The Man in the Iron Mask

The object in the first picture began life, I believe, as part of a fishing boat.  Obviously it has outlived its original purpose and, because of its weight, now serves as a mooring point for a rowing boat.  I was attracted by its colour and texture, its shape and shadows and the contrast between the rope and the rusty metal.

 

 

But somehow my photograph didn’t give me the buzz of success I’d anticipated.  I viewed it numerous times and experimented with different ways of cropping.  Eventually I inverted the image and found a face staring at me.  By changing the Mode and flattening the colours the Man in the Iron Mask was born.

 

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Filed under Colour, Imaginings, Minimalist, Pattern, photography, Shore, Sunlight, Texture, Uncategorized

8 responses to “The Man in the Iron Mask

  1. How intersting Louis! I really MUST get to grips with photoshop!

  2. I find it interesting if you don’t get carried away and certainly, as in this case, it can be fun!

  3. I see the face, but I just love the color!

  4. Thanks Elena. Of course, once the image has been created it’s possible to experiment with any colour combination. This was not the initial choice, but I like it!

  5. It’s fun to experiment, and you really convey that here – one would never imagine that face in the first photo.

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