I have blogged previously about Very Large Array in New Mexico. It was one very special place for me and I ended up staying for four days. I have many images and a few timelapse sequences as yet unreleased from this quite extraordinary place on San Augustin Plain featuring 27 Very Large Arrays listening to the universe. One of them was from an overcast day and the soft light felt like an opportunity to further experiment with an alternative look and style.
I am still attempting a “style like a beautiful old slightly faded print yet still saturated and gorgeous in a way that does not jump at you but requires you to slowly take it in and appreciate the understated magic”. There is a lot of processing on this shot but all done very subtle and all done opposite to my normal style aiming for a creamy faded look. I changed a lot of the colours. The blue is a dusty yet dark and saturated tone. The whites have a warm tint. The shadows have a blue hue. There are no primary colours here, only blended dusty desert colours. It is still very much a work in progress style, any feedback much appreciated and it seems it works much better in large format than a scaled down web version. What are your thoughts?