DAY FOR NIGHT

DAY FOR NIGHT   

A term used in filmmaking to describe a scene which is shot in daytime but made to look like nighttime. The method is not as common in cinema now, as although it saved time and money, the effect was rarely convincing. In a nod to it's significance in filmmaker circles, François Truffaut also made a movie about filmmaking using this very title.

What I'm trying to do with this series is inspired by the "day for night" idea: all these images are shot in broad daylight, often using long exposures, and crafted in post-processing into an otherworldly image of pure darkness. I do this through many hours of meticulous post-processing, including some fairly extreme levels of dodging & burning. 

You may not see everything in the image that was present at the scene, but trust me it's all there, it's just hiding in the blackout. Across land, sea and city, this is Scotland as you've never seen before. At least not in the daytime.

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