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GhostRider by GoranDA GhostRider by GoranDA
My first attempt at a light painting, hope you'll like it ;)
I "painted" the ghost and the bicycle with a flashlight during the exposure, and I added in post-process a clouds texture (from my owm stock) ;)

It was shot at Ryolite, a ghost town near the Death Valley. The town is full of creepy sculture as this one. I went there in the middle of the night, with a full moon and a strong wind whistling in the destroyed houses and the nearby cemetery.
It was a very intense experience.
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Charmingdevil Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow.. nice .. like it ... although.. i'd like to know more about Light painting ..?? :o
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numapompilius Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Jeff, I don't know if you noticed the long row or sculptures. I think that was supposed to be "the last supper". I don't know about the bicycle though. :shrug:
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I saw the "last supper", I did a light painting on this one too, but the result was not as good as for the bicycle (wrong camera placement). I found info about these sculptures after posting and naming my picture, and actually the sculpture is also called "Ghost Rider" :p
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intrinsicvalue Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
What an interesting idea.
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
thank you :)
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xpetalsfallenx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Wow. This is very intense.
And the light painting worked out so well. NIcely done:nod:.
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
thank you very much, glad you like it :handshake:
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onirically Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Wow, very interesting and inspiring!
You achieved a great effect and you even have a new anecdote to tell to friends! ;)
Keep up the great job and experimenting :D
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
thank you very much :)
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happy-bunny16 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Wow such an interesting technique....:)
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
thank you very much ;)
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VonRizzo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Ya, this is in my hood.... close to where is live...

How kool to see something from the great state of Nevada... other than casinos...

LoL... Creepy... HA,HA,HA... the sculptures were part of a community based art betterment project... to highlight local artist....

I love it..... Vegas Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
cool ! glad to learn something about this sculptures and glad you like the shot :handshake:
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VonRizzo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
It is crazy how much strange stuff there is between the to states of Cali and Nev I love it....
Cheers...
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tobaisz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great artwork... nice atmosphere and great technique !
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
thx a lot :)
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Gabriella-Fraser Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
i have featured this piece in my journal :aww: [link]
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brunocake Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
wowow brilliant!
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
thank you very much :handshake:
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engrafico Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Stunning...amazing...speechless!!! But, I still have no idea how you "painted" the ghost and bike with flashlight!? How did you put them together? Wasn't it during post-processing? Anyways, gorgeous!!
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Thank you very much :)
it's a sculpture, there is a stand and they were already together ;)
the good thing about the light painting : you highlight just what you want to show up and you avoid all unwanted elements, as the stand :p
I didn't "create " any shape with the flashlight, I just used it to put the light were I wanted it.
By using a small asperture (f/11), low iso (100) and long exposure (2min), there is only what was directly lighten which show up, I moved the flash light very closely to the bike and ghost shape (inside the ghost shape actually), I kept myself invisible by always moving :)
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engrafico Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
B-e-a-utiful...I'll try this trick next time:) btw, that's quite a work-out:-P
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The-Blound Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
:clap:
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
:bow:
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The-Blound Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
:hug:
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Gabriella-Fraser Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
wow, i havn't seen many shots like this, and i am quite intrigued about the technique...how are the items staying up, how'ya do that?!
well anyway i thinks its a clever in the technique and subject, its quite spooky. the contrast, light and focus is all perfect and i think the addition of clouds is also fab...really can't say anything bad, its uber cool :aww:
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Thank you very much :)
it's a sculpture, so the items stand by themself, there is a stand masks by the clouds ;)
However, even without the clouds, the stand was not visible on the picture, it's the good thing about the light painting : you highlight just what you want to show up and you avoid all unwanted elements, as the stand :p
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Blubox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah je savais bien qu'il y avait des villages fantômes dans le coin.
Pour la photo, vraiment bien joué. Ça à l'air compliqué à réaliser vu comme ça.
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Il y'en plein des villages fantomes ds le coin, mais celui la a quelquechose de plus effrayant que les autres ;)
J'ai du faire plusieurs prise avant d'en avoir une correct : la premiere fois le light painting n'etait pas assez uniforme sur le ghost (grosses traces de lumiere genre coloriage de maternelle), une fois j'ai oublier de peindre une parti du velo, une fois je suis rester trop statique et apparaissait donc sur la photo...j'etait content quand j'ai enfin reussi a avoir ce que je voulais ;)
content que ca te plaise :)
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Blubox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Je crois que les villages fantômes sont un des premiers trucs que j'aimerai aller voir si je devais repasser en Californie.
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Lowe-Herz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008   Photographer
Excellent my friend, it actually has a very frightening style, plus the pose and concept are just awesome!
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
glad to read that, thx a lot :handshake:
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donaldmctim Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008   Photographer
that is freakin awesome!!!!
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
glad you think so ;)
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kurenaiXseito Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
This is gorgeous! Fabulous job.
Some day I would love to visit this place. [:
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
thank you very much :rose:
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blackniya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
that looks amazing....
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
thank you very much :)
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d-minutiv Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm scared! ;)
You did a great job here!
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
cool ;)
I was scared too :p
thx for the :+fav: :)
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RockLou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!!
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
glad you like it, thx for the :+fav: :)
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Nartock Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
How long was the exposure?
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
just in case you want to know :
iso 100, f16
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:icongoranda:
GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
around 2 minutes :)
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