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Floating Spectre
Floating Spectre

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Challenge: Ghosts (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1100D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 III
Location: My spare room
Date: May 9, 2012
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/99
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2012

Used 3 images for this one, two taken by me and one image from the net as a texture only.. Camera on tripod and lighting was 2 constant lights with umbrellas pointing into the corner from different angles.

First I took an image of the empty room.. then I took an image, with same framing, of my girlfriend balanced on a stepladder with her foot and hands against wall.

I placed the images on 2 layers (empty room bottom layer).. I then removed everything but my girlfriend from the top layer image and set transparency to about 65% on normal blending. I also cloned out an electric socket that was distracting lower down the wall.

I merged images and used color efex pro 4 to apply a darken/lighten centre filter and a film efex vintage filter. I applied a texture of an old mirror at 15% transparency to give the image an overall older look. I then resized and used unsharp mask to sharpen the image.

Hopefully managed the effect of my girlfriend as a slightly transparent ghost half way up the wall.

Place: 19 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.1769
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9429
Avg (non-participants): 6.2632
Views since voting: 847
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 130
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2012 10:38:30 PM
Shades of The Exorcist. Well done. 7
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05/17/2012 09:49:31 PM
That look.
05/16/2012 02:46:28 PM
Very nice - 8 from me.
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05/16/2012 11:36:21 AM
What the?? Awesome!!! And uber creepy!!!
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05/16/2012 07:15:05 AM
I think the wallpaper killed her ;) Captured that old feeling.
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05/16/2012 04:42:07 AM
A wonderful feeling of the Exodist.
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05/14/2012 07:33:24 PM
minus the foot tape this is awesome
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05/14/2012 07:05:21 PM
Great job with this. The tones, makeup, everything are spot on.
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05/14/2012 03:33:17 AM
Thats Scary...Good work
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05/13/2012 11:16:53 AM
A la Exorcist. Great image. Perfect tones.
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05/11/2012 02:55:59 PM
nice transition - the texture on this makes it feel older.
model is a bit too corporeal - she obscures too much of the background, would've preferred a bit 'less' of her.
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05/11/2012 12:05:11 PM
Uh oh, looks like little Linda Blair is all grown up and as crazy as ever! :-)
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05/11/2012 08:56:31 AM
She looks like Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas!
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