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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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10 Nov 2012 12:40PM
Lovely image/work.


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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
10 Nov 2012 12:54PM
Exceptional work. You have definitely created a wishful mood.
JaHa Plus
4 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...
10 Nov 2012 1:07PM
Great concept and execution
I love everything about this picture Wink Well done!
Wonderful work Smile
andy210966 Plus
9 4 119 Wales
10 Nov 2012 1:22PM
A beautifully crafted piece of work - very well done.

Paree Plus
11 616 3
10 Nov 2012 1:25PM
clever and beautiful
so well done kt

mex Plus
9 27 3 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 1:26PM
Well done on this K_t.
cheers phil.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.3k 33 Norway
10 Nov 2012 1:28PM
EXcellent work as always, K_T. Interesting to see how you do it.

Philo Plus
6 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 Plus
9 3.2k 68 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 1:48PM
Excellent work K_T - superb imagery.
marktc Plus
6 96 14 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 4:24PM
Excellent! You should run classes
10 Nov 2012 5:11PM
Expertly crafted.
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:11PM
Love it Smile
DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 124 England
10 Nov 2012 5:20PM
Great looking pic .... the light you've created on the model is superb
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:25PM
Amazing as always!
superb work

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
10 Nov 2012 7:48PM
Excellent work but would have liked to have seen her left hand in full.Just my view.
10 Nov 2012 8:51PM
One of the best how to do it I have ever seen, regards Paul.
10 Nov 2012 9:11PM
what talent! I wish could learn that, so very beautiful!SmileSmileSmile
stevenb Plus
13 260 6 England
10 Nov 2012 10:19PM
Cracking image KT good of you to show create this, Nice to meet up with you at Whitby.

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 Plus
12 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.

Wonderful creation KT. You are the master. deep
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.5k 58 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 10:22AM
Super creation, thanks for showing us some of the steps too. super job joining the dress.
KT. You have an unbelievable talent. Incredible work. 5
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
11 Nov 2012 9:16PM
Excellent work here KT congrats on the EC
Regards Richard
Eviscera Plus
10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:27PM
I like how the light draws attention away from the chin !

Super tones
Paree Plus
11 616 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
8 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...

12 Nov 2012 8:48PM
Like it. Congrats.
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.
Another great set of images, well done
Sezz Plus
12 617 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 Plus
12 617 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 Plus
10 17 1 England
16 Nov 2012 2:23PM
Many Congrats a super image.
Such clever work.

16 Nov 2012 2:40PM
Superb work KT! Smile
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
6 13 15 England
16 Nov 2012 4:32PM
Nicely done ,good work through and great finished image
paulcr Plus
12 1.5k 9 Ireland
16 Nov 2012 5:40PM
An amazing transformation from the originals. Paul
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!

A great photo, dark and misterious....very beautiful.....
Beautiful image and stunning manipulation skills to create the atmospheric and realistic lighting.

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