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Homage to a Fallen King
Homage to a Fallen King

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Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Kirkland, Washington USA
Date: Jan 5, 2006
Aperture: F/13
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1.5 Seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2006

Photographerís Notes

I donít know if this will be judged as a good image or not. Voters and their comments will tell me; although with so many entries, it may get lost in the crowd.

What I set out to do was to create a multiple exposure using the Nikon D200ís in-camera capability. This is NOT image overlay, but rather MULTIPLE EXPOSURE taking sequential images within 30 seconds of one another and recording it as a single frame. There have been a few threads wondering if and opining on whether this was legal.

Arguments in favor: 1) All done in camera; 2) Other digital cameras can create multiple exposures and their images havenít been DQed; 3) External apparatus (mirrors & lens caps) to create multiple exposures using digital cameras (e.g. Canon) has been judged legal; 4) Mimics what can be done in most SLR film cameras; and 5) Doesnít use out-of-the camera post processing to combine images.

Arguments against: 1) Violates the spirit of post processing rules forbidding combining multiple images; 2) Single (or multiple) exposures havenít been defined; 3) Gives an unfair advantage to those able to afford the newest cameras; 4) The rules are internally inconsistent, and therefore whatís illegal in one place should take precedence over it being as legal somewhere else; and 5) Actually I canít think of a five.

I wonít self DQ this, but I suspect it will receive a validation request. Then, let the games begin.

PS. The grain is intentional. It is not a camera artifact.

Post Processing

Color Correction (Curves)
Enhance Wood Tones (Selective Color)
Darken Background (Levels)
Darken Background Further (Curves)
Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
Sharpen (Lab Color Method)
De-emphasize Background Specks (Clone Tool)
Tone Down Distracting Highlights (Burn Tool)
Add Noise
Image Size
Sharpen (Lab Color Method)
Further De-emphasize Distracting Highlights (Selective Color)
Save for Web

Camera Data

Nikon D200
2006/01/05 19:28:31.3
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 105mm F/2.8 D
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1.50 sec - F/13
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 640
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0į
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: On (Normal)
Multiple Exposures: (Auto Gain)

Place: 559 out of 622
Avg (all users): 4.7228
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.6338
Avg (non-participants): 5.0238
Views since voting: 664
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 184
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2006 01:02:24 PM
Great idea, but I'm not fond of the extreme color-scheme
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02/02/2006 05:49:36 PM
Interesting, but I think the organizers might due well to clarify the line between double exposure & elements of two separate photos. I think this photo is very creative, even if it is on the edge of qualified.
Great imagery that illuminates the title. Kudos.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2006 01:41:02 PM
Would get a 9 from me if it wasn't so grainy and noisy. If it was sharper, great, so here's a 6 for a great idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2006 12:52:04 AM
This is really well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2006 08:11:41 AM
a little too grainy yet I like the double exposure (if that is what was used)
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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