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Another in the 'Ghoulish Series' .... captured last month during a photoshoot with my two elder brothers Joe & Edwin.

Some tweaks & enhancements were applied in PS to add the desired atmosphere to the scene. In fact, the overall lighting and mood achieved seem to have flung this countryside hideaway into an errie scene ..... ergo the title to the frame. In reality this location is quite picteresque and this spooky frame does not do it justice.

Shot very late in the afternoon.

Thank you for viewing and as always larger is better.

Cheers,
Bert Wink

Exposure :- 1/15s - @F13 + ND Grad.
ISO 200 - Raw

Camera:Nikon D70S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18/70mm DX Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:ISO200/Raw
Title:Ghoulish Territory
Username:BertC BertC
Uploaded:30 May 2007 - 4:59 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General, Landscape / travel
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JohnDyer
JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 5:02 PM

works well, i ilke this
John

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 5:02 PM

Great atmospheric shot here Bert. Dosn't look like the best place to be though.
Good work,

John (-:

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Adrian_Reynolds
30 May 2007 - 5:06 PM

Atmosphere to spare Bert, it does have an eerie feel to it, fine image, Adrian

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 5:10 PM

terrific slice of sky there, although it's posterizing in the clouds to the right, - sort of adds to the atmosphere though

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
30 May 2007 - 5:19 PM

great shot again, Bert!

Jouko

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
30 May 2007 - 5:19 PM

What to say, as good as always

Peter

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 5:25 PM

Another great moody shot, I like the low perspective.

Best Matt

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 5:26 PM

Love the atmostphere to this Bert.

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dianah
dianah  724474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 5:37 PM

Full of atmosphere..the sky is brilliant, quite scarey though!
Di

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User_Removed
30 May 2007 - 6:16 PM

Love the low angle, it works so well.

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 6:21 PM

Definitely an eerie scene, especially with that sky. Nice work!
Andrew

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viscostatic
30 May 2007 - 6:31 PM

Great atmosphere with that threatening sky.

Phil.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 6:36 PM

Very moody and also very good Bert

CLIXSmile

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edcat
edcat  7
30 May 2007 - 6:54 PM

tajjeb imma top right could avoid posterisng and remaining artifacts from routed leaves.............................

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
30 May 2007 - 7:06 PM

Lovely work Bert!

Trish x

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DolphinLady
30 May 2007 - 7:19 PM

I think something has happened to my monitor settings, this is very very dark, will have to try re-adjusting them.
What I can see, looks fantastic.
Hilary

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franken
franken e2 Member 113096 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 7:32 PM

Moody, atmospheric and amazing lighting.

Ken

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rangerpaul
30 May 2007 - 7:40 PM

Lovely shard of light at the front of the image. Adds to the dynamics of the shadows.
Great shot.
Paul

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 7:54 PM

Nice moody image Bert,well captured.........

Tony.

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 8:08 PM

Great creative shot. Good choice to shoot this at a low angle. Nice one.
Lisa

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GeorgeRusky
30 May 2007 - 8:11 PM

Great photograph.
The combination of colors and lighting works well.
Thank you for your comments.
George.

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ITPSnapper
30 May 2007 - 8:27 PM

Quite scary, love the intensity of this.

Neal

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TerryBaxter
30 May 2007 - 8:28 PM

Good light and 'Bert' effect, as always.

Rgs. Terry.

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 8:41 PM

A very dramatic shot. Has to be viewed large to appreciate the lighting as the thumbnail doesn't do it justice.
Sandra

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Malc_V
Malc_V  8 England
30 May 2007 - 9:10 PM

Another masterpiece Bert.

Nice one.

Malc.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 10:38 PM

A really top quality composition Bert. The low angle and very dramatic sky make this a very atmospheric shot. This is right up there with the best.
Ron

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 10:41 PM

Amazing imagery, clix on all your images..

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 6:53 AM

Looks a derelict place Bert.The title suits the image well.Good one.
Tom.

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Slaterm
Slaterm  8496 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 8:22 AM

dark and moody - but very effective Bert

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 1:42 PM

Bert i used to comment on your images in the hope that you may stop the over filtering!.
But you did not and many of the images from time ago to now are still the same. Over filtered.

