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The amazing Skywheel of Dr Parnassus
The amazing Skywheel of Dr Parnassus
MilesW


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: London, UK
Date: Oct 26, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/2500sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2009

PostChallenge:
Wow - strong finish given that this was sub-6 a couple of days into voting and 6.1 most of the week. Many thanks for all the kind comments, votes and faves.

As Posthumous correctly spotted, this shot was taken by hand-holding a small mirror (or in this case a 10x10cm mirror tile) in front of the lens and angling it so that the top third of the wheel is reflected into the bottom third of the shot. There is very little post-processing other than to balance some brightness and tweak some colours.

Taking this shot did generate quite a bit of interest from other photographers present who wanted to know why I was waving a mirror in front of my lens!

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.4620
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.4754
Avg (non-participants): 6.4286
Views since voting: 1515
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 171
Comments: 30
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/10/2009 08:33:44 PM
Thanks for the how-to! Lovely image.
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11/09/2009 08:28:32 PM
An amazing photo that just goes to show that world that little processing can create an effect like this. Well done
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11/09/2009 05:27:15 PM
I really want to try this out myself - just for fun, simply for the experience.
This is the most creative way of taking pictures I've ever seen and on top of that without a mass of post-processing.
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11/09/2009 02:03:22 PM
really creative technique here! I am glad you rewarded with a nice score. :)
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11/09/2009 01:20:13 PM
PostChallenge:
Wow - strong finish given that this was sub-6 a couple of days into voting and 6.1 most of the week. Many thanks for all the kind comments, votes and faves.

As Posthumous correctly spotted, this shot was taken by hand-holding a small mirror (or in this case a 10x10cm mirror tile) in front of the lens and angling it so that the top third of the wheel is reflected into the bottom third of the shot. There is very little post-processing other than to balance some brightness and tweak some colours.

Taking this shot did generate quite a bit of interest from other photographers present who wanted to know why I was waving a mirror in front of my lens!
11/08/2009 09:10:42 AM
Oh gosh!! That is really really cool!!
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11/08/2009 01:21:02 AM
nice shot. my son's point and shoot canon, not sure which, can take two shots and the camera's software can stitch them together and produce a single frame/single-file shot. is that what this is?
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11/08/2009 01:04:44 AM
beats me how this didn't score higher.
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11/08/2009 12:46:12 AM
ok, I see a slight tear in the matrix on the lower left side. This is a mirror held up to reflect the sky and the top part of the wheel, lined up to complete the bottom part of the wheel, simultaneously blocking out the horizon. Very well donw.
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11/08/2009 12:28:36 AM
Super cool. Should have placed higher, IMO.
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11/08/2009 12:22:39 AM
this intrigued me when i saw it in the challenge . i would love to know how you were able to 'do' this photograph .. it really is excellent ..:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 11:31:04 PM
I always feel bad for the guy who's photo shows up after an image like this. Too cool. Among my top picks easily. A nine for you.
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11/07/2009 08:53:04 PM
Surrealistic. Definitely out of the box. I love it! Hope you will share how it was shot and processed.
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11/07/2009 06:33:24 PM
Can't wait to see how you managed this... It's spectacular!!! Outstanding piece of work.
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11/07/2009 11:57:04 AM
Not sure how you did it but it's very cool!
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11/07/2009 10:36:46 AM
surreal.
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11/06/2009 08:44:37 PM
My guess is that this is the London Eye, and initially thought you were going to get DQ'd on it, until I spotted it had been validated. Now I would just love to know how you pulled this off within the editing rules!
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11/06/2009 07:42:44 PM
ok, I'm sure this is going to score high, but I can't ignore this coup de grace, either. I give you the Posthumous Blue Ribbon.

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11/06/2009 05:24:17 PM
Very Dali/Magritte. Surreal and gorgeous. Front page for sure.
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11/06/2009 03:54:04 PM
Is that the London Eye? One of the most unique shots I have ever seen of it, or of any ferris wheel. Looks like an old fashioned advert. What a rare catch to find the fog this way.
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11/06/2009 02:44:33 PM
This is wild. When I first saw it, the bottom half looked like it had to be digitally manipulated. But you've got the validation stamp, and a 9 from me to boot.
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11/05/2009 02:38:37 PM
Oooh, cool effect. Sort of surreal. What is the reflection surface?
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11/05/2009 12:37:36 PM
I'm so confused. Must be a reflection closing up the circle? Great shot.
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11/04/2009 04:03:32 PM
This is a clever optical illusion, I'm curious as to what it's reflected in. Cool.
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11/03/2009 02:01:04 PM
???
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11/03/2009 01:48:02 AM
sick photo! would be a great album cover ...
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11/01/2009 05:59:19 PM
if this photo is legal I'm sure that this will be the winner
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11/01/2009 01:59:04 PM
Good shot. I love the trickery.
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11/01/2009 09:16:49 AM
This is a very cool shot. Nice job.
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11/01/2009 12:49:23 AM
such an amazingly cool image .. totally excellent .. i'm not voting yet but wanted to comment anyway .. :)
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