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Day-18-Metamorphosis.jpg
Day-18-Metamorphosis.jpg
Ken


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: my kitchen
Date: Dec 18, 2007
Aperture: F/32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2007

Viewed: 649
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

This was originally meant to be entered into the Beauty in the Everyday challenge. With basic editing I didn't like how it turned out so I decided to have some fun with it and post it here.

It's a plastic trash bag. The trickiest part was getting the bag to stand still for the long exposure. I taped some string to the top and taped the other end to a kitchen cabinet to hold it open. I left lights on for a couple seconds and then painted light with a small flashlight.

In PS:
convert from raw
rotate/crop
various basic adjustments
curse because it didn't look good
more basic adjustments
curse some more & decide to not enter in challenge
Fractalius
color dodge dark areas a bit
resize
save for web

Once again Fractalius saved the day. I see a person coming out of some type of extruder, hence the name "metamorphosis".

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10/22/2009 02:49:47 PM
I was going to guess it was some sort of tree roots. Clever idea!
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01/16/2009 11:36:22 AM
This photo just captures me! I love it!
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12/27/2007 09:19:12 AM
Dang- You're good!! You made a beautiful abstract using a trash bag!!!
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12/20/2007 04:43:25 PM
This looks really neat! I never would've guessed what it was, great setup & processing!!
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12/20/2007 02:41:19 PM
WOW ,. that light bit in the middle looked like an arm with fingers at first, then after i posted my comment i had another look .. it really does look like a nude sitting with her head thrown back and her right arm raised high .. brilliant .. !! :)
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12/20/2007 02:38:58 PM
i love the effect .. it looks like an alien landscape sort'v .. and some very interesting textures and shapes going on that seem like suggestions of ppl or animals ... :)
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12/20/2007 02:25:11 PM
Very nice work. I thought maybe you had a nude overlay. I like the color and texture a bunch.
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12/20/2007 01:50:02 PM
it's uncanny how you can clearly see that feminine figure...see, Ken, "you have THE POWER ' lol !
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12/20/2007 05:58:45 AM
This has a bit of a spooky, other worldly feel to it.
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12/20/2007 01:51:42 AM
This is whack... I love it... sure that's not a nude superimposed on there. Good stuff.
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12/19/2007 11:43:36 PM
Kind of reminds me of Dante's Inferno. I can definitely see human figures contorted in there..Good abstract
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12/19/2007 08:29:20 PM
Wow, amazing abstract.
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12/19/2007 05:11:14 PM
This looks like some kind of reincarnation...absolutely wonderful abstract !!! I have to study it more- awaiting your details...
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