I'm sorry that i have to speak my mind,but i feel its the only way, and thats to be honest.
Yesterday i noticed Poochies comment and i agreed with what he said, but i did not say anything as i did not want to add any upset..

I Believe its nice when people comment and give a crit on an image in a helpful way, and thats what i try to do.

But people saying that a shots great when it clearly is not, is not doing you a good service.

Your shots are over filtered more so in the landscape images and it detracts the natural light and colour that should be there.

On this image you are tyring to create a dark and moody image,but its not working bert as it just looks muggy and grey.

If you feel i'm being nasty then i would like to say you could not be further from the truth as i am trying to be helpful and put across one Honest Opinion!

If i upset you then i am sorry for that, Truly i am bert.

But i feel that folks on here are not being honest with you, i know you can do better and i have seen better in the past.

Let the landscapes natural light do its job

Dave

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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
31 May 2007 - 6:43 PM

Dearest Dave,

I thank you for your kind remarks Smile ... I do not normally follow up comments over my pictures as some others do on epz.

I too have been following your work and unlike your recent attitude I am not really bothered whether people view, click or whatever .... nor will I threaten to leave epz and/or revert to such childish attitudes. Similarly, I do not pretend to be in some niche of 'Photographic Gurus' who know it all and look down on other people's work expecting theirs to be the top of the class.

I regularly remind myself of my limitations and enjoy the passtime and epz for what it really is ie. a hobby !!

Furthermore, I thoroughly enjoy viewing and learning from other colleague's work and feel that efforts always warrant a degree of merit and loads of appreciation.

You might appreciate that photography (as in most other areas in life) is very subjective in nature .... and whether other folks are honest with me or not is not really my problem .... nor shall I revert to foul language or loose my temper over this ...... I leave that to the less civilised mortals.

So there you go Dave .... you are always free to fire away .... just keep smiling and remember that at the end of the day it's just a picture mate !!!

Get the picture Wink Wink Wink

Bert
The poor photographer.

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bobalot
bobalot  7 England
31 May 2007 - 7:43 PM

rock on bert, keep them coming.

rgds Bob

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peter_oak
peter_oak  9 England
31 May 2007 - 8:10 PM

I am pleased to read a reminder that photography is a hobby and not a way of life.Great shot Bert and composition.

Peter..

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
31 May 2007 - 8:56 PM

Has an eerie feel to it; the sky is very dramatic

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looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 9:12 PM

Over filtered or not one never gets fed up of looking at the great masters and your pics have an air about that!
Keep them coming as long as you enjoy what you do!

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patsy88
patsy88  7 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 - 9:14 PM

Very nice shot, v.. eerie.
Patsy

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 9:47 PM

perhaps a little darker exposure in this one Bert but still an interesting and pleasing composition

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 - 10:22 PM

I love the mood in this Bert,very dramatic sky and composition,great photography, like your style.


Mo.

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91067 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 11:08 PM

Atmospheric lighting Bert

Malcolm

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
1 Jun 2007 - 12:56 AM

Well, as usual, I like your work, Bert.
Photography is an art, and you have a unique style that stands out in the gallery as being yours. A true artist sticks to what they like, because that's what art is. If we all thought the same, we'd all have the same thing up.... although sometimes the copying is more than frustrating, but it just goes to show that those with creative perspectives stand out, and the others copy....or if they don't get it, complain.

I say shoot your style your way, and be happy. The only one that has to like it is you. Many of us do like it... because it's unique. There are NO RULES in art of photography, and that's why artists are free spirits. Smile

All the best to you... keep the 'over filtered' stuff coming. Smile

Dawn Smile

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
1 Jun 2007 - 4:56 AM

This is a place I'd rather not be alone! So you created the effect and it would make a good mystery novel book cover.

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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 6:27 AM

Hi Bert, I see your images are the cause of some controversy here!! Smile I read Dave and Pooch's comments and I understand what they are saying. However, I think they are making one assumption and that is that the majority of EPZ'rs make positive comments and click for an image automatically whether they really like the shot or not. I don't think that's true. 'Taste' is totally subjective, I have an image on EPZ that I only uploaded because my wife insisted I did (I am not going to say which one it is!) I really dislike it! Yet it got an RC and lots of positive comments. Am I to assume that all my friends on EPZ are humoring/patronising me or could it be that I am the only one who doesn't like the image? Keep up the great work. - kind regards Robin

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daffydill56
1 Jun 2007 - 7:54 AM

Hi Bert,
I clicked on this image yesterday, but left no comment. Why? Because I admired the image, and loved the mood created in it, albeit a little dark for my tastes.However, I didn't and don't want to get pulled into any unnecessary controversy.

