Midnight in the woods

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The original image for this photograph is a woodland extract typical of the sort of photographs that can be found in Padley Woods, part of the Peak District National Park.

However, rather than just presenting a documentary replica of the scene, I have blended the original image with another (a photograph of a ceramic floor tile I have used before with woodland scenes) to create an alternative impression of reality – ‘Midnight in the woods’. For those interested in the Photoshop technicalities, the two images were combined using the ‘Subtract’ blending mode, set at 82% opacity.

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  1 comment for “Midnight in the woods

  1. February 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    This is a very interesting effect and the blues and greens are very vivid. As a result, the image looks like it should be a set for the Hobbit or something. The branches seem to be alive and likely to move and wriggle at any moment. Unfortunately I can’t click on the image to make it larger to look at in detail so am not sure if I can see the ceramic floor.

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