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I'm not too sure what to call it and finally decided on Realities because the shots (9 of them in total) were all taken at various places and at different times. To put all of them together.. it felt a bit like a science experiment gone wrong.. different realities merging and meshing together. And it's more a mental thing rather than something physical.. like, you know, it's all happening in my mind.. the different ideas that give birth to various of my shots.

Think of it as looking in my brain and seeing all these models/subjects waiting to be put on digital form (the camera).

Anyway, enough with the psychoanalysis! Enjoy! And yes, I charge 20 per hour for counselling fees. Please see my secretary to book appointments. Venue would be at your nearest Starbucks outlet...

Smile Ade

PS - Oh and if you're wondering what are the 9 shots that I used to make this... here's the list:
***,
Red 2,
Rose 7,
Self,
Leeds City Market,
The Artist,
Curves and
Man

... the 9th shot is the arches (the background to this shot)!

Title:Realities
Username:messhai messhai
Uploaded:18 Nov 2004 - 1:39 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated
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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 - 1:43 PM

Ooh yeah.. try and spot the 8 different original shots... pretty easy actually!

Ade Smile

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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10538 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2004 - 2:07 PM

Glad i looked at the bigger version, well put together shot. Like it!
Not sure whats going on in your mind but in my mind the guy in the chair would of had a remote control and not a cup of pencils.
Maybe that means your more artistic ?

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amber
amber e2 Member 10amber vcard
18 Nov 2004 - 2:12 PM

i think this is amazing - wouldn't know where to start to produce something like this - but its really eye-catching.

amanda

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 - 2:30 PM

Thanks Karl and Amanda!

Smile Phew.. was a bit worried that nobody would be looking at this shot especially after I ruined my eyes sitting in front of the computer for hours to get this piece done! Plus a very sore bottom!! Wooden stool... away!!!

Ade Smile

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pipapelada
pipapelada  10135 forum posts
18 Nov 2004 - 2:53 PM

ADE! This is fantastic! It's a complete departure from the rest of your portfolio, I'm completely envious of your PS skills. I can't understand why this hasn't received more clicks!!! Anyway, thought you were supposed to be going cold turkey on the coffee and this site ;-D What happened??
pip
ps, thank you for all your entertaining and informative comments on my pics, they make my day

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
18 Nov 2004 - 3:00 PM

Really great shot, Ade. Its the sort that would be great to see at a much bigger size. The size of this does not do it justice. Well done on producing this.

Mari

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deltafour
deltafour e2 Member 10deltafour vcard
18 Nov 2004 - 3:14 PM

Stunning,I have looked at all the link pictures;and I am just amazed Ade.Very, very impressive well done

*CLICK* Stewart. Smile

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Johann
Johann e2 Member 10Johann vcard Canada
18 Nov 2004 - 3:23 PM

Fantastic composition!
great choice B&W.
thanks for sharing Smile

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ChrisRodgers
ChrisRodgers e2 Member 10ChrisRodgers vcard
18 Nov 2004 - 3:44 PM

GOOD SHOT. CLICK
CHRIS

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teddy
teddy e2 Member 10teddy vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 - 4:01 PM

Good work.
Ted

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sze4j
sze4j e2 Member 1056 forum postssze4j vcard Singapore
18 Nov 2004 - 4:13 PM

nice piece of creative work, Ade!! =)

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shidee
shidee e2 Member 10shidee vcard
18 Nov 2004 - 4:43 PM

great idea. well done. and thanks sharing imfomation.

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Ian G W
Ian G W e2 Member 11396 forum postsIan G W vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2004 - 6:01 PM

Very good work - you've got the perpectives and scaling (or whatever the arty terms are!) just right.

Click.

Ian.

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itinerario
itinerario e2 Member 1142 forum postsitinerario vcard Netherlands
19 Nov 2004 - 12:01 AM

Great image. The result has been worth the amount of work.

