The Hunt for Dwiegord

Since Halloween will be here soon, I wanted to create a photo composite with some spookiness. The main character in this image is named Dwiegord. ​He is a character who is part tree and part man.

Occasionally I pass by this old abandoned building in my travels. Whenever I see it I always think it would be cool for a picture. I recently saw it and decided to stop to get a photo. Since I shot it in the middle of the afternoon, a little bit of transformation was needed to make it look like a nighttime image. After that, I added in the 3 gravestones, the man in the background, the motel sign, the truck, the light by the door, and the tree-man. I painted in all of the lighting, shadows, and fog to complete the look and feel.

When I shot the original photo, my imagination was taking me to a spooky, foggy, moonlit night. I knew the placement of the building and trees was critical to my final vision. I had to be sure to leave room to add in the accompanying elements to make it all come together.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Please consider leaving a comment as I always enjoy hearing from my visitors! 😀

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​Dwiegord is a character who is part tree and part man. Fantasy composite from an original photo of an old building with the elements added in.

​Dwiegord is a character who is part tree and part man. Fantasy composite from an original photo of an old building with the elements added in.

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6 thoughts on “The Hunt for Dwiegord

  1. Michael,
    I had to enlarge the image to get the full effect, but you’re right, it is a spooky scene. I tried to imagine what the original shot would have looked like. The end result of your crafty editing is terrific!

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