Ed Taje  

Out For the Haunting by Ed Taje

November 2023 - Out For the Haunting

November 2023 - Ed Taje


About the Image(s)

This was taken down the stree from where I lived, it was starting to get dark but I gave it a shot anyway. From a fairly extensive halloween display, taken with my a6000 and a 24mm prime lens at f2 and 1/10sec, 200 ISO This was taken hand held. Process in Lightroom and the BW was done in Silver Efex then sharpened in topaz

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7 comments posted

Ed Palaszynski   Ed Palaszynski
Happy Halloween! Nice capture of the season activities. Good tonal range given the conditions-remove/vignette/darken/that upper left corner?   Posted: 11/06/2023 13:19:59

Ed Taje   Ed Taje
Thank you will have to try that   Posted: 11/06/2023 13:39:52

Melissa Cramer Sonnen   Melissa Cramer Sonnen
Ed - For me this is classic spooky. The only thing I would add is another cloned and turned version of the hand on the right into a place on the ghoul's left arm - so it really looks like he is going to attack with both hands.   Posted: 11/06/2023 21:13:00

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Ed,
Thank you for sharing.
A great story telling image. It is nice!
I was wondering If you could anyhow make the mantle outstanding.
In the color version, since the back ground is red, the mantle is outstanding. In BW, the mantle is a bit migrated in the background.
Other than that, great!

  Posted: 11/08/2023 02:30:10

Stacey Pearson   Stacey Pearson
Nice black=and-white conversion! The skulls, spiders, and spider webs really "pop" in the mono version. I would be tempted to crop off the entire bottom half of the image so that the focus is on the skull, the hand, and the spiders. Might even reverse it? Something like this ….   Posted: 11/08/2023 14:21:25
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Ed Taje   Ed Taje
That is kinda neat looks good   Posted: 11/08/2023 16:54:50

Trevor Harvey   Trevor Harvey
Hi Ed, I love the mono and would agree with the comments that are already made. I love the new crop and miss the second hand but the conversion to mono is superb and adds a whole new spookiness.
  Posted: 11/25/2023 14:13:16