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Challenge: Destinations (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Sep 18, 2005
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 sec strobes
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005

I had envisioned this image like this: Standing and starting with arms extended high above the head and then fanning the hands down so as to create an angelic wings like effect and then to finish in the prayer position. I shot it in my basement and because of backdrop limitations I had to curtail the effect to what you see.

This effect can not be done without interference. That is if you shoot the arms in different positions then by the time that you do the final image (hands in prayer position) your body is overexposed. here then is how the effect is achieved.

For those who participated in the double exposure mentorship the answer may seem easy because we are playing with that infamous 1st zone. The details: you cover your face and body with a black cloth leaving your arms exposed. I used one single light source, a typical strobe direct and fired after 3 secs per shot and changing the arm positions accordingly. The camera is set for a 20 second exposure and after the last hand position, the cloth is removed and the other two strobes are activated. The prayer position is assumed and then all three strobes are fired in unison for the final effect. One of the few images that required only 5 takes.
The main problem is remembering where your arms where when overhead. In two of the shots the arms overlapped the head too much. For those interested in these effects please read the "Double Exposure" thread and do the simple exercise of shooting yourself with the white and black mask as outlined. The concept is then understood and will be present in the undertow of the unconscious which will one day rise to help you achieve the image of your choice. The application is truly unlimited.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 191
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Avg (commenters): 8.5000
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Views since voting: 11301
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Votes: 203
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07/31/2006 07:36:35 AM
Great work here! Congrats
Regards, B.
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09/30/2005 01:16:41 PM
congrats! Your an inspiration. Great job.
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09/30/2005 09:17:01 AM
Very nicely done. Interesting process. Thanks for sharing, your thoughts and procedures for capturing such an interesting shot.
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09/29/2005 04:57:56 AM
So pleased for you Daniel. I wish you continued success

Mike
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09/29/2005 02:54:18 AM
Congrats Daniel you are so clever
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09/28/2005 08:38:11 AM
dynamic picture, but how does it relate to destinations in particular?
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09/27/2005 06:12:57 PM
You are awesome--got to spend some time reading and digesting how you did this.
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09/27/2005 03:02:55 PM
Congrats on this fantastic capture, this will be one of my favorites for sure.
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09/27/2005 01:27:44 PM
ure sharing is clear and impressive Daniel
so is the image !!
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09/27/2005 09:05:31 AM
Outstanding creativeness. Congratulation.

Judi
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09/27/2005 06:46:46 AM
I keep coming back to this picture, Daniel. There is this atmosphere I can't describe. Congrats with the beautiful image & of course your well deserved ribbon :)
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09/27/2005 04:29:53 AM
Brilliant job Dan.... Really like your style
Congrats!
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09/27/2005 03:47:35 AM
Congratulation and well done. Thanks for sharing the knowledge which I really am grateful and appreciate.
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09/26/2005 10:16:01 PM
congrats - a fine image.
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09/26/2005 08:55:02 PM
Excellent composition graphicfunk and thanks allot for the How to, I learned something new from you today,
Thanks and regards,
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09/26/2005 06:48:09 PM
Congrats Daniel. You are just the right man to be between the youngsters in this challenge.
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09/26/2005 06:10:00 PM
Daniel, congratulations on another Ribbon with this amazing shot! Great concept and as usual so well executed! Amazing!
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09/26/2005 05:48:20 PM
Awsome, this is a perfect photo!! Well deserved ribbon.
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09/26/2005 05:42:41 PM
Well done Dan, great image fits the challenge perfectly.
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09/26/2005 05:42:17 PM
Congratulations on a very well conceived image! And of course, the ribbon :)
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09/26/2005 01:37:46 PM
Mr. Funk,

Love your stuff as always, congrats on your second place. You're creative thought process is such an inspiration!

