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Travel back in time.......


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Travel back in time.......

13 Dec 2018 8:43AM   Views : 556 Unique : 320

So as the wind howls outside and the rain hammers on the windows this morning, it's time to put pen to paper so to speak.
2018 has been overall a quiet year on the photography side due to work commitments. However in June, I had the opportunity to visit Blists Hill Victorian Town again (part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums).

This time, the theme was the Victorian era and with the valuable help of The 'Ragged Victorians - The Great Unwashed' who are an award winning living history group, we were set for some re-enacting of the lower classes of Victorian England around the 1850's. Blists Hill offers so many different possibilities for backdrops and the re-enactors provided so many different persona from a time when the lower class Victorians were living by whatever means they could for little reward.

When it came to processing the images (I use Lightroom/Photoshop CC), it posed a problem as to how to best portray them. The initial attempt at processing was too saturated for my liking and part of the problem is possibly the camera, having recently upgraded to full frame and the increase in megapixels.


In the end to achieve the overall effect, I came up with the idea of desaturating the images. The slider was moved back to -49 for this image.

The remainder of the processing was to lift the shadows slightly to ensure a little definition to the door area, a little contrast added and small tweaks to the levels and curves, adding a little vignette to make the subject a little more prominent.

The whole day's event gave some excellent opportunities and has got me interested in this era, so last Sunday when the group were at the SS Great Britain museum in Bristol, it was an opportunity not to be missed. The museum is a fascinating place in its own right and one that I shall explore more over time (once you have purchased a ticket, it is valid for 12 months).




pink Plus
19 7.1k 10 England
18 Dec 2018 7:23AM
Some great images, I like the desaturated look, it suits the Era perfectly
Arvorphoto Plus
12 147 6 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 7:27AM

Quote:Some great images, I like the desaturated look, it suits the Era perfectly

Thanks Ian

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