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Trapped in the Trunk
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Challenge: Wooden (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: home
Date: Jul 22, 2005
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 sec strobes
Galleries: Humorous, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2005

Another job for my flip box. This is the tree in front of my house and lucky that a battery of bushes surrounds the entrance, otherwise passerby's will label me weird with a lighting set up on the yard at 10:30 pm. Amazing how light disappears in the dark.

There is no editing on the meeting line of the flip box. This blending effect is obtained in the following manner: a tiny ambient light 15 watts placed about ten feet away will allow the sensor to start recording info(the part of the tree that previously masked) then by the time I position myself and fire the strobe you have a real double exposure with tree and leg and hand. I started with miny light at 3 feet but then I almost looked transparant. To work without the ambient mini light means a sharp division where the flip doors meet.

It gets a little more involved. Why did the double exposure take pace mostly on the meeting line? Simple, the main light was located to render 3/4 of the tree bright and then the light falls off as it rounds the tree. So light is positioned to start fading around tree but my body sticks out and catches the strength of the light.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.0104
Avg (commenters): 8.1724
Avg (participants): 5.7295
Avg (non-participants): 6.4930
Views since voting: 2683
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 193
Comments: 43
Favorites: 0


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12/09/2005 06:26:27 AM
You're so darn clever, wish you were my neighbor so I could take some lessons! The first thing that comes to my mind with this photo is the 80s movie "Poltergeist."
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10/28/2005 02:58:56 PM
Incredible once again... You are the master! :-)
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08/16/2005 03:13:07 PM
wow - amazing ! enough said.
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08/06/2005 03:53:55 PM
I am awed by your technical creativity and your skill in using it for amazing photographs. Congrats!
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08/04/2005 10:31:26 AM
wow, I think should be a ribbon for the most work done on a single photo. you would win for this one
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08/01/2005 10:03:29 AM
I still can't believe how you just can't get the respect you deserve on this site.
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08/01/2005 01:21:32 AM
lol you are amazing
Keep thoose crazy ideas coming!
Very cool
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08/01/2005 01:18:29 AM
Dan, I joined this site the day I first found it looking for an image of the Golden Gate Bridge. I saw the value of being associated with it and am pleased to say that I have learned much more about my passion for photography than my 'results' indicate. I shared this site with my family and my great friend C_Steve_G and they have too benefited from their association with DPC. I have an immense appreciation of the knowledge and inspiration many of my favorites add to this site, yet none of them compare to you (as GREAT as many of them are) you are without a doubt my very favorite! From the incredible photography to the thoughtful & provoking comments... I hope one day to meet you... you are inspirational!
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08/01/2005 12:48:59 AM
genious
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08/01/2005 12:21:41 AM
Wow you're creative! Congrats on such a high rating amidst a sea of bark and wood planks. WAY TO GO!!!
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08/01/2005 12:13:06 AM
Your ingenuity never ceases to amaze me - great shot :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2005 10:46:57 PM
You really amaze me with your photography and the creativity that goes into these works of interest and intrigue. Excellent work as usual keep up the good work.
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07/31/2005 09:59:01 PM
Very intriguing, it looks like the tree is devouring the man.
I wonder how this would look in B&W or sepia.
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07/31/2005 03:20:03 PM
Geez Dan, is that lens cover thing ever gonna get old? Let's hope not!
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07/30/2005 12:07:00 PM
Too funny! 10!
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07/30/2005 08:48:36 AM
Well Daniel, you're up to your usual tricks. How did you do this one, lemme think. prolly with your usual technical expertise and by blocking half the lens. Good job.
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07/30/2005 12:38:55 AM
I dont have a clue how it was done, but awesome !

Great shot man!
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07/29/2005 09:21:28 PM
Man, you sure are the master of double exposure :)
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07/29/2005 01:40:14 PM
Lol! You never cease to be able to pull out a rabbit out of your hat when it comes to basic editing Daniel. Excellent work, I will look this up after the challenge to see how you pulled this one off, so I hope you don´t let me down and put the description under "photographers comments". 8 from me.
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07/28/2005 05:55:03 PM
Very creative .. but the lighting just isn't grabbing me.
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07/28/2005 05:43:57 PM
the more profound attachement with the trunk is very credible here
tho a minor that the facial expression is half lost to complete this highly original rendition
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07/28/2005 01:56:32 PM
A very interesting picture. the tree is quite interesting on its own - it has some lovely bark. Hope it does well
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07/28/2005 10:30:50 AM
I'm sure you have tons of comments on this shot. Very cool, I hope you will write a tutorial on how this is done.
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07/28/2005 09:29:26 AM
Very cool. Could have used a tad more light on his head/face though. IMO
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07/28/2005 12:58:22 AM
pretty darn creative..gl
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07/28/2005 12:08:17 AM
Nice use of brain!
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07/27/2005 05:10:07 AM
If you'd left the person out, I would've rated it a 7/8, because it's a beautiful tree, but this is just too...not appealing for my taste. 4
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07/26/2005 03:46:26 PM
how did you do this? please teach me!
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07/26/2005 09:39:57 AM
This must be graphicfunk up to his old tricks!
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07/26/2005 09:13:34 AM
VERY cool shot - wonderful job! I'm reminded of J R R Tolkein. Very well done! 10
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07/26/2005 08:32:23 AM
Great picture love to know how you did it
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07/25/2005 10:15:34 PM
great shot.....i love people eating trees
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07/25/2005 08:53:41 PM
dang! thats awesome daniel
10 from me
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07/25/2005 05:58:44 PM
I would love to know how you did this!! Great shot
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07/25/2005 02:06:50 PM
Good photoshop work
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07/25/2005 01:07:29 PM
Creative! Nice work!
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07/25/2005 09:27:14 AM
Wow, how'd you do that with basic editing?? Very cool. His red shirt is a nice splash of color. That might be a fun one for black and white with a single color sat of the red.
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07/25/2005 08:15:39 AM
Fantastic! A very creative answer to the challenge, and well executed. Congrats!
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07/25/2005 02:53:16 AM
Putting yourself in your pictures is a dead give-a-way, but your photography is so amazing, I think I would know it was yours anyway. This is yet another WOW as you do incredible images and still meeting the rules. I hope you were saved from being eaten by the tree, however, it appears you are already becoming a part of it. 10
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07/25/2005 01:30:56 AM
Is that you, Daniel? LOL.
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07/25/2005 12:51:59 AM
i gotta find out how you did that. very well done. clone tool perhaps? lol.
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07/25/2005 12:24:56 AM
You never cease to delight me!
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07/25/2005 12:20:31 AM
Just brillaint!
I love that title ;-)
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