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Challenge: Match II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Dec 10, 2013
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2013

[Dec. 12th, 2013 02:41:43 PM]

This is doing way better than I expected. I didn't get my flash to work and Murphy's Law, we had 3 days of very overcast weather, so the shoot was not ideal.
Of course I am not doing magic here getting matches to float upright :-). Like Magic, it is just an illusion. The "water" surface is a piece of paper, the bottom of the water is merely a shadow created by the boxes keeping the paper up. The matches are just stuck through the paper. If you look carefully you can see the paperbits sticking to them. I didn't want to edit those out, I am sure that would not have been allowed.
Before anybody gets all impressed with my ingenuity - I am afraid it wasn't my idea. There is a detailed tutorial here: //1x.com/photo/90368/latest:tutorial Only difference is he uses toothpicks.

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12/18/2013 12:48:45 AM
Ah look at that! Congrats on tt
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12/12/2013 10:59:27 AM
how did you manage to make the matches float?
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