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The Haunted Mansion

By davidburleson    

Please view 2nd version for original. This is a heavily modified shot of The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland Paris. I wanted to give myself a challenge in trying to achieve this affect with a photo taken in mid day. Personally, think its come out quite well. Just wanted to add some ground fog but couldn't get the effect right.

So here is the list of changes I have made:
- black and white
- added rain
- some dodge and burning to boost shadows.
- dark clouds
- changed the darkness of the photo
- added some very light fog
- highlighted the middle window

Comments, Critique, modifications, etc welcomed!

Tags: Architecture Black and white Digitally manipulated

Voters: imander, DOGSBODY, Pete and 15 more

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imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 10:21AM
superbly done, you have created a dark and forboding atmosphere, well done

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DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
12 Aug 2009 10:23AM
Spooky man! Norman Bates is looking for lodgers.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
12 Aug 2009 10:26AM
Your best upload yet. Neat treatment. You need to crop a bit off the top. Some filters cause bad effects at the edges of the frame. It's apparent on this as you've added the motion blur to get the rain which has given patches of canvas so it looks unnatural. Crop a strip off and that will be improved. It's just like the haunted house in Scooby Doo.
davidburleson Plus
11 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 11:06AM
I noticed the strips after upload and thought the same. Thanks for the input guys and the comments so far.
xwang 9 56 8
12 Aug 2009 11:07AM
Very creative.
tommythecat 11 149 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 11:49AM
Cool! nice work with the processing.
paulett 8 19 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 1:41PM
great shot...
elaineparker 9 13 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 2:00PM
Oh WOW! I can not even explain how much i love this one
I would go so far as to say my fave on site.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 3:37PM
Splendid work. Very effective indeed.

12 Aug 2009 9:02PM
davidburleson Plus
11 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 10:40AM
Wow, great response from everyone! Thanks for all the comments and mod
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 6:55PM
great treatment on this one I also like the original

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Oct 2009 11:39AM
Nice one,works well.
We were there in October a few years back and had the fog and all.
Nice one,

Pouzy 9 6 France
3 Nov 2009 11:25AM
Scary picture Wink Good post work!
Jez22 10 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 9:43AM
Two great Images,v1 looks like something from a Dracula film

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