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:
The eyes are a separate image bought in (search google for ‘evil eyes’).
- Aperture: ƒ/5
- Camera: NIKON D70
- Focal length: 60mm
- Shutter speed: 1/180s