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Icarus & Athena

Published May 13th, 2012

I often passed these lights to and from outings, sometimes during the day and sometimes the night. Passing by I was always allured by the way such simple modern technology such as the light was so gorgeously contrasted simply by natures flora; her trees.



I loved the way the branches seemingly encroached the light itself, creating an amazing fusion between the two worlds - hence why these shots are my proudest moments when taking stills whilst pointing and shooting spontaneously. Which led me to name many of the images after legends/mythos or the old beautiful language of Latin.



With such examples below, I hope to take more shots similar to these, improving my composition, cropping and technique as time goes by in order to create beautiful snap shots of these two simple things that stand side by side yet look so elegantly complex.



Apologies for such the short "blog" post but I felt it necessary to post this story.
..oh and the title - its messy but I couldn't think of anything else that related really!

Athena II

Cycling back from work has allowed me to come across various scenery and beautiful trees backdropped by the city lights.

This was a follow up from Icarus - being the beautiful season of summer the trees no longer looked bare.

Found that the ISO may of been too high, causing the grain in the image - but in the end gave it a yesteryear feeling to it.

Post-processing involved slight local exposure changes and a purple/brown hue split tone filter.

Print/digital download version has a higher vertical height of x3672 compared to the original x2736 due to 500px resolution restrictions.

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 13th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/15 sec
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Natura

Cycling back from work has allowed me to come across various scenery and beautiful trees backdropped by the city lights.

This was a follow up from Icarus - being the beautiful season of summer the trees no longer looked bare.

Found that the ISO may of been too high, causing the grain in the image - but in the end gave it a yesteryear feeling to it.

Post-processing involved slight local exposure changes and a green/yellow hue split tone filter.

Martin Fu 2012 ©

  • May 13th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S90
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/20 sec
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Icarus

Saw this street light beautifully enclosed by tree branches.

Martin Fu 2012 ©

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