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Stormy Morning

Stormy Morning (Stock Image)

Stormy Morning (Stock Image)

Stormy Morning

Stormy Morning is an image that was created on the fly without planning one morning.

We had headed out to the coast looking for locations to shoot some mysterious looking images

with the Red Cloak as the main focus.

It was unfortunately raining quite hard and the sun was hidden by ominous dark clouds.

The image I was wanting to create was one at Sunrise with the typical red sky and sun rising out of the sea.

It was decided to have a look around and see if there was a cafe open to get a cup of coffee and maybe a bit of Breakfast.

A sign for a cafe pointed down a small road that turned to a track on approaching the cafe building.

Unfortunately the cafe was closed but the rain had eased and a break in the clouds allowed some sunlight to show through.

I quickly set up a single light on my Elinchrom Quadra Ranger, took a light meter reading from the ambient light,set my flash to light up the subject

as I wanted the red to be stark against the darkness.

I got my poor suffering subject into position and managed to fire off about 3-4 shots before the rain returned and

the black clouds closed back together.

The cafe didn’t open and the rest of the day was a washout, ah well can’t have it all…

This Image can be licensed through

Trevillion Images

Spooky Graveyard

Spooky-Graveyard (stock Image)

Spooky-Graveyard (stock Image)

Spooky Graveyard

I wanted an image that conveyed a bit of fear and the apprehension that some people feel when entering spooky graveyard at night.

This was to be an addition my stock image portfolio. An impossible scene to hope to capture in one go.

So I set about creating this image. the first thing I did was create a storyboard, nothing too elaborate but a sketch of the idea which would

represent the photograph I had in mind

This image was created with three different photographs. the first image is the graveyard scene, the second is the sky and the third was an image of a Jackdaw.

The three images were assembled in layers using  Adobe Photoshop.

The image was then dodged and burned to accentuate the light and dark parts of the image.

The image was given a slight blue tone for a night time effect and an image was created..

This Image can be licensed through

Arcangel Images.

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