I label myself as a nature photographer. It’s what I love and where I focus my efforts but at the same time, I’m also first in line and eager to try something different. Covering a quickly progressing live event can be much more challenging when accustomed to carefully setting up a single landscape image on a tripod. The following was one of those times. Happy Halloween.
Today’s Image – The Undead Walking the Streets of Charlottetown
Halloween arrived early to Prince Edward Island when a large group of walking dead fans participated in a zombie walk late Friday afternoon. Starting only two blocks away, it was hard for me to ignore.
For all 40+ photos in the series, see the album on Facebook.
Creating a Style to Match
It’s all fun and games so pushing the post processing work stronger than usual felt appropriate. This series of images needed to reflect, compliment and enhance their efforts. My goal was to style the images with a dark dream-like feel by using a combination of very harsh detail contrast, a strong colour cast tinted for a deep cold feeling and then vignetted with blurring for subject focus. My hope was to have the final impact visually reflect what it might look like with your eyes closed in a bad dream. Use the slider on the image below to flip between the before and after.