Lurking in Venice

© Chuck Inglefield

Lurking in Venice

Chuck Inglefield Student 6/15/2005 7:18:20 PM

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 #263959

Joy Rector 6/16/2005 5:37:17 AM

Teriffic creation. #1476414

Chuck Inglefield 6/16/2005 7:54:32 AM

Thanks Joy. #1477016

James Reininger 6/17/2005 10:42:08 AM

Initially, I thought I was in someone's basement looking at a trap door with something menacing on the other side. Good job. #1482203

Gloria A. Wilson 6/26/2005 8:00:05 AM

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. #1521793

A C 6/29/2005 11:55:37 AM

Wow Wow Wow. This is cool! I love the mood! #1535937

Chuck Inglefield 6/29/2005 12:00:49 PM

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. #1535948

Gloria A. Wilson 6/29/2005 12:16:22 PM

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. #1535991

Michele M. Preste 7/22/2005 8:29:03 PM

This is so excellent, Chuck. Congratulations on this one and all your others! #1623089

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/23/2005 4:15:26 AM

Very ominous! #1624675

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/23/2005 4:26:06 AM

Very ominous! #1624729

Denice Woyski 7/24/2005 8:44:30 AM

Very ominous, indeed! Congratulations! #1631073

kerby lee pfrangle 7/25/2005 2:23:53 AM

Chuck

Congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634145

Denice Woyski 7/25/2005 7:17:51 AM

Woohoo! Congratulations Chuck! #1635442

Janis Herd 7/25/2005 8:13:00 AM

Chuck, you really nailed the scary mood you were after! You are amazingly creative. Congratulations! #1635760

Brian F. Smith 7/25/2005 8:37:09 AM

Congratulations, Chuck. You are scary! ;-) #1635948

KHAWLA Haddad 7/25/2005 9:04:28 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!! #1636134

Jill Flynn 7/25/2005 9:31:59 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved SECOND PLACE win Chuck. Nice work on this! #1636298

Sharon Day 7/26/2005 1:49:26 PM

Congratulations, Chuck!!! WTG! #1641764

Joy Rector 7/30/2005 6:12:00 AM

congrats on your win. #1655713

Candice L. Carter 4/1/2008 7:47:46 AM

The shadows and feel of the new warm photograph are almost ghostly. Brillant eye, because even the unedited photograph is beautiful! #5728285

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Description

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.

Uploaded on 6/15/2005 7:13:44 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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