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Multiple Man has multiple powers including body cloning, phasing, sonic yelling and loving hockey!!
Multiple Man has multiple powers including body cloning, phasing, sonic yelling and loving hockey!!

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Challenge: Superpowers II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Date: May 23, 2012
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2012

cropped, levels, balance, added ripple distortion on center/right images, added sunbursts on eyes.

I was originally planning on doing 10-15 copies of myself in various poses, but those tests didn't turn out as well as using only 3 or 4 copies.
After it went to fewer copies, I tried using light painting to get optical energy bursts, but those failed horribly, and my brushed in laser beams looked ridiculously worse.

I'm pleased with the overall image in this, though I know i'm capable of better given more baby-free time to put into it, but life's about balance and my son takes priority. :)

Anyways, I figure this should be good for a 5.3 or so, here's hoping i hit the mark!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2012 09:45:40 PM
The Eyes should have been something different, kind of took the focus of the picture, too harsh.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2012 05:30:41 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

I think that this photo composition suffers from being way too busy. Showing a super that has multiple powers in a movie short can work because you have the span of time to do so. Placing them all into one frame/single photo makes it cramped and overwhelming for the viewer. I think you could have just stayed with just presenting one power and done well with just that.

Now, effectively capturing sonic powers in a photo-manip is challenging. The concept shows promise it just needs a little more work. The sonic power on the far right does not work so well as that it is a shapeless mass that seems to just hang there. I do like how you presented it in the center frame as a circle that has concentric waves. That is a great way to show off the sonic powers. I do suggest that the center of the sonic circle best be at his mouth to better show where the power is resonating outward from. Because it would obscure his face with the tight circles, one of two things could be done. The first is increase the spacing between the rings like this example of Black Canary's Sonic power . The second is to have the model pose with a side profile rather than directly facing the camera. In side profile, you could place the sonic circles extending out from the mouth in greater sizes as it gets further away from the point of origin. Again, the idea and concept has promise it just needs a little more work.
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05/25/2012 09:30:58 AM
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