Multiple exposures and other manipulationsAmong John Sheldon's albums
Cent ans du Le Sacre du Printemps – 100 years of The Rite of Spring – The Coronation of Spring – Vesna Svyashchennaya - Весна Священная - Pictures from Pagan Russia
Picture created using layers. The ballet Rite (or Coronation) of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, Nicolas Roerich and Vaslav Nijinsky was first performed in Paris in May 1913. As well as provoking a riot, it seismically shifted the direction of Western music. The scene is Pagan Russia, tribes of people come together to carry out ceremonies, venerate their ancestors and elders and choose a young girl who will have the honour of dancing herself to death to ensure a good harvest. In my picture the spring growth, d…
Reflex Lens Twin
A photo-manipulation made using layers. The coloured image layer has been manipulated to suggest the curvature of the lenses.
Two DNGs merged using layers. The 'jigsaw' layer has been manipulated to suggest distortion behind the curved glass of the lens. Picture taken using smc Pentax-A 50mm f1.7 prime lens. The camera in the picture is Pentax K10D DSLR camera, dating from 2006.
Photograph of my Grandma
Picture of Yashicamat TLR straight out of the camera. Scanned picture of Grandma tilted and turned into the correct plane, and montaged in, using serif PhotoPlus X5 software.
Wyld Wood Premium Organic Cider
Picture created by using layers Pentax A 50mm f1.7 lens on a Pentax K10D. Processed Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop Elements 10.
Le cortège des touristes - La Cathédrale Notre Dame de Bayeux - Sept 2010
What would have been a procession of pilgrims a few hundred years ago, has become a procession of tourists. Picture made using a semi-transparent 'edge' layer merged with the original picture, the combined image then adjusted using curves. Serif PhotoPlus X3 software.
Religious Icon at Bayeux Cathedral - Sept 2010
Virgin and Child figures in the Lady Chapel at Bayeux Cathedral. The naive central placing of the statue in the frame seems to suit the idea of 'sitting in majesty'.
Gold Beach, Arromanches - Sept 2010
The beach at Arromanches, Normandy, France, where the invasion of Normandy by 'Allied Forces' began in June 1944. Code named Gold Beach it saw the disembarkment of thousands of fighting men and many tons of war equipment. Overlaid as a semi-transparent layer is a picture of the War Cemetery at Bayeux, where a lot of the men from all nationalities who were killed on the 'Normandy Beaches' are buried.