The intent of the Benevolent Winter Sentinels Project is to convey the majesty of the bluffs that overlook La Crosse, Wisconsin and showcase the venues that bring joy to the area folks who scale their slopes and summits. The project is divided into cyanotype-toned and sepia-toned galleries with with descriptions of each image.
Each image in this collection was created from between 15 and 30 drone captures. Those captures were combined and processed for rendering intent and exposure. Selective noise reduction and sharpening were applied using various techniques applied at different steps in the process. Image sets were converted to sepia-toned output and a cyanotype-toned output using a baseline black and white process and color grading sets created by the artist.
Read my journal entry for more project details and sources of inspiration here.