A darker rendition of the typical Old Melbourne Gaol scene. This film camera only had a 10 second timer and I was short a cable release for it, so I was attempting to time my shots so other visitors didn’t walk into the frame as the timer counted down – as you can see I had no such luck with this one, but now I quite like the ghostly effect it has given the image, so here it is straight from the camera bar a touch of sharpening.

Shot with a Canon 300v loaded with Ilford SFX 200 and a 17-40mm L lens, then scanned with an Epson V700.

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • jasimages
    jasimagesover 3 years ago

    Mate, this is bloody fantastic!

  • Cheers Jase!

    – Jason Asher

  • Davercox
    Davercoxover 3 years ago

    This is great!

  • Cheers Dave, glad to hear it mate – not easy to step out of ones comfort zone! :)

    – Jason Asher

  • PaulPhotography
    PaulPhotographyover 3 years ago

    Is the shadow a prisoners ghost or a member of the public visiting the jail? It is very haunted, quite goosebumpy! :)

  • It’s a visitor who popped out of the doorway annoyingly as my timer counted down, but due to the dark scene it turned out kinda nicely :) Cheers Paul.

    – Jason Asher

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Sure is ghostly looking Jason, love it in b&w, gives it that “eerie” feeling….. love the ghostly figure also. well done :o)

  • Thanks Josie :) Trying for something different for a change :)

    – Jason Asher

  • mikalo
    mikaloover 3 years ago

    great leading lines and the figure makes it well done

  • Thanks mate!

    – Jason Asher

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Vamp :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    June 21st, 2011
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  • Thanks for the feature Mary, appreciate it!

    – Jason Asher

  • Eileen Brymer
    Eileen Brymerover 3 years ago

    I don’t see any people but you don’t want me to anyway, but I do see a shadow of a form of a person on the right and it does look “ghostly” so if it is a person, it worked for you! Excellent! There’s always something eery about stone cold and dark places. Great work!

  • Thanks Eileen! That shadow is the person I was referring to, it was just a good (if accidental!) combination of slow shutterspeed and dark exposure to give this effect :) Cheers again!

    – Jason Asher

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
  • Cheers Corri :)

    – Jason Asher

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetover 3 years ago

    Amazing light and depth here mate, great work!

  • Cheers Simone, pretty happy with it :)

    – Jason Asher

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