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Now I had some fun with this, I tell you. It took me about 2 hours to take the shots and about half an hour in photoshop. It is not perfect and I know that, I just wanted to do something different and a bit of an experiment. I think I succeeded to fulfill both of these. I decided to use the chair because it just seemed a fairly easy subject to move for a first attempt. I am nearly blind now though, as I used the built in flash on the camera and my dedicated flash handheld, pressing the test button to fire it, all this in a dark room. I was seeing spots for about 10 minutes.
This image is made up of 8 images all messed about with in layers on photoshop. The main problem I found is trying to get the opacity of each layer right as they are all different. I don't think I am to far away.
Anyway I hope you like it and if you do have any tips I would be very pleased to hear them.

Nikon D40
18-55mm Nikon
F 8
ISO 200
Shutter 1 Second
Built in flash / Dedicated Flash Diffused, Handheld and Fired

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55mm nikon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:In A Spin
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:19 Nov 2007 - 9:20 PM
Tags:Chaisr, Digitally manipulated, General, Manipulation, Photoshop, Specialist / abstract, Spin
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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2007 - 9:30 PM

I could do with this my chair is rock hard,but nice shot well worked,
Alan

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SRSmith
SRSmith  7 United States
19 Nov 2007 - 9:34 PM

A novel idea very well executed.

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Nov 2007 - 9:35 PM

lol ,,i think it looks superb andy ive got the same chair so i might have a dabble at this myself i bet you were tripping after 2 hours lol,,
ian

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Nov 2007 - 9:44 PM

Like it Andy,
Fred.

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John Giddings
19 Nov 2007 - 9:54 PM

It worked, Nice one.
John.

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
19 Nov 2007 - 10:10 PM

An extremely clever piece of work, love it Andy. It really works for me

Dave

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2007 - 10:34 PM

Very interesting experiment and impressive image, Andy. I like the fact that you've worked on the adjusting lever as well as the chair back. Your intro gives the impression that you worked by trial and error, though I'm sure that wasn't really the case.

I have no experience of taking this sort of shot, and precious little of using layers, but I guess you'd have to do some pencil-and-paper planning of the angles either side of head-on for your individual shots and probably work with the chair fixed rigidly rather than free to rotate, otherwise it will move more than you want. And be grateful you're using digital rather than film, so you don't have to wait a week before seing the results of your experiments!
Regards
Bill

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derekv
derekv  7 England
19 Nov 2007 - 10:35 PM

Great idea, Andy, well carried out.
Derek

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2007 - 10:39 PM

A very clever idea Andy and showing some impressive manipulation.
Ron

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2007 - 10:44 PM

I leave the techie stuff to Bill. This looks alarmingly like the chair I'm sitting in at the moment. It has a worrying tendency to scoot off on its own initiative (casters on a hard floor), and this shot could boost its ego to levels that I'd rather not think about. Could you please go back to flowers and bugs asap??
Yours respectfully, Mrs W

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 19 Nov 2007 - 10:44 PM

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
19 Nov 2007 - 11:01 PM

I wouldn't know where to start, so I think this is pretty brilliant! Using 'multiply' in layers work in combi with opacity helps, I find, but I think it's a case of trial and error, sometimes.
Allie

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
19 Nov 2007 - 11:03 PM

Your image certainly sent me into a spin!
Marian

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HarryStan
HarryStan  950 forum posts Australia
19 Nov 2007 - 11:05 PM

very trippy, nicely done...

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franken
franken e2 Member 123172 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2007 - 11:30 PM

Very impressive work. Interestingly different!

Ken

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
19 Nov 2007 - 11:36 PM

Very impressed with this - great work
Mandy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2007 - 11:36 PM

Certainly a change for you Andy.They say it is as good as a rest,but I bet you were knackered after taking this.Worth the effort tho'. A cracking shot.
Mick.

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
19 Nov 2007 - 11:40 PM

Nice fun shot - like having a workout I bet. Nice end result too.
Freda

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2007 - 12:00 AM

Interesting photo, clever work.

Phil

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Danny_Peters
20 Nov 2007 - 12:11 AM

Cool, nicely different and well executed

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2007 - 7:13 AM

Interesting shot
I think it works very well
Helen

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ChristineL
20 Nov 2007 - 7:46 AM

Clever stuff Andy,
Chris.

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GalleryGirl
20 Nov 2007 - 8:15 AM

Crickey patience of a saint? Fabulous image.
Marilyn x

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 - 9:41 AM

Superb work Andy, a great idea.

Trish x

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
20 Nov 2007 - 10:56 AM

Brilliant work, well worth the effort.
Hope the spots have gone now.
Excellent image, well done.
Annette

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janty66
janty66  7 England
20 Nov 2007 - 11:21 AM

excellent work, pleased to be #30...

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
20 Nov 2007 - 12:34 PM

Nice one .But i am not sure i would have stuck at it for that length of time .Well done it works .
Mike

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 - 2:19 PM

This is a superb piece of work that obviously took a lot of effort. Well done indeed.

John.

P.S. have you seen the upload by pareen today?

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2007 - 3:50 PM

I really like it a lot Andy, very well worth all the effort.
Bob

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 - 4:00 PM

well worth all he time and effort its brilliant
bunSmile

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 - 4:33 PM

Very interesting. its great to try new things.
Mavis

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
20 Nov 2007 - 6:53 PM

quite a stunning shot
well done
mark

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2007 - 6:55 PM

A huge click for the time and effort..a really interesting mono composition Andy.
Di

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
20 Nov 2007 - 7:37 PM

Now ! thats what you call a vibrating chair. Great work.
Nicky

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2007 - 9:27 PM

Wonderful image; well done. Next time I'd like to see you in it too! Wink
Rende

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 - 10:42 PM

Excellent work and a very interesting image. Well done!
jean

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sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2007 - 10:42 PM

Absolutely brilliant. I really love it.

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2007 - 1:26 AM

Cleverly done, a good concept.
Brian

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2007 - 1:30 AM

cool

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
21 Nov 2007 - 12:02 PM

Clever, creative and very effective

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2007 - 12:12 PM

LOL.... very clever.... its good to be different and this is well worth all your hardwork...i'm still spinning lol
Karen

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2007 - 4:53 PM

I wouldn't dare to spin round on my chair at work like this - it would just fall over sideways. A novel idea, like the mono.
Sandra

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2007 - 10:34 PM

I think you did a very good job on this! It certainly shows the work you put into it. I like it!

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
22 Nov 2007 - 11:16 PM

Clever work.
Dot

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