The path

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View on black or 500px it or don't. It's your choice :)

When I bought my camera last year I went through a stage of photographing everything. Then increasingly I got into landscapes, then long exposures and before I knew it every time I took the camera out I had it loaded up on my tripod with an ND filter attached.

Now I'm not giving up on that, I still think seascapes are my favourite subject and I love the minimalist view of the world that slowing water down allows. However I'm also keen to work on improving my alround skills. To that end, as evidenced by my stream recently I've just been going out trying to take photos as I find things, rather than searching for specific subjects to fit a style. I'm also trying to improve my editing skills. I'm also pretty obsessed at the moment with walkways (actually, since taking up photography I've realised I'm a bit more obsessive at times than I figured).

Which brings me to this image. So I've prepared both colour (which I may upload in the future) and black and white versions of this but I wanted to do something a bit different with it. Which is when I got the idea to try and boost the contrast and give it a kind of vintage/haunted look. The haunted side might work a bit better if the path were crooked but you can't have everything. What does worry me though is that I know with the settings I previously had my monitor set at, this looks quite light. Whereas with the settings I'm now using for print it's got exatly the feel I'm after. Which leaves me wondering what people viewing actually see. This is the most detailed edit I've attempted to date and I'm really happy with the end result and hopefully you're getting to see it as I intended.

If you've read all of that, thanks.

Shot details
Canon 600D (T3i/Kiss X5)
Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5mm EF-S USM @ 10mm
ISO 200
1/320th second exposure @ f9

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  1. Cath'ee 27 months ago | reply

    Wow, wonderful shot! You can feel the emotion in it, just amazing!

  2. duncan-green 27 months ago | reply

    I have that problem Anthony, well it's not really a problem, I can't remember the last time I just pointed and shot something with my camera. I'm far too obsessed with long exposure.

    Great shot though, it's really refreshing seeing something thats not LE in my friends photostream.

  3. maren.maren. [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

    wow I really love the atmosphere here :)
    the b+w fits perfectly!

  4. Nati photography 27 months ago | reply

    Great b&w!!!!

    Thanks for your comment!!! :)

  5. Sophia Alexis 27 months ago | reply

    Amazing! great tones.

  6. spaceabstract 27 months ago | reply

    i love the surrealism :D

  7. Tom.Brook 27 months ago | reply

    Brilliant composition and tones. I really like this

  8. shyto 27 months ago | reply

    Seen In Monochrome Mondays at:
    The World Through My Eyes

  9. Seeing Visions 27 months ago | reply

    Beautiful with a lonely, haunted feel. Seen In Monochrome Mondays at: The World Through My Eyes

  10. Sherry Galey 27 months ago | reply

    Seen In Monochrome Mondays at:
    The World Through My Eyes

  11. jack@JHP 27 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous!

    Seen In Monochrome Mondays at:
    The World Through My Eyes

  12. T. Lewis Ash 27 months ago | reply

    Wonderful moody shot, bags of atmosphere

    Seen in The Best of January
    The World Through My Eyes

  13. Photomaginarium 27 months ago | reply

    coming up on the awesomeness yet again!

    Seen in The Best of January
    The World Through My Eyes

  14. eijoux 27 months ago | reply

    Great Shot!

    Seen in The Best of January
    The World Through My Eyes

  15. nina's clicks 27 months ago | reply

    Beautiful work! The atmosphere is amazing. Lovely tones too

  16. Zane Luke 27 months ago | reply

    Very nice picture. Very simple yet interesting.

  17. Benjamin Hardman 26 months ago | reply

    Your photos are outstanding my friend!

  18. J.C. Johnson (departed) [deleted] 20 months ago | reply

    The smokey tones work very well in this image. Nice job.

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