October 2011 Theme: Textures / by Craig Roberts

This month's theme focuses on "textures", which in itself should be fairly easy to visualize ... If the image below looks familiar it is because I included a black & white version of it in my previous post from the Jamestown photowalk. While I was wandering around the grounds, I was particularly drawn the this window on the back of one of the buildings. The stone works created a great flatform to construct the image but in the fading light I struggled to create a vision of what I was seeing. It then dawned on me to take a few seperate captures from the same position, using off-camera flash to build highlights and contrast throughout the stonework and wood framing. The resulting final image below was more image stacking for depth, rather than a true HDR process.

I think that the strength of this image is that you can almost feel the textures of the stone, the wood, the rusted metal pull and even the moss and whispy grasses and the base of the window frame.

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