Today I finally applied the last finishing touches to my latest image creation Praha “44”
I’ve been working on some new ideas for my book (Portfolio) and decided to produce an image that inspired me several years ago.

In 2006 I went to Prague to shoot some images and 360 HDR Spheres for some CGI images of Trucks that I was collbortating on with CGI Artist Andrew Jackson.

One morning while there I found myself wandering the streets in the dark (Pre Dawn) around the Charles Bridge shooting some of the beautiful buildings and cobbled streets.
While studying the scene below (steps leading down from the bridge) in the slighly damp eerie dark of that particular November morning I could easily envisage a scene from the occupied era of Prague in front of me.
I decided it could at some point make a great backdrop to a composit image complete with a German Officer.

I’m extremely pleased with the final image and it could not be any closer to my original vision all those years ago.

As with all composit images planning was the formula to the final sucess.

 

Praha “44”

The Lighting setup was pretty simple in terms of equipment used but needed lots of attention to get the look to fit in with the background street lighting while also allowing enough detail in the very dark fabric of the German Officers uniform.