Ghost on the Pier

Long exposure with Kara in place for half of it. Desaturated and textured for aged effect.

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View all photos taken: Saturday, 1st March 2008, This photo: 5:09am

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  • Rob Ferris || CARJO Photography said:
    Interesting concept you have there, Dave. I'd have put her on the left third line, but apart from that you've executed this well. I also like the smoothness of the water. 20 seconds tends to do that. =)
  • pato_garza said:
    very nice!
  • flash of light said:
    A great bit of 'shopping! Would be interesting to try this in a graveyard at night!
  • rumblemumbles said:
    spooky - I like it very much
  • yewenyi (文意) said:

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    She's almost on a third, her legs are as such. :)

    Thanks :)

    Very little shopping (just the texture overlay), everything else is just tweaks in LightRoom. Yes, a graveyard would work, as would some better costuming.

    Thanks Elisha :)

    Indeed it was ;-) (thus the jumper) hehehe
  • Scruba Images said:
    Love this shot. Yes i agree a graveyard could be a good look. Maybe a Grim Reaper costume. lol
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Scott. I don't usually do a lot of post-process on my shots, but felt this one was justified.
  • Vucko1000 said:
    looooooove it! well done david!
  • Vucko1000 said:
    20 seconds! great. that's why i love this camera, it does super stuff with these long exposures
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks again Ana :) I do love long exposures, so much fun :)
  • jane.b said:
    This is a really cool photo.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jane - ever since the Dutton Park Cemetery meet I've been wanting to pull off a decent one of these.
    I have an idea for another graveyard one, but it'll take a little planning and at least two models.
  • tuxcomputers said:
    Doesn't the 400D allow you to do multi exposures on the one image?
  • David de Groot said:
    Nope - I don't know of a digital SLR that does.
  • tuxcomputers said:
    I own one, the Pentax K10D, it can take up to 9 multiple shots on the one photo.
  • -spam- said:
    The Pentax K10/K20D does. Up to ten or so i think so you can almost do HDR in camera as well.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well there you go, learn something everyday :)
  • thtstudios said:
    kudos to the model, she did a great job to help you pull this off.
    interesting framing and use of perspective on this one.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Interesting idea... nicely executed!! I love that hood... it shields most of Kara's face... giving an extra sense of mysteriousness (she's like a ghost)!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, Kara can do what she's told when it suits her. ;-)
    I was going for a slightly off-putting perspective, to add to the incongruity of it.

    Worked quite well eh ? Basically I got her to sit there, set off the 20 sec exposure, checked my watch and at 10 seconds told her to get out of the frame as quickly as possible.