Photographs from a small group of islands
Feb 23 2018 10 Comments
2/23/2018 at 9:58 am
This is a such a cool photo. I like it. A lot! 🙂
2/23/2018 at 7:42 pm
Thank you! Very happy the way this one came out.
2/23/2018 at 10:55 am
Yes this is definitely intriguing indeed. I would love to see this on something like large photo matte. How did you get this to turn out so well? If you don’t mind sharing that is:)
2/23/2018 at 7:45 pm
Cheers. Could look very nice eh?
Happy to say there’s no big secret, or big effort. His face and hat were really nicely lit. Caught it just right. So in Lightroom I just darkened the background to make him really stand out.
2/23/2018 at 4:48 pm
Stunning. That is the kind of dignified, powerful portrait I’d love to have.
So black I had to get a couple of alcohol wipes to clean my screen so I can appreciate it fully. In fact it’s as black as my Grandma’s coal cellar at night with the grubby wire protected 40watt filament bulb switched off. As black as a the deepest part of the Blue John mine in Derbyshire when they turn off all the lights to scare the tourists.
Possibly my favourite portrait and favourite black and white photograph of yours I’ve seen yet.
2/23/2018 at 7:49 pm
Thank you very much. Very nice to read. Interesting to hear it might be your favourite too. Definitely a photo I’m happy with. Not been doing much black and white, so hopefully this makes up for it.
Went to those very mines many moons ago. Experienced that incredible darkness too. Quite something.
2/23/2018 at 9:51 pm
When you visited the mines did they give you the humourous chat about why the western cavern walls were wet and the eastern walls dry? In case they didn’t, “Because Manchester is to the west”. I’d never been to Manchester at that time, but over the years, after many visits, I know what they mean, it always seems to be raining 🙂
2/23/2018 at 10:41 pm
I don’t remember that particular detail. I was only young though, so more than likely I wasn’t even listening. But yes, there’s a fair bit of truth in that, isn’t there? Something I was reminded of on numerous occasions when back last ‘summer’…
2/23/2018 at 4:49 pm
Very very cool! So much atmosphere. I’m very impressed! 🙂
2/23/2018 at 7:51 pm
Cheers! Very pleased with the feel and look of the photo, so glad to hear it works for you as well.
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