Darkness

by Sabine Phb April. 21, 2021 142 views

The thought of something is sometimes far stronger than the sight of it. Some animal shots I took were made with that idea in mind. The darkness of these shots, for me, are mesmerising.

Deer during sunset.

Deer during sunset.

I focused on the highlights with the highland cow. By choosing to temper the highlights, the shot became darker. But I really liked the portrait this way.

Highland cow

Highland cow

And then some time ago I saw this amazing shot of a blackbird. I've been trying to copy it. This is the result. Darkness leaves room for imagination. The shot was not my idea, but I did make this imitation.

Blackbird

Blackbird

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Gethin Thomas 4 months ago

3 is stunning. perfect.

4 months ago Edited
Sabine Phb Replied to Gethin Thomas 4 months ago

Thank you for your nice comments!

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Tsao T-F 4 months ago

The silhouette of the deer is so beautiful, with a white border. I don't know how you did it. Good shot!100

4 months ago Edited
Sabine Phb Replied to Tsao T-F 4 months ago

Sunset, national park with a lot of deer, and I got lucky. Thanks for the nice comment!

4 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Sabine Phb 4 months ago

smile

4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 months, 4 weeks ago

I like this idea of darkness. For me, the blackbird could be even darker, leaving only the bright eye and beak. Loved the post

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Sabine Phb Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment, Antonio, I think you are right. But on my screen after the editing, I didn’t see the blue lines. If I had, maybe I would have turned up the contrast. In the original from a Hungarian photographer there only was the eye and the beak. As I said, this is a cheap copy :)

4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Adrian Morris 5 months ago

Great pictures.

5 months ago Edited
Sabine Phb Replied to Adrian Morris 5 months ago

Thank you Adrian!

5 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 5 months ago

Very much like them. Let our eye-mind combo work it out. Love the blackbird

5 months ago Edited
Sabine Phb Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months ago

Thanks for the comment, the blackbird was not my idea, I saw some sort of shot somewhere and as I had the opportunity I made one for myself :) I do like the outcome of my copy but I cannot claim originality here.

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