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Lurking
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Lurking in Venice
Lurking in Venice
This is a photoshop creation from a photo of an alley I took in Venice earlier this month on vacation. I liked the simplicity of the alley, and used PS to create the dark effect. I also added a subtle motion blur/zoom effect to create the feeling of being drawn into toward the door at the end of the alley.
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  Original Alley Photo
Original Alley Photo
1/125s f/4.0 at 75.0mm iso400
Venice, Italy
June 2005

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Chuck Inglefield
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    I am interested in receiving critiques and constructive criticism on my "Lurking" photo, which was creating using this photo. Specifically, I'm interested in perceptions of mood from the altered photo and how you "see" it.

Thanks in advance,
Chuck

6/15/2005 7:18:20 PM

 
Joy Rector
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Teriffic creation.

6/16/2005 5:37:17 AM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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Thanks Joy.

6/16/2005 7:54:32 AM

 
James Reininger
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Initially, I thought I was in someone's basement looking at a trap door with something menacing on the other side. Good job.

6/17/2005 10:42:08 AM

 
Gloria A. Wilson

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I think this is beautiful. Doors can be so compelling, and your moody effects leading up to the door are really effective. I would like to see a hint of the doorknob--I see it has a bit of a highlight in the original. I think it would "enhance" the viewers interaction with the image. Just a thought--I love it the way it is,too.

6/26/2005 8:00:05 AM

 
A C
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Wow Wow Wow. This is cool! I love the mood!

6/29/2005 11:55:37 AM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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Thanks for the feedback. Gloria, I actually debated whether or not to bring the doorknob more into light, but decided that the very subtle hint visible now led to the uncertainty of the image. I paid careful attention to making the corners on either side of the door fade to black so that even though the eye visually recreates the corner, as hard as you look, you can't actually see what's there.

6/29/2005 12:00:49 PM

 
Gloria A. Wilson

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I would love to see this as a print, Chuck. I completely understand and agree with your treatment of the image--I think its just a little darker on my monitor, which prevented me from seeing the doorknob at all. Its a stunning image, and very effective in portraying what you describe in your comments.

6/29/2005 12:16:22 PM

 
Michele M. Preste
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This is so excellent, Chuck. Congratulations on this one and all your others!

7/22/2005 8:29:03 PM

 
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Very ominous!

7/23/2005 4:15:26 AM

 
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Very ominous!

7/23/2005 4:26:06 AM

 
Denice Woyski
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Very ominous, indeed! Congratulations!

7/24/2005 8:44:30 AM

 
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Chuck

Congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby

7/25/2005 2:23:53 AM

 
Denice Woyski
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Woohoo! Congratulations Chuck!

7/25/2005 7:17:51 AM

 
Janis Herd
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Chuck, you really nailed the scary mood you were after! You are amazingly creative. Congratulations!

7/25/2005 8:13:00 AM

 
Brian F. Smith
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Congratulations, Chuck. You are scary! ;-)

7/25/2005 8:37:09 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!!

7/25/2005 9:04:28 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on this well deserved SECOND PLACE win Chuck. Nice work on this!

7/25/2005 9:31:59 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Chuck!!! WTG!

7/26/2005 1:49:26 PM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on your win.

7/30/2005 6:12:00 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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The shadows and feel of the new warm photograph are almost ghostly. Brillant eye, because even the unedited photograph is beautiful!

4/1/2008 7:47:46 AM

 
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