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Telekinesis - I can pour myself water without getting up
Telekinesis - I can pour myself water without getting up
Art


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Paranormal (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Sydney
Date: Apr 15, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Still Life, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2008

Wow ! I didn't expect to get 4th place with this. I mean the tape is visible :)

I'll add more details later on how I took it and a behind the scenes photo of the shot.

Thanks for all the comments and looking :)

Below is the jpeg that came out of the camera. I adjusted the curves a bit to lighten the image to make the left tape less visible. Two desk lamps on the left, I'm not sure if they made any difference actually and SB800 pointing towards the paper behind the bottle.

You can see some of the flash is wasted on the right side, I should've pointed it bit more to the left, that could make the left tape invisible as well, but the water everywhere and the tape sticking to everything was starting to get on my nerves :)

Taken with the remote on 2 sec. timer, so I pressed the remote, grabbed the tapes, started pouring and I had some water in the glass by the time shutter fired.

I liked the effect of the tilt but the main reason behind the tilt was that less of the left tape would be in the frame, as I couldn't clone it out.

Thanks everyone!

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 107
Avg (all users): 6.4603
Avg (commenters): 7.4091
Avg (participants): 6.0682
Avg (non-participants): 6.5433
Views since voting: 2831
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 252
Comments: 32
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/23/2008 02:46:22 AM
well done/congratulations...brilliant picture.
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04/23/2008 01:04:38 AM
Very cool shot! Now, if you could only get some fingerprints on the bottle and the glass... whoa!!! think about how cool would that be!!!
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04/23/2008 01:02:37 AM
Great work Art. Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2008 08:56:56 AM
That would suck if you could only pour it via telekinesis; you'd still have to go get it.

;D
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04/21/2008 05:27:46 PM
You can see the plastic holding it up. But good idea and nice contrast. Next time use photoshop.
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04/21/2008 02:50:16 PM
Love your idea, lighting and detail!
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04/21/2008 12:36:24 PM
great effect- (high score) ;) i puzzle over what that is at the neck of the botle and am guessing its part of how you did this image? :) great idea :) I like the blue-bottle and white glass/background- it seems so illuminated and rather mystical in a way :) great job! :)
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04/21/2008 10:01:51 AM
i like how theres condinsation on the bottle.
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04/21/2008 09:55:22 AM
This is an interesting picture bit the angle is a little off and the clear (tape) at the neck of the bottle can be seen.
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04/20/2008 05:50:54 PM
The picture is very sharply in focus, but would have been better against a darker background.
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04/19/2008 11:39:58 PM
Love the way you controlled the light here. Really nice work. I'm sire you would have taken care of the tape is this weren't a basic editing challenge, so I'm not counting off for it.
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04/19/2008 08:39:38 PM
I swear I see tape around the neck. Also would be more believable if the water in the cup was level.
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04/18/2008 10:50:11 PM
Very nice initial reaction. Loses a little when you see the tape and the fact that the floating glass is just a tilt. My top pick
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04/18/2008 05:48:30 PM
Great lighting and capture. 7 (I can just barely see the tape.)
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04/18/2008 02:06:07 AM
With the help of a little cellophane around the neck. ;-) Too bad it's basic editing. Nice effect and nicely framed.
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04/17/2008 09:27:08 PM
Wow, amazing...could you let me know how you took this photograph.
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04/17/2008 01:54:00 PM
I can see the strips of plastic round the bottle. Still very well done.
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04/17/2008 11:44:30 AM
Pretty nice, but I can see the tape. Too bad you couldn't edit it out!
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04/17/2008 11:42:36 AM
fabulas picture,infact its one of the best so far.well done
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04/17/2008 10:18:28 AM
Yeah, but can you get your spouse or kids to pick up their dity socks?! *grin* Great shot!
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04/17/2008 10:11:23 AM
I bet you wish you could do spot editing on the tape that shows on the neck of the bottle. :D I really like this photograph though, the cropping and lighting look excellent. and i really like the color of the bottle, and how it is highlighted by the white of everything else. Good concept.
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04/17/2008 04:26:36 AM
Nice image - Like the lighting a lot but alas we can see the tape which then takes the whole illusion out of the whole thing
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04/17/2008 01:56:20 AM
This is going to bug me now - how did you do that?

It feels a bit tight compositionally - perhaps a looser crop?
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04/16/2008 08:41:18 PM
This would be a cool photo if you couldnt see the tape holding up the bottle lol
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04/16/2008 08:26:07 PM
Nice job concealing the suspension. Particularly impressive given the basic editing limitations! You must have been very patient getting this set up just right. Congratulations.
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04/16/2008 07:27:51 PM
I assume your monitor is set so bright that you can't see the tape. Unfortunately, I can :-(
Still a nice idea, though, and I appreciate the effort.
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04/16/2008 02:19:08 PM
Nice shot! (despite the visible tape at the neck of the bottle). 8 from me.
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04/16/2008 12:42:06 PM
Clean, pleasant colour. 7
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04/16/2008 08:59:35 AM
Very cool.
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04/16/2008 08:19:08 AM
My favourite.
Ahhh, now I can see the tape...
great shot.
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04/16/2008 08:01:39 AM
If you were allowed to edit out all the tape that would be a very cool picture. Very crisp.
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04/16/2008 03:52:26 AM
That's the kind of superhuman ability we all dream of having! ...well except I'd be pouring a beer. :)
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