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ghosts of auchandrain

By adrian_w  
At Auchandrain museum they have a group of gallic singers singing historic working songs while "waulking" or beating the tweed cloth.
I used a long shutter speed hand held and allowed the singers movement to give the impression of ghostly images still haunting the old homesteads.

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: SteveNZ, minicooper, User_Removed and 24 more

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SteveNZ 9 4 5 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 10:37PM
Well executed. Long shutter speed used to good effect.

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User_Removed 15 455 13 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 10:50PM
A strange effect, but the sense of the scene is there.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
24 Aug 2010 2:34AM
quite like the ghostly scene.lesley
24 Aug 2010 6:17AM
Great image - well done !

csurry 16 9.2k 92
24 Aug 2010 7:15AM
I like the effect used here and the idea. For me it would be a stronger composition without the brightness of the fire drawing the eye away from the main scene.
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
24 Aug 2010 11:48AM
Thanks for all the comments.
I did try cropping out the fire but it left the image looking bare. I wanted to convey the idea of the "ghosts" in an ordinary simple dwelling room, without the fire it looked more like a prison cell.
27 Aug 2010 4:09PM
good effect
datoon 7 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2010 7:23PM
Very clever, great shot
3 Nov 2010 10:00AM
Beautifully rendered - creative approach and striking effect.
agingrocker 9 14 1
14 Nov 2010 7:07PM
Great work, very effective
Ewanneil 8 1.1k 2 Scotland
30 Nov 2010 10:58AM
I've just discovered this shot. I think your execution of it is superb. I really like how you have managed to convey, in what is a still shot, such movement and life.
Denness 8 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:55PM
Nice idea and feel to this
Griff2012 5 363 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 12:05PM
The use of long shutter speed is genius. Evocative and effective, Jacqui Smile

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