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Neighborhood Hunted House
1st PlaceNeighborhood Hunted House

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Challenge: Superstitions & Urban Legends (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1
Location: Texas (livingroom or Dead Room)
Date: Oct 28, 2002
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 8 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2002

Every neighborhood has one, at least as kids we thought so.

Place: 1 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.8305
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 6.4796
Avg (non-participants): 7.0051
Views since voting: 31589
Votes: 295
Comments: 42
Favorites: 38 (view)

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11/12/2002 10:34:00 PM
I didn't vote last session, but I love this photo. What a super technique. I will give it a try and see if I can do that too. Congratulations!
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11/11/2002 10:08:00 AM
Alright! Another winner using a Canon Powershot G series. Loved your submission. Keep up the goor work.
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11/11/2002 04:04:00 AM
Congratulations on your win... Regards, Marksimms
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11/11/2002 12:48:00 AM
I know I misspelled the word "haunted" and I apologize. I didn't realize it until after the posting deadline ended. A lot of you asked how it was done:
OK, Here is how it is done. First set my camera to the settings described above. I used low lighting in the room (100W table lamp at about 10'.)
As soon as the shutter is opened the flash was executed, (on the G1 if the flash is on it will happen automatically) right after the flash is over have the subject hit the floor and get out of the frame quick.
Try it, this technique has been around for a very long time for film users.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2002 06:21:00 PM
haunted house? good pic, however.
11/10/2002 04:45:00 PM
Great! Definitely one of my favourites!!! 10 - KAOS.
11/09/2002 12:59:00 PM
this is a beautiful and amazing photo.you have outdone yourself.i definitly ate you in my top 10-good luck hope you make it in the top 10-score-9-anz
11/09/2002 07:06:00 AM
Cool, very cool. Did you use a blue filter on the flash with the girl? Really great! (8)
11/08/2002 09:09:00 PM
Wow. Best of all. A 10.
Very well done.
Jim msp
11/08/2002 08:23:00 PM
I saw this on photosig and it inspired me to try it myself. I came out with quite creepy effect with the angle the flash reflected my legs so it looks like I'm a legless ghost. good job
11/08/2002 07:51:00 PM
Good one! 8.
11/08/2002 05:31:00 PM
Terrific job. I think the exposure on the girl is perfect.
11/08/2002 05:15:00 PM
I like the ghost effect which acomplishes the challenge 100%. Well executed.
11/07/2002 08:00:00 PM
wow. that's really neat. I've played around with superimposing too! it's fun and you can get some really neat things!
11/07/2002 07:50:00 PM
i like it! no blur at all in this shot way to go!
11/07/2002 06:31:00 PM
Which challenge are you in?
11/07/2002 05:57:00 PM
WOW this is an excellent shot. Seems so real. U could have also used it in the past Illusions challenge. i give u a 9 - vw4lyfe
11/07/2002 09:23:00 AM
One of the better photos this week. Well conceived and well executed photo. The lights on the girl are done very well. Very ghost-like if there is such a term or thing. Nice shot! - 8 - Inspzil
11/06/2002 04:46:00 PM
11/06/2002 04:34:00 PM
This is a good photo...but, I wonder how the effect was done without photo shop or another similiar program. My vote is based on this not being altered...but, I still wonder how it was done.
11/06/2002 03:50:00 PM
Very nicely done. The fabric/sheen of the garment adds a nice "ghostly" effect as well. karmat
11/06/2002 11:05:00 AM
One of my favorites.
11/06/2002 11:00:00 AM
Great technique, is the cold lighting on the transparent intentional, if so then welldone. One of my top ten this week
11/05/2002 07:22:00 PM
Congratulations, great fotografia. She is phantasmagoric. 9
11/05/2002 06:49:00 PM
Hey Paul, great shot! Saw this on photosig last week. Love the effect, and the way you have given her a blue tone is great. Angle cropping, lighting. all nice. Wonderful job. ~hbunch7187~
11/05/2002 04:12:00 PM
nicely done.
11/05/2002 12:50:00 PM
I don't know how you did it but if it's legal, it's amazing! Terrific attention to detail, even the black cats on the night gown and her expression is perfect. The only thing is I think it is "haunted" house. Still a perfect 10!
11/05/2002 07:31:00 AM
Cool shot. Good effect. I assume a piece of glass for reflection. Makes you think.
11/05/2002 03:26:00 AM
great photo. really well used effect. I think it could be improved by the girl wearing plain white clothes rather than with the cats on, but still a very good photo. 10 - Konador
11/05/2002 03:10:00 AM
Verry nice effect. I think you could have made this more errie though with some more thought into the over all compostion.
11/04/2002 10:35:00 PM
Wow...very good photo

11/04/2002 08:40:00 PM
Excellent double exposure. I wish I could see a bit more of the top of her head. I will look forward to the details. Speaking of details...you may want to get the Spell Checker out and "Hunt" for Haunted. DPz
11/04/2002 07:00:00 PM
Very cool - neat shot.
11/04/2002 06:24:00 PM
hunted or haunted?
11/04/2002 05:23:00 PM
An exlelent photograph, I think the transposition is exelent. Its a shame the subjects head seems to be slightly imbeded into the top of the alcove but the angle in which she is posed in helps to negate this impession. a 9.
11/04/2002 04:23:00 PM
Long exposure time, two lights. First a shot with a white light, turn off the white light move the girl in place, turn on a black light all while long exposured. Am I right? Good job, very erie. -crabappl3
11/04/2002 02:51:00 PM
Good job! I like the lavender color of her dress against the brown and black of the fireplace. Realistically ghostly looking! 9
11/04/2002 12:38:00 PM
hunted? i don't get it
11/04/2002 11:52:00 AM
whats a hunted house??
11/04/2002 11:49:00 AM
this is so cool, love the ghostly cast on the girl. your use of color is excellent.
the only thing that bothers me is the top of the fireplace that cuts off her head.
11/04/2002 10:40:00 AM
first 10 out of the bunch--good concept--excellent image--like this image a lot--bobgaither
11/04/2002 09:59:00 AM
Very nice! Great choice of colors on the 'model' gives a shimmery 'ghostly' appearance that I am sure you were going for, and acheived! -9-

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