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    The Photo Challenge - Ghost

    Thought I'd mix things up since we've been doing a lot of "technical" challenges lately...

    Topic: Ghost

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    Rules

    1. Only one picture per contestant.

    2. No previously used material. All photos must be fresh and never displayed on any gallery / thread.

    3. The winner of the last poll will set the next topic; if the same person stands as the winner two times in a row, he or she must choose another user to present the next topic.

    4. Enhancements of the picture ARE allowed in CHALLENGE B only.

    5. No voting for your own picture.

    6. The challenge starts thursday, poll opens tuesday and closes thursday. the winner starts a new post on the photo forum that is named "The Photo challenge - the chosen topic".

    7. The poll shall be opened tuesday evening.

    8. In the event of a tie in the polls, the person who created the challenge casts the tie breaking vote.

    9. The winner has until 18:00/6:00 pm (GMT +2) thursday, after he or she has won to present the next topic, if the winner fails to do so. the topic will be presented by the 2nd place person on the poll

    10. Please add a title to your

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    ghost such as....over exposed images, ghost like person? ghost like props? or ghost like orbs....or is this however you percieve the topic at hand

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    Just however you want to interpret it I guess... Just like the older challenges used to be

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    I could have sworn in the older challenges that they posted the definition of the topic. At least thats how it was when I started lurking on these forums back in Spring 06.


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    Alright Gonk, I just looked it up on dictionary.com and copied/pasted...

    Ghost
    -noun

    1. the soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons.
    2. a mere shadow or semblance; a trace: He's a ghost of his former self.
    3. a remote possibility: He hasn't a ghost of a chance.
    4. (sometimes initial capital letter) a spiritual being.
    5. the principle of life; soul; spirit.
    6. Informal. ghost writer.
    7. a secondary image, esp. one appearing on a television screen as a white shadow, caused by poor or double reception or by a defect in the receiver.
    8. Also called ghost image. Photography. a faint secondary or out-of-focus image in a photographic print or negative resulting from reflections within the camera lens.
    9. an oral word game in which each player in rotation adds a letter to those supplied by preceding players, the object being to avoid ending a word.
    10. Optics. a series of false spectral lines produced by a diffraction grating with unevenly spaced lines.
    11. Metalworking. a streak appearing on a freshly machined piece of steel containing impurities.
    12. a red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
    13. a fictitious employee, business, etc., fabricated esp. for the purpose of manipulating funds or avoiding taxes: Investigation showed a payroll full of ghosts.
    –verb (used with object)
    14. to ghostwrite (a book, speech, etc.).
    15. to haunt.
    16. Engraving. to lighten the background of (a photograph) before engraving.
    –verb (used without object)
    17. to ghostwrite.
    18. to go about or move like a ghost.
    19. (of a sailing vessel) to move when there is no perceptible wind.
    20. to pay people for work not performed, esp. as a way of manipulating funds.
    –adjective
    21. fabricated for purposes of deception or fraud: We were making contributions to a ghost company.
    —Idiom
    22. give up the ghost,
    a. to die.
    b. to cease to function or exist.

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    ...Touche Mr. Someone...Touche.


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    So then, get out there and take a picture!

    You can add an entry into a challenge that you started right? I've got an idea for something to do...

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    god, please, or even BT, give me back my broadband internet connection. And a car....so i can take pictures

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    Interesting topic!

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    Wow, I think I may have an unposted pinhole for this one... *crosses fingers*

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    "Aged Hands"

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    I hope this is alright; may do another one if I finish my photo projects in time. This is pinhole photography (for the curious).

    Changed my entry and I'm feeling this one more. Previous one is #39 in my Photo Thread.

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    Finally took a picture tonight for the challenge, I don't know which one I like better but I'm thinking black and white because it looks more ghosty-ish? What do you guys think? Wish I could've prevented the truck in the way...but I still like it.

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    Sharye - I like the B&W one better

    Here's mine:
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    Yeah I think thats settled actually....just to let the poll maker know...I'm going to use the black and white one....I want that one entered in the challenge =)

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    Cool Fantasmas Del Baile

    Hello, here is my take on the topic. Good luck to all!

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    I think (so far) I'm the only person to do mine without actually setting up the shot, it just happened

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    Shot outside a bank in Brisbane, apparently a hang-out for this group.

