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New Artwork Released – Sleepwalking 3

Cat Burton - Sleepwalking 3

Sleepwalking 3 is the third in my ongoing Sleepwalking series of images. The series follows a girl through her fantasy dreamworld.

Usually blue-toned and somewhat dark, these images seek to invoke a calm yet perhaps sombre feel of a mysterious woman in a black dress exploring Scottish scenes barefoot.

You never see her face as she could be any one of us. We are following her, somewhat stealthily, peering into her dream world as she walks.

The first two images from the series are visible in the gallery and all 3 will be available for purchase during my exhibition and Perthshire Open Studios.

 

Cat Burton - Sleepwalking 3
Cat Burton – Sleepwalking 3
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The Tower of Kinnoull Hill

Cat Burton - The Tower Of Kinnoull Hill

Ahh Kinnoull Hill – my favourite place in Perth. Ever since I photographed this tower for the first time on new year’s day this year, I knew I wanted to do *something* a bit fantasy with it.

It’s taken numerous visits to get the right foliage, the right clouds, the right atmosphere, but I finally made it! Never give up on your ideas – just have patience and wait for the right moment and you’ll get there eventually!

The base tower shot was taken with the Sony A7II in combination with the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 (A-Mount + adapter). After a brief edit in Lightroom, the final image was created in Photoshop. Full details on all my photographic equipment can be found on the Gear page if you’d like to know more about my setup.

This image is available as a limited edition (of 30) signed A2 print (framed or unframed). Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl paper, using Epson Ultra Chrome HD ink, the limited edition print is of a beautiful finish and stunning archival quality. There are also smaller open edition copies available printed on A4 of the same paper. For full details on prints & remaining availability, please contact me.

If you would like to see this print in person, don’t forget I have a gallery exhibition for the entire of September at Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, where this will be on display. I will also be participating in Perthshire Open Studios from 2nd-10th September where you’ll be able to see my works up close and I’ll be happy to show you how they are made.

For more images, check out my Gallery page!

Cat Burton - The Tower Of Kinnoull Hill
Cat Burton – The Tower Of Kinnoull Hill
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The Tree In The Lake

Cat Burton: The Tree In The Lake

The Tree In The Lake is a recent re-edit of an old image I shot at Lake Wanaka in New Zealand. I love this tree, this setting, and the entire of New Zealand.

 

Having previously edited this twice, it’s only in recent months that I finally had the vision I really wanted for this image.

 

If ever you can’t quite find your vision for a piece, or you feel like it isn’t “finished”, keep it. Look at it. Give it time to breathe; to grow. Eventually you’ll get there and you’ll love the result.

 

Cat Burton: The Tree In The Lake
The Tree In The Lake
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The Witching Hour

Sorry for the lack of updates recently! I’ve been super busy doing freelance game dev so photography has had to take a back seat for a couple of weeks.

Whenever I’ve had a few spare moments I’ve been dabbling with some new editing methods to add a bit of magic to my images. I’m working on a project which hopefully I’ll be able to share with you all once my schedule calms down a bit!

In the meantime, I hope you like my latest image! As always, you can see a larger version and my other images over on my portfolio.

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Sleepwalking I

Sleepwalking I

This is the first in what I hope will be a series of dark dreamlike images.

Ever since I left Scotland I keep dreaming about walking through the gorgeous snowy woodland there. I can’t physically go back yet, so I decided to revisit it in the next best way 🙂

For my photography friends, here’s a little bit of additional info… The backdrop is from Scotland – a shot I took a few weeks ago. The person is me (in a wig – a purple bob wouldn’t have worked so well!). I photographed myself today against a plain magnolia painted wall. Since I was wearing black, this made it super simple to create a layer mask in Photoshop using luminosity masks. The toning and slight glow to the image was added as a final step using Macphun’s Tonality Pro. All images used were shot with my Sony A7ii.

As always, a larger version and prints are available on my portfolio.