has this wonderful dress on, she looks so tatty and weathered.

The background is Whitby Church as most people would guess, although I removed a few graves to make it less cluttered. My latest train of thought is 'less is more'. The young girl was wearing a slightly different outfit (I'll add some more versions), but I wanted to give a romantic feeling to her with the long skirts. Of course the most interesting part of the development is the bending of the tones and light of the pixels. There is about 30 layers just on tone and light for this image, I do like to push my pixels and then rescue them just as they are about to breakup.

I'm off to Yardley exhibition tonight, just been to Leigh to see the Best of British Club Photography with my dearest friend 'Morris'. It is good to have an open mind and enjoy all genres of photography. So on that note, enjoy your weekend and think about the 'less is more'.


Tags: Goth General Whitby Digitally manipulated Digital art 2012 Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: Philip_H, dmhuynh72, pdunstan_Greymoon and 99 more

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Philip_H 8 1.4k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 12:40PM
Lovely image/work.

Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
10 Nov 2012 12:54PM
Exceptional work. You have definitely created a wishful mood.
JaHa 8 48 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 12:58PM
Fantastic composite work, I really appreciate how you have shown us the different stages of creating the final image. Definitely worth all those layers...
parallax 11 204 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 1:07PM
Great concept and execution
I love everything about this picture Wink Well done!
10 Nov 2012 1:22PM
Wonderful work Smile
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
10 Nov 2012 1:22PM
A beautifully crafted piece of work - very well done.

Paree 15 616 3
10 Nov 2012 1:25PM
clever and beautiful
so well done kt

mex 12 27 3 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 1:26PM
Well done on this K_t.
cheers phil.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
10 Nov 2012 1:28PM
EXcellent work as always, K_T. Interesting to see how you do it.

Philo 10 99 83 England
10 Nov 2012 1:37PM
The addition of the dress, hair extensions, change in tones and light make this a truly wonderful image.
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 1:48PM
Excellent work K_T - superb imagery.
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 4:24PM
Excellent! You should run classes
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
10 Nov 2012 5:11PM
Expertly crafted.
fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:11PM
Love it Smile
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
10 Nov 2012 5:20PM
Great looking pic .... the light you've created on the model is superb
User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:25PM
Amazing as always!
stretch123 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:38PM
superb work

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 12 Wales
10 Nov 2012 7:48PM
Excellent work but would have liked to have seen her left hand in full.Just my view.
Metro6R4 10 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 8:51PM
One of the best how to do it I have ever seen, regards Paul.
abeeror2 8 23 Australia
10 Nov 2012 9:11PM
what talent! I wish could learn that, so very beautiful!SmileSmileSmile
stevenb Plus
17 279 7 England
10 Nov 2012 10:19PM
Cracking image KT good of you to show create this, Nice to meet up with you at Whitby.

UrbaneMagick 8 172 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 10:28PM
Beautiful K-T..followed this ones progression on faceboo, the way you share the process with us lesser mortals!!!

Gareth Smile
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
11 Nov 2012 12:24AM
Your imagination and the work you put into an image are both inspiring. I love your attention to detail.
Also -- thanks for including some of the intermediate steps and the source images. That is very instructive.
This is certainly award material.

11 Nov 2012 2:04AM
Wonderful creation KT. You are the master. deep
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 10:22AM
Super creation, thanks for showing us some of the steps too. super job joining the dress.
11 Nov 2012 1:32PM
KT. You have an unbelievable talent. Incredible work. 5
Richsr 13 91 223 England
11 Nov 2012 9:16PM
Excellent work here KT congrats on the EC
Regards Richard
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:27PM
I like how the light draws attention away from the chin !

Super tones
Paree 15 616 3
11 Nov 2012 10:59PM

Quote:Clever and beautiful
so well done kt


just came back to have another look,
and i thought the light in her hand ought to be her mobile phone lol

ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 6:04AM
So many awards...
Well done...

The comp...
The darkroom skills...
Right the way to the lighting...
Head of the class...

Bonico 10 Romania
12 Nov 2012 8:48PM
Like it. Congrats.
HappyBaer 10 21 3
13 Nov 2012 7:06AM
It is the step from 4 to 5 that I find mind boggling. Most of us would have simply gone and taken another shot with the girl holding a light! The way you change the way the shot is lit is very special.
13 Nov 2012 12:01PM
Another great set of images, well done
Sezz 15 619 15 England
15 Nov 2012 1:32PM
I don't know what to add KT - just first class, many congratulations for all your awards, please accept another from me! Smile

Sarah *
Sezz 15 619 15 England
15 Nov 2012 1:33PM
Aw I can't award it KT as I had already awarded another after this was uploaded Sad A HUGE virtual award from me anyway, I love it! x
BarbaraR 14 844 1 England
16 Nov 2012 2:23PM
Many Congrats a super image.
Such clever work.

BydoR9 9 26 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 2:40PM
Superb work KT! Smile
K_T 8 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 3:32PM
Wow if you guys n gals continue with all this praise my head is not going to fit through the door. I am very grateful and appreciate every single comment. Please check out the rest of my portfolio and feel free to follow my work.
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
16 Nov 2012 4:32PM
Nicely done ,good work through and great finished image
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
16 Nov 2012 5:40PM
An amazing transformation from the originals. Paul
pic4you 13 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 10:01AM
fabulous is the only word I can come up with.
very cleverly executed A+++++
17 Nov 2012 10:19AM
KT, i came across this image via your facebook page during it's conception - wow. Very interesting to see how it evolved, and the different variations.

Superb, what more can you say, keep spoiling us with your offerings!

17 Nov 2012 5:25PM
A great photo, dark and misterious....very beautiful.....
25 Aug 2013 7:04PM
Beautiful image and stunning manipulation skills to create the atmospheric and realistic lighting.

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