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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Home
Date: Sep 20, 2004
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2004

This is a multiple exposure done in the camera and not a transparency or illegal art as many people guessed. Believe it or not I spent quite a long time lining this up perfectly when I realized there were much easier ways I could have done it.

Since people keep asking I'll explain how I took this shot...lol

It's simple, honest, no trick involved.

You know that thing called multiple exposure that allows you to take more than one photo in a single frame...

the thing that I don't understand even having on digital cameras (but am glad I have) since you could do the same thing with a lot more control layering separate images in photoshop.

that's the thing I used.

I took a few photos of my eye until I was satisfied and then I took a photo of a page in my anatomy book. The annoying thing is that I can't seem to figure out how to not use the second image without deleting the first so everytime i didn't get them lined up perfectly I had to start over again. It took me many many tries to get the eyes aligned perfectly.

The unedited version is pretty similar although the colors have been boosted and minor ugly facial and eyebrow hairs removed.

So there you have it. I confess that I have no secret or elaborate setup. In fact, if you saw me taking this you would have thought it was highly unprofessional and that my end result was going to be terrible.

I own no flashy flashes, lighting kits, reflectors, large blank areas of walls or backdrops. This is the closest I come to a studio shot.

I like to point my camera and eye at things that I think will make good images.

Back in the days of film I was obsessed with the multiple exposure function on my camera. I felt like having only one image per exposure was an extremely limiting handicap and I appreciated the meanings that could come to life when two photos were put together.

Of course, I eventually moved to video to satisfy this need for more than a single frame.

Now that we have photoshop we can do whatever we want.

I'm glad I took this the old fashioned way, however. It somehow felt more rewarding and gave it a grainy look it most likely wouldn't have had if I had done it all in photoshop.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.6218
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.7609
Avg (non-participants): 6.4950
Views since voting: 3013
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 193
Comments: 56
Favorites: 31 (view)


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05/02/2006 05:19:32 AM
absolutely mind-blowing, the things you do with a camera. i hope you're resting up your trigger finger, because it's about to get a blister...
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09/01/2005 12:03:38 AM
VERY VERY COOL! And thanks so much for sharing your trickery/methodology.
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08/21/2005 10:00:28 AM
This is rad!!!!!! Love love love it. I am so envious cause my camera is too basic for this concept. You nailed this one.
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08/21/2005 09:13:20 AM
Very cool. I was wondering which part was your photo and which was the book, thanks for the explanation. This is cool, the colours are great, the blue eyes and the reds as well as the white on the page. Nice, time consuming, but very nice.
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01/05/2005 09:40:48 PM
I was so convined that this was a ribbon and felt that little schock when it registered four/ With all due respect to the others, this is one of those very strong images that come along very rarely in a challenge. Very good work and to me it will always be a ribbon image. However, where this came from is that JPR creatity fountain which will continue to gush out more gems.
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10/10/2004 01:32:25 PM
The picture was so good it was hard to believe for many you didn't use Photoshop on it. Simply stunning. Congratulations on the fourth place, but it's No1 to me in this challenge.
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10/09/2004 08:35:05 PM
insane -- great job
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10/06/2004 08:07:05 AM
As usual an amazing creative image. Congrats on your fourth place and your great EYE for art. Missed meeting you at the Zoo BTW.
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10/05/2004 09:39:10 PM
well done j, it came out great.
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10/05/2004 05:30:11 PM
Its great..
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10/04/2004 06:59:17 PM
Okay, I've got to hand it to you, this is a fabulous photograph, even though I was not impressed by it during voting. It really looks like you simply took a picture of a page in a book. That's amazing and difficult to achieve, but it also still doesn't provide any indication to me that you really created it "from scratch". Just my feelings about this image, I know most people differ.
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10/04/2004 03:14:10 PM
Congratulations...! But i really wonder how did you shot this picture. I have a finepix s7000. If you can give me some basic details about your shot, i will be happy...
Thanx.
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10/04/2004 12:55:57 PM
I find it fascinating that no one has commented on your two-toned border.

Are you going to explain the set-up for this? (Even if it's the "hard" way -- I guess you can keep the secret shortcut to yourself for a while.)
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10/04/2004 12:01:22 PM
Very, very creative. Great job! (I wish I had your eyelashes. :D )
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10/04/2004 11:54:34 AM
Clever idea, well executed. Congratulations.
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10/04/2004 09:15:31 AM
Jason -- quite creative and intreging image. Thanks for creating it.
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10/04/2004 07:14:56 AM
Simply stunning, and with a 602! I love your other recent urban work... you're on a roll!

Message edited by author 2004-10-04 07:15:55.
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10/04/2004 05:24:25 AM
JPR, this is a very good capture. Your work continues to impress me. Congrats on 4th!
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10/04/2004 04:14:20 AM
Hey there, it was nice to see this image go high. congrats.
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10/04/2004 02:34:56 AM
Congrats on 4th place man, definitely one of your best...
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10/04/2004 01:38:30 AM
JPR! Congrats on your third green ribbon, lovely multi-exposure.
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10/04/2004 01:16:22 AM
Excelent result, especially seeing you pushed some boundaries!
Congrats!
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10/04/2004 12:41:37 AM
Jason: you are a wonder. I do not know why so many members refuse to extend the courtesy of the doubt when they fail to understand something because it is above their experience.

