Edinburgh based landscape photographer Tom Foster

Archive for November, 2012

Lest we forget…

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

This photo is composed of 2 shots:
– A standard short exposure
– A longer exposure combined with zooming while shutter open
Then I blended them in Photoshop and used a layer mask to omit the central area of the longer exposure to ensure the subject was sharp. Seems to have turned out reasonably well. Any thoughts?