A Father Mourns

© Anna Diederich

A Father Mourns

Uploaded: August 10, 2008


The ghost effect was done in camera and not in PS :)

For the PG 101 Tattered and Torn Theme

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 8/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Renata Gusciora August 10, 2008

Very expressive,great work,Anna! #977123

Susana Ms Heide August 10, 2008

What a POWERFUL image!!! Gives me goosebumps! #6294978

Katarina Mansson August 10, 2008

A very strong picture Anna; in all aspects. HTD! #6295006

Joy Rector August 10, 2008

wow, excellent image #6295014

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

Thank you so much Renata, Susana, Katarina, and Joy!

I have so many in this series, that I had a hard time chosing which one to use! #6295067

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. August 10, 2008

KARU. #6295083

Susan M. Hembree level-classic August 10, 2008

Nicely done, Anna! Love this! Happy theme day! #6295114

Pat Gamwell August 10, 2008

Sooooo dramatic and heart wrenching, Anna! You truly have created a story-telling drama and is wonderfully presented! #6295162

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

Thank you so very much Karu, Susan, and Pat! #6295218

Jean E. Hildebrant August 10, 2008

Very emotional image that tugs at the heart! How did you do that in camera??? Very cool! #6295433

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

Thank you Jean! I used a long exposure and had her run out of the shot before the the shutter opened. He sat completely still for the whole shot. #6295501

Lisa D. Greer August 10, 2008

I LOVE this! Added it to my favs! :) #6295503

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

Thanks a bunch, Lisa! #6295819

Arlene Krassner August 10, 2008


I can't quite figure how you accomplished that exposure but it's awesome. #6295870

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 10, 2008

What a great idea Anna. HTD! A fav! #6295958

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

Thank you so much Arlene and Donna! #6296038

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 10, 2008

Perfects image! The effects, tones and style are excellent! #6296119

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

Thank you so much Vladan! #6296175

Kara L. Hendricks August 10, 2008

Oh my goodness Anna.. This is thought provoking and pulls at the heartstrings... What a wonderful addition to the theme...:) #6296253

Bill Knaps August 10, 2008

Sad, but great effects Anna. Bill #6296257

Michelle L. Frick August 10, 2008

Beautifully done, but makes me so sad.

HTD! #6296474

Susan Fox August 10, 2008

Amazing image Anna! #6296479

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 10, 2008

This is very powerful, Anna. Wonderful, heart-wrenching idea and so well executed.
What an amazing addition to the theme. Happy Theme Day. #6296483

Michael Umbreit August 10, 2008

Anna - Great camera work! Wonderful and emotional image! HTD! - Mike #6296494

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe August 10, 2008

So touching and captivating - wonderful image. #6296526

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

Thank you so very much Kara, Bill, Michelle, Susan, Nikki, and Mike!

This image pulls at my heartstrings too....that's my husband and daughter...I get creeped out looking at it too much.....thank goodness it's just a photo! :) #6296527

Anna Diederich August 10, 2008

thank you Debbra! I didn't mean to leave you out.....we must have been posting at the same time! #6296649

Kristy A. Keene August 10, 2008

Absolutely Amazing!!! HTD!!! #6296910

Les Rhoades level-classic August 10, 2008

Nice work, but a sad image.( for me) #6297154

Susie Peek-Swint August 11, 2008

Very powerful image Anna ~ excellent in-camera work.. well done! #6297592

Anna Diederich August 11, 2008

Thank you very much Kristy, Les, and Susie!

It's very sad for me too, Les.. :) #6297867

Sarah Goblot August 11, 2008

very powerful Anna! #6299861

Anna Diederich August 11, 2008

Thanks a bunch Sarah! #6300051

Bob Cournoyer level-classic August 11, 2008

Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6300798

Anna Diederich August 11, 2008

Thanks a lot, Bob! #6301609

Heidi Brand August 12, 2008

Love this Anna, very powerful./ I need to read up so I can figure out how to do this. #6304500

Anna Diederich August 12, 2008

thanks Heidi! #6305216

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 14, 2008

Very powerful and sad. #6313628

Anna Diederich August 15, 2008

thanks Erica! #6316850

Jenny D August 24, 2008

INCREDIBLE! #6361116

Anna Diederich August 27, 2008

Thank you Jen! #6378407

Erin Tyler September 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6488993

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 22, 2008

another beauty Anna, congrats!!! #6489208

Erica Murphy level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Congratulations Anna!! #6489267

Elida Gutierrez September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6489367

Anna Diederich September 22, 2008

Thank you Erin, Stefanina, Erica, and Elida! #6490730

Erin Appelbaum September 22, 2008

Stunning finalist Anna. Great work. Peter #6492544

Stephanie Frey September 22, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Anna!! #6492984

Michelle L. Frick September 22, 2008

Congratulations Anna! #6494567

Jojie F. Alcantara September 22, 2008

Congratulations, fellow finalist! This photo is strong and conveys so much emotions, its painful and beautiful at the same time. I must say, your beloved husband and child are such magnificent actors. :-) #6495179

Renee Doyle level-classic September 22, 2008

Very strong and moving!! Congratulations on this incredible finalist Anna!! #6495497

Bill Knaps September 22, 2008

Congrats Anna. Bill #6495641

Vicki L. Filippin September 23, 2008

I could NOT be more thrilled to see this get a finalist, Anna. Loved it the very first time I saw it.
WTG! #6497460

Anna Diederich September 23, 2008

Thank you all so very much! :) #6497521

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations again, Anna! Well done! #6498003

Susan Fox September 23, 2008

Congratulations Anna! #6498028

Anna Diederich September 23, 2008

Thank you Terry and Susan! #6498221

Daniella Puente September 23, 2008

Big congrats and good luck with this fantastic photo Anna!!! #6499522

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalists, Anna. #6500031

Anna Diederich September 23, 2008

Thank you Daniella and Bojan! #6500539

Max Aureli September 23, 2008

This Art Work doesn't needs my words.
It talks by it self.

Max #6501754

Anna Diederich September 24, 2008

thank you Max! #6504186

Pat Gamwell September 25, 2008

Perfection! Big congrats, Anna! #6513790

Terry A. Stoa level-classic November 06, 2011

Very compelling.

Can you say generally how you did this in-camera? I'm thinking it's quite complicated. #9787903

Anna Diederich November 06, 2011

Hi Terry,
It's not complicated at all. It's an 8 second exposure. I had my subjects sit completely still. At the 4 second point, my daughter runs out of the shot and my husband sits still for the rest of the exposure. Since my daughter is only there for half of the exposure, it only captures half of her image....leaving her transparent looking. Hope that helps. #9787953

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