Anyhow congrats on your 4th placing. I am sure you suffered at the start before validation. Since I am a victum of this I can clearly sympathize with you.

Have no fear..top four shows that the image overcame the skeptics with their 1,2,3,4,5.

Keep up the good work and my kudos for your creativity on this iamge. It rocks.

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10/04/2004 12:08:18 AM
Top ten is not bad, not bad at all. Congratulations!
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10/04/2004 12:06:59 AM
Another cool image for your upcoming book on physiology! Congratulations for ranking so high!
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10/04/2004 12:05:22 AM
Another tp ten for you!!! Congrats!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 11:52:39 PM
Creative compositing/excellent effect -- I look forward to reading how you did this.
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10/03/2004 09:33:13 PM
Excellent!

Message edited by author 2004-10-04 08:34:44.
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10/03/2004 07:40:08 PM
Ten.
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10/03/2004 12:04:26 PM
I have very mixed feelings about this one. It is an excellent image but I cannot for the life of me see how it is anything more than excellent DA. Since I do not know, and I hope to find the how, I will go with the excellence and rank high. Transparency....OK Now I feel better...10.
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10/03/2004 03:13:45 AM
I think this has to be in the top 10. One of the best in the challenge. 10.
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10/03/2004 01:42:25 AM
This is very cool. It almost doesn't look like a photograph, but I also think that helps it out.

I'm going to have to remember to come back to this image to see how it was done. It's really neat. 8.
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10/01/2004 07:19:17 PM
Great palimpsest!! Reminds me of Peter Greenaway films. Hope this isn't just a modified photo of a text-book...I think more has gone into it. Pushes boundaries which is always a good thing. Creative.
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10/01/2004 07:07:24 AM
Wow, if this one has really been validated, it has to be the winner, what an amazing idea! 10+++
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09/30/2004 09:55:25 AM
Scratching my head on this. Hope there is a "how to" on this at some point.
Excellent shot.
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09/29/2004 11:35:47 PM
Very creative. I like this alot!
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09/29/2004 10:00:50 PM
Very nice juxtaposition. Bumping up.
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09/29/2004 07:56:37 PM
Doesn't feel very photographic to me. Too much like a picture of a page in a textbook. I suppose that's what it is? I need some more artistic elements.
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09/29/2004 09:16:06 AM
wonderful, one of my top twp pics fantastic work
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09/29/2004 02:10:50 AM
the overlay really adds to the look of overprocessing... something I don't like... might be the blurry eye too... good effort though
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09/28/2004 09:33:37 PM
Very creative, I like it a lot. This is the best photo in this challenge imo, I surely hope this will have one of the ribbons.

Message edited by author 2004-10-04 05:14:48.
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09/28/2004 05:40:24 PM
Neat idea. This photograph is really complex...I like the "design" style .
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09/28/2004 05:11:02 PM
Very interesting and complex!! I can't wait to see how you did this one!
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09/28/2004 04:53:33 PM
This image fascinates me. I had to think long and hard about my score for it because I really felt I was marking the work of art rather than the photograph itself. I decided in the end that since the main element of the art was a photographic image and that the composition and content of that image appealed strongly that I'd give it a high score anyway. It's one of my favourite three.
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09/28/2004 03:17:17 PM
This is a great shot. Like it tons. Don't think it needed to be validated, it made sense to me. I have been guessing alot on these now so i might as well do yours too. theodor38?
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09/27/2004 09:31:30 PM
Very nice. The colors are great in it.
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09/27/2004 09:19:20 PM
Very interesting approach. Good shot. great idea. 10.
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09/27/2004 09:15:50 PM
This is amazing. I really like the way you superimposed the medical text with the person. Very unique take on this theme.
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09/27/2004 08:41:46 PM
wow thats one amazing photo very interesting style too! only thing i may change on it - and thats not even something that i would want to majorly change - is reducing the contrast in the top right hand corner at the top of the nose.
I feel its a little bit too bright but overall gr8 work
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09/27/2004 08:20:49 PM
Now when I see that this picture has been validated... I can say this pic should win. And plees tell me howyou did it :)
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09/27/2004 03:51:54 PM
Good job.
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09/27/2004 08:01:05 AM
hhhmmm....I'm interested in knowing how this was done.
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09/27/2004 06:36:00 AM
Wacky shot! I really like this one. The colors and textures are really excellent and you came up with a good original idea for this challenge. Nice job.
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09/27/2004 06:04:19 AM
This is a very nice image. It seems more like a collage than a photograph. I do realize you would have taken all the pictures and put them together then taken a picture of the collage.. so i am not sure how to vote. but nice collage.
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09/27/2004 01:12:59 AM
Fine combination of colors and fine detail makes this eclectic image outstanding and one of the best of the challenge.
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09/27/2004 12:29:43 AM
Very complex (10)
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