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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z
Location: Dalvík, Iceland
Date: Sep 9, 2002
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2002

detail from a much bigger picture. A woman accidentally walked into my picture frame, I was doing an experiment taking pic. opposite a strong lightsource. This was the outcome. She was like an alien in the doorway.

Place: 118 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.1344
Avg (commenters): 7.5769
Avg (participants): 5.5133
Avg (non-participants): 4.8000
Views since voting: 1014
Votes: 320
Comments: 29
Favorites: 5 (view)

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08/16/2012 11:28:17 PM
I've just come across this 10 years after you shot it (one thing leads to another). I'm very pleased to have seen it!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 08:31:00 PM
Excellent use of black and white and grain....8...hokie
09/22/2002 07:56:00 AM
Have you seen the mothman prophecies?? This looks exactly like Indrid Cole! Neato...
09/21/2002 06:55:00 PM
????????? nice I give u a 8
09/21/2002 12:16:00 PM
This is sooo weird but I really like it. It's very eery and the grain and limited range of greys adds to that. It's reminds me of that Canadian show where the guy is like "I'm going to crush your head, crush your head"...
7, Kavey
09/21/2002 06:17:00 AM
Very interesting photo. Would like to know how! 9-Martin
09/20/2002 03:41:00 PM
Interesting effect. Was this done by adjusting contrast? karmat
09/20/2002 02:27:00 PM
Creeeeeeeepppppppyyyyyy. I'm giving this one an 8, even though I am VERY curious as to your technique. It will keep me up nights, this one! - mjcecil
09/20/2002 01:59:00 PM
09/20/2002 12:19:00 PM
Very interesting! Curious how you did this (is it a reflection?). The negative space here is cloudy and uncertain, which adds tremendously to the eerie manifestation of this "alien". It is like the best of the famous shots of Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster, which are always *just* blurry enough to convince some and frustrate others. This photo holds my attention again and again. 8
09/20/2002 11:46:00 AM
This looks allot liek the guy on "Signs" I don't know if you caught that movie but it was a really good flick
09/20/2002 09:35:00 AM
The effect you have achieved here is incredible. I hope you will reveal how you did it.
09/19/2002 04:41:00 PM
I'm not exactly sure how you did it but its great.
09/19/2002 03:41:00 PM
This is a really intriguing photo... I love the concept and would also love to hear how it was done... great shot :)

Meets Challenge: 8
Technical Merit: 8
Artistic Merit: 7
Creative Merit: 10
WOW Factor: 8

Score: 8 - JMSetzler
09/19/2002 10:40:00 AM
I'm not sure what this is, but it gives me the creeps...can anybody say 'poltergiest'?
09/18/2002 02:28:00 PM
... interesting? ...
09/18/2002 05:18:00 AM
Its blurry....oh wait I think its supposed to be. Interesting concept. Nice -space
09/18/2002 12:40:00 AM
Great pic for a horror novel! How'd you do it? The only way I'd know to do it is with PS so I'd like the details on how to do it with the camera. It looks really cool. ~indigo997
09/17/2002 07:01:00 AM
excellent shot,,how was this achieved??
09/17/2002 04:48:00 AM
Really clever shot... Great artistic merit... (10)
09/16/2002 08:44:00 PM
you get a ten for making something whimsical
09/16/2002 07:07:00 PM
i've seen something just like this somewhere, but that doesn't matter this is awsome. for sure in my favorites after this is over.
09/16/2002 06:31:00 PM
very cool use of - space :)
09/16/2002 05:38:00 PM
interesting. so the neg. space is everything but the "alien"? I think that is fair to say. without the background (neg. space) the person wouldn't appear to look like that, so I think you used the neg. space well to achieve the effect of your photo. Great job and good luck in the challenge. ~hbunch7187~
09/16/2002 10:34:00 AM
Can't wait to here where-how this was done.....I like it. Spooky. Score 6 Justine
09/16/2002 08:39:00 AM
THAT'S SO COOL!!!! This is definitely going to be one of my favourite photos on this site. So spooky and weird. I love it. 10 - lisae
09/16/2002 03:08:00 AM
Composition: cool! how did you do this 8
Lighting: vgood 6,
Appeal: 8, Total Rating 8 Sulamk
09/16/2002 02:48:00 AM
This is... strange. I like the weirded effect though, you'll have to give details how you did it. 7 -lennier
09/16/2002 01:54:00 AM
This is a wierd picture. How did you take this one. It is a little fuzzy. 5

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