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Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus Ohio
Date: May 12, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 20 seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2006

Don't quite know what made me think of this but I thought of it fast. Did a little research in some of the DPC tutorials and tried out my first double exposure type shot.

I set up a black sheet in my garage for the backdrop. The white bar down the middle is some leftover pvc pipe from making our lightbox. I used a 20 second shutter speed on a timer shot to allow for me to move and for the flash to recharge. My wife held and fired the flash when I needed her to. The first fire was for my profile shot and the second fire was for the full face. I had little glow in the dark stars on the floor to tell me where to place my feet as it was pitch black between flashes. I got this on the 6th shot or so. I was quite stunned at the clarity of the shot.

Post processing - rotated, layer masked everything separate - heads, shirts, middle pole and signs. Each layer has a variety of burning, sat & desat, dodging, sharpening, and cloning. Gaussian blur on the background to soften any wrinkles in the sheet. Cropped and bordered, dodged the pole again, save for web, NeatImage (I am too cheap to pay for the full version so I NI the websize shot)and unsharpen mask again.

I wanted to have height markers but decided it would be too tough. The numbers on my id marker are my DPC user id number, the date I joined DPC and todays date. I will probably just go ahead and send this in first night to get validated. I dont want any low votes because they think I cheated. I dont expect to ribbon but I do expect a handful of comments. This was a fun experiment.

Here is a copy of my original. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53147/120/338859.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53147/120/338859.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 66 out of 236
Avg (all users): 6.2526
Avg (commenters): 7.0769
Avg (participants): 5.8779
Avg (non-participants): 6.5714
Views since voting: 2503
Views during voting: 607
Votes: 285
Comments: 54
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/30/2010 02:15:31 AM
the photo on right is an image of a man who deep inside knows for a fact that he is slowly turning into the tooth fairy.
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06/17/2006 04:08:39 PM
Very clever setup... and little glow in the dark stars so you knew where to stand... brilliant! Great double exposure shot! Thanks for taking the time to share the setup with the rest of us! Well done! :)
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06/01/2006 11:53:25 PM
--Trading Post Comment--

Camera Work/Technical: Very creative, one of the most creative of the challenge. This is a wonderfully executed double exposure, and it scored pretty well due to that fact.

Lighting: The flash looks a little harsh for the image on the left, but near flawless for the right hand image.

Composition/Content: Again, very interesting and very creative. Great job with post-processing to finish with a very nice image.

My Opinion: I like it. I think that it scored pretty close to its potential, and you ended up with another well-deserved 6+.

Eric
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05/29/2006 07:05:43 AM
This is a great double exposure, very creative and technically very good despite the difficulties of the double exposure, especially wrt lighting. The expressions are priceless.
The only criticism really is the skewed label in the top left of the left half. OTher than that, its pretty much perfect imho.
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05/28/2006 09:48:26 PM
Trading post...
I thought you did a great job with this. Very clever too! The lighting was great, I figured it was a double exposure or it would have been DQ'd. I really like your expressions.
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05/28/2006 06:00:46 PM
I wasn't wild about this shot, but now reading what you went through to get it, it deserves a better score than the 5 I gave it. The left photo flash was a bit strong giving too much reflection off your face and neck. (but here again, it's terrific for what you went through).

Clever use of PVC pipe. I can't wait to see what you do with Duct tape.

Message edited by author 2006-05-28 18:02:22.
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05/28/2006 11:39:01 AM
This gave me quite a chuckle during the challenge. I thought it should have done better, but I like nutty fun stuff. ;~p
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05/28/2006 11:32:45 AM
Trading Post comment
Pretty durn clever! I love the idea of the glow in the dark stars to find your spot to stand on. I'd figured out the member number thing - also very clever. I appreciate you including the original shot and the info on all the post processing - it's very interesting to see just how much that adds. In this case, it gave a richness and depth to the picture, in my opinion. Finally, as a self portrait it tells me you're a fun-loving, quirky kinda guy with a great sense of humor.
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05/27/2006 04:51:10 AM
[[trading post]]

very creative idea, I read through your description and it gave me some ideas for my next studiosession.

