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Transylvanian Circus. Composite my own images.
Background 9 x raw files tonemapped in Photomatix Pro4 and many adjustment layers in PS CS5
Ringmaster shot in our studio
Nikon D700 24-70 f2.8 Tripod
ISO 200 f16 @24mm 1/25th sec – 10 sec = +/- 1 stop

Featured in: Art Universe 20 Sept 12
Featured in: Artists Universe 9 Oct 12


vampire, circus, ring master, creative, hdr, ian english

I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    Whoa, scary stuff, Ian! :D

  • Thanks Mel, don’t know what this says about me though :)))

    – Ian English

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 2 years ago

    Yikes .. nice work Ian.

  • G’day Michael, yikes yes !! Scares me too :))

    – Ian English

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthalmost 2 years ago


  • andy ??

    – Ian English

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthalmost 2 years ago

    Andy Serkis.. better known as Gollum in the LOTR! a very disturbing and vivid image you have Ian!

  • Ah!! I didn’t see LOTR but am getting the picture. Thanks mate !!!

    – Ian English

  • julie08
    julie08almost 2 years ago

    Well, I am not sure I want to visit his cirkus – cool work :))

  • Thanks Julie, there don’t seem to be many patrons there. :))

    – Ian English

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    09-20-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 2 years ago

    You are a bit of a worry Ian … the things you get up to in that studio! Fabulous result.

  • Thanks Rosalie x

    – Ian English

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulously macabre….love it!

  • Thanks Trish, macabre yes and not to everyone’s taste.

    – Ian English

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrnealmost 2 years ago

    Ray Bradbury in his masterwork, Something Wicked The Way Comes wrote, “Sometimes the man who looks happiest in town, with the biggest smile, is the one carrying the biggest load of sin.” How powerfully you’ve embodied Bradbury’s dark feeling…

  • Hey Ted, I haven’t read Bradbury’s work but what he says does make some sense to me. Your comments are always so insightful my friend and are truly valued. Thank you !!

    – Ian English

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    Watch your neck image mate.

  • LOL That’s my brother so I’m keeping him well away :))

    – Ian English

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