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Challenge: Free Study 2013-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Feb 9, 2013
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2013

I'm so stoked! A top ten in a FS. I've been riding the DPC Meh train for a while, so this is most welcome. Thank you all for your generosity of votes and comments. The rest of this series can be seen here.

I spent the day at the abandoned Linda Vista hospital, with about 100 other photographers and videographers, running around with props, costumes, lights, and tons of equipment, and at least one naked guy. We all managed to stay out of each other's way.

This was just a matter of elbow grease and the shutter on a 2 second delay. I just kept tossing the chiffon until I got a good shot. Must have thrown it about 300 times, and then finished it off by throwing out my back.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 205
Avg (all users): 6.7037
Avg (commenters): 8.2105
Avg (participants): 6.7013
Avg (non-participants): 6.7097
Views since voting: 1205
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 108
Comments: 33
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/01/2014 01:31:59 AM
ps .. sorry about your back .. but like i said .. dedication .. :)
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04/01/2014 01:31:22 AM
well hi there .. !!
saw your other ghost in the pick your fav pic and came and looked at this ..
its such a special image .. the chiffon so like a ghost in shape .. just wonderful ..
i was wondering how you'd create something like this so thankyou for explaining ..
lol .. 300 times .. thats patience and extreme dedication .!!. certainly paid off .. its amazing .. like all your photography ... :)
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04/08/2013 08:46:00 AM
What a beautiful image! The whole series !s amazing!
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03/16/2013 08:21:30 AM
beautiful and haunting.
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03/08/2013 12:51:08 PM
These images, the "Photograph Information" Lens, Camera, EXIF etc and the sharing from the togs is also what makes DPC streets ahead of other communities. It's a great series and I hope you can market and sell some work Johanna. You need to pay for the chiropractor ;) WD on TT.
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03/08/2013 12:07:07 PM
This is really cool, Johanna. The whole series is interesting.
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03/08/2013 12:06:30 PM
cool!
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03/08/2013 10:30:37 AM
That's quite a series. This shot is actually far from my favorite amongst the series :-) Well done!
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03/08/2013 09:59:09 AM
Great shot and a fascinating series. I love the play of light off the walls and flowing fabric. Great job and congrats on the nice finish.

I like the idea of throwing dozens of creative photographers into an abandoned building and see what kind of interesting images emerge.
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03/08/2013 09:00:22 AM
great colors, super finish. altogether inspiring.
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03/08/2013 04:29:09 AM
The ghost in the machine eh. 300 throws aint bad, anyway, a beauty, well done.
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03/08/2013 04:01:54 AM
I loved this one and wondered how you did it! Sorry to hear about your back but I'm glad you captured this and shared it with us!
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03/08/2013 01:16:01 AM
Agreed, truly lovely image! Congrats on the TT! :)

Originally posted by jomari:

Congrats on TT, Johanna. If I were in charge of the ribbons you would have one!
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03/08/2013 12:28:19 AM
Congrats on TT, Johanna. If I were in charge of the ribbons you would have one!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2013 11:47:11 PM
Tanguera? That's lovely!!9
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03/07/2013 11:14:01 PM
Gorgeous ghostly incantation. The sheet is beautifully choreographed.
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03/07/2013 09:48:03 PM
Such a wonderfully imaginative image! Can't wait to see how you did it :-)
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03/07/2013 06:40:35 PM
Ahhhh, 10 from me. Amazing and inspirational.
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03/07/2013 04:18:44 PM
Amazing shot. Hope it does well for you
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03/07/2013 01:00:50 PM
Nicely done! Reminds me of the plastic bag blowing around in "American Beauty".
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03/06/2013 04:01:49 PM
Fabulous ghost! I hope to see this ribbon. 10. Fave.
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03/05/2013 02:49:28 PM
Fantastic!
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03/05/2013 01:29:50 AM
Spooky and thought provoking. She ran past you yes?
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03/04/2013 11:06:18 PM
My favorite of the artier FS entries - love the shape that recalls a dancing woman and the diaphanous, gauzy look of it. The lines of the space are great and so are the green tones. 10 Voted earlier.
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03/04/2013 06:49:41 PM
Creepy!! Well done.
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03/04/2013 01:24:45 PM
interesting idea. like ghosts from the past.
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03/04/2013 09:09:06 AM
Within these walls are the voices of those long past. From time to time their spirits manifest and walk the halls. They are silent - never keening, never shrill. Malicious they are not, they just are a ghost of their former selves.

Great color, clarity and mood in this capture.
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03/03/2013 10:51:33 PM
This photo has some serious creepy potential. 8
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03/03/2013 02:57:25 PM
Different!
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03/03/2013 05:48:49 AM
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Awarded for the February 2013 Free Study.

This is a new comment series for me, so please bear with me while I find my style!

(Voted earlier)

This is one of my 10s - I like it very much. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. Shouts ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tanguera to me. I like images that have a distinct style and this beautiful indoor light, interesting internal space, floating motif, rich colours has all the hallmarks.

2. Sensational mood - slightly eerie but with undertones of joy too - not an easy thing to pull off.

3. Amazing coloration - it has a richness that belies its fairly limited colour palette.

4. Superb light, superbly captured. This image is sooooo exposure critical and you have nailed it.

5. Composition - leading lines and a great sense of depth - way to use the z axis!

6. Depth of field - it's really important that we are able to see the full depth of your image, this would suggest a small aperture.... but you've frozen the fabric suggesting a decently quick shutter speed - no noise to speak of, so there was loads of natural light meaning those windows are really, really bright - well done on controlling the exposure across the frame or you've illuminated the fabric with a strobe - well done on getting that so well balanced and natural looking.

Overall, one of those images where everything hangs together beautifully. From photograph to art (without compromising the process, practice and craft) of photography.

Should ribbon.
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03/01/2013 09:37:25 PM
Very ghostly. Nice job Johanna.
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03/01/2013 12:44:43 AM
Looks like an old, haunted mental asylum. Very cool.
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03/01/2013 12:38:25 AM
great capture!!!
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