Carrie Hannigan  

Gothic Dream by Carrie Hannigan

May 2022 - Gothic Dream

About the Image(s)

Taken with Canon EOS 70D at 1/250 sec at f/10, 22mm. This one had some compositing work done beyond dodging/burning, curves, warming filter, gradient map, color lookup layer, and vignette. I removed a building crowding a corner, replaced the sky, and added all the birds. The original was taken on a bright day with wispy clouds in a blue sky, but I wanted more of a gothic look, having been inspired by a Edgar Allan Poe quote: "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

4 comments posted

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Another image with lots of fixes to create the final product. It is very nice and does have the look. The birds are a nice touch.   Posted: 05/18/2022 16:02:05

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
I definitely does create a mood, and I like it a lot. I don't care for the leaning in of the building on both sides of the image. It would be fun if you could place a person, maybe a "ghost", in one of the upper windows.   Posted: 05/18/2022 18:28:16

Robert Cordivari   Robert Cordivari
You've captured the mood you were looking for - I'm curious as to your position when you took the photo. It appears that you were not shooting from the center of the subject - was that intentional? I'd like to see that same photo taken on a cloudy day with a naturally ominous sky. Hopefully you live nearby and can return to take more photos of this interesting building.   Posted: 05/20/2022 08:48:36

Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
Seeing is not believing. Nice job. I don't mind the building being off center; I'm not sure about the building's leaning back.   Posted: 05/21/2022 16:26:04


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