Life, Photography

Out Of The Woods

January 11, 2016

Autumn self portrait double exposure

Acorn forest double exposure

Leaf forest autumn double exposure

The breeze blows gently against my face, something rustles in the tree line, and as the sun peaks between the clouds to warm my face every so slightly, I feel free and, simultaneously, trapped in the moment. 

It’s moments like these where my imagination runs free and I could be almost anything in the world. I could be an explorer hundreds of years ago; the first person to ever set their eyes on this small patch of forest. Or maybe I could be a movie director on a holiday to escape from the glare of Hollywood. It doesn’t matter. In this moment, I’m nothing more than a human being, stood in a clearing, breathing in cool autumn air, and wondering why this can’t be all there is to life. Why do we need to complicate it with the rat race and consumerism? Why can’t this be all there is?

 


 

Shortly before Christmas, I won my first photography competition. My club hosts a Christmas competition every year and we are allowed to enter a panel of images on the same thing, and my panel was the three photos above.

I’d been wanting to try out double exposure for ages and as I didn’t have three photos on a theme ready to go, it pushed me to create something. They’re not perfect by a long shot, but I’m so pleased with how they turned out and it’s definitely something I’m going to be doing more of in the future. I’m pretty sure my club will be sick of double exposure by the time the year’s out.

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  • Sarah Albertson

    Oh wow I am in love with these shots! And also the words that go along with them are amazing!

    • Thank you, Sarah πŸ™‚ I’ve become so obsessed with double exposure things.

  • Wow Rosie, these are awesome! Looking forward to seeing more of your shots x

    • Thank you Chiara πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed doing these, and I’ve become obsessed with trying to find things to do this with.

  • Ileana Druetta

    This is so cool! Congrats πŸ˜€

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

  • Oh my word these photographs are incredible, I adore the first especially and congrats on winning too!

  • Congratulations on the competition, that’s so great! I love these photos.

    • Thank you, Llinos πŸ™‚ They were really fun to create, I can’t wait to do more.

  • They look amazing! Congratulations on winning the competition.
    I love double exposure photos. I’ve given it a try once too, but wasn’t quite happy with the result at the time. Yours are gorgeous!

    • Thanks, Charlotte. I think it’s make or break depending on the photos you’ve got. I went through quite a few different (but similar) photos until I found something I was happy with.

  • Cat

    I’m so in love with these photos, Rosie!! I’ve been seeing them on Instagram and remember you asking on Twitter which ones to enter, but I didn’t realize you had won your competition. Congratulations!

  • Cat

    I’m so in love with these photos, Rosie!! I’ve been seeing them on Instagram and remember you asking on Twitter which ones to enter, but I didn’t realize you had won your competition. Congratulations!