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There Can Be Only One!
There Can Be Only One!

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Challenge: Self Portrait VIII (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1100D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 III
Location: My home.
Date: Aug 27, 2013
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2013

This was a fun shot to do lol.

The shot is made up of 2 photographs and me climbing out of the frame edited into the one with me holding the frame.. simple enough idea but I liked it and thought the idea of me getting ready to dispose of the other me was a cool idea to run with. Title inspired by the line from the film "Highlander" of course lol. Shots taken with one flashgun remotely triggered to shoot through a white umbrella to one side of me to create shadowing on other side.

Editing (done in Corel PSP X5):- I cropped the image of me holding the frame, adjusted the contrast/brightness of this image using levels to darken backdrop and give better contrast to me. Selected me climbing out of the frame in the other shot and pasted it onto a layer above the other image. Fixed me inside the frame by adjusting size of selection and rotating until it fitted nicely. Used eraser tool on selection to fine tune the fitting of me inside the frame and holding it. Cloned skin on my thumb at the bottom of the frame to make hand grip fit onto the picture frame better. Used levels to adjust contrast/brightness on this selected layer to darken backdrop and give better contrast to me. Used colour efex pro 3's darken/lighten center option to adjust light on my face and hand on the layer of me holding the frame. Selected knife and adjusted brightness/contrast using levels to make more prominent. Cloned out a bit of wall showing bottom of photo below curtains used as backdrop. Merged all layers. Denoised using topaz denoise 5. Used topaz detail 2 to make the details more bold in the image. Applied unsharp mask to sharpen image. Resized for DPC & saved.

Place: 18 out of 81
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2013 11:37:14 AM
well executed
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08/31/2013 07:23:19 PM
Nice. Very talented.
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08/29/2013 02:54:37 PM
The alter ego. Get it before it gets you.
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08/29/2013 12:54:59 PM
My favourite film ! Nice image
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08/29/2013 03:19:45 AM
Good thing that frame isn't any lower!! LOL NICE job
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08/28/2013 12:31:49 PM
Clever, great shot.
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08/28/2013 11:20:07 AM
Love the concept!! Wicked grin on the doppleganger!
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08/28/2013 03:43:45 AM
Burn the frame or they'll just keep coming. ;-)
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