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Ghost in the Machine

I was not going to post any images this week and certainly had not intended posting this one but it reflects something in me right now.

All the best. mal

Ghost in the Machine

I was not going to post any images this week and certainly had not intended posting this one but it reflects something in me right now.

All the best. mal

comments (40)

  • nev
  • Aus
  • 16 Apr 2007, 00:08
love the colour button here. the ghosts are great especially the two in front. i think you could have found a better hiding place though then on the floor of the subway tunnel. lovely stuff mate.
I'm glad you posted this Mal as I love to know how you did it and Nevs right the subway floor is not the place to hang out.

not having a sixth sense moment are you? the concept a lot but not the capture itslef...but i really really like the way the shot is directly related to you right now somehow...
"i see dead people"

  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 16 Apr 2007, 00:55
Very cool, Mal. Well done.
well executed Mal.
hmm i wonder what that is?
  • Robs
  • 16 Apr 2007, 05:10
Absolutely wonderful, Mal. Perfect tones, I can't even imagine how to do such a picture! Great shot.
Something of asci-fi movie here... a bit scary... well done for I guess the conditions were not easy ! I'm definitly unable to do this !! smile
  • Petra
  • 16 Apr 2007, 06:21
Very beautiful Mal...this is very special
Really beautiful Mal. I didnt's see the "shadows" first... It's a really great one !
  • Urv
  • California
  • 16 Apr 2007, 06:44
Now I want story time- only you can be the story teller instead of me.
Magic Mal. I vaguely remember you posted another shot, but sharper of this scene a while back? I think I prefer this one.
Looks like a pysch ward. Hope you are good?
I can see you now, hunched on the ground, scruffy mongrel by your side, collecting tin at your feet and a little sign saying "please give generously- expensive photo-habit to fund" grin
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 16 Apr 2007, 12:49
Eerie... This is brilliantly atmospheric, Mal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Apr 2007, 13:27
Androids marching past - or some such sci-fi stuff. As most of the others I would like to know where were you hiding? In the broom closet of the Startrek Enterprise is my guess.

Are you going through a scrooge moment, being visited by some ghosts. Ellie also had some visitors for quite some time.
  • Claude
  • France
  • 16 Apr 2007, 13:30
Original shot, Mal! I like the green tones a lot, great title too.
Looks like ghosts going to work. Very compelling shot, Mal! How did you avoid being trampled by the ghosts while taking this? - I just now looked at your title and realized that the notion about ghosts isn't exactly original.
  • Abi
  • 16 Apr 2007, 14:51
this one took me sometime to work out. Nice shot.
They seem ghosts.I love the treatment - great lighting, color and perspective!
I think this shot is great. How did you achieve this effect?
  • Diya
  • 16 Apr 2007, 21:18
Hi Mal
great image, i can totally relate to it. It is reflecting something in me too..., thanks for this shot! Diya
  • chris p
  • I\\\'ve heard the first cuckoo today!
  • 16 Apr 2007, 21:37
Too good Mal smile
I think it's great! Well done!
  • Ellie
  • 16 Apr 2007, 23:33
That's good Mal!

I like the effects, the colours and also the slightly spooking mood.
  • Raymond
  • around
  • 17 Apr 2007, 00:31
Hi, I feel like a Japanese Manga character at the moment; better than last week, where I felt like a butterchicken meal but I opted for pasta instead. I like this moody picture mate, keep smiling things will get better mate! Sometimes I feel the need for a girlfriend too, but that is why we have Playstation 3 eh? I am kidding, don't have a playstation. tongue

Raymond grin
  • Raymond
  • around
  • 17 Apr 2007, 00:36
Good work Don of shutterchance, you have inspried a lot of people. From an earlier email you sent, you inspired me to play around with some effects on a self-portrait; that portrait reflects how I am currently feeling too, so I will post that up sometime too Mal.
You are a very cool person, so keep on smiling.

All the best,
  • Raymond
  • New Zealand
  • 17 Apr 2007, 00:37
grrr typos* inspired not inpried! Cool man!

Raymond smile
  • stevo
  • 17 Apr 2007, 00:45
looks a bit out of focus to me.
I like the feeling in this one - I think it's the blur and the colour that makes it for me
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 17 Apr 2007, 13:04
Oh wow. I gotta dump this camera soon. this is really creative!!! Nice one. don't know how you're feeling right now but there is light at the end of the tunnel but also as the picture depicts, some along the way too. Have a great day!!
ehi amico ..questa foto รจ bellissima!
Mal, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Joy's coming. Like the shot mate.
simply fantastic
This very interesting. I like everything about it.
Wonderful and very film still like, love the potential narrative within this shot....
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 21 Apr 2007, 15:44
Looks somewhat gloomy, it certainly has a lot of atmosphere. Feels like after a long trip in the London tube - and still no end in sight...
  • Marcello
  • Salerno, Italy
  • 26 Apr 2007, 16:23
Beautiful image, with such a "metropolitan" feel. The word that comes to my mind watching this is "loneliness". To me it perfectly depicts the feeling that you get in winter, in London, in the tube, on a rainy day, early in the morning, rushing to work, at the beginning of the week. I love that gloomy feeling and this image speaks volumes about it! Thank you for sharing it.

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