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Weekly Photo Challenge – Eerie

Ghosts and Shadows I thought I would use a photograph that I had used before for this challenge.

I had a beautiful shadow from the blinds shining onto the wall so I set up my camera on the tripod, set it to a 30 second long exposure and had my daughter walk through the frame very slowly, stopping every now and again for a few seconds. This was the result. Quite an eerie scene but one of my favorites.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/photo-challenge-eerie/

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36 responses

  1. very clever and because I’ve been on a course today i even understand what you’re about :)

    November 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    • Jo

      Oh you will be at it all the time then, I love messing about with long exposures, as long as you get the aperture and exposure right you can have lots of fun. I look forward to seeing some of your slow shutter shots then. :-)

      November 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      • guess I’ll need to but a tripod… and hire a child :)

        November 2, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      • Jo

        You will definitely need a tripod, the child is optional. I have been trying to persuade my better half to pose for me for some spooky long exposures but he is a little reluctant just yet… Soon though mwahaharr. :-)

        November 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      • Yes well I imagine he would be thinking ‘floodgates!!!!’

        November 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      • Jo

        HA ;-D

        November 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm

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  3. The way you describe taking this photo makes me want to go to photography lessons and buy a better camera!

    November 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    • Jo

      You don’t need lessons or a fantastic camera, honestly. There are SO many free courses, blogs and information onlline and I self taught over a few years using just that and magazines (I do tend to get obsessed though… lol). Once you crack aperture, exposure,shutter speed and lighting you are away. This was taken with a Nikon D3000 that was a couple of hundred quid in the sales. I just took one thing I wanted to crack and concentrated on that for weeks at a time. I bet you are loads better than you think as well.

      November 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      • I think (I hope) I have taken some good shots with my “holiday snap” camera or iPhone but I’d like to see what was possible with something better and some more knowledge…

        November 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      • Jo

        Go for it, I often go back to basics with my phone or compact camera because I think you have to, but to be honest I have grown with my journey since I got my first SLR. I shall be sure to check your blog out. :-)

        November 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      • Thanks, I’d appreciate you looking at my photos and giving your opinion.

        November 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

  4. I really like this!

    November 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    • Jo

      Thank you very kindly :-)

      November 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

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  6. Eerie & very creative ….

    November 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    • Jo

      Thank you :-)

      November 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

  7. Zen

    Looks like an old photo.. that has spirits.. awwooo.. :D

    November 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

    • Jo

      Thank you :-)

      November 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      • Zen

        You’re welcome. :)

        November 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  8. Greg Urbano

    ghostly image indeed!

    November 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    • Jo

      Thank you for your comment :-)

      November 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

  9. Very cool!!

    janet

    November 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    • Jo

      Thank you :-)

      November 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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  11. Beautiful

    November 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    • Jo

      Thank you very much for your kind comment :-)

      November 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

  12. Ghostly I say. Thanks for the visit and the like of my “Eerie” post.

    November 3, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    • Jo

      Thank you and you are welcome :-)

      November 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm

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  16. I love that Image~! Dammit, I keep forgetting that one can be creative with a camera—I use mine mostly for taking records (face it, I haven’t a clue how to use all the lovely gadgets and things)(old dog, new tricks …)

    Sepia … how’d it go in black and white?

    November 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

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  18. Really cool effect! Like your choice in color for it.

    November 10, 2013 at 12:32 am

  19. Quite a disturbing effect, actually.

    November 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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