Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Abandon Hope...

I've been very busy over the last week, so apologies for the lack of new entries.  I'd also entered the following set into a Projected "Portfolio" Competition under the title of "The Darker Side of West Kirby:  Abandon Hope..." and wanted to wait until after the event itself before posting them.

Needless to say, the judge didn't like them!






They've all been very heavily processed to bring out the gloomy and rather desolate aspect of a seaside town out of season.  Not everyone's cup of tea, I know, but I still think they're quite powerful.  Especially the last one, which originally reminded me of the Star Wars credits when I first saw it, but which has now been transformed into something far more sinister.  Needless to say, the judge missed the solitary individual who had clearly ignored the warning aimed at all ye who enter here...

[For the technically minded, these are all single images processed in HDR Efex Pro to enhance the sky and add "grit" to the proceedings.]