Hazel Price  

Witch Hazel's Abode by Hazel Price

September 2021 - Witch Hazel's Abode

About the Image(s)

My image this month is a simple composite using a background shot at an interesting woodland our camera club visited befor lockdown. The wood is used for filming quite a lot and has rare rock formations. I tried to create a spooky scene using three images taken at a local garden centre which decorated an area dedicated to Halloween last Autumn. I converted each image to Black and White, imported them onto the background and resized. I haven't done many composites so not sure if it works but people could put their own interpretation on what is going on here. I could call it 'Witch Hazel's Abode.

2 comments posted

Joan Field   Joan Field
This is a lot of fun. I love how you put the witch in the lower right corner, cutting her off a bit. My eyes are not good, but the only other piece that looks put into the campsite is the hanging upside down man or Frankenstein's monster, not sure. You were lucky with the lighting because it looks very even There is no obvious shadow direction, so you didn't have to worry about that. Your insertion of the two elements was done very well. They don't look like they are pasted in to me. Good job! Just a month early.   Posted: 09/07/2021 14:14:34

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Hazel, I like the way that you have used the interesting woodland as a theatre backdrop against which the 'players' are performing. It is very much the stuff of witches and hobgoblins which is full of mystery and intrigue. The three 'players' are well positioned with the witch in the lower right quadrant to create foreground interest, the man hanging upside down from a tree to stretch the imagination and the black cat watching over the doorstep. Collectively, they add gravitas to Witch Hazel's abode. Well done.   Posted: 09/10/2021 14:21:51


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