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Magic Rings
Magic Rings

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Challenge: Circle II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus C-765UZ
Location: Calgary
Date: Mar 11, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2007

This is a cheap trick. Squares are held in the left hand and backlit onto white sheet of paper. The squares were made of balsa wood and pinned together. A 250W halogen construction lamp was used to backligth

A side light is applied to the right hand which holds the rings on the opposite side of the paper. The left and right hands create a good 'mirror image' which increases the effect of the illusion.

The side light was shielded from the paper backgound.

The camera was set up about 10 feet away and zoomed in to make the rings appear close to its shadow.

Curves (smoothed out splotchy paper)
Sat -13
Light +16
USM a couple of times

Place: 48 out of 283
Avg (all users): 5.9621
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 5.8659
Avg (non-participants): 6.1200
Views since voting: 841
Views during voting: 196
Votes: 132
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2007 10:51:01 PM
held my interest - creative and well executed - one of my favorites this challenge
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03/18/2007 04:55:31 AM
Excellent! It got a chuckle from me.
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03/16/2007 11:32:22 PM
I hope you'll explain how you did this!
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03/15/2007 07:51:51 PM
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03/15/2007 06:18:24 PM
great idea, well done.
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03/15/2007 03:52:37 PM
great trick....just like De Sousa did....looks like you cloned out part of your finger...still a great entry
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03/15/2007 01:11:42 AM
simple, but effective composition...8
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03/14/2007 06:20:41 AM
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03/13/2007 10:06:09 AM
outstanding work!
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03/13/2007 09:11:04 AM
I like that, very effective - good luck
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03/13/2007 06:57:23 AM
Amusing trick; for me that's perhaps not quite enough of itself. I wonder if there isn't a slight lack of enough fine detail for the majority of voters - the image could perhaps be 'cleaner' in noise terms and slightly more contrast might help - deepen those 'shadows' a touch?
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03/12/2007 08:40:45 PM
Very cool! Love the rings - but there appears to be something wrong with the reflection - can't quite figure it out... ;-)
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03/12/2007 01:48:43 PM
haha :-) very clever. I like the clean composition, and every piece of it counts. well done.
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03/12/2007 01:13:15 AM
great effect! while i'm fairly certain i know how you did this, thinking of photographing this is the real work of art. strong work...
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