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Dark Magic
Dark Magic

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Challenge: Long Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home Office
Date: Jul 30, 2005
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2005


Place: 61 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.8667
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.9444
Avg (non-participants): 5.8030
Views since voting: 1320
Views during voting: 501
Votes: 240
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/08/2005 11:37:23 AM
For those that were wondering how this was done, it was actually pretty simple. I set the camera on a tripod in a completely dark room with a 20sec exposure. Pushed the shutter than exposed the green light by using a little key light thing. Then I shut that off and turn on a flashlight in my other hand (which is why it is off screen) and exposed my body and face.

Very basic editing in photoshop, mostly consisting of curves and a bit of smudge on the green light and some blur.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2005 10:11:46 PM
Very neat effect - can't wait to see how you did this!
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08/06/2005 12:40:03 PM
a little nit pick: I would have prefered it if his shirt was plain.
I've spent too long trying to work out what it says on there!!
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08/06/2005 08:04:37 AM
08/05/2005 12:53:55 PM
Great effect! would've had a betteroverall impact if subject was dressed as a sorcerer.
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08/04/2005 02:19:50 PM
Interesting shot. I do like the effect. I think it would have been cool to have had additional help on this photo so that the model could keep both hands in the frame to keep the illusion a little more intact. JMO.
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08/03/2005 01:22:50 PM
What IS it? I like the way the green reflects on his shirt and I like the color scheme, green and flesh, a contrast between human and alien? The shadow is cool too. What if you crop off his pants? Does that lower bit add anything? When I cover it up, the strong line of the arm and the shadow arm stand out more.
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08/02/2005 10:40:02 AM
Awesome! Good luck!
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08/02/2005 10:29:33 AM
Wow! Amazing! So well done!!!
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08/01/2005 03:48:00 PM
Okay, this is a really cool photo. How did you get your light source in your hand? 10
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08/01/2005 09:58:27 AM
whoa! insane! i like this a lot
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08/01/2005 09:01:30 AM
Really smart use of light. I like the softness without blurriness. The green is appealing and casts a nice glow on the white tee shirt. Upon second review, I'm upping it to a 9. Way to go!!
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08/01/2005 04:48:29 AM
Interesting effect. I keep looking at this thing trying to figure out how you did it. One thing I can see is some application of the smudge tool. Hmm...
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08/01/2005 12:22:13 AM
ww very nice. A double exposure perhaps??? Very well done. Excellent colors and good composition. Very well done and I think the silohouette on the wall behind adds to this photo. Well done and good luck in this challenge.<8>
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