The House

Dominick M. Dimacale Student 9/30/2008 4:19:23 AM

WoW, lovely work, a bit scary but love the layering you have done, Nikki, HTD!!!

Dominick #1007663

Kara Hendricks 9/30/2008 4:29:54 AM

Welp, this is a great image to usher in October's ghoulish ways!!!

Love this Nikki!!

Wonderful work!!!

HTD!! #6531922

Wally Orlowsky 9/30/2008 4:35:48 AM

Awesome work, Nikki ... the poster should be fabulous! #6531942

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/30/2008 4:46:23 AM

Oh my, Vicki!!! This is just great! #6531980

Deb Koskovich 9/30/2008 5:01:28 AM

What a great creation, Nikki! I love your PS work here. I checked out the texture site you mentioned and have already downloaded a few...and started working on an image when I should already be dressed for work, LOL! #6532045

Dr Silly 9/30/2008 5:45:08 AM

Perfect October photo. Cool. :O)
#6532205

Cheryl E. Davis 9/30/2008 6:15:41 AM

Awesome, Vicki, I love it! This works together so well!

Happy Theme Day! #6532384

Jean Campbell Creamer 9/30/2008 6:37:01 AM

Love it. Great work here! #6532479

Kristy A. Keene 9/30/2008 6:56:17 AM

WONDERFUL!!!! HTD!!! #6532597

Joy Rector 9/30/2008 7:38:47 AM

cool #6532770

janet williams 9/30/2008 8:17:25 AM

Wow Nikki fantastic work. Love your cohice of colors for the womans dress to play off of the somber colors of the house. What DD program do you use? #6532921

Daniella Puente 9/30/2008 8:24:03 AM

IS EXCELLENT Nikki, great treatment and idea for the Theme!!!...hope to see your poster when is ready :))) #6532951

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 9/30/2008 8:32:23 AM

Very unique and moody Nikki, great DD work. I love your textures and colors. I especially like the ghostly effect!! HTD! #6533000

Lisa D. Greer 9/30/2008 8:41:20 AM

Ooooooooh! My fav so far! I LOOOOVE this! Added to my favs! :) #6533053

Mitch Spence 9/30/2008 9:02:42 AM

I do love spooky and I do love this, Nikki. Wonderful shivery, cobwebby feel with the textures and effects on this great old house. And her color and transparency against the house leaves us wondering about what is real and what isn't. #6533208

Elida Gutierrez 9/30/2008 9:09:57 AM

Will be perfect for POTD in Oct, 31.
Hope the Judges don't pass it over, because is Wonderful!!!

HAPPY THEME DAY!!! #6533257

Datha Y. Thompson 9/30/2008 11:28:05 AM

W O W ! ! ! OH I LOVE this!!!! Excellent work!! Cant wait to see more :0) HTD #6533761

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 9/30/2008 11:46:42 AM

I Hope NOTHING Is Real Mitch!!!
Yikes NiK!!
This is Ghoulish Freaky and Creepy
Her Clenched Hands are Making me a bit Nervous and I think The Garden Statue is Wishing He had some clothes so He could leave Town

Awesome Work!!! #6533821

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/30/2008 12:00:48 PM

LOLOL...I just read Mel's comment!!!!! LOLOL

This is KEWEL, Nikki!!!!!! Awesome work on it!!!!! ♫ k #6533861

Susie Peek-Swint 9/30/2008 4:15:31 PM

Wonderful work Nikki ~ your school must be thrilled to have such a talented artist in their midst .. this would be a good series for Halloween! HTD! #6534662

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/30/2008 5:21:09 PM

This is so great, Nikki!! I love it! #6534887

eileen bedford 9/30/2008 5:32:37 PM

This is SOO COOL Nikki, it's soo well done. just love it. ditto to Susie's comments. HTD... #6534939

Susan Fox 9/30/2008 6:10:33 PM

Wonderful job Nikki!!! Love the low POV. Great PS work and effects. #6535077

William C. Raco 9/30/2008 7:35:48 PM

This came out beautifully, Nikki
Excellent idea and execution! #6535385

Lisa J. Boulden 9/30/2008 7:41:17 PM

Very cool and creative, Nikki!
Well done!
`Lisa #6535409

Stefania Barbier 9/30/2008 11:43:53 PM

GORGEOUS DD work Nikki! #6536045

Susan J. Allen 10/1/2008 5:00:49 AM

Great work, Nikki! Hope you share your poster with us when it's done! #6537242

Mike Umbreit 10/1/2008 9:16:55 PM

Nikki - This is way cool!! - Mike #6541011

Marisol Pastor 10/3/2008 12:01:30 PM

Fantastic work Nikki. This is really great. Love the ghostly mood. #6548903

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/4/2008 7:09:03 AM

Now that is cool, great job!

