Two of the pictures I’ve taken in the past couple of weeks are merged here. It’s something that I experiment with every now and then and this time I’ve got an interesting result.
The first picture in the merge is called Across the Valley. It’s a shot I’ve wanted for quite a while. Taken looking down Wood Street in Fingo Village your eye is drawn immediately across the valley to the leafy suburbs of Fort England and Sunnyside. The 1820 Settlers National Monument and PJ Olivier High School are perched on top of the hills beyond.
The second picture was one I took on the fly. I was standing on the corner of Bathurst and High Streets in the town centre taking pictures of the heritage sites when a taxi came cruising past. The conductor called out Take my Picture and so I did. Here he is in typical pose.
With the photo merge I combined the two pictures together. So the image still looks across the valley but the taxi (which will take you there) is overlain on top. I use the Luminar photo editing software to achieve this affect.
I also gave the merged image a gritty analogue feel to hark back to the multiple exposures of the pre-digital age.
Oh, yes, Roddy – this really works! And you’ve added a definite narrative quality by doing this. I like it very much.
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I love that combo, Roddy. The introduction of the analog effect really works and is very evocative. Another extraordinary creation that is uniquely yours!
Thank you Sandy – its something that I’ve had in my mind for ages but only now put into an image.