Tom Kredo  

Corbett's Glen Phantasmagoria by Tom Kredo

April 2021 - Corbett's Glen Phantasmagoria

April 2021 - Tom Kredo


April 2021 - Tom Kredo

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April 2021 - Tom Kredo

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About the Image(s)

Hi all,
I've titled this "Corbett's Glen Phantasmagoria". It is a river that I walk through about once a week, and it is a well photographed site. I decided to "Covidit" which is my term for let's play around with my old images. I thought a road through the middle would be interesting, and have some type of structure in the distance. I had an image I took from the Ground Hog day house in Illinois and used that as my distance shot. I green screened myself. I had some birds that I multiplied and inversed. I decided to remove the mailboxes and make it monochrome for effect, and darken the image significantly. All images taken by me and stacked as layers in photoshop. I'm entering this in my club's monthly competition for April, and any feedback would be appreciated.

8 comments posted

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
It's really great as is...
If you want to think about the balance a bit, I think it's a bit weighted on the right side and maybe you can balance it by adding road cracks on the left slightly or more hanging strings on left.
Otherwise, it's a fav of mine!   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:21:06
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Hi Kathy,
Thanks so much. I glad you liked it! I see your point on balancing on the right. I'll have to think about that a bit.
Tom   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:54:04

Maryellen Bauer   Maryellen Bauer
Oh, wow!! This is so clever and it works so well. It has never occurred to me to green screen myself and I'm always wishing that I had a body for an image. Thanks so much for describing your process.   Posted: 04/11/2021 16:00:11
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Hi Maryellen, Glad you found the process interesting!
  Posted: 04/22/2021 10:31:30

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Tom, I also really like this image. The tonal range and contrast in this B&W is top notch and very visually satisfying. Thematically it is intriguing and gets me thinking, thank you. My only suggestion would be to consider playing a little more with the size of the house in the distance. It feels a little crowded to me and I wonder if it was a touch smaller if it might be even stronger (maybe not).   Posted: 04/12/2021 11:32:26
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Thanks for the feedback. I did make it smaller, but I wanted to be able to see the image in the window, so I'm not sure I can make it smaller and still have it visible.
  Posted: 04/22/2021 10:29:42

Jan Lightfoot   Jan Lightfoot
Tom, this is really cool. I love the title and the story, it is indeed very dreamlike. The vines hanging down over the tunnel and the birds are a great touch. One minor detail for me is that the road on the left side of the tunnel starts out well defined but then blurs and bends out to the left. I would like to see a straighter defined edge that follows the same angle of the white double lines.   Posted: 04/18/2021 23:25:22
Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Jan,Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't see that.
Tom   Posted: 04/22/2021 10:27:27


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