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Creature Of The Night
Creature Of The Night

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Challenge: Long Exposure VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
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
Aperture: f:8
ISO: 200
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

Place: 25 out of 86
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12/22/2012 09:12:04 PM
Creepy in a great way! I'm surprised it didn't do much much better
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2011 11:58:52 PM
frighteningly real.
09/06/2011 09:57:36 PM
amusing and intriguing image. well done.
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09/06/2011 07:02:45 PM
very creepy
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09/05/2011 12:39:34 PM
Very weird.
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09/04/2011 09:55:35 PM
creepy! ;)
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09/02/2011 04:51:40 PM
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09/02/2011 02:44:59 PM
Spooky but beautiful at once!
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09/01/2011 10:12:48 PM
This is really creepy. Well done.
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08/31/2011 03:07:34 PM
Really creepy, nice job.
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08/31/2011 11:45:42 AM
Back to bump and comment: Very well planned and executed. I don't know how you pulled it off without blowing out the headstone but nicely done. 9
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08/31/2011 10:39:09 AM
This is fun, I love it! The blood splatters on the headstone are a nice touch :-) Really well done.
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08/31/2011 09:49:05 AM
great idea, nice execution
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08/31/2011 12:12:18 AM
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