Sunday, June 10, 2012

Where the Ghosts Live....























This picture is my strange result for the Photo Art Friday challenge.  I started with the same photo I used in my last post: 























There were a couple of suggestions - 1) Do something in black and white, and 2) use the "gradient map" feature in Photoshop.  I ended up doing some of both.  It was the first time I'd used the gradient map, and I love the results that you can achieve with it.  Obviously, I cropped a lot from my original photo before I worked on it.  I decided not to go totally black and white because I like the effect of letting a little color remain in the image.  The result I got made me think of a haunted house - definitely a hangout for the ghosts!

4 comments:

Bonnie said...

It is too bad that the link up tool was gone and you couldn't post! :( I have not tried the gradient map satin-like application on architecture and love the result you achieved here Jean Mary. Excellent work. I really appreciate your effort to participate in Photo Art Friday.

Robin said...

Holy Cow that is creepy!
R

Vicki Lane said...

Love it! Quite ghostly!

Curious Art said...

Definitely a haunted, glowing quality like a will o' the wisp inhabits this house!