there's nothing bad about your image to criticise, it's very well done and should have scored higher.
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05/26/2006 02:22:16 PM
I gave you a nine, it was one of my favorites. Now that I know a little background of the "how to", I'm enjoying it even more.
Fabulous job!!!
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05/26/2006 11:56:42 AM
I THOUGHT this was you dude! Love it! Such a great expression. Terrific use of lighting to establish the mood too. HA Great job! Man, you are on a steep learning curve!
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05/26/2006 11:06:03 AM
don't stress man...mine got 21 votes 4 and under and it came in second. There's no point trying to figure that stuff out...it'll just make you crazy. the good news is it happens to all the images, so it all kind of evens out in the end. like you said...anything over 6 is a good score, so be pleased that you did that with a really creative image.:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2006 11:20:13 PM
lol! No "1" from me!
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05/25/2006 11:01:38 PM
this is very funny
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05/25/2006 09:58:24 PM
Dude you so crack me up man!
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05/25/2006 09:50:51 PM
ROFL! I think you've been safely paroled from Brown Ribbon territory with this one.
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05/25/2006 08:49:35 PM
LOL, would like to know how.
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05/25/2006 04:34:14 PM
this looks difficult to execute. Colors pop a bit too much for a mug shot. maybe try b&w
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05/25/2006 01:25:23 PM
Very creative idea! Love the expression! How long are you in for?
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05/25/2006 12:58:59 PM
how did you do this shot? 9
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05/25/2006 12:30:57 AM
Great idea :}
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05/24/2006 04:50:08 PM
Great idea! Well done!
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05/24/2006 12:44:17 PM
thank you for the laugh! 7
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05/24/2006 09:24:28 AM
SWEET SWEET IDEA! Total 7 from me!
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05/22/2006 05:04:28 PM
Great!!!!
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05/22/2006 08:28:15 AM
The validated thing is important on this one :} I love the idea and the expression! I suppose on of these is a photo already unless you somehow block the sensor on one side. Interested to see how this was done :) 8
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05/21/2006 11:50:32 PM
Great expressions! Good color and light.
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05/21/2006 01:02:11 PM
funny!:) lol
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05/21/2006 12:49:14 PM
Man, looks like you're on a roll! This is funny and creative. The bg might be a little darker than I'd expect to see on a mugshot; but I'm amazed that you were able to do this with a single exposure. Keep up the good work.
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05/20/2006 02:20:07 PM
great concept here... I might have liked to see it read "Brown Ribbon Collection Faclility"
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05/20/2006 11:17:59 AM
LOL :o)
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05/20/2006 05:47:38 AM
Excellent trickery. I see this has been validated! This gave me a laugh, and for that I'll give you an 8
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05/19/2006 11:12:03 PM
LOL! this is funny! Good luck!
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05/19/2006 10:52:19 PM
Dude, you just need a height marker on the wall! Love the humor :-)
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05/19/2006 10:33:15 PM
you really want that brown ribbon bad don't you????
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05/19/2006 07:29:05 PM
too funny...will look forward to seeing how this was achieved without being DQ'd!
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05/19/2006 07:20:09 PM
Far far away from brown but also from blue. Sorry, the competition is tough and rough. :) Cool expression on the right side, top 30 is my guess.
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05/19/2006 07:03:04 PM
too funny! Love the idea! I'll be curious to see the steps you took to achieve this.
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05/19/2006 06:02:43 PM
I wonder how you made this legal! Looks cool
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05/19/2006 11:33:16 AM
LOL! Very funny...
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05/19/2006 11:31:31 AM
LOL
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05/19/2006 11:03:07 AM
I think that you have been rehabilitated... No chance of a brown here. Good idea and well executed :)
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05/19/2006 08:24:35 AM
Haha, very funny :)
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05/19/2006 07:05:01 AM
Funny! Humour nicely done is always a nice change!
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05/19/2006 04:23:02 AM
If you managed this without a DQ then it's a 10 from me:-)
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05/19/2006 03:22:26 AM
Busted is right! LOL!
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05/19/2006 02:30:43 AM
I think I recognize you... Aren't you on the Untouchables? Great job!
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05/19/2006 02:03:40 AM
LOL.
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05/19/2006 01:36:15 AM
No brown ribbon from me. Very funny! I could throw a DNMC in here if it makes you feel better. Still a score of 8 though. Sorry.
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05/19/2006 01:08:16 AM
You are a bona fide nut! ha ha ha ha ha
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05/19/2006 12:56:29 AM
LMAO, very funny.
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05/19/2006 12:47:00 AM
Is this from one photo? Clever idea, though.
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05/19/2006 12:42:08 AM
Cute Tim!!
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05/19/2006 12:34:08 AM
you really should not have your true DPC id number on the sign as it breaks the anonymity that we try to maintain here. Cute idea. Hope you didtn use two images to make this or it'll get dq'd
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