Upload & Sell: On
| p.1 #8 · A couple of recent experiments |
Backstory: Visited friends in Dunedin (South Island) for New Years. Photographed the beach behind their home and then took some snapshots near a local scenic spot, "Lovers Leap".
Number one started as an exposure blunder - not checking the camera before snapping a shot. Out of curiosity, before rubbishing it I yanked the ACR exposure slider all the way to the left and the recover to the right. The result suggested what might have been burned onto my retinas had a nuclear weapon detonated in the distance at that moment. I call it "Island by Bomb Light".
The second was a snapshot where the primary subjects were clowning and having snapshot fun. I'd intended include the receding figure with her back turned, as if to say "I don't want to be a party to such foolishness". But the scale was wrong and she was too far away to make the statement. When I examined the original on my big monitor, I noticed, although my original intent didn't work, her isolation and the flow and shape of the grass track made a statement about the aloneness of the human condition that appealed to me - "The Long Walk". Also, the positioning of the subject, lighting and composition in a way distantly and distortedly echos a sort of Christian iconography.
So, if you ever wonder the sort of gibbering that goes on in my head about images, there are two examples.
Here's a small pano of a large one I make from the same site as the first and the original from which I plucked the second:
Pano of the beach and Green Island
Source of The Long Walk