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The Haunted House
3rd PlaceThe Haunted House
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Halloween II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: AL
Date: Oct 31, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 140
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2007

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I want to thank everyone for your comments and votes. You really don't know how much this means to me.

I would also like to thank Neil for letting me use his lens to take this shot. Without it I would have been watching from the sidelines.

Thanks everyone!!! :)

Just for the record this is not my house. I was actually riding around town looking for something really neat to take a picture of and just happened to see this house. If you look close enough you can actually see 1 of the 2 ladies that was sitting on the porch. When I pulled up I saw them and was thinking, "I know they won't let me take a picture of this house" but when I went up to ask them they said that they didn't think the owner would mind. So I walk back to my truck, grab my camera and just as I go back to shoot, the owner shows up. I explained who I was and what I was doing and she said sure shoot away...

After I edited the image I printed off a 4x6 of the original and the edited version and took it over to them so they could see what I did to their house. The owner was amazed and so was I for getting the EXACT look I was going for.

Here is my original.
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.8036
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.4231
Avg (non-participants): 6.9741
Views since voting: 8669
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 168
Comments: 54
Favorites: 8 (view)


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09/07/2008 04:11:22 PM
I LOVE the editing on this image. You're good!! I wondered what the original looked like when I voted on this one and am just now coming back over to see!!!??? Sorry it took me so long. I was one of the people that gave you a 10. This was one of my favs in this challenge, btw. Thanks for including the original on this one!




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05/21/2008 02:48:57 AM
this is a fine fine example of extraordinary photoshop work to transform a photo into something of higher value. Great edit.
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01/07/2008 07:33:45 PM
great edit :)
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11/15/2007 08:45:19 PM
Great job on this picture!! I thought I had already congratulated you on this, but I looked and I didn't! How dare I?? NICE WORK!!
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11/15/2007 05:31:01 PM
HEYYYY!!!! congratulations!!!!! I haven´t been online that much but it sooo cool to come back and found your new ribbon!!!! great picture!!!! I am so happy for you!
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11/14/2007 05:17:04 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and a new pb. The lighting ands a nice creepy feel to the picture.
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11/14/2007 01:39:11 PM
I love editing like this!
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11/14/2007 05:26:57 AM
Congrats on your first, but certainly not last ribbon (and on fulfilling all your goals for 2007 in time - well, you're almost there). Very good PP work!
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11/14/2007 01:47:36 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best!
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11/13/2007 01:04:16 PM
wow, great photoshop work!!! congrats on your ribbon, like the picture a lot!
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11/13/2007 12:15:27 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Compared to the original you really made this look like an old haunted house with the PP, well done!
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11/13/2007 03:31:03 AM
yap, this looks really spooky! other than that it is great processed and worked out ... congratz on great work (and photo)
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11/11/2007 08:37:39 PM
WTF.....I posted a comment on here the day it won a ribbon...who deleted my comment??? Own up now.

Anyways.....I am so proud of you for your achievement...congrats sweet!!! Now...get out there and get heaps ribbons more for your collection.
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11/09/2007 04:47:09 PM
Absolutely love it! Would like to see the blue ribbon with this one. I'm not a "member" so I couldn't vote.
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11/09/2007 04:28:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, nice decorations on that house and a good story behind it too!
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11/08/2007 09:39:32 PM
congrats dude.....that's one nice lens you used there.....lol
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11/08/2007 05:39:53 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. This is such a neat image. Excellent processing, too!
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11/08/2007 04:24:27 PM
Very cool image! Congrats on the ribbon! Great editing.
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11/08/2007 02:04:06 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon and...

