This is just freaky. Keep looking at it. I was driving home from the shops today and saw an interesting cloudscape beyond the houses above Dysart. So I parked the car, ran into the house, grabbed my camera bag, and went down to a road called School Brae where I could get an expansive, open view of the sea. I took a few pics, dropped my lens cap which I had to rescue from the drop below, and headed home. This is the first of 8 shots I took.
I didn’t see the face at the time. I only saw a great cloud above the ship and the water. It had passed over our town shortly before, depositing its water on us. When I looked at the images in Lightroom I was delighted to see the image of a face looking down on the ship. Serendipity.
I converted it to black and white and as I increased the contrast the face just got more and more obvious. I then made a few under exposed dashes to highlight some facial features, but only about 3 or 4 strokes with the mouse to bring out the eyes.
The more I stare at it the spookier it gets!
i had to skilfully skip over a tree trunk that lay across a stream to get to this area that caught my eye: a large pond tucked away beyond the path. I thought there would be some interesting reflections in the still water but it was the angular branches crossing at head height that made better pictures. The rest was too crowded and confusing, although I quite liked this fallen tree…
This was taken at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh as the light was dimming across Charles Jencks’ Landform Ueda. The design was inspired by patterns of nature, the idea of movement in nature, from meteorological effects to chaos theory. Jencks said he ‘wanted to design something which reflected these natural forces’. I didn’t know any of this when I took the photo. I was trying to create a sense of autumn turning to winter, when falling leaves blow across the landscape of the mind. I think this reflects some his ideas about what he wanted to create so I was happy.
With Halloween approaching I thought this had a suitably spooky feel about it. I also had one from the iPhone using Hipstamatic app with the tintype pack which I like but perhaps the heavy effect detracts from the quiet scene.
France, 2014.This was taken on a lovely warm evening, exploring the back roads of Tremolat – a small village near to Limueil where we were staying in the summer. I really didn’t think that I had many decent images this year but looking back through my Lightroom library I have a few that I like. I’ve think been so busy that I haven’t had much time to look at them!
Here are three images from the top of Haystacks in the Lake District. This was my version of a stag weekend before getting married and my friends were at pains (literally) to point out their suffering of a weekend of arduous walking. Fortunately their shortness of breath meant the comments were few and far between :-)
I was wishing like mad that I had the Nikon with me as I could have done more with the white sails against the dark sky over The Solent. But I only had the iPhone.
The boys had been on a laserquest outing for their cousin’s birthday. When I returned to get them a wet mist had moved in and I didn’t have to walk far into the woods to find some eery scenes.
Resolution #whatever: make more photos and post them!