Mannequin in a shop window along Queen’s Road in central Bristol; 17 July 2014.

This headless mannequin with her fantastically patterned dress was immediately striking as I walked by, and a composition comprising this patterning, and her forearms and hands, came to mind.

Then, post-capture, her arms and hands were converted into silhouettes against a paler backdrop (in which dashed lines from the shop’s display remain), to retain the human element – because take away her arms and hands and we could be looking at a jazzily decorated coffin!  And then restoration of the dress’s pale blues, to further enliven the design.

To see other mannequin images, click onto the mannequins tag below.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: G11 PowerShot at 140mm (equivalent); 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Push Process by 3 stops preset, with selective restoration of colour.





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