jo ann c. #6552129

Colleen Farrell 10/4/2008 5:05:43 PM

WOW!!! This is amazing, Nikki! Definitely deserves to win, imho. Outstanding DD work! #6553666

Janice Mezzacappa 10/5/2008 4:00:17 PM

Fantastic DD artistry Nikki I am sure we will see again, deserves to win! The school is very fortunate! #6556832

Candice C. Calhoun 10/5/2008 6:41:30 PM

Wow, sensational photo for your school poster, really conveys the feel of that play...fantastic post work on this one, love the sc and textures!

ccc #6557357

Susan M. Hembree 10/11/2008 9:07:27 PM

Wow! It's wonderful, Nikki! I really like the pop of the purple dress against the B&W background. Wonderful textures give it an old feel, too. #6585993

Jean E. Hildebrant 10/17/2008 6:45:49 PM

Very cool, Nikki! I hope it does get a finalist! #6616392

Susan M. Campbell 10/22/2008 6:55:47 PM

This is so very cool. Congrats on a well deserved finalist!!! #6639526

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/22/2008 7:11:07 PM

Congratulations!! Beautiful Nikki! #6639620

Dr Silly 10/22/2008 7:11:42 PM

Congrats Nikki on your wonderful Finalist. :O)
#6639624

Lisa D. Greer 10/22/2008 7:13:20 PM

Congrats Nikki! I'm as pleased as punch to find this one here. One of my absolute favs! I love it!!! Best of luck in the next round! :) #6639635

Jean E. Hildebrant 10/22/2008 7:36:46 PM

I was hoping we would see this with a finalist, Nikki and here it is! Congratulations, it's a great one! #6639818

Janice Mezzacappa 10/22/2008 7:45:37 PM

Big congrats Nikki on your finalist! #6639907

Nadya Johnson 10/22/2008 7:50:16 PM

Congratulations on your very cool finalist! Great work, Nikki! #6639956

Susana Heide 10/22/2008 8:04:48 PM

I absolutely love this from a to z! You did an incredible job here Nikki!!! Many CONGRATS and hope to see this in the golden round! #6640108

Lisa J. Boulden 10/22/2008 8:13:54 PM

Big congratz!
~Lisa #6640202

Cheryl E. Davis 10/22/2008 8:14:24 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist! I love the effects you did on this one! #6640211

frank w. degenhardt 10/22/2008 8:52:01 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful picture getting into the qualifying round. Way to go Nikki #6640663

Elida Gutierrez 10/22/2008 9:23:45 PM

I always knew this will go far.

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6640944

Stefania Barbier 10/22/2008 10:31:22 PM

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! #6641433

Susan J. Allen 10/23/2008 3:42:41 AM

Big Congrats, Nikki! #6642914

Katarina Mansson 10/23/2008 4:05:48 AM

Congratulations on your third finalist Nikki and good luck next! #6643016

Kara Hendricks 10/23/2008 4:22:27 AM

Woohooo... I know you love this one... Me too.. Great image to go finalist right before Halloween!!

Congrats!! #6643164

Eugenio Diaz 10/23/2008 4:57:08 AM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist!!!
Well done! #6643399

Sherry L. Davis 10/23/2008 5:19:41 AM

I love this one, Nikki! Congrats on your finalist! Awesome work! #6643629

Karen Celella 10/23/2008 6:46:49 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Nikki. Your artistic talents deserve to be awarded. This should also be a book cover for a spooky story. #6644269

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 7:46:49 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Nikki! #6644818

Gena L. Talbot 10/23/2008 8:14:39 AM

Congratulations Nikki and such a FANTASTIC Finalist :) #6645115

Mitch Spence 10/23/2008 8:18:10 AM

:):):):):):):):):):) Congratulations. #6645158

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 10/23/2008 8:53:17 AM

Congrats Nikki on this wonderful finalist image. A great work worth to go further in the contest.
JP #6645546

Colleen Farrell 10/23/2008 9:49:03 AM

WTG, Nikki!!! I know this one's going all the way!! #6646107

Daniella Puente 10/23/2008 10:09:26 AM

BIG congrats on this Nikki. EXCELLENT!!! #6646290

Irene Colling 10/23/2008 10:25:42 AM

Very creative and artistic photowrok Nikki.

