FANTASY 34 – ADVERT FOR SHINGLE BEACH AND CLOUDY SKY
November 21, 2015 7 Comments
FANTASY: well, what the title says – with a desperate stab at modernity, “It does what it says in the title!“. And maybe its The Advertising Of The Future – after all, if you place your empty hoarding in front of what you’re advertising, you do away with the need for the actual advert …
REALITY: empty advertising / information display on the beach at West Bay, Dorset; 5 Oct 2005. Right from the moment I pressed the OM-4’s (wonderfully quiet) shutter release, the quest with this image was for unreality. And so, using my little telezoom (how I miss those tiny Zuiko lenses!), all else but the empty display, beach and sky was cropped out of the frame – and knowing that Fuji’s wonderful colour slide film was going to be push processed by two stops, I knew that the resulting colours might well be more … imaginative … than true …
And finally, a decade later, a little (but only a little) tweaking in CEP4.
If your eyes can stand it – no free sunglasses on this blog! – you can see a larger version of this image by clicking onto it.
OM-4 with 75-150 Zuiko at 150mm; Fuji Provia 400 colour slide rated at 1600 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.