365-346 Visions

I thought todays image was kind of strange. I took a few photos early this morning of the rising steam from an industrial area in the valley below me and didn’t think much of it. Later when I was viewing the images on the camera LCD I spotted what looked like a face in the first shot I took. The other photos taken seconds later don’t look anything like this one. As if some otherworldly creature is rising from the valley. Or maybe I’m just seeing things.

I originally thought this would be a great black and white image, and it is. I did a B&W version using Nik Silver Efex but afterwards I was playing around with some color on another image and I wondered what this image would look like with a similar treatment. I ended up liking this color version better. It’s not quite as mysterious as the B&W version but I like the look of it. I’ve been liking the look of color recently, especially when I push the color around a little and take on my own interpretation of the scene. Considering there is practically no color around, I’ve been getting good mileage out of what is there. Pentax K20D, DA18-135

Risen From the Valley

© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-346 Visions

  1. December 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Wow – that does look like a face! What a great photo – steamy face and foggy landscape. One of a kind – for sure!

  2. December 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Definitely there’s a face. Nice shot!

  3. December 13, 2011 at 12:34 am


  4. studiojan
    December 13, 2011 at 2:14 am

    That is a spooky shot!It is like a face fading away.

  5. Dennis Sullivan
    December 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Could it be a Christmas spirit?

  6. Chloe
    December 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    superb photo & nice composition

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