As it is the time of year to celebrate Halloween and all things that go ‘bump-in-the-night’ I thought I would post another shot of the, so called, haunted house that is situated not far from Windhoek.
More information about this location can be found here
PP work here is a B&W conversion but with the opacity blended with the multiply function set at 90%.
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macjake (39235) 2012-11-01 3:52
haunted you say?
hmmmm....now you've peaked my curiousity!
perfect timing for this spooky little creature to make its presence felt!
wonderful PP work to give it that extra pizzaz and scary atmosphere.
striking visual contrasts.
I SO want to walk inside and around!
CLODO (24734) 2012-11-01 4:01
A haunted house that Alfred Hitchcock was looking for one of his films!
Superb contrasted hues!
snunney (67464) 2012-11-01 4:31
The PP work is excellent, heightening the mood no end. A very appropriate image perfectly realised.
timecapturer (30428) 2012-11-01 5:52
yes this is a spooky shot and works superbly at conveying that Halloween atmosphere. Amazing light and clouds do add to the effect here, it is a striking and fascinating image. Well done!
Have a good day - Brian.
tyro (13157) 2012-11-01 5:59
A haunted house indeed! And, having looked at the link you gave to your previous photograph of this place, I wonder if it is haunted by the ghosts of so many oxen who gave up their lives to be some of Katie's Oxo Cubes? Do you remember her?
Your vigorous processing of this image has certainly given it considerable impact, particularly in so far as the sky is concerned. I can just imagine warlocks on a night such as this! Lovely strong vibrant colours, intense contrasts and excellent sharpness.
siolaw (37568) 2012-11-01 6:04
You got spectacular lighting here, and an eerie looking building, making for a suitable Halloween post!
Sergiom (39366) 2012-11-01 6:16
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image.C'est une photo qui convient très bien pour l'Halloween avec ce ciel très menaçant et cette maison qui a tout du lugubre.
lgir (6215) 2012-11-01 9:52
very nice post-processing work for a great report on these contrasting of circumstance.
kathryn_weir (1742) 2012-11-01 10:12
A fitting Halloween posting ,so drama filled. Love your use of a low. vantage point, the haunted house has a real look of the Munsters about it. The heavy dramatic cloud filled sky no doubt adds a great deal and your punchy contrary presentation is amazing
rychem (9302) 2012-11-01 11:08
Very good PP work, you have created really a "scary" atmosphere, well done
brianmcc (5536) 2012-11-01 11:43
a cracking picture with a wonderfully dramatic presentation. the building looks very menacing form this viewpoint. the colours are fantastic. i especially love the overhanging branches on the right and the clouds and sky which all combine to produce this cracking shot.
Highmountains (1834) 2012-11-01 12:26
Splendid clarity and sharpness. The saturation of the blue and red is deep and the results are facinatingly bright.
You might be hinting at 'spookey' creatures / things but the beauty of the scene is astounding. The contrast of the bright yellow walls that has warmth and the cold blue of the sky has been very well captured. The leafless branches of the trees over the bright yellow wall and across the blue sky provides binding a unity to the composition.
Thanks for sharing ths beautiful photograph.
bartekp (4200) 2012-11-01 13:27
Good idea with this photo for Halloween. Dark sky, no windows-
just black holes...where is ghost...?
Have a nice evening
Gigidusud (8112) 2012-11-01 14:06
Beautiful photo for celebrate Halloween!A real haunted house with a dramatic sky!Great job.I like it!
Have a nice week-end,
livermore (1462) 2012-11-01 15:12
Très belle ambiance sur cette composition.
Le contraste de l'image et les nuages donnent un aspect inquiétant à cette maison.
ACL1978 (5821) 2012-11-01 16:27
You should perhaps license this shot to Hollywood, Rosemary - I could see it on a horror movie poster in the near future. Between the bright but abandoned building and the ghostly silhouettes of trees, I half expect to see glowing eyes peering back at me from somewhere. The sky is the perfect topper too, dramatic and foreboding.
agjika (4025) 2012-11-01 16:33
Your pp has worked really well. it is very eye catching but it is not just your pp the pov is superb and the texture on the grasses is great. Alos you have made very good use of the direct light.
