Midnight Isle

Welcome to the Midnight Isle, creative blog composed mainly of photography and digital imagery, sometimes accompanied by write-ups, and occasional thoughts.

If you're also interested in other topics, I have an aggregated blog which combines articles from all my blogs. It also provides the ability to filter on categories - for example, listing entries tagged photography, but without manipulation

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European Goldfinch

European Goldfinch

Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria

Portrait of a Darter

Portrait of a Darter

Towards Forever

Towards Forever

Unravelling

Unravelling

Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

A second revision of an old favourite, re-processed from the same digital negative.

With the first version, I processed the sky separately and combined the two parts using a layer mask, in doing so softening the ridge slightly.

This time round a better understanding of raw processing meant that I instead worked with exposure controls, HSL sliders, and graduated filters to bring out a more pleasing sky without needing layers. Along with better colours, contrast, and removal of unnecessary distractions, it really reinforces the benefit of returning to past work with new tools, skills and experience.

Tempest

Tempest

Forgotten Escape

Forgotten Escape

Silent Solitude

Silent Solitude

Cursed

Cursed