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A lady ghost

These are two different images combined into a 'fun' photo. The 'Lady' is a Tudor subject from Hampton Court and the monochrome scene is at the ruins of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. Historically, it's therefore an anomaly.

I am however thinking of including it in my club's next projected image competition. The 'ghost' effect is done by choosing 'hard light' with an opacity of 48% for the Levels 1 setting, using Elements 6 for Mac. At 100% the Lady is there in all her glory.
The order is: Background, Background Copy, Levels 1 (with the Lady) and Layer 1.

What do ephoto members think of this whacky approach? Could it be improved?

Tags: Humour and fun

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miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 5:45PM
have you tried a version in b&W?

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Robal Plus
12 2 3 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 5:57PM

Would probably benefit from ghost being raised and moved to left into the darker area to make the perspective look more realistic. The picture could then be recropped.

If you modify the lady layer to a green adjustment layer before making it monochrome the effect will be better and you will not notice the light sources are in different directions quite so much.

Changing it to monochrome would also mean that you would not notice the vastly different light levels.

Hope they give you something to think about and play with.
BBH 8 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 4:57PM
Thanks guys, sorry for delay in getting back. Will try again with mono. ghost and repositioning. It's a fun thing at the end of the day.


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