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Lost Soul
Lost Soul

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Challenge: Stranger In A Strange Land (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Glen Hilton Park, Hickory, NC
Date: Jan 5, 2003
Aperture: F5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 13"
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2003

How: I set my camera up on the tripod and composed my scene. I put my Hoya R72 Infrared filter on the camera. I set my exposure to F5.0 and 13" at ISO 100. I set the timer on the camera and moved into the scene. When my shutter opened, I counted off 8 or 9 seconds and simply walked out of the scene to create the ghost effect. This is not a double or composite exposure. Post processing includes: Autolevel of the original image, +25 on contrast, convert to bw, add tone via hue/sat, resize, add border... nothing more... I expect DQ requests on this image because of the lack of understanding of Infrared. I have the original image ready upon request...

Place: 15 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.1149
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2778
Avg (non-participants): 5.8485
Views since voting: 1784
Votes: 87
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/13/2003 04:36:02 AM
Critique Club

Initial thoughts
Interesting idea, a little too white at the top right.

Composition/ Content
Ghost idea is interesting though the expression on your face is a little grim I would think a ghost would be happy to enjoy such a pretty location!
The area is pretty but I dont think black and white does anything for it on this occasion it makes the image seem dull or slightly life-less perhaps with a ghost in it that is the idea!
I like the triangle made by the lower edge of the frame and the fencing.

Background is kind of foreground as well! I find it too light in the area of trees at top middle to right.

Camera Work - Technical
OK except exposure/ lighting.

Digital Processing - Technical
Seems fine.

Fits The Challenge
I have no idea I cant figure out from the assigment page which challenge this is in and I have had a quick look in Landscape for Lost Soul and cant find it.

Your Opinion On The Photo
Reasonably interesting, not one Id be looking at again and again.

EDIT: OK I went via your profile page and it's from Stranger ...
Yes it fits the challenge.

Message edited by author 2003-01-13 04:37:24.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2003 11:05:04 PM
I love this idea, beautiful image
01/12/2003 06:24:10 PM
Great use of infra-red to give a really 'spooky' image. I think maybe that as in all good portraiture, it would be better to have less of a sharp sunlight/ shadow region on your face, so that it all registered but that is pretty minor. Very effective picture. (8)
01/10/2003 05:08:00 PM
The only thing of this photo that's bothering me is the fact that the strong bright part of the fence at the right seems to be in front of the person and therefor kinda disturbs the transparancy. Besides that, a very good photo and effective usage of IR.
01/10/2003 10:45:40 AM
Very cool photo. I love how he loos so ghoustly
01/08/2003 07:55:43 PM
Well taken photo and nice effect. I had been hoping for more out of this world type strange-ness, this is closer than most. 8 Swash
01/08/2003 03:50:21 PM
What a great illusion! Your photo gave me an instantly sad feeling, because the ghost image of your model makes me think he's no longer living. It took me a second to remind myself that no, he's (hopefully) still drawing breath. Great picture!!
01/08/2003 02:02:25 AM
Beautiful setting for a photo. Lovely composition and choice of tone. The figure is strange and kinda freaky looking. Excellent idea though. GL
01/07/2003 09:11:59 PM
Good job john. That can't be easy in the day (use of a black card?). Good luck.
01/07/2003 08:02:30 PM
Cool photo, meets the challenge well. 9
01/07/2003 11:29:10 AM
Good picture as far as the landscape goes, the subject just doesn't fit when I ask the question, Why is the apperation looking like he is posing for a picture?
01/06/2003 09:08:19 PM
This image is so well done! Dead on all elements...not to mention the effect!..GL!
01/06/2003 05:04:15 PM
great mood in this. I like color choice, not sure about angle though, or maybe too closely cropped to the corner.
01/06/2003 01:17:12 PM
I like it! You're in my top 10 this week. I like the fact that this was done outside without flash or light control.
01/06/2003 12:23:27 PM
I like it :-)
01/06/2003 11:18:15 AM
Awesome. I must know how you did this. Fantastic. A 10 from me. PTL
01/06/2003 04:40:57 AM
I love the black and white with this shot. The ghost effect is a nice touch.
01/06/2003 12:55:57 AM
I love the tone used. This is a VERY unique idea and well done. Thirds and leading lines. This is what photography is all about. Great photo ! = 10

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