Arne Skinlo  

WW2 Camp by Arne Skinlo

May 2022 - WW2 Camp

May 2022 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

A few weeks ago, I bought a book with the title Beyond Architecture by Michael Kenna. This gave me the inspiration to drive to military prisoner camp made by the nazis not very far from where I live. It is part of the story that I have slept in the barrack in the background in the original beds during a safety course in the 70īs. The post processing is ment to evoke some of the same feelings as the soldiers might have had at that time, looking at the tower every day without knowing their destiny.

All the post is done in Photoshop and is mainly dodge and burn.

Camera: Fuji GFX 50 S with Canon 24 mm TS lens.
Settings: ISO 100, 1/160 sec, f/8

4 comments posted

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I love Michael Kenna's work. Your conversion to B/W is well done. It appears you have brightened where you want the eye to go and made use of many leading lines to the barracks and burning the edges to keep the eye in the image works well. I like the contrast and wide tonal range. Placing the tower between the posts was a good compositional choice.   Posted: 05/05/2022 11:03:50

Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
The conversion to black and white is a good choice and you did it well. The leading lines of the fence and the cloud formation keeps me in the middle of the image and your subject. Nicely done.   Posted: 05/10/2022 11:12:03

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
I very much enjoy images where the make uses a variety of photo techniques to guide the viewer. You have certainly done this with a wide variety of leading lines, post, wires, pathways, buildings and clouds. This is a well thought composition. The conversion to B/W is also a good choice and it eliminates the distraction of color and forces the eye to look at shapes and lines. Additionally, the B/W adds strength to the subject (an old POW camp) This reinforces the terror and dread that one should feel when looking at this type of subject and adds a connect to the war itself and most images from WWII were done in B/W

One of the things I have most enjoyed about your images over many months has been your skills at processing. I like how you think through the image and use light and shadow to move the eye through the frame. In this area, this image does not disappoint. Well Done!

  Posted: 05/10/2022 15:29:53

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
This image definitely captures the WWII era well. Black and white was definitely the right choice! I like the leading lines the fence creates toward the barracks. The fence post and tower do seem a little soft to me. I would think about selectively sharpening them a bit. On the other hand, the softness does evoke the images taken during that time, which were not crystal clear.   Posted: 05/16/2022 23:03:21


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