ARCHIVE 276 – PENZANCE MANNEQUIN, SUNSWEPT (MONO)
February 17, 2017 18 Comments
We were in Penzance on a brilliantly sunny day and potential pictures were all around – I’ve already posted some here. This dummy was in a window facing straight into the blinding glare, and the combination of her extravagant hat and the patterns that the rim of this hat spread over her blankly staring face drew me towards her. Post-capture, I thought of enhancing the whites of her eyes but decided that they’re ok as they are.
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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO; converted to mono in Silver Efex Pro 2.
UPDATE: after all this time, still very much amongst my very favourite images. I’ve found that to be a thing about blogging – I post an image that I’m (nearly always!) totally enthusiastic about at the time, but I’ve noticed that attitude can change over time, so that sometimes I can look back at past posts, and either think their images simply ok or, then again, not really that good. But then there are the images that, old as they may be, I still feel really good about – and here is one. And this is a healthy process, I think, probably one that we all do – we change over time, our visual perceptions and tastes change over time, we are moving on.