The Road to Najac
When I woke up and saw the mist shrouding the castle I knew there was something special afoot and set out to capture a unique image. I had seen images of the castle in the mist before, but nothing that incorporated the street that runs through the centre of Najac. The street itself is beautiful, with incredible architecture and the leading lines of the road. I also love the blue Citroen car at the bottom of the street. I wanted to create a fairy tale feeling with this image, immerse the viewer and make them feel as though they are there, looking down this street onto the majestic castle of Najac.
This was shot at 80mm to compress the image and balance the scene. I used three bracketed exposures and hand blended them together in Photoshop, using layer masks. This is a real scene, nothing has been composited.