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    Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    This is an exercise in trying to make a daytime shot look like moonlight image.

    According to local legend, this boarded up graveyard chapel is haunted by those that reside within its catacomb crypts.

    Processing was done in low-key to try to simulate the misty night atmosphere.

    And no, I have no intention of entering this graveyard chapel after dark!

    Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Any suggestions for other techniques to enhance the spooky feeling?

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    Re: Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Frank
    You have some ghosting and halos around the trees. Have you tried to add some blacks and bring the highlights down. It is just a little too white/bright to be moonlit. I do not know if you are using LR, if you are, maybe bring the clarity slider to the left some.

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    Re: Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Frank,
    I think the light and colour would both need to be reduced much more to make this look like a moonlight shot - e.g. rough edit:

    Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Philip

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    Re: Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Quote Originally Posted by PBelarge View Post
    Frank
    You have some ghosting and halos around the trees. Have you tried to add some blacks and bring the highlights down. It is just a little too white/bright to be moonlit. I do not know if you are using LR, if you are, maybe bring the clarity slider to the left some.
    Excellent point, Pierre! I'll have to try again and make it darker and perhaps reduce the contrast a bit as well. Thanks for the feedback!

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    Re: Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Frank, I think the light and colour would both need to be reduced much more to make this look like a moonlight shot - e.g. rough edit:

    Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Philip
    I see what you have done. Yes, I think you are on the right track. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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    Re: Haunted Graveyard Chapel

    Very effective processing from Frank and Philip. It does, indeed, look as if it could be haunted

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