He Lurks There

He Lurks There

A Chinese troll.

The photo was taken at the Hamilton Gardens which features themed gardens from around the world. This shot was taken at the Chinese showcase.

About 20 adjustment layers, filters, dodging, burning, blurring, etc went into this composition. I wanted it to look slightly menacing and as if you were looking at it at dusk. It’s easy to go too far with processing sometimes…

Not that I want to get into the habit of doing this, but here’s the original photo:
He Lurks There - Pre processing

The eyes are a separate image bought in (search google for ‘evil eyes’).

The latest design re-incarnation is sort-of up and running here at seriocomic.com – so if you are reading this in your feed-reader, then why not pop over and have a look. I would be most interested in what you don’t like about the design. As with all my re-designs, they are a work in progress.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 10 November, 2006
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s

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