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Anam carra (Soul Friend)

By zine1  
First attempt using ghosting effect, self timer and a few ND grads. composed the shot and used a 20 second exposure walk out of the shot after 10 seconds. Tweaked colour in post processing Taken using A Canon 7D.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Ghosting

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arhab 8 43 2 Indonesia
12 Aug 2012 3:02PM
this is good, but not my taste. the idea, the title and the composition absolutely i appreciated. Smile
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 3:14PM
An extremely emotive, and certainly thought provoking image, which will appeal to some, but not to all. "Just one small thought, might be to do a mono conversion?"...

Regards Nathan
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4200 Canada
12 Aug 2012 5:51PM
A good effort for this type of shot. Your shape though is too obvious, try a shorter :in frame: time for your next effort for a better ghostly effect, - and move your hand thats on the post up and down a bit at the same time

TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 2:30PM
Great concept, and a gorgeous richness of colour to the sky and water. The trouble is - your bottom half almost gets lost in the dark grass area, although it does increase the idea of "there, but not there". The top half of your ghostly body is too obvious; the bottom almost not obvious enough. As has already been suggested above, moving during shorter 'in frame' time would add that ghostly feel ... maybe walking in from the bottom left corner, pause, then moving the hand up to the forehead in a gesture of searching with the eyes (like you're shielding your eyes from the light of the sunset - don't know how else to express what I mean, but hope you get the idea?!). Might take a bit of jiggery pokery to get the effect you want, but the image above is a really good start.

One idea might be to vary the height of the camera/tripod during the exposure - a lower vantage point might enable you to get the effect you want without losing the form of the 'ghost' against the darker areas of the shot?
zine1 12
13 Aug 2012 4:20PM
Thank you for your suggestions and comments , I appreciate you taking time to consider and respond , loads of things now to try out .

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