Thanks for sharing
cebe (1139) 2012-11-01 17:17
That's a very fine photo to underline Halloween. The mood is sure there. Beautiful light and contrasts, very good post-processing. Pleasant results. This too doesn't look much African to me. I guess I don't know much about African landscapes. Thanks for being my teacher!
delpeoples (45022) 2012-11-01 20:02
This is a great piece of post-processing work. I actually have an article on how to do the "haunted house" thing, I'll try and find it, scan it and email it to you. But it seems you've mastered it anytway, what a spooky scene, and very timely for the Halloweén festivities. That sky looks so menacing and I love the way the house stands out from it and is lit like that. Well done, thanks for sharing.
PS: I can see you're getting a bit restless with your photography and are searching for something different, be it in genre or post-processing. I'm going through a similar phase: I'm absolutely bored with my own work. But TE is great inspiration
chrisvek (5531) 2012-11-01 20:45
Wow!This is one of the best photo for today.Great colors and contrasts on the house.It could be easily a cover for a horror movies.Excellent POV too.
mesutilgim (68070) 2012-11-01 23:14
What a great capture ! Great contrast which creates a perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-11-01 23:34
unique presentation with unique details
shot with a hidden mystery,the whole
composition is dynamic,the black
tree branches creating this
shot with your personal style
have a nice weekend
jjcordier (62422) 2012-11-01 23:39
Très bon posttraitement qui donne une sacrée atmosphère à la photo de cette "maison hantée".
JFS (32209) 2012-11-02 0:24
What an impressive shot you have uploaded today! Stunning and appealing work...I love the powerful light and scary atmopshere.
Hve a good WE!
chanteuse (202) 2012-11-02 4:35
Your PP makes the house's wall look as though it's illuminated from within! Grand contrasts and I also like the way the grass in foreground picks up the yellow.
I think I would stay away from this house on All Hallows Eve...
gervaso (8043) 2012-11-02 5:55
The colors are wonderful in the picture, with an excellent contrast between the house and the dark clouds behind, and a magnificent light! Wonderful composition! Excellent job!
Noel_Byrne (7488) 2012-11-02 7:38
One thing I really love is a good old haunted house, and I have spent probably way too much time trying to hunt them down in Ireland. This to me is a fascinating image, as I love both the theme, and the fact that the architecture is so unusual to me. The sky was really good to you for this image, and looks brilliant with the bright yellow stonework. Thanks for sharing this one, I love this!
All the best
dkmurphys (36859) 2012-11-03 1:03
Superb contrast given by the sky and the walls. Amazing scene, well spotted.
Cricri (86575) 2012-11-03 11:23
Là vous avez bien rendue cette journée Halloween, vraiment mystérieuse, "étrange, voir un coté qui fait peur... superbe rendue des couleurs tout comme la composition, compliment
npecanhuk (53923) 2012-11-03 16:46
Huuuuu... that looks scary!!!! At night... no way I'd be there!!!!
Great picture for that date!
I loved the work with light, colors, contrasts and composition!
TFS - congrats,
TopGeo (37994) 2012-11-04 10:07
What nice the post your composition is excellent with the perfect timing for this house and surround!!!! to make its presence felt! wonderful idea this lab to give it that extra look and scary atmosphere.! perfectly placed in the frame and the tall trees making a wonderful and striking background. Gorgeous sky colours and face of building also dark elements.
Beautiful contrast tones clarity, lovely lighting, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness.well done
thebest (3370) 2012-11-04 14:20
Haunted or not you have a great image here certainly it could be haunted I am wondering about the haunted gripping story that is connected to this old empty house.
The photo itself is wonderful & the lighting excellent.
You were very brave to be there at night time '' SPOOKY ''
Didi (48938) 2012-11-04 14:28
Mysterious ambiance a good Hallowwen view; only the bats flight is missing :)
You wrote "PP work here is a B&W conversion"
I don't see B&W here
Silvio1953 (98301) 2012-11-05 1:33
Ciao Rosemary, great PP work, fascinating composition with lovely house and threathening sky, fantastic scary atmosphere, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kasianowak (2271) 2012-11-13 2:48
Great use of light and colour. I really like the contrast between the bright yellow building and the stormy inky sky.
fotka (2320) 2012-11-20 6:08
Great shot for Halloween. An excellent light of this abandon house, cloudy sky and branches made this photo more spooky atmosphere.
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (18816)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-23
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Haunted\spooky shots! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-01 3:47