I often have a concept for a photograph that in application, runs a bit awry. I honestly thought this picture would be relatively simple to pull off. I was thinking Casablanca, Moroccan nights, mystery and illumination, all designed to show off these pretty lamps against a setting sun. Three re-shoots and quite a lot of time in Photoshop later, this is the final product.
I am sometimes disappointed that I can’t capture in print what my mind’s eye sees. I am in love with lighting – blinded by it, even. I can get caught up for ages playing with Windlight, tweaking, adjusting and just marveling at how powerful Second Life images can be. With music thumping in the background I get lost in the wonder of how a particular light setting can completely change an image. Add in a little post-processing magic and the result can either be rewarding or frustrating.
I didn’t quite pull off what I saw in this little brain of mine. So close your eyes and listen for the rustling of the wind in the palm fronds, the surf pounding against the rocks and the strains of “I’ll Be Seeing You” wafting across the water. You will hopefully come a bit closer to my vision.
The lamps from Kuro are available for this month’s round of The Challenge. The theme is Moroccan and there are a lot of lovely and exotic offerings. Check out the The Challenge blog to keep up to date. I will do my best to post more in the coming days.
Here’s looking at you, kid. By the light of three lamps.
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD