The ‘tea lady’ in Rainow village, Cheshire – one of those curious cut-out advertising boards promoting a local tea shop or church fete. They are a common sight in English villages and often the quirky creation of a local handyman with a jig saw. The light on this caught my attention immediately and so I thought it worthy of a picture – obviously. Both images have been treated with an HDR simulation filter and slight tinting in an effort to create or enhance an impression of oil paint-like density, or even some kind of graphical render. I thought it would interesting to go for an image render style that was mimetic of the subject itself and thus try to reflect that texture of oil paint on a flat medium. The combination of HDR, orton laying and excessive noise reduction can often create this kind of texture in skies at least.
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Something of a departure from my usual image style with its characteristic density and weight; a lone fisherman on the shoreline at New Brighton. It is a four second (tripod) exposure taken under diminished early evening light last October. It immediately struck me as a classic – maybe slightly clichéd scene and composition, but one that lends itself perfectly to a ‘minimalist’ treatment. In the edit I started by preparing the image for a high-key monochrome print but was uninspired by the resultant flatness and so decided to experiment with split-toning and grain textures to create this more ethereal quality.
Original photo exif details:-
Nikon D80, 50mm, 100iso, f13, 4sec, October 25th 2014 – 16:27