Weekly Photo Challenge – FREE SPIRIT
For me are trees, preferably winter trees, a symbol of a strong and free spirit.
So therefore was this picture a very obvious candidate for this week’s theme.
A double exposure straight up to the sky and the sun.
The color is because I used Lomography Redscale XR 50-200, it is a redscale film that gives different hues depending on exposure.
The higher the ISO, the more reddish the color, the lower the ISO, the more shades to the green or blue-green direction.
Almost completely unpredictable, which I like. 😀
Here is the ISO set to 100, which would normally give a reddish orange image but due to the double exposure the ISO is 50 which gives this yellow-green color.
Thank you very much Conor!
This is such an amazing shot – I should say: shots! The color is fantastic and the mood intriguing and mystic. Love it! It somehow makes me think of Wuthering Heights…
Thank you Marleen! Wuthering Heights, yes, that’s actually crossed my mind too… 🙂
Beautiful Picture. Awesome Work!
Thank you, happy you like it!
I like the colour and drama in that picture. so wonderfully eerie!
Thank you B, makes me smile! 🙂
I liked your photo. I don’t know much about film photography, but you should check out http://www.tanjalippertphotography.com….her pics are all in film, and she does amazing portraits…have a beautiful day
Thank you for your kind words!
What a beautifully eerie atmosphere to this photo!
What a gorgeous shot!
This is so pretty!! I love it!
I love how even the trees look opaque….how did you get this effect?
This effect comes from the double exposure. Glad you like it!
I feel pulled into this image and start imagining myself in the perfect settings for a 19th century story.
Thank you very much Steve, that is a wonderful comment! 🙂
Totally gob smacked ! A haunting image even more effective through the double exposure. What an interesting type of film you have used. I visit your blog with intrepidation and I always leave excited in having learned from looking and reading.
Thank you, you’re almost too kind James!
Yes, it is a very interesting film indeed. Sometimes it gets this good and sometimes really really ugly, and all differences in between… Very much a challenge every time. In my “about” site is almost the same image, but a single exposure, taken at the same time with the same light, but at 100 ISO. Look at the difference in colour with just one step difference exposure.
Thank again for you kind words!
You are always welcome and I will look at both images and many thanks for this info.
wow!!! that’s a wonderful shot. love the perspective … it’s a little ominous. reminds me of the living trees from The Lord Of The Rings films
Thank you very much for your kind words! Well, how different we all experience a picture. It is fascinating in itself, and stimulating the use of imagery. Just love that 🙂
The texture in this photo is amazing. I must say, this is one outstanding photo.
Thank you very much, most appreciated!
SOOOO beautiful. I saw the comment about Wuthering Heights…what a great comment…it has that kind of bleak beauty.
Thank you very much for your kind words!
Hey, love your take on the theme. Don’t know if you know, but I was the photographer that hosted this specific challenge. It truly is a beautiful image that you have made, love the fact that you have used a double exposure to further communicate the idea of being ‘free’, of an extended sense of self, doubled over that which makes you, well you. Also, the faint hints of tree branches creeping out from behind the clouds serves as a continuation of that free spirit, dreaming and obsessing over future endeavors. Or at least this is what I think.
I’m glad that I was able to find your blog, thanx again for the comment you left on mine. It’s difficult to find good film photography blogs, they seem to hide away from my many midnight searches.
Thanks a million for your kind words, I feel very honored.
Your interpretation of my image fits very well with my own.
I love trees. All trees are different and have beautiful personalities, it is in any case so I see them, so choosing a tree as interpretation of your amazing theme came naturally to me.
Thanks again for a great theme, for your kind comment, and for following my blog.
Have a nice Sunday!