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GHOST
GHOST
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Movie Titles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Durham, UK
Date: May 19, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 320
Shutter: 0.4 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Blur
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2008

A re-shoot of a free study outtake, this time with a longer exposure to create the necessary motion blur. I didn't have my tripod with me so was bracing my 30D against the banister. The shot wasn't very sharp but smart sharpen did wonders and I'm pleased with how it's come out.

Editing: converted from RAW, B&W conversion in channel mixer, smart sharpen, USM, levels and curves layers, noise added, resize and another sharpen.

POST-CHALLENGE:

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Statistics
Place: 21 out of 246
Avg (all users): 6.3764
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.3857
Avg (non-participants): 6.3704
Views since voting: 1430
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 178
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/29/2008 09:26:57 AM
This is really cool. I love that the ghost is a blurry black. You must have held your camera pretty good because everything else looks pretty clean. Fun photo!
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05/28/2008 01:48:53 PM
Very, very cool shot. Well done!
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05/28/2008 10:29:58 AM
Fabulous stuff - wish I would have had time to vote - I would have been the 10th 10....
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05/28/2008 08:44:09 AM
Wow, this is gorgeous.
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05/28/2008 08:33:21 AM
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05/28/2008 08:18:39 AM
As I've said before, you do awesome work and I love that fact that most of it is B&W. Nice to see it being recognized here, too! Great use of angle, light, motion, and a solid sense of giving a photograph "life".
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05/28/2008 01:53:35 AM
awesome finish for this uncharacteristic DPC shot. Keep it up!
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05/28/2008 12:25:40 AM
So nice. I really like the composition and light. The b&w conversion is very dramatic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 10:46:48 PM
I wanted to do something like this really bad. this is very good. your my 10 for now.
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05/27/2008 05:31:43 PM
Nice one!
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05/27/2008 04:23:30 PM
Well done. My revised vote is now 10!
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05/25/2008 11:12:54 AM
Nice photo and good conversion to B&W. Do have two areas with the highlights blown.
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05/24/2008 10:12:24 AM
Beautiful shot
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05/24/2008 02:34:57 AM
very nice conversion
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05/23/2008 08:24:49 AM
Very nice b&w conversion, and the natural lighting worked very well.
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05/22/2008 11:45:19 PM
Such an eerie staircase. Makes me want to take the elevator! :o) Great job
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05/22/2008 10:37:28 AM
this rocks!
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05/22/2008 05:58:05 AM
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Ghost indeed and a scary looking one too. I don't know what it is about shadows and concrete but they go well together. However, what puts this over the top for me is that bright light at the very bottom contrasting the dark figure. I'm a sucker for religious and ying and yang themes so you get my YankO Red. Good luck!
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05/22/2008 05:56:35 AM
lovly lighting and b&w tones, you got the perfect amount of blur in the ghost, too! 9
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05/22/2008 04:22:25 AM
good angle and lights. Nice work
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05/21/2008 05:36:11 PM
Great shot!!
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05/21/2008 08:15:20 AM
good as a b and w
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