Not all of us (including me) are qualified enough to criticise an image within a gallery, but, if an image is appealing to my eye then, I will comment/crit. where I see fit, politely. If I don't like an image I will either say so, or not comment at all.Occasionally I may send a polite private message if i dont like an image for any reason.

At the end of the day, if the photographer has posted, he/she did it for a reason, because they are proud of the image.

Bert, you have a unique style, as many do here in Epz. Keep posting your work, and I will continue to make my honest and truthful comments...politely. Keep up the good work.

Fran

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 9:00 AM

Lets make one thing clear Bert
I have never, or will never, claim to be in or part of a niche of 'Photographic Gurus' who know it all and look down on other people's work!

Yeah i have said that at times i am fed up with epz and its click for click mentality or its passing over of good images by up and coming and new photographers here on epz!.

While an epz member i have Pm'd Keith and others about advice on images and how to go about it, And i have recieved many Pm's on how i do my Photoshop work and my night work, and i have spent many hours over time writing detailed explanations on how i do it.
I have even travelled for hundreds of miles to meet people and to show them in person how to do a particular thing.

Have i ever asked those people to praise me for that here on epz? The simple answer is no and i never would as i believe it to be a personnal thing in that if i can help then i bloody well will.

So if you want to make me out to be a prima dona or know it all then thats your choice at the end of the day bert.

But will tell ya this i'm just an average bloke who dont make money from my images,and i dont do semminars or workshops on photography and just a guy who loves this hobby.

Oh and the reason i wrote if you dont feel qualified to comment on this image the other day was this, its that when i ask for comments i get people saying sorry i dont feel qualified to comment as i am a begginer.
Thats all

You want to make me out to be the bad guy when all i want to do is be honest and try to help.
Fine bert go ahead

Just sorry you took it that way!
Dave

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 9:01 AM


Quote: I may send a polite private message if i dont like an image for any reason.


Well said and lets keep the real quabbling out of the comments section and be a little more discrete.
Nicely composed shot Bert if perhaps a little dark but it does give it that eerie look about it.
Paul

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Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 9:21 AM

Here's a typical example of almost how I'd love the gallery to work. Dave was right to say what he thought because, hopefully, his opinion, like everyone elses, should be encouraged. I then hope the owner, in this case Bert, would accept an opinion and maybe, as in this case, disagree. Where it went slightly wrong is that Bert got defensive and hit back rather than just disagreeing. And then Dave came back, and luckily didn't go over the top in the retaliation (which sometimes happens resulting in one leaving the site). So it seems to have calmed down. And a point has, quite rightly, been expressed.

If we encourage this the gallery, and site as a whole will get healthier and as a result the members will get more out of it and we'll have more photographers, and more brilliant photographs.

So use this example as an example of how it almost works. Remember a comment is just an opinion (in this case a brave one against all the positivity)...the more opinions we get the better the site will be.

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 11:05 AM

Bert, I click and comment on your work because I like it. " Overfiltered" or not ? ....that's only one person's opinion....Who cares !!

Phil

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 3:35 PM

Nice work as always Bert, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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ChristineD
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1 Jun 2007 - 4:47 PM

Lovely atmosphere, a great spooky image.
Christine

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hjalmar1886
2 Jun 2007 - 2:26 AM

Bert, Personally I like your "overfiltering". I think the end result is what is important, not how you got there. So, go for it. I love your pictures - and I don't say this because I want anything in return, this is my 100 per cent honest opinion!

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 10:15 PM

Great shot & its full of atmosphere as always
Tony

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 5:53 PM

I think you have turned a nothing pic into a good thought provoking image.You seem to have a style of your own. keep it up.
I have now learned how to make a Maltese cross.

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2007 - 8:09 PM

Hi Bert,
I really like this one,you do get days like this,i love your style i can pick it out a mile away and i enjoy how you do your style,it tends to look like an old master painting rather than a photograph .Another amazing Bert style image.Take care.AnnSmile

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