David Williams Photography Reclaim

Not sure if others have this issue (okay, I am certain we all do), but coming up with a name for this guy was brutal (I even let the image site overnight and named it this morning)! While listening to Nocturne No. 2 by Chopin, the name came to me (helped out for some reason…it is before 6am here), Reclaim! I love how the growth is overcoming this somewhat brutal barbed wire fence, reclaiming what was once hers. Seems a little fitting for a Friday, time to reclaim our week by having an awesome weekend! 😀

f/4 | 1/320 | iso 400 | 24-105mm @ 32mm


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24 thoughts on “Reclaim!

  1. Hi David – I really like this. Did you work just in the colour version, or did you split it into colour and b&w to work on and then recombine? Sorry, I don’t know the technical terms not being a “user”.

    • Hey Ehpem, thank you! I did all post in photoshop (cs5) and always work in colour first. I added a B&W layer for this image and then lower the opacity of the layer until I like the outcome (I dig the muted colour look). This was actually a Sepia conversion with some vignetting added. Thank you for the question. 😀

      • Thanks for the answer. I am coming to recognise that method and the way it looks. And I really like it. It is very reminiscent of an old hand coloured b&W postcard or similar.

  2. Well, it works, David. I love these types of photos as they provoke a sense of humbleness to nature, reminding us that it will also take back. Great tones and I really like how the focus brings the eye to those barbs.

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