[Closed] Photo Theme Challenge, Week #16 - Low-Key [Deadline: Friday, September 29]
I hope everyone is having a good week. Today's challenge is "low-key" - so if you have any dark and stylistic photos, let's see them!
Blues concert in Blois.
This shot was taken in Uganda, where I visited the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi national park. It was an incredible moment in my life, sitting in within a family of 20 mountain gorillas only a few meters away from them.
Canon EOS 7D mark II, 251 mm, f6.3, 1/60 sec, ISO 6400
Dark and moody. North Pond Lincoln Park.
Oxtongue Lake at night
This is a "direction tree" - maybe 50 years old and not "original". (Also called trail or signal trees: https://onlyinark.com/places-and-travel/arkansas-signal-trees/ )
The local Native American's would train a tree to "point" in a direction to help them when passing later to find a place of importance. The tree is tied off when yong and pliable and trained to grow this way. This one is in a local Arkansas state park.
My wife and I were out hiking the other day and the light was such to really call out the direction tree where the other trees are noticeably darker. Yes, I did do a little procesing in LR to enchance the effect. I've taken pictures of direction trees in the past, but never got the light to call out one like this before!
Women in the Colca canyon in Peru using a mobile phone.
Canon EOS 40D, 270 mm, f6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 500
Not sure if this is "low key"! I've never really tried that before. But this might be close. This is the seashore along Rialto beach in Washington state. The original photo was very close to monochromatic because of the strong backlighting from the sun. So, I went all in and took it in a moody direction.