My latest concept is to try and tell more of a story in my images, and to help me with that is my new friend Teddy.
Teddy and I went to Ferrymead Heritage Park today after work when the light was just right for doing a composite image that I had in mind. They have given me permission to shoot there after hours (in exchange for a small fee) and after I did the composite stuff I took time to shoot more creatively.
Here Teddy is propped up on the tracks, wedged against a handy weed I found growing there. To complete the aged and abandoned feeling, I changed the image to BW, toned it with sepia, added some dust and scratched and age spots to the image, finishing it off with a scratched up frame.
The story I am trying to tell is of sadness, abandonment, loss, of time past and better days.
What story does it tell you?
Beautifully executed. Although along with pathos, the subject evokes a cuddly feel too 🙂
Pathos is such a great word! I have the cleverest readers!
great photo. I instantly thought about a little boy crying for his lost teddy.
Excellent, thats taking it outside the frame but within the concept
The grunge texture does not work for me – too pixelated in the top right corner, but I absolutely adore the focus – it’s spot on!
Yeah I did stretch it a bit to fit, should soften it down a bit more
Is that Ted?
Honestly, I worry about the safety of the child losing something this close to the rail lines.