For quite some time I’ve been wanting to do some new work. There is always some apprehension when you start something new and a lot of procrastination can occur before hand. That has certainly been the case for me.
When I was up at my mother’s recently I took some images of a salt pan. I took them with the intention of putting the Seafarers Bridge from the city over it. This is one of the images.
It isn’t a special image, but I knew it would work for what I wanted. It is a long exposure.
Next to find an appropriate image of the Seafarers Bridge. I had thought I would have to go into the city to get what I wanted. Get the right light and all that. I was procrastinating about that as well. Then the other day I realised that I probably had enough images of the bridge already and should look through them.
I found this one. It seemed perfect for what I needed. I was unsure about the light, but it seemed to be coming from the right direction.
What I really needed to do was just try.
I put them together and after about 5 hours of work I finally had my answer. The final image.
It worked well for what I was hoping for. I know that a lot of people on Social Media didn’t realise what I had done. Perhaps that was because they don’t know the bridge and the context of where it sits.
Compositing images is something I really want to get into now. I am finding that I am bored with a lot of what I’m photographing now, and I need a new challenge. I am hoping you will see a lot more of these sorts of images. I don’t know if they will be very imaginative, or even good, but I hope, with time, that they will become more so.