The Raven

The Raven by V-Light

“…And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted…nevermore!” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

  I felt the need to expand my style…so i started using my old camera with some old lenses…not caring if everything is perfectly exposed or focused…Just walking around shooting stuff…letting feelings come to surface…For this one i used my Canon 450D + Tokina SD 70-210mm and some editing in photoshop adding the textured layers.

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5 thoughts on “The Raven

    1. Thank you 😀 Yes, exactly! For the last year i was feeling totally stuck, didn’t like any of my photos and got to a place were photography was not fun anymore. I’m a perfectionist in everything i do and that made it even harder. So i decided to do this: Just go out with my old camera and shoot like a “tourist”, not caring if i don’t end up with a great photo. Just have fun with it and try to look at things that i normally don’t consider good enough with a different eye. Because my mind had already an automatic rejection program and when i saw something interesting but was not in a great light or the sky was all blue with no clouds it just told me that it was not worth shooting…Terrible i know…but this change of approach helped me to stop thinking like this.

  1. Nice work Alex – sometimes low tech solutions are the way to go. If we all try to emulate perfect Zone System images – our creative spark would fizzle and die. Glad you took a chance to go beyond a perfectly absolute rendering here!

    1. Thank you very much! 🙂 Yes, i was in that place, if you read my answer to Lignum Draco’s comment on this post. It’s a terrible thing to lose all the fun in the only thing you love and are so passionate about. I’m glad i could free myself again and get out of this mindset!

      1. Yes I did read your comment – and that is why I used the analogy I did – I took a photo course where it was essential/manditory to get detail in the shadow and highlights – which, after a time, took the fun out of photography for me.

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