Mummy Reflections

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    • #407315
      Lenny Wollitz
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      In the 1850’s there was a cholera epidemic in a mountain city here in Mexico and because of some strange circumstances with the burial of the dead some were mummified and are now in one of the strangest museums I have ever been in. Creepy!  For more info go here

      See The Screaming Guanajuato Mummies Whose Faces Remain Frozen In Terror

      Settings are not important as it has been processed quit a bit.

    • #407355
      bucweeet
      Participant

      I find it interesting Lenny.

      I would tempted to clone out the portions of the partial mummies on the extreme LH and RH sides.

      Overall, I fell the mummies could be sharper (although I realize that you’re shooting through glass).

    • #407392
      Tom M
      Participant

      Definitely agree with bucweeet, and this is freaky…

       

    • #407462
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Gosh, this looks quite disturbing but I like the scene nevertheless.

      The image you posted looks too soft for some reason, is that because of post-processing? I feel like there’s a significant loss of detail.

    • #407464
      Petr Nowak
      Participant

      I don’t comment on technical aspects (noise, focus) cos I usually don’t care. From the artistic/creative point of view: image seems to me like first documentary shot. I’d try to do something more to emphasize emotions (horror, creepiness, etc) like different angle, fill the frame, etc. + some postprocess.

      For example the detail of one mummy head with other heads peeked out behind.

      However I see it is complicated because of the glass pane.

    • #407560
      Lenny Wollitz
      Participant

      Thanks for the comments!

      Paul, I tried removing the partial mummies but kinda like them in the shot.

      Jansenka, your right it’s soft.  Shot with a pocket camera.  My choices were between softness and lots of noise.

      Petr, yes, I should have worked the shot.

    • #407630
      Federico Alegria
      Participant

      @el-dub

      Personally speaking, I think that this scene screamed for highly symmetrical shot, don’t you have any mate?

    • #408061
      Nnam Ari
      Participant

      I think I agree with Federico about the symmetry, it could have been a bit more sharp and striking. Welldone either way.

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