Wednesday, 28 April 2010

More from my Athens holiday

You've already seen a couple of shots of shutters in a previous post (New Shutters, Old Shutters), well here's another...

What lies behind?

I don't know what my fascination is with shutters. I think maybe it's partly to do with their geometry and symmetry, and partly because of their concealing nature. Curiosity has always featured heavily in my life and I think that plays its part in their appeal to me.

Add to that their state of dereliction and my boyhood attraction to adventure stories of lost treasure, spies and kidnap rescue from old, derelict buildings and that probably explains it!

Bursting Silence

As I often do with dereliction and decay, I used HDR/tone mapping to emphasise the local contrast. I also did some dodging and burning around the slats to emphasise it even more and I'm delighted with the final result.

I've still got one or two more shots to process that include shutters, let's see if they make it out of the digital darkroom as well.

comments / critique / feedback always welcome :)
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