Halloween

PHOTOGRAPH INFO

This was taken tonight around 5:45 p.m., while getting ready for Halloween festivities. The gown was $3.95 at the local thrift store.

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 32mm, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/60s and aperture f/5.6. Used a remote flash to brighten the face a bit. Basic curves adjustment for contrast & saturation; color balancing for tone.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!
--Kathleen

Comments

Wonderful shot! Great tones and her expression and "costume" really works with the rest

Posted by John Zeweniuk on October 30, 2006 11:33 PM

A really most beautiful photo. Great atmosphere and expression!

Posted by KPK on October 31, 2006 2:01 AM

Just one word... SINISTER.. sets the appropriate mood for halloween!

Posted by Rahul on October 31, 2006 3:00 AM

This is beautifully composed. I love the moon in the pnoto. The lighting is perfect.

Posted by Laurie on October 31, 2006 5:32 AM

It doesn't scream Halloween, but you feel the creeping night in her blank expression, dark features, and vintage gown . The setting is perfect, and fits the feel of a colonial-era witch or vampire story, with a little pagan earth worship thrown-in.

Posted by Robert on October 31, 2006 6:00 AM

$3.95 bought you an invaluable photograph. the dark atmosphere is just right for halloween!

Posted by lydia on October 31, 2006 9:16 AM

I'd happily give her candy if she came to my door. I like the sinister feel to this - perfect for Halloween.

Posted by peter on October 31, 2006 10:12 AM

Seems a wee flat and underexposed.. Even with a simple "Auto Contrast" adjustment things become more alive: http://osenoa.com/client_data/media/October3006.jpg

Lovely portrait, the expression and composition is great, though to me it screams "The Village" not "Happy Halloween" but that was an okay movie, so it's all good :P

Posted by miklos on October 31, 2006 10:32 AM

Interesting shot, has a very old feel to it! I like it.

Posted by Craig on October 31, 2006 11:07 AM

This looks like a difficult shot. The forground and girl's face are well lit without contrasting the low-light conditions. Her eyes are striking.

Posted by bryan on October 31, 2006 12:10 PM

Nicely done! I love it.

Posted by Paxton Prints on November 1, 2006 8:56 AM

There is a little halo around head´s girl. I think you must working at the PS.

Posted by Victor on November 1, 2006 2:44 PM

Beautiful shot Kathleen, very well executed under tough shooting conditions. She does look quite sinister.

Posted by Justin Gaynor on November 1, 2006 5:41 PM

Halloween...? well, it also looks very nostalgic to me. Lovely basic colors in this one!

Posted by javga on November 4, 2006 3:13 PM

update: I missed the moon (shame on me). So, Halloween it is!

Posted by javga on November 4, 2006 3:14 PM

the light is incredible, it sure turned out well

Posted by pierre on November 5, 2006 4:52 AM

Awesome shot. And scary.

Posted by LwS on November 7, 2006 2:08 AM

That's the most beautiful Halloween dress ever!

Posted by kristarella on November 26, 2006 6:45 PM
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