I liked this scene when I stumbled on it at a stop sign in the Davisburg area of southern Alberta. I liked it when I got out of my car to take the picture. I liked taking the picture and I liked the picture.
But not quite enough to stop myself from getting all artsy-fartsy on its ass!
First I rendered in a little clarity – a slight adjustment in contrast and saturation. That effectively obviated all those distracting details at the front of the image.
Then I added the vignette – the subtle shading around the perimeter of the scene.
Then I dipped into my palette of effects and dug out the Dynamic set, in black and white. “Why not?” I reasoned, “it’s a gothic scene – what better for a gothic scene than mist in black and white? Colour is just too noisy.”
The result is this dramatic pastiche of the Canadian prairie landscape – a simple farm as you may never before have seen it.
I hope you enjoy.