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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Aperture: 3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6 seconds
Galleries: Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

jump, flash, long exposure.
careful on the way down...
I have done similar photos much better before but I have run out of time as usual.

Place: 128 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.1590
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 4.9624
Avg (non-participants): 5.3333
Views since voting: 951
Votes: 283
Comments: 17
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06/30/2003 11:40:56 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Composition - I love this technique. I'll be trying this one in the future for sure. The picture however, I just don't get much out of it. It looks like fun for you, but I'm positive I'm not getting as much out of it as you did. I wonder if this would've looked better if you didn't cut your arm off. I like the way that you are corner to corner in the frame. I think that is working for you. Personally its just a little silly picture amongst scads of dead serious ones. Its a nice change, but that doesn't make the image any better, just the voting a little less boring.

Technical - I love this technique. I don't know if it's yours or you copied it, but I'll be working on this one for sure. Its like a photoshop trick without photoshop. This is well executed despite your disclaimer in the comments box.

Overall - This is a cool technique but not so much a cool picture. I think you really could've capitalized on this and done a better overall image. It has a real out-of-control element to it and not in a good way. Looks like the flash might have been too close and I'm almost positive the camera is too close, hence the cut of arm. Keep shooting these. This unique technique is really something to give you an advantage over most. Good luck - Bob
06/25/2003 03:07:39 AM
LOL that looks fun. original
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 06:31:30 PM
NICE! Clever idea.
06/21/2003 07:23:51 PM
How come you're transparent? Is it part reflection? A fun shot and shows character. Too many serious shots in this challenge! -7
06/21/2003 07:20:24 PM
Looks less like "falling" than "flying leaping" to me! :) Really interesting the way you're only partially transparent. Clever.
06/21/2003 01:21:57 PM
Now what i would like to know is how you were able to make yourself transparent? Hope you did not land to hard--lol
06/21/2003 02:04:28 AM
Highly original. I assume you had this set on long shutter speed with synch flash to capture yourself as you were falling. The ghostly image this created is truly unique
06/20/2003 10:55:00 PM
what is going on with the transparence in your body? was your image taken from another shot and superimposed on this background?
06/19/2003 12:44:42 AM
action ghost
06/18/2003 03:12:17 PM
Hey dude,
Nice shot. Looks like you used a strobe or something. You certainly are falling, but if I was to nit-pick you aren't falling with style. I hate to use the term boring here, but I feel this one is lacking something to put it over the top.
06/18/2003 12:52:42 PM
mm.. how do you do that ? do you modify it ?
06/18/2003 12:32:44 PM
Wow! How many tries did this take?!
06/18/2003 12:00:29 PM
ohmegod, that was tough to do, wasn't it? 7.
06/18/2003 11:03:25 AM
very diofferent. Well done.
06/18/2003 07:06:21 AM
Weird effect but worth an 8 beacuise of the smile you gave me thinking about you running around taking it
06/18/2003 05:28:56 AM
nice action portrait shot.
06/18/2003 01:30:16 AM
very ghostlike - I hope that you weren't hurt. I like this picture because it's interesting, non conventional and funnyas well (although I suppose I shouldn't laugh at people falling or hurting themselves!)

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