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VOTE PF Photo Contest - Ghosts

VOTE PF Photo Contest - Ghosts

Poll closed Mar 14, 2014.
  1. Enigman

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Borg

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Andy Resnick

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. DennisN

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Marzena

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. ZapperZ

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. epenguin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. PhysicsRaj

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  9. edward

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. zoobyshoe

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  1. Mar 8, 2014 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Our Ghosts contest seems to have attracted a lot of interest, both in photo submission and discussion of photography tricks. Who knew there would be a lot of ghost sightings here on PF? So you have plenty to choose from this week.

    1. Enigman
    attachment.php?attachmentid=67131&stc=1&d=1393683016.jpg


    2. Borg
    ghost.jpg


    3. Andy Resnick
    DSC00009_zpsf7549cf5.jpg


    4. DennisN
    12869969004_092d395a82_o.jpg


    5. Marzena
    marzena_ghosts.jpg


    6. ZapperZ
    IMG_0666_zpse68d6ad3.jpg


    7. epenguin
    2ns82te.jpg


    8. PhysicsRaj
    Jn5K8f-CO5WAu456MaSBvXmUrUp1T3_rJ4F-Pee9DVE=w216-h207-p-no.png


    9. edward
    241oyvr.jpg


    10. zoobyshoe
    G_zps32f076c0.jpg


    Contest thread

    Zz.
     

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  3. Mar 13, 2014 #2

    ZapperZ

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    Final day to cast your vote for this contest.

    Zz.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2014 #3
    Soooo....DennisN we are waiting...
    :smile:
     
  5. Mar 14, 2014 #4
    Very nice photos from everybody, I think! And congratulations to Enigman and zoobyshoe!

    ZapperZ, by the way, what is that effect on your photo? Is it a projection on some kind of semi-transparent film?

    Yes, time for the confession. Here's how I did it: I know a medium called Ursyela (technically she's a holistic astral crystal channeler) and she summoned...oh wait...this isn't psychics forum, right?

    This is how I did it:

    I first wrote the text with my left hand to get it a bit "shaky" (I'm right-handed). Then I simply attached (with glue) a thin dark string to the top of the pencil. This string was at the other end attached to a plastic rod hanging over the scene, i.e. above the picture and not visible. The background is a black jacket supported by a table. I turned off all lights and lit a candle to create a spooky atmosphere. I then fiddled with the pencil, string and the supporting rod until I got the pencil to point and touch the "F" in "PF". When equilibrium was achieved, I got behind the camera and shot a couple of pictures, and put the best one into this contest. So you got it right Enigman, I used a string :smile:. This is the image with descriptions:

    13159326175_03cedd7fca_o.jpg

    There are a number of ways I think I could have done it differently, and here's three possibilities:
    13159604244_cc92de299d_o.jpg
     
  6. Mar 14, 2014 #5

    drizzle

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    That's really neat, DennisN. :)
     
  7. Mar 15, 2014 #6
    Alternative 4: Call Enigman and take the picture of a mirror image.

    ##\large{\mathfrak Mr. \mathcal E}##
     
  8. Mar 15, 2014 #7
    By the way, Enigman, what is and where did you take your photo? (I really liked it)
     
  9. Mar 15, 2014 #8
    Nothing too dramatic, just a guy after a rainy day (hence the sinister looking raincoat) on a lake in a ravaged boat.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2014 #9

    drizzle

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    ... What about that shadow in the middle of the lake?
     
  11. Mar 15, 2014 #10

    PhysicoRaj

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    That was actually a ghost..:eek:
     
  12. Mar 15, 2014 #11
    If you are talking about the black rod like thing on the left, I believe it was a pillar (and its reflection) to tie boats to.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2014 #12

    drizzle

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    LIES!! It's Slenderman! :cry:
     
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