It’s that time of year again
when ghosts and goblins
hey don’t forget ballerinas
don their very best
to laugh and scream
shouting as they do,
“Trick or treat!”
Photography/Digital Art/ “Happy Halloween” October 2016©AmyRose
Oh yes how I want to talk about these images, especially the first one. I purposely underexposed this image, getting my light meter reading from the waterfalls knowing full well the rest of the image, being in shadow would come out really dark. When I saw what I shot I shrieked with absolute glee! What I did not foresee coming was how the orange leaves seemed to be glowing and floating in midair.
I took it one step further and really played in the darkroom, concentrating on hue, light/shadow, contrast, all focusing on creating an image of mystic and a big punch WOW! Pinch me, did I really capture this? I deliberately darkened shadows to make the leaves seem as if they are fairy lights suspended from the air itself. I lightened the highlights to make the leaves glow even more. I had so much fun between capturing this image and playing in the darkroom. This image all by itself was worth me hiking in pouring rain for two hours!
And the second image yes is one of my photographs but hit heavily with digital art. Cool? Oh my, I just seem to be having too much fun. This stuff should be illegal!! What a high I get and the JOY? Oh boy! I’d say! And then some!
Happy Halloween, Friends! Stay safe!
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