I must admit to a certain amount of pride with this snap, the original file has been sitting on my hard drive since late last year. I was never very keen on it, it lacked something in my eyes. My original take of this statue (at Gloucester Cathedral, or course) was a bit more creative.
However, in my recent quest to rub some old and unloved images with the Nik Silver magic resulted in this version…which I love.
I very rarely state my own opinions on my work (arrogant term? I’m not sure) in strong terms, and my own personal favorites wax and wane, I am a fickle fan of photography photographed, Photoshopped and presented for perusal by me. And after that forced and arduous alliteration I will comment that I love the almost metallic result I have achieved.
And by “me” I mean Nik Silver.
I am tired and I feel I am rambling, so apologies.
What is making me a little sad is that I had lots of pictures of the various statues from both Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals, I was happy with none of them and in the great hardrive crash of 2012 I made the cut throat decision to abandon them for images I was more happy with.
Now I am wondering again what I really lost in that mini-disaster. What might Nik Silver have done for them?
Still, it has given me a new thirst to return to those Cathedrals I love, to investigate the textures and stonework anew.
I have a genuine tingle of excitement at the thought!
Does that make me some sort of weird photo-nerd?
Thanks for reading!