￼￼Part 3 of my series of threatening winter trees. Canon EOS XSi EF-S f/3.5-4.5 at 10mm f/5.6 1/1600 ISO 200 -1ev
Alfred turned quickly, he felt an uncomfortable shiver in the base of his spine. There was no one there and yet it sure felt as though there could be. There it was… he heard it slow and faint a tap, tap… tap; a walking stick on the paving stones. He turned back to continue his walk, the set in his shoulders trying to be confident and reassuring. The gesture was a hollow one. He did not feel confident, he was far from reassured. The fear was sitting there like a heavy cold stone in his belly and it grew heavier every time he heard the stick of the following man on the stones. This was the kind of confrontation he had been hoping to avoid, he knew why he was being followed but as he passed the tree he noticed that the clouds obscured the sun and revealed a strange steal blue that was more threatening than reassuring.
Whenever I am looking for dramatic colours I underexpose at least one stop. I was really happy with how the sky turned out and the the effect of an HDR was underexposed tree bark was brought back by the treatment in HDR Efex Pro. The image really jumped after I applied this effect and I was really happy with it.