Best regards,
Steve (naldslc)
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09/26/2005 12:57:50 PM
Another brilliant set up, well exectured and ending up with an image which is more than the sum of it's parts. I would credit you for thinking outside the box, but I don't think you have ever seen the box.
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09/26/2005 12:48:04 PM
i'm bowing now dan...
you are a true master!
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09/26/2005 12:10:57 PM
Dan, many congratulations on your ribbon and another wonderful "setup" picture.
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09/26/2005 10:22:15 AM
Really nicely done. Well deserved ribbon!
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09/26/2005 09:59:22 AM
This is a really groovy shot! Contratulations on the ribbon!
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09/26/2005 09:19:46 AM
You're so creative with your photography. Congratulations on another well deserved ribbon.
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09/26/2005 09:19:22 AM
Another clever destination you've lead us to. Conratulations!
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09/26/2005 09:06:52 AM
Great idea and very well executed. Well deserved ribbon.
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09/26/2005 08:35:53 AM
Dan, Congratulations on another ribbon. Very creative and unique idea.
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09/26/2005 08:14:48 AM
Really cool shot. And so well executed, as always. Congratulations on the red!
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09/26/2005 06:51:33 AM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon, I love these strobe effect shots! Excellent work!
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09/26/2005 05:51:17 AM
Proud of you my friend, you are simply great!
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09/26/2005 05:04:25 AM
shiva! well done dan. :)
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09/26/2005 04:10:50 AM
Great work Dan, this is an exceptional shot.
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09/26/2005 03:22:02 AM
Nice work Dan, creative mind you have.
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09/26/2005 03:11:42 AM
Yoou have an amazing gift and talent.
Congrats on yet another fine shot and yet another red ribbon.
Now hurry up and bump me on "the list" and move up more where you belong!
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09/26/2005 02:53:23 AM
Was my pick for the blue, but I guess the younger generation is taking over. Still, amazing image and execution. Congratulations on the red.
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09/26/2005 02:37:24 AM
Amazing- as always.
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09/26/2005 02:26:16 AM
Congrats and thank you. This is totally awesome!
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09/26/2005 02:16:40 AM
Brilliant!
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09/26/2005 01:52:32 AM
What a wonderful shot Daniel. You always seem to pull an amazing shot off making it look simple when in fact it takes planing and a creative mind, which you have. Your talent is impressive to say the least.

Congratulations on the Red ribbon.
-SDW
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09/26/2005 01:37:25 AM
Great work.
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09/26/2005 01:14:46 AM
You are in a league of your own. You scare me! ;-) Congrats on the 2nd place spot.
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09/26/2005 01:13:01 AM
YEAH!!!! So glad to see this did well. Awesome, man!
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09/26/2005 01:06:42 AM
daniel!!!
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09/26/2005 12:34:19 AM
Wow, great work again, Dan. Congrats on yet another ribbon!
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09/26/2005 12:32:55 AM
WOW WOW... this was my fav of the challenge... very well thought out and acheieved... congrats on your well deserved ribbon....
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09/26/2005 12:30:34 AM
See.. you (and others like you) are the reason I am here at this site... thanks for sharing what you did to achieve this beautiful and creative picture... Wow factor. :)
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09/26/2005 12:21:08 AM
Well shot and many thanks for the great description, Daniel! Big congrats on your ribbon!
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09/26/2005 12:14:40 AM
congrats on 2nd!!! awesome photo ;)
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09/26/2005 12:06:54 AM
Brilliant job Dan! Knew this would ribbon! Glad to see my premonitions come to fruition! :-) You deserve it!
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09/26/2005 12:05:01 AM
Ah, well done Daniel! Congratulations!
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09/26/2005 12:03:52 AM
Well done effect, and great pose! I think your peaceful expression says it all. Great work, and congratulations!
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09/26/2005 12:03:16 AM
Congratulations Daniel! An excellent and probably painstaking job!
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09/26/2005 12:02:38 AM
Very well done! Congratulations!!!
Thanks for the details on how you did it.

