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I came across a number of other visitors whilst making my way through the Lower Antelope Canyon and waited patiently on numerous occasions for them to pass before releasing the shutter. Eventually I had the idea that I could maybe incorporate one of these people in one of my pictures.

This is the result of one single 1.3 second exposure incorporating one of these people.

I must admit to feeling the hairs on the back of my neck standing up whilst I was working on this image last night. I love the way that the movement captured by the camera has somehow combined with the natural flow of the sandstone and especially love the way that the lower limbs and hand are so clearly defined. For me what really makes the image is the way that the supernatural 'face' in the rock above combines with the ghostly image.

Mike

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Antelope Ghost
Username:MikeBonsall MikeBonsall
Uploaded:14 Jun 2011 - 9:17 PM
Tags:Antelope canyon, Landscape / travel
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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 9:23 PM

And fabulous it is. Well conceived idea and wonderfully executed. Mono suits the image very well.

Dave

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 9:40 PM

Spooky Wink

A great idea to use the figure and the slow shutter has created a very atmospheric image Smile

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 10:09 PM

Superb work Mike - Peter Lik would be proud! Smile

Rgds
Paul

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
14 Jun 2011 - 11:17 PM

Amazing ...........

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2011 - 11:20 PM

Amazing!
Hypnotic and very, very spooky!

Bill

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MikeBonsall
14 Jun 2011 - 11:34 PM

cheers guys. I must say that I keep coming back to this image. It really reminds me of the early surrealist experiments in photography, when photography itself was very much seen as something magical and mysterious.

When I first got hold of a camera as a young, wide-eyed teenager I was captivated by the mystical world that the camera could miraculously reveal. This image has somehow rekindled that feeling for me.

Mike

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 9:35 AM

Full of atmosphere Mike, wonderful. Shortlisted.
Smile

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SWMahy
SWMahy e2 Member 6SWMahy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 1:42 PM

The solidity of the rock contrasts so well with the spectral shape. I agree there is something charmingly old-fashioned and atmospheric about this.

I can imagined this standing quietly in a dusty back room somewhere, occasionally scaring the willies out of anyone who dares look at it too long.

Steve.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 3:01 PM

Certainly worked well this one Mike.
Regards Richard

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 5:04 PM

What a mesmerising piece of work Mike!
I couldn't work what was going on until I read the description.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:29 PM

A very well conceived and executed image Mike. Great impact.
Derek

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MikeBonsall
15 Jun 2011 - 9:43 PM

cheers for the great comments and awards Smile

Mike

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 11:24 PM

Terrific idea and end result.

Nigel

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Jun 2011 - 4:47 AM

Magical feeling

Peter

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