Mark Laussade  

Hallowed Halls by Mark Laussade

June 2020 - Hallowed Halls

June 2020 - Mark Laussade


About the Image(s)

This is from a recent shoot at the University of Texas in Austin where I attended nearly 50 years ago. I zoomed out during the exposure. I did some cropping and straigtening, added clarity and texture and some dehazing. I then used a duotone preset, all in Lightroom. It resulted in a ghostly look that I'm happy with.

Canon 5D Mark IV
2 sec at f9 (handheld)
ISO 100

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8 comments posted

Bob Laster   Bob Laster
The image has impact for me with a creative technique and coloring that adds mood. The appearance makes me wonder who has been down this path before and in certain movies the spirits that are still there   Posted: 06/04/2020 08:09:27
Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Thank you Bob. Your impressions are exactly what I attempted to convey.   Posted: 06/04/2020 08:58:23

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I certainly like this one much more than the original this one has character and mood. I think you handled the zoom effect quite well. It is hard to do and yet make the image look acceptable. Nice Work.   Posted: 06/04/2020 10:50:13
Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Thank you Larry.   Posted: 06/05/2020 18:38:35

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
You apparently achieved that which you set out to do, zooming during exposure is tricky. The duplication of the walls in the centre gives the image an eerie feeling . Good work!   Posted: 06/05/2020 18:41:06

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Mark, this is wonderful. I completely agree with Bob that this has an "other worldly" impact. The use of duotone and the darkening of the outside of your image really draws my eyes into the photograph. I feel as though I'm walking through a mysterious tunnel. Nicely done.

  Posted: 06/12/2020 11:36:15

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I think you achieved the ghostly look. the original image did need straightening. I especially think the lights in the ceiling look very nice.   Posted: 06/13/2020 16:40:44

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
(Groups 62 & 3)
Love this image, Mark, very creative. I agree with the comments above about the color, mood, and effects used to create a photo with mystery. The duo toned color reminds me of something Peter McKinnon does on Instagram. Peter is big on YouTube photography videos as well. It's kind of a cinematic color effect.

Be brave and continue your explorations!

Best regards,
LuAnn   Posted: 06/15/2020 09:33:39