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janper44



Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
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For a period of 10 years I owned a number of ferrets until finally my back got so bad that I could not look after them properly and I gave the two I had to a ferret sanctuary.


This was an image of Frankie the Ferret who actually was quite an affectionate ferret but for the sake of this week's theme I tried to give her a ghostly feel.


First I used the channel mixer green output with all channels set to 0 and blue output channels with all channels set to 0, brighten/contrast with contrast set to +20 and then the gradient map set to transparent rainbow. I used the flaming pear tool flood with the following settings (view 82, 2, 77, 7 - waves 66, 14, 55, 8 - ripple 74, 47, 15) to try and achieve a ghostly feel to the picture.


Canon EOS 650
Canon 50mm


Kodachrome 64


Taken in 1997.
· Date: Sun October 27, 2013 · Views: 267 ·
Keywords: ferret, ghost
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS 650
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 50mm
Filter / Type Used: none
Flash / Type Used: yes
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: photographing pets
State / County / Area Image taken: Winnipeg, Mb.
Processing Software Applications Used
CS3, Flaming Pear
Country Image Taken
Canada

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Ellen

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 445
Sun October 27, 2013 1:59pm

More than ghostly---this ferret is satanic! :-)
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sun October 27, 2013 2:41pm

Great job creating the menacing and ghostly look here Jan.
Ferrets are still kept by many in the UK - north of Watford of course - where flat caps, whippets, ferrets and t'pub still rule. They are used for catching rabbits and for some reason this pastime is called variously - rabbiting or ferreting - a strange choice of opposites - or should that be apposites?
Vic
gilliebg

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Mon October 28, 2013 3:58am

Yup! Frankie is one fearsome ferret!
lrw1966

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Mon October 28, 2013 1:57pm

Jan, Hi:


That's quite a Ferret - interesting post processing.
Excellent work for the Theme.


Very Nice
Larry
olddingo

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Mon October 28, 2013 2:59pm

Excellent processing Jan, she looks quite ferocious. I knew a chap back in Western Australia who has ferrets which he used for Rabbiting. He was a Vietnam vet with facial injuries and could only eat rabbit. He also had 3 whippets which he had trained up for hunting foxes which are an introduced pest in Australia, that side of his operation was very successful and his rabbiting helped many farmers control the hordes,
David

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