Week 45 GPlus Project 52 Halloween

Week 45: Halloween
Gas station Halloween
The theme, unsurprisingly, was Halloween for this past week. I knew what I wanted to shoot, but was disappointed that the night shot I was originally planning wasn't going to pan out. Plan B was a day shot, but the day was a very dull flat grey day. So I had to go to some extremes with the post processing. I brought the color back for the rotating jack-o-lantern, something I don't normally like doing as I feel it's very gimmicky, and a crutch for bad composition. As if you needed a neon sign to point your eye to the thing you want it to look at. Yes, it still does that here, but if I'm going be the rule of thirds, it's composed decently. I then went overboard on the contrast and detail settings in Silver Efex Pro so I could get something from the flat grey clouds. Finished it off with a vignette and it didn't turn out all that bad. As an added scare, check out the gas prices!

You can view this, and the rest of my Project 52 photos here.


  1. Hi Iain,

    I'm reaching out to you on behalf of 76 because we love your photo, and we would like to share it this week on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/76gas. We would like to credit you and link back to your blog, but first we wanted to reach out to you and make sure we had your permission. Do you mind replying or emailing us (76social AT p66.com) if we have your permission to use it? Looking forward to hearing from you soon. We appreciate your creativity and wish you all the best.

    Katherine H. (on behalf of 76)


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