Hume In Shadows

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 1000, 1/250 sec, f/6.4 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 1000, 1/250 sec, f/6.4
[click image for larger size]

The hint of something to come, the horizon looming about to break.

This image has a complete lack of anything yet I am drawn to it because of the anticipation that exists, brought about by the early morning shadows. As the photo consists of just shadows and light it was important to me that the shapes and forms of the shadows were well positioned, strong and at least halfway to being recognisable. It is why I included more of the statues body, to give substance to the elongated silhouette that stretches the length of the image.

Original unedited image
Original unedited image

I took a few shots of this scene, from varying angles, including different people at different position but somehow it always felt crowded. After really looking at the area and figuring out what I wanted for the shot it was simplified into this final shot. It was an incredible warm morning and I remember the brickwork being a lot more golden-yellow than the pale hue that is present in the original unedited image so I corrected this in post processing by adjusting the vibrancy. I also heightened the contrast and burned the shadows a little in order to get closer to a deeper, truer black. A slight crop to finish and the image was done.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy viewing


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