Kirsti Näntö-Salonen  

The Worm by Kirsti Näntö-Salonen

July 2024 - The Worm

About the Image(s)

This is from a camera club photo walk in an area where a block of old industrial buildings and offices will be demolished out of the way of new construction. The plan was to document the scene before it would be all gone, but I got distracted by the Worm digging his way to the surface. - There was an old security lamp over a doorway that somebody had forgotten to turn off, and through the lens it looked like two insect eyes emitting a strange green light. It fitted perfectly in the head of the Worm. Fuji X-T4, double exposure in camera. For the green light, 203 mm, f/13, 1/350 s, ISO 160, and for the second image, 80.2 mm, f/13, 1/120 s, ISO 160. This is practically straight from the camera - I tried to enlarge the canvas a bit at the upper edge and crop iit into isquare format, but returned back to the original. What do you think?

3 comments posted

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
The new "eyes" are fascinating. But I would never have guessed that the other part was an actual worm. So without the title, I would be left guessing what this was all about.   Posted: 07/09/2024 14:54:35
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thank you, Bob, I do agree. - I just saw "The Dune" in the movies, and the sand worms were strongly in my mind. I'll have to go back to the site and see if there is another camera angle, or maybe something I can do in Photoshop, to make the Worm visible also to others.   Posted: 07/10/2024 01:44:04

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
First of all, kudos for a perfect double exposure! How did you manage to fit the "eyes" so well in the worm? When I saw the image I thought of an insect, most probably from a sci-fi movie, with its big green eyes. The photo is a little creepy, but I assume that that's what you wanted to achieve. It is interesting the difference in color and shape between the dead leaves in the foreground and the earth in the rest of the picture.   Posted: 07/11/2024 21:36:13


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