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The Walking Dead

My wife and I just finished watching the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’ a couple of days ago, and man, did we love it! Shame it was only a teaser at 6 episodes, but it was still pretty great nonetheless. Fantastic characters, a great post-apocalyptic style storyline, and some of the best looking zombies I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen it, make sure you check it out.

Inspired by the imagery in ‘The Walking Dead’, I decided to give today’s shot from Bombay Beach a bit of a post-apocalyptic/comic book/zombie feel. I definitely got a bit of a creepy vibe from the location when I was there, so I’m pretty excited with how this one turned out. As usual, all my stylization of this image was done in onOne PhotoTools. Honestly, since I picked up their full suite of plugins a few months ago, I don’t think I’ve published a single photo that hasn’t been touched in one way or another by an onOne plugin. It really is a great tool to have in the bag.

There’s some good news if you don’t have the suite yet: until March 24th you can purchase the entire Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 + HDR Express for $399. This is a seriously good deal, so make sure you check it out!

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 11, ISO 100

Scott Ackerman - March 18, 2011 - 7:25 am

Sweet shot bud, and I couldn’t agree more about the onOne Software. I just have the PhotoTools at this time, but it is incredible.

Jesse Pafundi - March 18, 2011 - 7:37 am

Im not one for textures but the way you framed and composed this shot it just works great. You nailed the atmosphere you were going for. Fantastic.

Chris Nitz - March 18, 2011 - 7:41 am

Wow! Now this is sweet! The texture, the color, and the subject all work great with one another to create such a decrepit and apocalyptic feel. Simply awesome!

Tim Gibson - March 18, 2011 - 7:45 am

love the filter on this one, will have to check out the walking dead.

Adam Olson - March 18, 2011 - 8:12 am

Awesome shot Heath! I agree with Jesse, I’m not one for texture overlays either, but you made it look great with this shot! Well done! Perfect processing!

Toad Hollow Photography - March 18, 2011 - 10:40 am

Man, you can almost picture Mel Gibson coming out from behind that building with a gas can strapped to the back of his bizarre car-thing from Mad Max in this scene Heath! What a great image my friend!!

John Manuel - March 18, 2011 - 10:51 am

That is great! I love the way you’ve processed this – very eerie/spooky feel to it. The vignette and grunge added with PhotoTools really helps make this. In some ways it almost looks like the skeleton or remains of a very large bug or beetle.

Tobias George - March 18, 2011 - 10:53 am

Really like this one! A perfect hommage to the show.

Wayne Frost - March 18, 2011 - 10:56 am

Very nice treatment, Heath. Just make sure you are carrying a broadax next time you venture in to the land of the zombies.

Rob - March 18, 2011 - 11:15 am

This is epic.

Mike Olbinski - March 18, 2011 - 5:48 pm


Love the show, love the shot.

Jason Hines - March 18, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Awesome processing. I love the texture.

Mark Blundell - March 20, 2011 - 12:33 pm

great shot – the light and texture are spot on – gives a really nice apocalypse feeling to the image.

Chris Jones - March 21, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Awesome – love the processing and apocalyptic mood

Justin - March 24, 2011 - 8:33 am

My wife and I loved that show. Glad you enjoyed it. You did a great job with this image!