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Bike in lane

By DianeFifield  
Ghostly figure coming towards a bike in the cobbled street
AV 8
3.2 shutter speed
iso 800
Remote control

Tags: Light Bike Low Night Ghostly Cobbles Figure Landscape and travel Night and low light

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Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
19 Aug 2010 12:05AM
I think this image has possibilities! The overall yellow cast however rather works against the "ghostly" theme as should perhaps be removed, e.g. by use of the hue/saturation control in the yellow channel.

Also the figure could be made a bit more ghostly by selectively converting to B/W and then blurring. Finally you could sharpen the rest of the scene so as to give more contrast with the figure.

I've uploaded a mod with some if these ideas. Hope you find it of interest and help. Smile

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paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2010 8:28AM
Not sure about the figure. A good idea, but I'm having trouble deciding if the figure should be there at all. That one is open to discussion and I'm on the fence. Possibly straighten up the verticals.

devlin 8 653 39 India
19 Aug 2010 10:04AM
Keeping in perspective the title, i think Franks mod works for me Smile..on the other hand if the title had anything to do with ghosts then CB's mod i believe is a lot closer to the concept than the original

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
19 Aug 2010 2:39PM
I like it. The rising cobbled street going into the distance works nicely, and good foreground interest with the bike.

Dont know if you were going for a ghostly shot, but it does look like one.

I think the colouring is appropriate for street lights, with slightly less yellow. I would like to see it sharpen overall, with the vertical distortion caused by the wide angle to be straightened. I would blur the figure more, make him more transparent by cloning the background over him at a very low opacity, and the desaturate him slightly so hes a little grey.

Loaded this is a mod.

Hope it helpd,


19 Aug 2010 7:37PM
Thanks very much Willie, I am going to try your mod also and see how it turns out.
19 Aug 2010 8:53PM
Hope you like my new version thanks again for all the help
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
20 Aug 2010 1:20AM
Mod is good

devlin 8 653 39 India
20 Aug 2010 6:30AM
Ohh yes V2 is definitely quite good Smile
22 Aug 2010 10:42PM
Many thanks everyone

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