Good design and skillfully applied effects.

Congratulations on the finalist. #6646422

Karen E. Baumann 10/23/2008 10:50:47 AM

Very nicely done, Nikki! Congratulations on your finalist! #6646620

anonymous 10/23/2008 12:19:07 PM

Outstanding DD work Nikki! Congratulations on your awesome finalist! B- #6647188

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/23/2008 1:41:37 PM

This is a Winner #6647601

Laurie Daily 10/23/2008 3:02:24 PM

Oh WoW...and fun you had, Nikki...sure did pay off. This is incredible...love all the layers, textures, tones, keeps me wanting to see more! Congratulations on this fabulous finalist!!!! #6647834

Max Aureli 10/23/2008 3:28:01 PM

Congratulations for this Finalist, Nikki!!! #6647957

Susan Fox 10/23/2008 4:18:23 PM

So glad to see this one make finalist! I hope it goes on to win!!! Congratulations Nikki :-) #6648297

Sam Britt 10/23/2008 5:10:27 PM

Congratulations, Nikki! #6648668

Jeana Clark 10/23/2008 5:38:53 PM


I'm sorry that I missed commenting on this B4 Nik...I'm sure you had a blast creating this!!! It's AWESOME WORK!!!
Best of luck to you and CONGRATS for your finalist!!!

~J~ #6648890

Leslie McLain 10/23/2008 6:15:39 PM

Congrats on this amazing photo. #6649140

Ken Smith 10/23/2008 6:24:59 PM

This is very cool, Nikki...congrats to you!! #6649182

Mitzie Loland 10/23/2008 11:11:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!! #6650128

Mike Clime 10/24/2008 4:29:10 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nikki! This is cool. #6651288

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/24/2008 1:47:05 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Nikki! Love it....very interesting effects!

jo ann c. #6653979

Tamara K. Walker 10/24/2008 5:32:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! #6655400

Susana Heide 10/24/2008 8:14:47 PM

Nikki, I'm sorry to see this didn't make it to the golden round, but I still think it's a winner. Definitely a marketable image, like someone suggested maybe a book cover? #6656049

Mary E. Heinz 10/25/2008 10:25:07 AM

this is great and inspiring ! I'm planning another possible Vintage Theme for our local festival in the Spring/ finding a similar place like we have downtown and getting permission to use it for the booth background would be great ..
great photo and thanks for the inspiration. I saw the BW ...and looked this up . #6658553

Susan J. Allen 10/25/2008 11:16:58 AM

Congrats on your finalist, Nikki! Really think this deserved more though! #6658734

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston 10/26/2008 9:14:21 AM

Wow, great effect and use of the little bit of color. Congrats on the finalist as well! #6662701

Kathy L. Clark 10/31/2008 10:50:17 AM

Congrats Nikki on your finalist. #6689182

Gail Vitikacs 11/26/2008 2:37:49 PM

Best of luck on this beauty! #6812637

Corinne M. Thompson 12/7/2008 7:54:29 PM

Belated Congrats on your Finalist for this wonderful image Nikki! #6864718

Marisol Pastor 1/2/2009 9:21:05 AM

I can't believe I never got around to congratulating you on this fantastic finalist! So ... please accept my very belated congratulations! #6971853

Christine Pentecost 7/28/2009 4:35:59 PM

What a great photo! There is an old house like this in Nevada City, Montana, an old mining/ghost town about 1 1/2 hours from me. I photographed the house extensively in June, with something "ghoulish" looking using PS, in the back of my mind. Great job and imagination on this one. #7791600

Toni A. Martin 3/12/2010 8:53:18 AM

All that work payed off. Great image. #8450861

Richard D. Love 3/29/2010 9:46:16 AM

I love the effects, Nikki. Fantastic DD work. Very well done.

Rick #8494024


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Finalist
Submitted for thee PG101 X-TREME Effects Theme
You will see more of this house and girl -- I'm working on an image for the poster for a school production of "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James. This is not my favorite angle of the house, but it's the one I chose to work on first.
Although I created the ghostly effect by layering a shot of the girl in front of the house over a shot of the house without her in it, her size and position relative to the house are as shot. I also layered in some free textures from TextureKing.com and applied filters from Virtual Photographer (also free) and Topaz Adjust (purchased). Mostly, I just had fun.
Category: Digital Darkroom

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 100,100, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

Uploaded on 9/30/2008 4:14:48 AM

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