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Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass

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Challenge: Camera "Self Portrait" (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: My livingroom
Date: Aug 11, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2.5
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2006

This turned out to be a lot of fun. I used 8 mirrors, held in place by all kinds dishtowels, lenscaps, napkins, books, a piece of iron, just so that I could get a few different angles of my wonderful Nokon D70.
Curves, Sharpness and Color Mode in Nikon Capture.
Levels in Photoshop, and a selective color layer too. Curves again and USM of course. Save for web.
I took a shot of the setup :) as I thought maybe this would be a shot someone might think was made of more than one exp.
I have posted the setup in my portfolio, :/ couldn't figure how to put it here

Place: 39 out of 143
Avg (all users): 5.8224
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.8235
Avg (non-participants): 5.8220
Views since voting: 743
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 259
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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08/29/2006 09:18:01 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First off, I LOVE reading your description! Isn't amazing the things we do to get pictures sometimes. I will go look at the setup in your portfolio in a bit.

I thought this was a very good shot when I voted during the challenge - it wasn't a static, head-on shot, which to me indicates a good imagination - you gave it some thought and effort and to me, it paid off. I really like the color and lines created by the intersections of the mirrors. The slightly different angles give each reflection a slightly different look, which creates interest and keeps the viewer engaged.

The lighting is good - I like that there's no significant glare in the lens face. Focus is pretty good, particularly for a reflection. The word "Nikon" could be just a tad sharper but again, since it's a reflection, that's hard to do.

A well done shot, and a great interpretation of the challenge.
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08/26/2006 02:10:29 AM
I really like this. Very clever!! Would be fun to see the setup shot, because I like your description of it - all those towels and other odds & ends.
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08/23/2006 02:22:01 AM
Liked this one a lot during voting, very nicely done Gugi!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2006 11:16:44 AM
i love the effect, and in focus of all aspects.....
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08/19/2006 05:08:55 PM
Like the broken prism 7
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08/17/2006 09:16:55 PM
Meets challenge????
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08/17/2006 07:47:03 PM
I like!
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08/16/2006 10:10:12 AM
Very enjoyable! Oversaturation works well here.
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08/16/2006 06:18:11 AM
I quite like this. Should do ok...
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