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Challenge: Double Exposure (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon
Date: Apr 26, 2010
Aperture: 16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30S
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2010



[May. 2nd, 2010 10:34:06 PM]

We had great fun setting up and taking this shot. There is about 37 feet between the foreground Mary and background Mary (to create the perspective). I used a 30 second exposure in complete darkness exposing Mary with flash. Here were the steps:

1. Set camera on tripod and focus on Mary in the foreground.
2. Turn out all lights and open camera shutter.
3. Pop flash to expose Mary (note, don't let back flash sync or you get background exposure leaking through to foreground)
4. Cover front of lens so no light comes in, turn on lights so Mary could run to the other end of the house and stand on pre positioned chair (lined up with her shoulder from foreground).
5. Mary stands on chair and pretends to whisper in her ear.
6. All lights back off.
7. Manually focus lens to infinity so "back" Mary will be in focus. Shot at f16 iso 400 with 30mm lens.
7. Remove lens covering.
8. Pop back flash on Mary.
9. Cover lens again for the rest of the 30s exposure.
10. Repeat many times and pay the kids to keep trying because they get bored with it :)

Editing steps:
1. Convert from RAW in ACR.
2. Crop
3. add curves layer and adjust Red, Green and blue channels (trying to get rid of color cast in eyes).
4. add Hue/Sat Layer and adjust Reds, Yellows, Blues, and Magentas to fix white balance on back Mary. (back flash was considerable cooler than front flash)
5. added bright/contrast layer to adjust contrast
6. Added another curves layer to fine tune contrast
7. Run through neatimage to fix noise
8. Sharpen, reduce and save for web.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 143
Avg (all users): 7.1441
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 7.0500
Avg (non-participants): 7.1761
Views since voting: 8008
Views during voting: 559
Votes: 236
Comments: 52
Favorites: 17 (view)


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05/08/2010 06:50:54 AM
Congrats with well deserved blue ribbon. Nicely done!
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05/07/2010 11:33:20 PM
Excellent Jason!! really great positioning!
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05/07/2010 03:35:09 PM
Ditto Everything below. Deservedly so!
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05/07/2010 06:13:24 AM
Brilliant..............nothing less!
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05/05/2010 11:50:41 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, and thanks for your generosity in sharing your methods so explicitly. Kudos to your daughter; her expression is adorable -- quite the little actress. Cheers,
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05/05/2010 11:48:23 PM
This is indeed the winner because the image rises above the challenge. The overall effect is truly arresting and the concept to isolate the images, that is, no blending of the images, retains the integrity of a razor sharp main image. You have my admiration and Congratulations!
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05/05/2010 11:03:35 PM
I bet the kids are happy they helped now.....Awesome job!......Congrats!
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05/05/2010 11:00:31 PM
BRAVO!!! and BRAVA to your wonderful and wonderfully patient daughter!!
TOP NOTCH!!!
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05/05/2010 06:54:35 PM
Way to GO, Jason!!! This is so amazing. Brilliantly executed, and so award worthy! I do agree with David! One of the best ever!
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05/05/2010 11:57:03 AM
One of the best ever on dpc.
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05/05/2010 11:12:22 AM
Congrats Jason well done my number one vote . Who in there right mind would give this a one , come on people
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05/05/2010 09:42:53 AM
Nice shot and really cute model. Congrats!
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05/05/2010 09:38:26 AM
Very impressive congratulations on your win.
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05/05/2010 08:37:04 AM
Way to go captain :)
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05/05/2010 07:41:51 AM
Congrats on the blue Jason!! I didn't vote this one (I recognized Mary!) but would have scored it very high...well done to both you and Mary!!
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05/05/2010 07:40:19 AM
WTG, Jason, great work!
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05/05/2010 06:53:14 AM
Mary must be a happy girl today :)

Congrats captain!
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05/05/2010 04:14:14 AM
What to say? Our Captain at his Best! Congrats Jason for this amazing image.
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05/05/2010 02:43:38 AM
Mate, how good is that.
I wouldn't have thought of that or carried it out like you have in a million years.
Very well done and congrats.
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05/05/2010 02:39:51 AM
This is awesome. Great work!
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05/05/2010 02:35:29 AM
Brilliant Jason. Thanks for the heads up on the PP. Congratulations on another well deserved blue ribbon.
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05/05/2010 01:57:15 AM
Fantastic picture, congratultions on your blue ribbon.
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05/05/2010 01:53:46 AM
Great job, Jason.
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05/05/2010 01:41:47 AM
Very clever and well done.
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05/05/2010 12:59:15 AM
Congratulations on the win. I am SO glad this one won.
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05/05/2010 12:43:05 AM
Congratulations! Very nice!
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05/05/2010 12:31:41 AM
Great work and many thanks for the detailed notes
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05/05/2010 12:20:24 AM
Great shot. Great idea. Thanks for the detailed description. Congrats on your blue!
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05/05/2010 12:19:41 AM
Congratulations! well done!
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05/05/2010 12:15:16 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!! This is a great shot. Loved it in voting and happy for you!
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05/05/2010 12:11:08 AM
Awesome shot! Congrats, one of my top two!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2010 09:00:25 PM
Perfect! well done. 10
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05/04/2010 10:38:17 AM
Great execution of theme. Your idea stands out from the rest and gives purpose for the technique.
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05/04/2010 10:08:00 AM
Her expression is worth a thousand words.....great shot...love the lighting...10
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05/04/2010 09:48:22 AM
Very cute!!
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05/03/2010 03:00:31 PM
LOL I love her expression. Some fun, that's the spirit of this challenge! A pitty for the sharpened stuff on her skin. 9
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05/03/2010 12:33:26 AM
Beautiful!
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05/02/2010 10:18:03 PM
Love the expression on her face..
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04/30/2010 10:37:37 PM
YES! Perfection! I hope to see this on the front page!!!
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04/30/2010 07:07:59 PM
Really cute
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04/29/2010 11:29:41 AM
Briiiiiiiiiiiliant!
(upgraded)10* and faved!
It would be perfect if the other placement was closer to the ear.
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04/29/2010 04:50:18 AM
awesome use of lighting and nice idea
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04/28/2010 10:32:29 PM
my favorite, good idea, topped with great lighting
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04/28/2010 08:25:56 PM
Great inventive use of perspective!
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04/28/2010 05:59:17 PM
Wow great shot
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04/28/2010 02:18:31 PM
Really great light. Very cute :)
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04/28/2010 10:52:09 AM
nice idea!
one wish...the back ground girl turned so i could actually see what she is doing. it would have made more sense to me
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04/28/2010 08:32:45 AM
Great idea and well executed.
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04/28/2010 05:29:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon ... well it would be if they were awarded on my votes.
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04/28/2010 05:14:25 AM
very nice image!
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04/28/2010 04:43:32 AM
This is awesome, well done
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04/28/2010 02:47:28 AM
Absolutely love this. Not only is it cleanly exposed and well composed, it is interesting and attractive. 10
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