Message edited by author 2005-09-26 01:11:26.
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09/26/2005 12:01:43 AM
Shouldn't have given me the camera. :-D

Hehe, just kidding. Like I said before, awesome entry and another purely graphicfunk creation!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2005 07:47:22 PM
Your such an artist. The time you take to implement an emotive shot is certainly appreciated by those who admire your work. Your hand positioning is perfect the way it comes down to the table. Amazing.
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09/24/2005 11:51:17 AM
Very unique
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09/24/2005 10:40:55 AM
Quite challenging shot. Is he standing in front of a poster or there is some other trick here?
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09/24/2005 09:11:54 AM
Great work! :)
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09/24/2005 06:35:01 AM
Daniel-Great image.Easily a top finisher if not better.I assume this is a long exposure where you strobed in the arm positions? Super well done.
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09/23/2005 11:08:31 PM
This photo is so odd. I really like it. The hands over the head are a hoot.
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09/23/2005 10:49:26 PM
Beautifully symmetric strobe effect. Looks like a winner to me.
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09/23/2005 03:07:05 PM
Amazing shot. Hope it gets the blue. Perfect execution. Love it.
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09/23/2005 01:44:40 AM
It's got the wow factor going for this one. 10. My top pick for this challenge.
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09/23/2005 12:45:12 AM
Perfect lighting and exposure. A truly masterful job, Must have been hard to keep your model's head still. 10
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09/22/2005 09:42:34 PM
Very impressive. Great shot.
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09/22/2005 03:16:03 AM
graphicfunk: you're the master of multiple exposures.
very well executed.
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09/21/2005 10:53:31 PM
Hello Dan, awesome picture! Very creative, as usual. I bet you had fun with this one.
I've got an entry in this challenge too :-)
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09/21/2005 02:12:20 PM
Very cool photo. I'd be curious to know how it was achieved. Good luck in the challenge.
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09/21/2005 08:10:06 AM
This is awsome
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09/20/2005 09:08:34 PM
Like the symmetry, and the title is well crafted, really adds to the mood. But Daniel, your "mug" is getting too recognizable, LOL!
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09/20/2005 02:06:38 PM
Fabulous. This is so very well done, and I can't imagine but that it must have been difficult to time it all so perfectly. It's a beautiful and moving image.
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09/20/2005 12:29:58 PM
Dan this is just phenomenal :) I love it! I want to take one of your courses so I can learn beautiful and creative photography such as this :) 10!
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09/20/2005 06:13:08 AM
Wow!
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09/19/2005 09:20:04 PM
A Daniel classic....awesome, original, artistic and deserving of a ribbon! Excellent work as usual!
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09/19/2005 08:33:16 PM
great work... nothing else to say.. 9
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09/19/2005 08:25:45 PM
as always, an excellent image!!!
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09/19/2005 07:32:33 PM
Good concept and flawless execution.
One point for each extra arm of the spiritual handyman.
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09/19/2005 06:49:50 PM
a fine entry - a master of lights. good luck.


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09/19/2005 05:22:37 PM
Masterful.
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09/19/2005 04:46:22 PM
nice editing, very neat concept!
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09/19/2005 11:01:22 AM
strobe...?
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09/19/2005 10:28:14 AM
Such a cool idea, I really enjoyed this photo.
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09/19/2005 09:47:55 AM
Ok, FINALLY a shot I like that isn't a snapshot or graveyard. This is excellent. Very well focused and "centered." hee hee My only nitpick might be to have a tad more color in the ski tones but that's just a minor suggestion. GOOD JOB
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09/19/2005 09:11:28 AM
Simply awesome! Incredible shot! Gotta be a ribbon contender! 10
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09/19/2005 03:01:14 AM
OH WOW... this is a ripper.... great shot and perfectly thought out... 10..
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09/19/2005 12:44:41 AM
Outstanding. This is the blue ribbon for sure.
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