Lurking in Venice

© Chuck Inglefield

Lurking in Venice

Uploaded: June 15, 2005 19:13:43


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.


Chuck Inglefield June 15, 2005

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 June 16, 2005

Teriffic creation. #1476414

Chuck Inglefield June 16, 2005

Thanks Joy. #1477016

James Reininger June 17, 2005

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 June 26, 2005

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 June 29, 2005

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

Chuck Inglefield June 29, 2005

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 June 29, 2005

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 July 22, 2005

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

July 23, 2005

Very ominous! #1624675

July 23, 2005

Very ominous! #1624729

Denice Woyski July 24, 2005

Very ominous, indeed! Congratulations! #1631073

Kerby Pfrangle July 25, 2005


Congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634145

Denice Woyski July 25, 2005

Woohoo! Congratulations Chuck! #1635442

Janis Herd July 25, 2005

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

Brian F. Smith July 25, 2005

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

KHAWLA Haddad July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!! #1636134

Jill Flynn July 25, 2005

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

Sharon Day July 26, 2005

Congratulations, Chuck!!! WTG! #1641764

Joy Rector July 30, 2005

congrats on your win. #1655713

Candice L. Carter April 01, 2008

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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