Low Key Dark Photography

by Laurie Madsen March. 18, 2019 300 views

Peter's recent posts are inspiring me to take more Low Key Dark Photography photos.

This series is of a woodcarving made for me by my late stepfather. Like him, it is treasured, so I keep it up high where the cats can't reach it.

I took it down from the shelf to discover it covered in cobwebs. Time for deep spring cleaning! I couldn't resist taking the shot as found, as the sculptures leg positions suggest he is trying to get out of a snare.

This series was taken in ambient light streaming through the window.

I had been taking pictures of sunsets and left my aspect ratio set to 16:9 and forgot to change it back. The tall image is 16:9 aspect ratio, and I rather like it, so I'll probably be experimenting with 16:9 ratio in other things besides landscape.

Thanks Peter, I will continue to join in you in dark photography posts!

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Olga Helys 1 year, 4 months ago

Great job!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Olga Helys 1 year, 4 months ago

Thanks Olga!

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

Powerful images......Very original & well done!

ps. thanks for "liking & saving" so many of my recent images!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

Thanks Jay!
You want to see original, go look at my Poetry picture...LOL

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Jay Boggess Replied to Laurie Madsen 1 year, 4 months ago

Kool! Will do!

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Sherry Hill 1 year, 4 months ago

oh i love the cobwebs! these are awesome!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Sherry Hill 1 year, 4 months ago

Thanks Sherry!
I love the cobwebs too! 
It ended up being my favorite (I almost dusted it off)smile

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Jolien Dekens 1 year, 4 months ago

Beautiful! Both with and without cobwebs!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Jolien Dekens 1 year, 4 months ago

Thanks so much Jolien! I appreciate your feedback!
The spiderweb one is my favorite!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 4 months ago

Great clarity,good light. It is very good. #3 is my fav. Glad I could inspire you 5

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 4 months ago

I'm glad you inspired me too! This has always been my favorite form of photography.
Time to start doing it again, especially since it's the mucky season and not much to shoot outside.
I was almost too embarrassed to post #3, but then decided it made for interesting drama in the shot.
I personally like it best!

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Russell Smith 1 year, 4 months ago

#3 I like the added textures of the spiderwebs in this shot :)

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 4 months ago

Thanks Russell!
LOL, Me too!
It was almost too embarrassing to post, but, oh well, it made an interesting shot!

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