on achieving your goal too:
5. Get the number 1 position in the camera section with my NEW Nikon D40X.
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11/08/2007 10:50:24 AM
Sweet image! I don't believe my girls would have went to this house for halloween. Congrats on your first ribbon.
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11/08/2007 09:41:27 AM
congratulation Joe! glad to see another Team Stranger team mate on the main page. Well done with an excellent image!
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11/08/2007 09:29:10 AM
Wonderful finish Joe, congratulations, beautifully seen, executed and edited. Go Team Stranger!!!
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11/08/2007 09:14:13 AM
Congratulations on our first ribbon!
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11/08/2007 08:42:20 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Sweet shot!
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11/08/2007 08:27:36 AM
Dude this shot rocks! Love the webbing and your editing is spot on. Congrats on the first Ribb.
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11/08/2007 07:52:12 AM
WHOOO HOOOO ... Way to go Joe! Congrats on your ribbon ... very well deserved ... that's a great shot ... go Team Stranger!
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11/08/2007 07:50:29 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, very well deserved, a really neat shot
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11/08/2007 07:28:42 AM
Oh Joe!!!! Way to go!!!!! What an awesome Halloween photo! Congratulations on the coolest photo ever -- and your first ribbon!

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11/08/2007 06:17:11 AM
YAY!! Congratulations on your very well deserved ribbon - makes for a lovely little splash of yellow on your profile! : ) Still my favorite of the challenge (aside from my own sweet son of course - who is "next door" to your haunted house this morning - Yay!).
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11/08/2007 06:13:30 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! - Great shot.
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11/08/2007 05:33:26 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and PB.

Good result
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11/08/2007 03:34:37 AM
I'm so glad this ribboned - stunning shot. Huge congrats on your well deserved ribbon, Joe.
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11/08/2007 02:33:57 AM
Suhhhhweeeet! Great job and congratulations!
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11/08/2007 01:49:10 AM
Congrats on your first!
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11/08/2007 12:44:24 AM
Congrats baby! Great job.
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11/08/2007 12:22:11 AM
Grats on your first ribbon!
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11/08/2007 12:12:40 AM
Whoa! Congratulations Joe... well deserved!
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11/08/2007 12:11:49 AM
Well done and congrats on your first ribbon! Very cool image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2007 10:17:58 PM
Oh my, how suitable for Halloween and the challenge! I love your post processing, I bet the original doesn't look anywhere near as good.
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11/07/2007 10:04:16 PM
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11/06/2007 05:54:53 PM
LOVE the processing! GREAT image.
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11/03/2007 07:43:47 PM
One of my favourites in this challenge. The toning you have used has turned a fairly ordinary house into a haunted atmosphere
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11/03/2007 08:34:37 AM
Great shot, reminds me of the way the houses looked in "IT".
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11/03/2007 08:04:38 AM
My favorite of the challenge. Nicely muted color tones and what a great decoration job! I wish that it wasn't so tight on the house but of course that would be assuming that the house has eerie trees etc. surrounding it (which of course it probably doesn't)! Nicely done. Back to bump you up to 8.
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11/02/2007 10:22:41 PM
I am not walking up there in the dark NO WAY!!!!
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11/02/2007 05:52:23 PM
Nice spooky feeling!
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11/01/2007 12:58:57 PM
That gigantic spider is a particularly effective touch. You got a lot of good detail on this shot.
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11/01/2007 11:05:38 AM
That's gonna be a mess to clean up, but what a terrific job of getting into the spirit of the season. Great choice of processing as well! VERY spooky! LOL!!!
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11/01/2007 09:39:08 AM
What a great looking haunted house! The processing makes it look very spooky, & that spider on the window is fantastic!
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11/01/2007 09:27:48 AM
Ah, this is probably the most favorite photo from this challenge and I hope to see it ribbon. Simply amazing.
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11/01/2007 01:38:01 AM
Ohhh, ahhhh, I LOVE this image!! You are very creative. Wonderful editing, perfect tones and detail. Brilliant, just brilliant.
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11/01/2007 01:28:11 AM
Oh man, this would have been perfect if you'd been able to take the shot from a little bit to the right. It just doesn't seem aligned very well. IN any case, nice image for sure.
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11/01/2007 12:58:07 AM
good edit gives a really eerie look, well done
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11/01/2007 12:46:45 AM
WONDERFUL image. LOVE the clarity, love the processing, love the webs and spider (well not really, but they look good - GRIN!)
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