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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: home
Date: Nov 30, 2005
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec strobes
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

This minor project was to have been entered in the cheating challenge but I discovered that my black background material was semi transparant. It was scrapped for the entry in that challenge.

I paid no attention to the free study and at 8 o'clock befote deadline I decided to do this image. I obtained some opaque material. Here is how it this effect is done.

You station a frame over the chair. You then run this material across and touching the frame and you cut a hole the excat size of the frame. You then make a black insert for the frame and you are set. I did it alone so I was forced to use the entire 30 second exposure.

You run the curtain across which exposes only the frame, which you can see through. You shoot, then cover the lens, remove curtain and place black insert in frame. You sit down and shoot.

lol. Some inquiries suggest mirrors. There is no way to do this with mirrors. You can see some examples in the mentor thread: Double expore.

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12/08/2005 02:13:52 PM
I was right! Nice one Daniel
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12/08/2005 01:34:06 PM
It's George Carlin! ;-)

Nice work, Daniel! Well done!
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12/08/2005 11:17:56 AM
Your creativity is amazing Daniel. I know you probably get tired of me saying that. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 10:55:42 PM
You are indeed very tricky! I presume this is a multiple exposure. Glad to see you are wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes. Nicely done, bumping up!
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12/07/2005 09:00:27 PM
This is a great twist on the popular "transparent laptop" trick, executed with characteristic grace and skill. As the alignment of the wall panels is perfect, I see that you must have accomplished this with another feat of careful masking over a lengthy multiple-strobe exposure. Another technical tour-de-force.
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12/05/2005 09:15:46 PM
Nicely done, I like the lines and the mirror, is it? Good work
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12/04/2005 09:17:06 PM
Is this picture 'funky?
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12/04/2005 09:15:50 PM
Whaaa! One realllly does a double take on this photo. At first our eyes just glance at this image and mentally "fills" in the missing portions of the man sitting at the chair and his arm - even though we notice the back of the chair is present where the other half of the man should be! Wonderful illusion that first tricks us, then on closer look we notice that something is amiss. By appearances, it looks like he is holding just an empty picture frame that shows us the guitar, wall, and chair behind him. But it is not - that is an illusion! Great composition and well executed shot. My only critique is that I think that the picture would be better if the man doesn't wear those sunglasses. I wanted to see a mischievious twinkle in the eye (as well as a slight smirk) at his knowing of pulling a trick on us.
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12/04/2005 07:20:02 PM
clever
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12/04/2005 12:01:14 PM
Excellent illusion! Very nice, good imagination.
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12/04/2005 02:04:50 AM
Hmmm you could do the HP commercials!
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12/03/2005 12:56:09 PM
clever idea to line this up like that.. nice work 7
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12/02/2005 07:41:11 PM
Strange...I can't tell how u did it...
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12/02/2005 07:38:11 PM
Excellent shot! Very creative and well executed. One tine nit-picky thing is I'm not a fan of the shadow on the man's face and body. Other than that, brilliant!
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12/02/2005 04:20:57 PM
First view reveals an interesting illusion created and the necessary alignment successfully completing the setup. However I find the lighting aspect the most interesting portion to study.The lighting of the framed image and the lighting of the whole image, in particular the casting on your jeans and behind your left shoulder.
Good luck on this illusionary and enlightening study. -8-
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12/02/2005 03:25:49 AM
very clever and I am sure will do well No prizes for guessing who has done this
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12/02/2005 01:22:54 AM
Very cool! Great effect, perfect lighting and alignment. The competition is steep though and I'm not sure this will do well against all those frozen trees, sunsets and sweeping landscapes. But "I" like it!!!
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12/01/2005 07:04:43 PM
This is a great illusion. It took me a moment to notice what was going on. No real suggestions on improvement, fun shot, great creativity!
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12/01/2005 11:25:26 AM
Great shot daniel. Its a bit red on my monitor, but its refreshing to see something that makes you think. 8
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12/01/2005 10:27:34 AM
ROFL! You even lined up the wood slats! Damn fine job! :-) Wow...
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12/01/2005 03:15:12 AM
well done! I might have liked to see more contrast on the outer image and the chair does not match up perfectly other than that a perfect image! 7 for now
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12/01/2005 02:05:58 AM
Who is this guy?
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12/01/2005 12:05:10 AM
This is very clever ..
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