by Robert Santafede

"Approach", a landscape photo taken by Robert Santafede

61 Responses to “Approach”

  1. Very moody! I’m sure the building isn’t one, but the photo has the effect of the viewer being dragged against their will up to the doors of the asylum… (I definitely need more sleep!)

    Great image!

  2. Oooh Robert that is ridiculously lovely! Great job.

  3. Colores y pespectiva fantΓ‘stica!!! me encanta!!!

  4. The talent is obvious!

  5. Really like the mood you’ve created with this one. And it’s so well composed. Do you know the painter Anselm Kiefer?

  6. Very moody – love it!
    Slightly desaturated? Mono conversion over layed? What’s the trick?!

    • HDR’d, then stacked & blended with the regular exposed raw. Also desaturated the grass on both sides to match the desaturation that was on the outer edges of the ground. I wanted to draw the eyes to the texture of the wood and as Behrm mentioned below, the nail lines. Then have the eye work it’s way up to the building and the sky. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words, and comment, Noeline! πŸ™‚

  7. atmospheric!! How did you do this?

    • I always hope to be atmospheric, I’m glad this one worked out. πŸ™‚ This was HDR (3 raws, 4 steps) then blended into the normal exposed raw file. I desaturated the grass on both sides of the walkway to match the already worn out sides, and to really make the wooden texture ‘pop’. Thanks for your comment, Sonali!

  8. WOW! What a great photograph… I am speechless… Thank you dear Robert, have a nice weekend, love, nia

  9. Amazing!

  10. WOW!!!!!!!! So ominous looking, great title, fantastic shot Robert.

  11. This entrance way looks very foreboding and the clouds validate that we must be frightened.

  12. Stunning-Stunning shot, I love the drama in those clouds, the colors, the composition everything works well together. Congrats !!!

  13. Robert,
    Gorgeous image, fantastic composition.

  14. That’s pretty cool! Dramatic darkness.

  15. It’s funny, but it gave me goosebumps too, in a good way. Could be from a very beautifully photographed yet to come horror movie.

  16. MMMMM. Drohend. Such obsessively straight nail tracks. You have a remarkable eye, Robert.

  17. Very atmospheric. I love this one.

  18. Again, back after a while and boy oh boy, do you have wonders in store! Absolutely fascinating!

  19. Uh-oh. I think I’m going to end up Like-ing everything you post. =P

  20. Love, Love, Love how you processed this πŸ™‚

  21. Stunning work!
    I’ve nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Have a look at my post here:

  22. Reblogged this on The Wit Continuum and commented:
    Brilliant work by Robert Santafede. Check him out! Love this picture! I can feel the ions in the air…

  23. Brilliant pic! I can feel the ions in the stormy air…

  24. That is gorgeous … where is it?

  25. Wow….absolutely beautiful!

  26. Wow, this is amazing!!

  27. your series of b+w’s is exceptionally good. This one might be my favorite.

  28. This is great. It oozes atmosphere!

  29. Nice capture and processing it has a eerie atmosphere to me


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