Haunted House

© Andre Marhaug

Haunted House

Karen Beri 6/23/2004 12:19:23 PM

Very, very cool, Andre! #140951

Kelly M. O'Connor 6/23/2004 12:30:41 PM

Wow!!! That is one of the neatest pictures I've ever seen. And a great title to match!! I wish I knew how to do that. #612576

Donna W. Neal 6/23/2004 12:33:01 PM

Wow this guy has tons of energy and you captured it all wonderfully! Very nice job of putting it all together! #612578

Andre Marhaug 6/23/2004 12:43:09 PM

Thank you, Karen, Kelly and Donna. Right, Donna: The weather is getting warmer here in Norway, so I've got some extra energy now (yes, it's a multiple self portrait: Fun, fun, fun :-)) #612582

Leah Marshall 6/23/2004 2:29:05 PM

This is a very cool shot. The digital enhancement is awesome. I wont ask you to reveal your secrets... #612654

Andre Marhaug 6/23/2004 2:45:19 PM

Thanks, Leah. I have no secrets, - I'm here for sharing :-). I will try to explain, in my limited English:

I used a tripod, and then I shot a lot of pictures with a remote control while I was jumping in different styles. It's important that the tripod is steady, so the images have the exact same background. It's also important to turn off the autofocus, and use the flash in manual mode (so the depth of field and the lightning are equal in the different shots).

Then I made two pictures with flying selfportraits, mirrored one of them, and pasted it to the other one (that's why the resulting image have this mirrored look).

To finish it all, I took a third picture (face portrait) and pasted it as a new layer, with the mode "Dodge" at 38%.

The flying men are painted from one photo to another with clone brush (it's important that the clone target and starting point are at the exact same pixel).

Some work, but it's fun :-)) #612676

Leah Marshall 6/23/2004 7:37:13 PM

Andre, the whole scene is truly creative. I would like to see more, do u have a website? By the way,your English is perfect. #613007

LJ Corliss 6/23/2004 9:59:51 PM

This is excellent. Wonderful work Andre :) #613109

Dr Silly 6/24/2004 2:19:24 AM

Cool Photo #613221

Vern E. Wahlberg 6/24/2004 10:25:23 AM


Sherri Conley 6/29/2004 6:12:32 PM

WOW, Andre, this is SUPER! Keep up the good work and keep that creativy flowing! Also, thanks for sharing your technique... #623571

Dale Ann Cubbage 7/7/2004 8:12:51 PM

This is awesome Andre! I really love that you incorporate movement into so much of your work! Very unique and very pleasing to look at! #636441

Andre Marhaug 7/9/2004 1:29:00 PM

Thank you, Dale Ann :-). Yes, I really love to incorporate life/dynamics into my pictures. Life is dynamic, isn't it :-)) #639701

Casey A. Hanson 7/17/2004 12:41:38 AM

Congrats Andre! #651434

Dale Ann Cubbage 7/17/2004 4:31:54 AM

Congrats Andre! #651929

Judith G. Secco 7/17/2004 5:26:14 AM

Very cool work, Andre.
Judy #652071

Donna W. Neal 7/17/2004 7:17:37 AM

Well deserved, Congratulations!! #652691

Jennifer Rennison 7/17/2004 7:49:44 AM

Great shot, Congratulations, Andre! #652900

Debra Booth 7/17/2004 8:00:36 AM

Great shot, Andre! Congratulations!! #652980

Mette Vendelboe Allison 7/17/2004 9:02:33 AM

Congrats, Andre´! #653257

Nancy Grace Chen 7/17/2004 1:52:09 PM

A little weird, and very imginative! Congratulations Andre!

nancy #653977

Leonard Pierce 7/17/2004 2:55:38 PM

Congratulations Andre!!! #654109

Cathy Barrows 7/17/2004 5:25:56 PM

Congrats!...Good Luck! #654465

Andre Marhaug 7/18/2004 7:05:16 AM

Thank you, all: Cathy, Len, Nancy, Mette, Debra, Jennifer, Donna, Judy, Dale Ann and Casey. I'm sooo happy right now. #655663

Judith G. Secco 7/19/2004 5:22:02 AM

Congratulations on a very creative image!
Judy #657519

Kristen McKain 7/19/2004 5:47:09 AM

Congrats!! #657664

Karen Beri 7/19/2004 5:52:38 AM

Congratulations Andre on a well deserved win!!!!! #657699

Jennifer Rennison 7/19/2004 7:11:52 AM

Congratulations on your win, Andre! #657994

Kelly Abernathy 7/19/2004 7:13:54 AM

Congrats on your win! -K #658003

Lori Ditlefsen 7/19/2004 7:51:30 AM

Congrats on the win Andre! It's an awesome image! #658152

Dale Ann Cubbage 7/19/2004 10:15:38 AM

Many congrats Andre! Knew this was a winner the first time I saw it! #658530

Sherrie H. Penny 7/19/2004 12:35:51 PM

CONGRATS! I love this, this is my type of creative work. Keep it up! #658777

Nancy Grace Chen 7/19/2004 7:21:23 PM

Great to see this here! Congratulations!!

Nancy #659398

Audrea Telkamp 7/19/2004 9:07:53 PM

WOW!! So cool - so creative!! Wonderful work!! Congratulations Andre!! #659554

Darren M. Alexander 7/20/2004 1:36:07 PM

congrats! this rocks!!! great work, Andre! makes me think of the Matrix. that and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. :-)

keep up the good work! :-) #661334

Andre Marhaug 7/20/2004 2:27:15 PM

Thank you for the nice congratulations Darren, Audrea, Nancy, Sherrie, Dale Ann (:-), Lori, K, Jennifer, Karen, Kristen and Judy.

I'm overwelmed, and really happy that this weird image (self portrait) went all the way to a 2:nd prize!. It's cool to know that a little bit of healthy crazyness is appreciated :-)).

Energic regards: André

PS, Darren: Yes, bulls eye regarding the sources of inspiration. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is really awesome.

PS2: When my vacation is over, I'm back with my own member gallery. #661381

Casey A. Hanson 7/20/2004 2:42:18 PM

Way to go Andre~
Your win is well deserved!!
I love the imagination it took to make
such a unique image.
Congratulations!! :0) #661390

Kathleen K. Parker 5/27/2007 4:33:32 AM

So clever! Congratulations on your win, Andre!
KK #4335095

Symona R. Wood 11/25/2007 9:29:10 AM

This is one of the COOLEST photos, Andre !!! Is this you ? #5121274

Laura E. Swan 10/16/2009 1:13:34 AM

WOW! Is this EVER COOL, Andre! Love it!!!

-Laura Swan (Aspiring DDR'ist) #8041582

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19 mm, tripod, flash sync at 1/800 sec, gold reflector, f:8.0, and a lot of fun :-)

Uploaded on 6/23/2004 11:44:56 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
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