A Sea of Stars
A digital manipulation of a photo I took at sunset overlooking Hood Pond, in Ipswich. This Pond is accessed by Rowley Road, which was mentioned in HP Lovecraft's "The Thing On The Doorstep", as it runs towards the area of Ipswich known as "The Neck" (which didn't exist in 1933), but is where Lovecraft described the fictional village of Innsmouth.
My original photo was lacking in detail some, my exposure wasn't fantastic in the shadows. But the composition, the fishing boy, and the sunset made it a great "if only" photo. I took Lovecraft's "The Stars Are Right" idea to heart and layered in a cosmic shot and did a little re-coloring and applied some manual grunge. I quite like the final result!
Hood Pond, Ipswich MA