Setting the Mood

The best part of photography for me is the post-production. I like editing a photograph; either to remove defects or alter the mood and ambience of the image. The photograph below is one such image.

 

I took it one foggy morning while I was out walking Chelsea the Dog. As luck would have it, someone was on their way to school and there was a soft blanket of fog. Both combined to create a great start to a good photograph. And I mean start because as I looked at the scene I had a different end objective in mind. I wanted to create a more foreboding mood and feeling. You know, the kind of feeling you get when you watch a suspenseful thriller; when that young heroine decides to investigate the dark basement after hearing a chilling screaming sound.

Hopefully you get the same feeling from the image above.

 

P.S. If you're a Lightroom 4/5 user, you can try replicating the same toning used by downloading and installing the preset I created called Sleep Hollow.

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