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The b&w conversion was a last-minute idea. See V2 for colour. Not quite straight-out-of-camera – this has had a crop and a lot of despotting, but I deliberately left in some grot along the diagonal line for a hint of texture. No other fiddling.
The subject is probably fairly obvious but I'm not going to spell it out...
Thanks for looking,

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2012 - 4:52 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:The ghost in the machine
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:28 May 2012 - 7:24 AM
Tags:Black & white, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract, Transport
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests


franken Plus Member 123546 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:10 AM

Fascinating in mono Moira.

Assumed to be a bit of a car and recently used as a toilet by a bird or I could be completely wrong? Smile

28 May 2012 - 8:12 AM

Just make sure you get that cleaned off if it's on your car - that mixture can really mess up a good paint job Smile


vickyf Plus Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:20 AM

Well, I thought it was a moon ghost.....Smile

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:23 AM

Pink Floyd cover MoiraWink decidedly spooky mono.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:46 AM

yup.... mono for me .. a true ghost!

SlowSong Plus Member 65206 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:51 AM

My car is covered in these blighters. No matter how many I exorcise, they always come back! Smile
But I'd not have thought of photographing them - what must your neighbours think. Grin

28 May 2012 - 8:56 AM

Superb image Moira, got to be V1 for me


Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 9:47 AM

Well it seems we all have a good knowledge and understanding of birds***, james an interesting image a ghost on a stick. I thought at first it was a deflated image of the Moon on a stick. The diagonal is of course a fine addition to this unusual image Moira.


mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 9:54 AM

I don't think I would have much trouble naming a folder for this subject matter Moira !!
And I thought despotting came to an end when they got shot of that Pol Pot in Cambodia !!


bird poo looks like the moon melting like a Dali watch

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

A mono conversion was brilliant.....

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:46 AM

An inspired conversion Moira - but we wouldn't expect anything less from you!! Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 1:00 PM

Very spooky, Moira! Wink Great work, and V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 1:02 PM

What an unusual shot, Moira! . V1 works better for me and I like the graphics of it.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51376 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 1:26 PM

I don't think I'd have guessed this at all (but I blame the lap top!). Great abstract.


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8745 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1238 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 1:59 PM

Quote: What an unusual shot

Much more diplomatic than I expected. Well you didn't have much difficulty working this out, did you? I may have to find something harder.
Anne, we had torrential rain shortly after I took this, did the job for me!
Thanks everyone. I have a very busy day, so I'm just calling in. Have to go and photograph some Council gardeners, and then some residents at a care home.

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 28 May 2012 - 2:00 PM
28 May 2012 - 3:24 PM

V2 for me but I am having a strange day --- steve

danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 5:28 PM

As we say in Haltwhisle...a load of Sh*t....but a very abstract load..as if dropped from a great height.

jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 5:41 PM

Number thirty I believe, for a very ummm interesting take . . .

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 7:16 PM

Mono all the way Moira, a spooky idea.

John Smile

saltireblue Site Moderator 54915 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:09 PM

An excrutiating, excellent exposure of extruded excremet excitingly exhibited.


Last Modified By saltireblue at 28 May 2012 - 8:10 PM
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:14 PM

would not have thought to take a picture myself - certainly got the ole brain cells working

pdcche  4 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 - 9:17 PM

Lovely mono shot Moira, well spooky in appearance.. Peter

Rock Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 9:22 PM

Good job Cow's can't fly,

said the farmer wiping his eye.


gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:16 PM

An unusual subject but works well, the mono for me. - gary

gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:28 PM

I take it this was a gift from one of our Avian friends?
I like vickyf's assessment -- looks like a ghost moon to me as well.

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
29 May 2012 - 5:17 AM

More spooky in V1


bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 6:36 PM

spooky and very good

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 4:36 PM

Very spooky indeed Moira, did you find this in the town of Goole? lol

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 4 Jun 2012 - 4:37 PM
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