The Vampire Bride…..
With all the bad weather of late I have found myself spending more time in the digital darkroom and less time out shooting. So this week I have chosen another shot from last years Bram Stoker Festival. I have been experimenting with combining different layers to create different effects. So I chose this image, captured at the Dracula’s Fire Garden in Dublin Castle. . The subject was one of three brides whom stalked the courtyard of Dublin Castle. With various other macabre displays all overseen my the Vampire Master Dracula, it was a magnificent spectacle to see.
I remember spending so much time working on these images in color, when they look so much better in black and white. Anyway the fire garden event was the finale of the festival which I had covered for thefairytaletraveller. I really love covering these type of events as they are a break from the norm and provide a different type of challenge. This image was edited with the Silver Efex Pro plug-in for Photoshop. Using multiple layers I was able to give the image a different Mono effect from my usual processing, and add an interesting border. To finish off I changed the font on my watermark to a more suitable vampire font which I quite liked.