Twilight, Airds of Kells
This view was taken near to the viaduct that was posted two days ago and it shows the woodland bordering the west side of Loch Ken.
The processing of this image was entirely experimental with some layers of posterisation over the original. I tried using noise and colour filtering initially to reduce the complexity of the detail, then added blur and sharpen filters and in a way, it is ‘work in progress’.
The subject matter and light reminded me of the German Romantic movement of painting, and of Caspar David Friedrich in particular, but I need to go and study their methods and approach. I’ve just come across a Scottish painter called Joseph Farquharson who produced the painting below which shows sunlight coming through trees. It’s from 1904 and has the title, ‘The Sun Has Closed the Winter Day’ which may provide further inspiration.