Too Dark Park

by Robert Santafede

"Too Dark Park", a photograph by Robert Santafede

93 Comments to “Too Dark Park”

  1. Marvelous photography!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  2. Another cracking image! Really moody and ethereal!

  3. Brilliant ! πŸ™‚

  4. extraordinary!

  5. You images continue to amaze, all tell a story, deep and moving.

  6. Brilliant shot here Robert, love the processing, you have executed it very well, and thank you for your likes on my posts, appreciate it. Have a great day

  7. Really like that, go on then give us a clue, mono conversion, selective colour then de-saturate?

    • Thanks Russ. That’s pretty much the formula.

      I split the colors using a different technique than I usually do on this one. The colored version on the bottom layer, the converted one (done with the b&w adjustment mask) above it. Set the blend mode to dark on the b&w mask and went back to changing the tones on the mask. It worked nicely but turned out to be more work in the long run instead of using the direct approach.

      The only additional step I did was using a hue/saturation mask on the final layer. The yellow was still too bright, so it needed to get shifted slightly towards red and desaturated a bit.

  8. compelling composition – well done! πŸ™‚

  9. Beautiful-Beautiful-BEAUTIFUL !!!!! Great job, waouhhhhhh the tones are amaizing, BRAVO !!!! πŸ™‚

  10. This is now my favorite pic you have done to date, excellent shot and post processing!!!! :-))

  11. Great photo,Robert !!!

  12. Another world, another time, another place. Giant flowers under an alien sun. Brilliant…… an ordinary garden with ordinary flowers transposed by viewpoint, exposure control and a bit of colour tweaking into something wondrous. Creative photography at its best. Well done Robert.

  13. What else can I add to all the other comments…WOW this is sure an award winning picture. ~Patty

  14. very nice.
    taking against light makes special photos… well done

  15. I think I see a werewolf lurching in the back part.

  16. Holy moly, that is one of a kind image to me. When my 10 year old started this one, I didn’t even know what they were for. I wish it could be a paying job. Babbling again. I love this one!

  17. Surreal and ‘other worldly’. Fantastic image. Very well done.

  18. Really great work – agree with the other comments above.

  19. This is sooooo amazing Robert… I love the flare and almost B&W treatment… very, very creative and I love it πŸ™‚

  20. Exactly what I’ve come to expect from you, Robert! Great!

    My imagination was caught by the tower in the background and would love to see more of it.

    • Thank you, Suzy! I think that’s one of the tricks with photography – to have a main focus, but to also have a hint in the background. Adds some mystery, I think. πŸ™‚

  21. Totally surreal! Love it!

  22. This is so beautiful dear Robert, you did great image. Thank you, love, nia

  23. Reblogged this on Simple.Interesting. and commented:
    Amazing photo !!

  24. Clever composition. Makes me feel like I’ve been shrunken down and tossed into an unfamilar world!

  25. I love reading your blog so I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award!

  26. Ive nominated you as one of my top picks for a blog award πŸ™‚ your blog happens to be one of my favorites! see the full post on min if you like, and keep up the excellent work!

  27. Reblogged this on Lead.Learn.Live. and commented:
    Beautiful shot on Sunday Morning with “Too Dark Park”

  28. I was your 100th like, and a well deserved like for you. I loved this image. Talent oozes from your camera.

  29. Awesome as usual Robert! I love this interpretation!

  30. Β‘BuenΓ­sima!! es como si entrΓ‘semos en un lugar remoto, abrazos

  31. It makes me feel like I am a cricket on an acid trip. Kudos.

  32. Good HD processing Robert. A nice look and professional. All your work is professional.

  33. What a fantastic, otherworldly image..

  34. The immediate impact I got on opening this image says it all for me. Great image.

  35. Love this one! Looks so Tim Burton-ish! πŸ™‚

  36. Exquisite! Fabulous surreality! πŸ™‚
    One of my favourites, for sure.

  37. well done! I love the low perspective of the image and the overall de-saturated feel~

  38. What an awesome shot. So otherworldly

  39. That’s a really cool shot Robert, I would never have drempt of processing like that.

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