Challenge: Long Exposure VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Southwest Missouri
Date: Aug 28, 2011
Shutter: 139 seconds
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2011
|Opened raw, desat magentas and oranges, Clarity down, add grain, then de-noised,added contrast, straightened pix, Open cs5, tone-mapped, saved as tiff. Open raw clarity down, convert to grayscale, sharpened, de-noised a little more,took temp from the cool side to a warm, open cs5 burnt midtones on face and under eyes, Dodged sky light behind me, tone mapped again, cloned out fence rail that was making a straight line through my heart. uped contrast,selected eyes burn whites a tish. reduced to 1300 sharpened x1, reduced to 800, put just a tish of unsharp mask, saved for web,came back and selected face on standing ghost added a tiny bit of noise.. TA DA (Had to write all this right now cause I'd sure forget later!!)
[Aug. 31st, 2011 10:18:45 AM]
I spent 30 mins laying flat in a cemtery, head on the edge of the tomb stone, then 15 mins leaning up on my arm, andother 15 standing... And ya know what it was sooo Dark NOTHING...
So Plan 2 brought a flash light (to see with) had hubs paint me with light.. not near as long on the ground PHEW..
Now I was so stoked HOW ORIGIONAL HOW GREAT The was to be my Master piece! I'm so smart and creative! Well Burst my bubble when I see several other Ghostly shots and a couple that make mine look like amature hour!!
sigh, Well I still am soo happy with this no matter what, I'd been planning it for a year, waiting on a challenge to do it in. I've learned by looking at the other pixs what I could do better. I espically Love the little girl in the cemetery!!
After all Learning is why I joined this, and boy am I getting the lessons!! ALL GOOD!!
Who ever gave me the 10, I will be sending the bribe money soon! LOL