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    I have a shot similar to that. Just happened without setting up. I love it when that happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by klips View Post
    I think (so far) I'm the only person to do mine without actually setting up the shot, it just happened
    well, you thought wrong klips. if you know about photography just a bit more than clicking the button, you should know that these types of effects are easily achieved with changing some settings on the camera. I can easily say the your photo is also posed: "Hey chinese dudes, all of you stay still while i take the photo of the nerdy chinese dude in the middle, CLICK, yes man, you can move, that's the way, CLICK ENDS."

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    I disagree gringoloco.....These types of shots are not hard to achieve and sometimes you can just snap the shot and it happens and turns out awesome. I have a few shots like that.

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    Mate, I think you've got the wrong end of the stick. What I was saying was that my shot is the only one where I haven't had complete control over the image. I *believe* that it is the only entry to this point where the subject/s did not know that they were being photographed, and were in no way aware of my intent for the photograph. I cannot be certain that this is not the case with yours, however it appears unlikely, and even more unlikely for the other shots. Now you can still say 'no, you're lying, you set it all up' but I would be forced to laugh as it is just not true.

    Just to give you an idea of why they were unaware, I was sitting a fair distance away (30m or so) with my 70-300 lens on a tripod. These people were pretty engrossed in their conversations except for this guy who was standing there, thinking (I assume). It was sheer good fortune that he departed as my shot was exposing, rather than before or after, but I had in no way influenced him or his actions or those of the people around him.

    Finally, I do know that these kind of shots can be done by altering the settings, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do it, eh?

    Sharye: I love it when it works too. This was the one of two from that night that did, and there's about 150 sitting in my trash that didn't. This is also a pretty heavy crop, about 40% of the original image, if that. Ah well, such is life

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    Hey Gringo. Your shot is cool. I think you shoulda used a tripod though. And removed all those odd objects that are irrelevant to the photo.

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    The Photo Challenge - Ghost

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    Hi all, I post back mine 'cause the first post was tooooooooo large.
    YEP


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    haha kurdt, I like how yours turned out. I see what you mean about the over towel now. I think it turned out great =)

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    Sharye - uh, whatever.

    Quote Originally Posted by klips View Post
    Mate, I think you've got the wrong end of the stick. What I was saying was that my shot is the only one where I haven't had complete control over the image. I *believe* that it is the only entry to this point where the subject/s did not know that they were being photographed, and were in no way aware of my intent for the photograph. I cannot be certain that this is not the case with yours, however it appears unlikely, and even more unlikely for the other shots. Now you can still say 'no, you're lying, you set it all up' but I would be forced to laugh as it is just not true.

    Just to give you an idea of why they were unaware, I was sitting a fair distance away (30m or so) with my 70-300 lens on a tripod. These people were pretty engrossed in their conversations except for this guy who was standing there, thinking (I assume). It was sheer good fortune that he departed as my shot was exposing, rather than before or after, but I had in no way influenced him or his actions or those of the people around him.
    Man, you can believe whatever you want to believe. I took my photo in the exact same situation - as in they didn't know they were being photographed. & I was fairly close (4 meters) to them, so it turned out well. I wasn't saying you lied man, I was just saying that anyone can say your picture is as "posed" as the rest are. Photographs are good for lying, very good. We should just have trust in what the photographer says is the truth.

    claudeEGYPT - thanks for the tips man, it was very dark, and I did what I could with my little ol' sony cybershot. A tripod would have caught too much atention, and I just tried to have my hands as still as possible for the time of the exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriNGoLoCo View Post
    I took my photo in the exact same situation - as in they didn't know they were being photographed. & I was fairly close (4 meters) to them, so it turned out well.

    ...this was all you needed to say. If you had said that the first time (rather than third) I would have understood. Is it really that hard? Instead of lecturing me on how to take a photo, that's all you needed to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriNGoLoCo View Post
    Sharye - uh, whatever.


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    I don't know what I said wrong? Everyone gets an opinion, this is an art forum! Happy art forum!

    Klips: I think your photo came out pretty sweet

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    I changed my post to something that I felt covered "ghost" on more than one point visually and if you're somewhat emotional, it may get you there as well.

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