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Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams

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Challenge: Halloween III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Eureka Springs Arkansas/ Eureka Springs Cemetary
Date: Oct 31, 2009
Aperture: f13
ISO: 400
Shutter: 10s
Galleries: DPChallenge GTGs, Horror
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009

Wow what a blast! First off thanks to Sarah, Lauren, Erica, and Johnny! Couldn't have done this one with out you.
Ok so now for the deets. This is my first ever submission here at dpchallenge. I have enjoyed all of your work tremendously!

This was a 10 second exposure with each of the 3 flashes used triggered manually and independent of one another.
Key was high camera right with barn doors and using a handful of branches as a gobo.
Back fill/Ghoul light was back camera left.
Front fill/Headstone fill was right up front camera left, snooted with a clear plastic bag stuffed in the snoot to knock down the light.
Imported this into Aperture and then immediately exported to CS4.
Then the fun begins in this edit fest.
Basically, a lot of time spent on a dodge and burn layer.
Used a cooling effect
Desaturated most of the color leaving the reds more intact than anything else.
The "Ghost" got her own layer and a ton of Motion Blur applied and then layer masking to bring her back to shape.
That is about all I can think of other than that I had a killer time spending the early morning hours of Halloween 2009 making this photo! Enjoy

Place: 9 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.3797
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5128
Views since voting: 1698
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 158
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/23/2010 12:12:28 PM
Ok, this is massively scary. I kind of wish I hadn't seen it... :)
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01/13/2010 08:48:38 AM
Very creepy.
Love it. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2009 12:54:06 PM
Way cool creepy......8
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11/04/2009 07:06:20 PM
NOw THAT's spooky!!!
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11/04/2009 01:00:49 PM
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11/03/2009 07:57:16 PM
Nice lighting and capture!
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11/02/2009 06:32:28 PM
Sweet idea, man. :)
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11/01/2009 06:36:09 PM
I like the effects of this picture... the effects are nicely done!
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11/01/2009 01:16:08 AM
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