In his house at R’lyeh, Cthulhu waits dreaming.
But now beneath the hunter’s moon,
their unleashing all but soon,
Bright blue lightning fires up at noon,
the legions are ready to bring your doom.
Awaken from your ancient slumber, and answer my calling!
I find that most of my photographic adventures stem from a need to get out of the house. Many of these journeys into the world are on days that do not have the most ideal lighting conditions. I have gone out so many times on bright overcast days and captured images that are missing something because of the whitewash sky.
Here I thought I would explore adding a cloudscape to an otherwise okay image that had a boring sky, in the hopes of creating a movie still for some as yet created H.P. Lovecraft film.
The building itself is the Shirley Plantation, the oldest active plantation in Virginia and the oldest family-owned business in North America, dating back to 1614 with operations starting in 1638. The perfect setting for Cthulhu’s return!