ghost in the crowd

 

Just playing around with desaturated colors and a vaguely interesting photo of a crowd scene from Halloween.

Total black and white conversion seemed to lose the intensity, but a full-on color version lost the main subject in a jumble. So, I used a monochrome conversion layer as a semi-opaque mask for the background layer’s colors to tone them down just a bit.

The main subject was a bit ghostly to start with, and by leaving her overblown highlights the slightly spooky effect seems pretty similar to what it was like being there.

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