ARCHIVE 281 – THATCHED COTTAGE (MONO + COLOUR)
March 15, 2017 2 Comments
Technique: use of a 24mm wide angle lens, close in, emphasises the vast, rough bulk of the thatch, making it loom towards the camera, almost filling the frame. The chimney, totally outscaled, appears to be toppling, again as a result of the distortion of the wide lens. I originally intended this shot to be monochrome, but the slight tinges of colour in the thatch, the chimney and the plant improve it – instances of low key colour (in this instance, restored colour) adding something.
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Technique: F6 with 24-85 Nikkor at 24mm; Fuji Provia 400 colour slide rated at 1600 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Neutral preset and selectively restoring colour.