SOMERSET LEVELS 255 – RURAL IDYLL (MONO + COLOUR)
February 6, 2016 12 Comments
The title of this post is just what this isn’t, if you see what I mean – but then what farmer wants people spilling over onto his fields from a small car park beside a busy main road?
The rotation of the image brings side lighting from the right which ups the atmosphere. The wooden elements are vaguely cruciform, the yellow lichen takes on the mantle of some creeping disease or disfiguration, and the snaking barbed wire speaks to me of naked (and industrialised) pain, persecution and exclusion. Looking at this, I can’t help but think of a crucifixion, albeit not one with any religious connotations. FATman Photos gives you something of an apocalypse on this Saturday morning.
D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 1600 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Film Noir 1 preset and selectively restoring colour; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.