Cottages of Spirits
The image that was put up on Friday is from the same place as the images today. I saw this little house on the way to Daylesford, but decided that I wouldn’t photograph it then. I stopped on the way back to get some shots, and have shown the tree.
It would appear that it has been many years since anyone has lived in this cottage. It looks really quaint, it is such a shame that these pine trees are in front, they are so dominant. I couldn’t go into the property, that would be trespassing, so you will just have to make do with the trees in the way, I had to.
I have been doing more of what I was doing for yesterdays images. Lots of layers, and lots of different things put on top of each other. This image was originally processed as a B&W HDR and then a colour image was layed over the top, well other things as well.
The front door, or what is left of it. The rendering is coming off the walls, and those trees are still blocking it. It looks like a very sturdy building, shame it has just been left. There is a structure around the side that looks like it was a sort of extension, but it has completing fallen down. I tried to photograph it, but the trees were in the way too much. It would be good to find out who owns these properties and then to see if you can get access to them.
It is the same one from three days ago. I have put more space around it and added the cottage. Well I didn’t add it, but made sure it was in the shot. I love the ambience in this image, and it reminds me of a horror film.
I have been really enjoying these types of images and I’ve been thinking, (there it is, me thinking), I wouldn’t mind trying to do more of these. I love the darkness of them, the idea of the past and what might have been. I think you can expect to see more.
Here is that tree again, I have done other things to it, not much really, not compared with the others here. This image reminds me of something we used to do in the darkroom, sabattier, I think that was what the technique was called. I really like the effect, I don’t know if it is better than the other image of the tree, perhaps you might know.