Theresa Rice  

Halloween  by Theresa Rice

October 2021 - Halloween

October 2021 - Theresa Rice


About the Image(s)

The original image of the Imgomar Club was taken midday on our way to Joshua Tree back in May with the Tamron 28-70mm lens at 39 mm on the Sony A7RII. The aperture was f-8, shutter speed 1/1250 second, and ISO 100. A day-to-night preset was used and adjusted to achieve the "spooky" look.

8 comments posted

Saurabh Gupta   Saurabh Gupta
Excellent art work and I can't imagine how you brought original to a master piece.   Posted: 10/06/2021 21:51:15

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Thank you for such kind words! A day-to-night preset was modified and lights were added by using radial filters. (Both tricks are courtesy of Serge Ramelli.)   Posted: 10/07/2021 11:24:21

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Eerie image...excellent result.   Posted: 10/10/2021 13:55:34
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Thanks!   Posted: 10/10/2021 14:32:32

Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
Definitely spooky and a good conversion from the original. I can see the Addams Family having a picnic on the lawn there.   Posted: 10/10/2021 16:18:25
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
I've thought about adding a ghostly figure.   Posted: 10/10/2021 17:48:39

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I don't think you need a ghostly figure, the image on its own is great! I would not change a thing. I would love to know the technique you used to create the moonlight and the light in the windows.
  Posted: 10/11/2021 15:39:28
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Hopefully, this link will work :
If not, the lights in the windows are created with radial filters - a small one to mimic a lamp and a larger one to create the halo. (I add a little orange/yellow color to the filter too.) I'll have to check, but I believe the "moon" is actually the sun being affected by the browns in the preset.   Posted: 10/11/2021 16:58:53


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