Ghost Town on the Prairie – the return

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  1. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Me and some guys from a local photo club decided to go back to this place for more photographic bliss. (Original post from first trip here)

    1. Somebody's watching


    2. You're a doll


    3. Haunted house (processed for a cartoon-like look)


    4. The view from the living room


    5. Baby, baby, baby


    6. A door missing a hinge or two


    7. Canola fields forever


    8. When we were done shooting, this is the sky we found out there (no processing done to this one other than adjustments in Camera RAW)


    Full gallery here

    Thanks for looking...
     
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  2. Wyjid

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    2and42and4. nice light and shadow for two. and beautiful colour for 4. i want four large and on my wall. forget real windows, i want that one
     
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    #2 - For some reason the lighting on the doll isn't working for me. I'm liking the angle and the shadow on the wall from the doll, but I'm just not liking the actual lighting on the doll.

    #4 - Ahhhhh, I'm lovin' this one; it literally does not look real at all, which is why I'm in love with it (well, I love the colours, too, heh).

    #6 - I really like the colours between the white, green and red, especially the red.

    #8 - Egh, not enough ground and waaay too much sky, for me anyways.


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    Amazing photos nonetheless. This makes me REALLY want to go exploring Ghost Towns now, hahaha.
     
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    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great series!

    1. Very dramatic!

    2. Love the lighting - the shot creates a sense of a life that was, of emptiness.

    3. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Very nice!

    4. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Very Nice!

    5. Hmmm...not sure about this one.

    6. Interesting. My first thought with the hole in the door and the red paint, was rather morbid... the writer in me I guess, but still your photo succeeded is evoking that thought. :thumbup:

    7. Beautiful

    8. Stunning
     
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    Nice. Where is this?
     
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    #4 ROCKS ! -

    That kind of a picture is normally difficult, ... at best...

    You did well...! :thumbup:
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great series, well done.
     
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    Mersad TPF Noob!

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    Oh my God! This is purely amazing. I have never been captivated by a series of photos in a long while. I love each and every one of them. I love the cartoon effect on 3. It really looks like a painting. I could imagine it as a poster for a horror movie. It has a very surreal feeling to it.

    The bright green and turquoise in the 4th one draws you in a lot. I kept looking at the image for a long while. The colors on the 6th one make it special too. "You're a doll" is also very spooky. The atmosphere is palpable.
     
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    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Is there a chance you could post a "Before" picture of #4? These are some of the most beautifully processed pic's I've seen in a long time..

    Thanks for posting them!!:thumbup:
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    I have to agree ... couldn't have said it better ...
     
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    wow, I'm really diggin 1-4 and 6. You've got yourself a great find here! The lighting is wonderful in these and the color really makes them special. The shadows and contrast in those first two really make a dramatic impression on me. Love them, good job
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Would you prefer it on glossy paper or just matte?

    I'm very happy with this photo as I'd been wanting to shoot a half-creepy doll for a long time (but didn't have a doll). However, I keep wondering how this one would have looked with less light. The single source of light was the late afternoon sun coming through a window. Less light, and also light not so warm... that's how I imagine this scene working best.

    Photo #8 is just a bonus shot :) There was really nothing in the foreground, but I couldn't believe the sky we had out there so I had to share with the world.

    What?? You don't like cute babies? ;)

    This image really got new "meaning" after processing. There's something about those pale reds that I find repulsive, but I think works for the photo.

    Thanks Wyjid, TM22 and Carol!
     

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