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Triptych: Old Faded Emotions
Triptych: Old Faded Emotions

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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Emotion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Montreal
Date: Mar 22, 2003
Aperture: f11
ISO: 125
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2003

It's now 3am... zzzzzzzzzz

I think I might have to put a tutorial for this one!! :-)

BULB exposure.... multiple flashes...complicated setup.... lots of patience.... and a bit of luck with the allowed filters. ;-)

I never would've done this in my small 1 bedroom apt. Luckly I was spending the weekend in Montreal in my friend's loft and took advantage of his studio and Nikon D1X as well as his personal expertise. :-) We worked 4 hours on this shot! In my opinion this is one of the best shots I've done up to now on DPC!

Place: 8 out of 71
Avg (all users): 6.4245
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.6863
Avg (non-participants): 6.1818
Views since voting: 4205
Votes: 106
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/02/2003 04:34:57 PM
Greets from the critique club:

This is an ingeneous idea and I really like the way you've done it. It took me a little while to figure out how exactly you did it, but I think I know now. (Or at least I know how I'd do it!)

Of course, this pic meets the challenge very well. Techinically it's outstanding, however I have two main gripes. One, the emotions do seem very forced. Two, on the picture on the right I don't like the intensity of the light. Other than that this is perfect.

Good job!


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2003 07:52:00 AM
Fantastic image. I like seeing something different in these challenges. This is brilliant work. Technically I see no flaws. Excellent work and GL.
03/28/2003 11:07:17 PM
this has to be the winner....I look forward to seeing how it was done.....10+
03/28/2003 07:52:40 PM
you must have about 300 "how did you do this" comments from now.. so, what is one more? lol. I will wait until the end to see.
as for the images.. they look antique, yet modern so it is a paradox. I might have ordered the images differently.. serious first, looking over shoulder center, then laughing last. The one looking over the shoulder leads my eye out of the triptych whereas another arrangement might keep my eye in the overall image. Just a suggestion.
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03/28/2003 12:02:57 AM
nicely done. i hope it does well (it did very well with me), voters haven't been terribly sympathetic towards different ideas in the past . . .
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03/26/2003 11:09:40 PM
Good idea.
03/26/2003 12:34:05 PM
I like this picture because it shows three different types of emotions and the black and white has a good effect on the picture.
03/26/2003 12:01:51 PM
Fabulous, would like to know how you achieved this and also the separated borders!!!
03/25/2003 06:46:33 AM
I really like this one, brilliant idea, how did u do it? good luck, I think you r sure to get a ribbon for this
03/24/2003 09:58:31 PM
really like the composition, but the expressions don't look real.
03/24/2003 09:23:54 PM
That's pretty cool. How did you do this? Says "with multiple flashes" but how did you get the pictures side-by-side like that? The individual pics aren't high quality but it's still a great effect!
03/24/2003 09:03:26 PM
I'm surprised you were able to pull this off legally -- nice work!
03/24/2003 04:42:54 PM
very nice shot indeed, good showing of three stages
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03/24/2003 01:28:43 PM
Veryyyyyyyyyy very good. I like this idea a lot. The focus on the last shot is a bit soft and maybe the light could of been changed. I do know I like this. Congrats to ya. Good Luck !
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03/24/2003 12:18:26 PM
well first off I'll say that a triptych on a single exposure with this level of clarity and precision is highly impressive. However, all three of these frames seem somehow forced or unnatural. So you get big points for innovation, but not many for impact and effectiveness. 6
03/24/2003 08:31:23 AM
I"m not entirely sure I believe this was done with multiple flashes... what are those little corner things doing there? and what's with the white edges? I'd sure like to know how you achieved this effect if indeed it was done legally. With that said, I like the expressions but I'm not crazy about the sepia. If you were going to use b/w or sepia in this case, I would have chosen a different tone of shirt to help it stand out more. The lighting is very nice though
03/24/2003 06:37:35 AM
you clever git.9
03/24/2003 06:27:58 AM
This is awesome work! Can't wait to see how this was done. 3 excellent portraits. Very creative. Good luck with the challenge! This is my pick for winner in this challenge.
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03/24/2003 12:23:22 AM
this will get disqualified, i wish they would allow a tryptych challenge though, this is really cool

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