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Linen Page with Three Cuts
Linen Page with Three Cuts
rjkstesch


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Challenge: Illusions II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Utah basement
Date: Aug 7, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 640
Shutter: 6 sec.
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2005

This image is based on a brain teaser using one piece of paper with 3 cuts. There are no seams.

Thanks for asking about the settings. You were right about closing up the lens to get a strong depth of field. I wanted the entire sheet VERY crisp. I also wanted to play with the lighting and create shadows from different angles. I created a dark room with a black background. Then, I took my flash off camera, and moved it around during the shot, firing the flash from different angles. This shot ended up with 2 firings. I also tried some with 3 firings. It took the long exposure to allow me to move that flash around and hit the silly fire button. Obviously, the camera was on a tripod and since the room was dark, there were only 2 short periods when the shot was actually lit.


PP includes crop, levels (slight) and clone to remove dust particles. USM, image resize and framing complete the image.

Nikon D70
2005/08/07 14:33:21.8
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 50mm F/1.8 D
Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
6 sec - F/22
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 640
Optimize Image: Landscape
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.9721
Avg (commenters): 7.3913
Avg (participants): 5.8659
Avg (non-participants): 6.0146
Views since voting: 1290
Views during voting: 671
Votes: 287
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/27/2005 07:29:26 AM
Wow! I'm surprised to see the camera settings you used. 6 seconds at ISO 640! Understandable with the aperture closed up. Was your goal to keep the depth of field greater? Or was it to control the lighting under difficult conditions?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2005 02:28:56 PM
Neat and nicely done.
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08/14/2005 01:16:31 AM
here I sit looking at this and can't figure it out... somethings going on here...
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08/12/2005 11:33:28 PM
This is awesome in it's simplicity! I love it. I had to look at it a couple of minutes to figure out how ya did it! Great lighting. The only thing I would change and it's subtle is to maybe use levels to even out the white board a tad...
Kudos
TC
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08/11/2005 11:51:55 PM
It took me a minute.. Very clean and crisp. Good photo
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08/11/2005 01:15:19 PM
A great setup. The lighting is excellent, the texture of the material is well-captured and the lines leading diagonally through the frame make for a strong image.
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08/11/2005 12:41:16 PM
I like the illusion it meets the challenge spot on.
As a photograph you make me think how was this done but after that the appeal is not as strong. Dont get me wrong is a good photograph, but is missing that wow factor needed to get a ribon,
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08/10/2005 05:01:03 PM
Clever! Angle to object and clever crop makes this composition very strong. Great abstract as well as fitting illusion challenge.
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08/09/2005 08:59:11 PM
very cool.
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08/09/2005 07:59:41 PM
nice graphic image
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08/09/2005 02:56:41 PM
The best entry here IMO - 10.
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08/09/2005 05:30:00 AM
I love these types of illusions and could look at for ages. The lighting on this is excellent. 8
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08/09/2005 01:51:28 AM
It looks like fourt cuts to me. but then again, that might be the illusion itself. Great!
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08/08/2005 11:12:25 PM
Nice job... simple but effective.
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08/08/2005 09:35:14 PM
my head hurts.
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08/08/2005 07:45:40 PM
great abstract lookin image well executed
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08/08/2005 03:46:47 PM
Cool effect, good color, nice lighting.
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08/08/2005 02:23:47 PM
Nice set up of the illusion. Good placement in the photograph and proper lighting. My only complaint...would have been nice not to have the pencil marks on the edge at the top and perhaps a cleaner joint. Both fixable in PS. 8
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08/08/2005 02:06:31 PM
First Impression: Nice clear representation, but I see a swastika, so therefore you must be a Nazi and I vote this a 1! Sorry, Bad joke !
Was I fooled? Yes.
Nice one 8
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08/08/2005 12:18:28 PM
These things puzzle me! cool!!!!!!
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08/08/2005 10:01:22 AM
Very well done - my brain hurts... LOL
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08/08/2005 02:55:14 AM
mind boggling!
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08/08/2005 01:31:16 AM
nice illusion. good lighting.
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08/08/2005 01:19:42 AM
this is very clever... well taken and excecuted.... congrats...8
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