Scavenger Hunt - Round 26 - Coward BTS

20 October, 2019

Coward was one of the more challenging words for me. My first idea was a person standing on a stool screaming because of the mouse staring up at it. Later I replaced the person by an elephant :-) When I decided to go with my theme “Hands”, this idea didn’t really fit anymore and it took me a while to come up with a new concept. The idea I came up with in the end was so obvious that I was surprised I didn’t think of it before: The Ostrich effect 🙃

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I went through several variations of that theme involving sand and a shovel before I arrived at the simplified version with a bucket over my head (less messy and much better for my back! 😁). I shot myself with the bucket from various angles to see the different effects and chose the image shot from a slightly lower angle. On the search for a matching background, I came upon these light feathery clouds I captured during our holidays in July. I placed myself at the intersection of lower and left thirds lines to make the image more interesting, which coincided well with the shape of the clouds.

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In retrospect dark, towering clouds might have been a better fit for Coward, but it is what it is 😊 Post-processing wise, I changed the colour of the T-shirt to better complement the red bucket and blue sky, applied a split toning effect and Vignette and that’s it!

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