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Thinking out in the field


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Thinking out in the field

17 Jun 2020 9:13AM   Views : 316 Unique : 213

The aim of this post is that I intend to return to the location and add to this blog post with the further developments in the process.

Last Monday, I headed on to Dartmoor and to a much photographed location. After trying out some different ideas to the usual scene for Nuns Cross Farm, I headed down to the farmhouse and this is the first trial image of an idea which will need some fine tuning. For a return visit, the weather ideally needs to be a grey cloudy day not the bright sunshine that was prevalent on this visit.

The idea is to produce a horror/ghostly style image based around the fact the the Foxtor mires are close by and are said to be the inspiration for the Grimpen Mire in the Hound of the Baskervilles.

The initial image was created using a 10 stop ND filter giving an exposure of 25 seconds. Using the remote trigger I fired the shutter and then walked in to the image and posed in the two positions counting to 12 on each occasion LOL. The resulting image gave me the shadowy outline that I was looking for. This though, identified that the clothing needs to be a lot darker (maybe period clothing) and possibly the exposure may need to be longer to allow for a pose of a few seconds longer for a slightly more defined ghostly outline.

Processing was initially to create a black and white image in Lightroom. Once happy, then the further adjustments were made, again in Lightroom, adding grain, the sepia tone and the lightened vignette.
Moving to Photoshop, the image was checked for the usual dust bunnies, any other flaws and levels/curves adjustments.
The image was then passed through the High Pass Filter adding a colour burn layer at a low opacity/fill.

This is the first result, until next time.....


Alfie_P 15 927 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2020 2:28PM
Very interesting process you are following. 👍
Arvorphoto Plus
12 147 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2020 4:33PM

Quote:Very interesting process you are following. 👍

I hope you will come along for the ride. It will be an adventure as I try to work out how to achieve the image in my mind
Alfie_P 15 927 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2020 4:59PM
I most certainly will, thanks for the invite 👍
Arvorphoto Plus
12 147 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2020 5:35PM

Quote:I most certainly will, thanks for the invite 👍

You're welcome Alfie.

Not sure where this will end up but if I can impart some knowledge and understanding to the viewers of this blog then that is a positive


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