Arne Skinlo  

Witch Monument by Arne Skinlo

June 2022 - Witch Monument

June 2022 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

This is a national memorial to the victims of the witch trials in Norway from 1570 to 1695. Approximately 260 women who were convicted and executed during this period. Most of them were burned alive on a bonfire.

As this is a terrible story and a stain on the Norwegian and Danish legal system, I have tried to give the image a dramatic look. Mainly by dodge and burn in Photoshop.

Camera: Fuji GFX 50S with Canon 24 mm TS lens.
Settings: ISO 100, 1/40 s, f/16

5 comments posted

Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Arne. Oh! very creepy! nice mood and tone for this subject matter. Nothing else needs to be said. Nice job.   Posted: 06/05/2022 22:30:51

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Arne,
What a tragedy.... I now learned and acknowledged the history.
Your edit matches with the story behind the memorial.
It looks dignified but not too dark/heavy in the mood. The way to lighten up the sky adds the story in the image as well.
I think this is a beautiful conversion to tell a story.
Good work, Arne.   Posted: 06/06/2022 23:02:00

Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
Hi Arne, thank you for the story behind the image. The Mono conversion makes a huge difference to the image. Very nicely done   Posted: 06/07/2022 23:30:07

Jeff Hanke   Jeff Hanke
Very nice - love the texture and mood   Posted: 06/08/2022 16:15:22

Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
Your choices of what to illuminate conveyed a great deal of emotion in the image. The overall darkness conveys well the somber nature of the place.   Posted: 06/30/2022 16:35:24


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