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 6:42 AM

Thanks Pip, Mari, Stewart, Johann, Chris, Ted, Sze, Mushidi, Ian and Saskia!

Pip - Yeah.. everynow and then, I go a bit mental and overboard with Photoshop. Otherwise, I'm probably too lazy to do much digital work on my shots. Hahah! I WAS supposed to cut down on EPZ and also being on the computer.. but a once a geek, always a geek! I just like playing around on the computer and so I thought that I would use my time 'wisely' and work on a photographic piece! Hahah! And yes, sadly, I had Starbucks on Wednesday!! Not supposed to.. but at least, I got it for free! Weeeeeeeee.... so I guess I failed to stay away from EPZ and Starbucks! Hahaha!

Mari - I was a bit disappointed about not being able to display a bigger size cos the bits of digital manipulation in the background is a bit lost. Ah well.. once can't hope and get everything perfect! Hahah!

Johann - Well, the choice of B&W has two reasons.. I really do like B&W shots. And the second reason.. I find that doing digital manipulation with B&W shots is miles easier than on a coloured shot. I don't have to worry about getting the colours to match etc. It's just all about levels and contrast/brightness.

Mushidi - Whehey!! A fellow Malaysian! I'm from East Malaysia but now in the UK looking for jobs, now that I've graduated!

Ian - Thanks.. it did take me a while to tinker and change things just so it would look somewhat right! The amount of times I played with the shadows drove me a bit more potty-er than I already am!!

One thing I'm glad about doing this is that I think I learn a few more things about Photoshop. I'm very much an amateur as using Photoshop and a lot of manipulation were done with very basic tools. I would literally paint in shadows at times with a paintbrush. And I now love the polygonal lasso thingy. Used it loads to cut out unwanted bits. And also started to learn to use the Dodge/Burn tool. I still can't figure out how to use the masking tool so when I wanted to change the contrast for a small bit of the picture, I ended up using the Dodge/Burn tool..

Whooopah!

Ade Smile

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magda_indigo
magda_indigo e2 Member 11418 forum postsmagda_indigo vcard England
19 Nov 2004 - 7:37 AM

SURREAL, click (*:*)

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mikears
mikears e2 Member 1086 forum postsmikears vcard Canada
19 Nov 2004 - 8:00 AM

WOW - you've done well with this. In my mind, though, it WAY too much work for a 500-pixel upload Smile.

Way to go
Mike

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deltafour
deltafour e2 Member 10deltafour vcard
19 Nov 2004 - 8:53 AM

Having another look,should have far more clicks Ade.

Stewart.

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pipapelada
pipapelada  10135 forum posts
19 Nov 2004 - 8:54 AM

whoops, I forgot to click yesterday! tis done now ;-D
pip

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 9:16 AM

Thanks Magda, Mike and Stewart and Pip (again)..

I sure would like more clicks.. hahahahhaha! And Pip!!! You FORGOT to click!?!?!? Hahah! Are your caffeine levels right!?

Ade Smile

PS - I think the low caffeine levels lifted a fog from my eyes.. and inspired with the beauty around me that is Manchester, I quickly took to the computer to unleash my creative passion onto the blank canvas of Photoshop. Hahhaha!

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jmmd
jmmd e2 Member 10jmmd vcard
19 Nov 2004 - 9:24 AM

Excellent pic Herman...works very well in mono click

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 10:35 AM

Crikey! And I thought I was the one with the brain cells drowning in caffeine! Hahahah! Sorry mate, the name's Adrian! Hahahah! But thanks for the click anyway Jaime! Hahah!

Smile Ade

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jmmd
jmmd e2 Member 10jmmd vcard
19 Nov 2004 - 10:55 AM

Yes Ade..I noticed now that I put the wrong name. Sorry

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KaysCamera
KaysCamera e2 Member 10KaysCamera vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 10:56 AM

Well! I'm gobsmacked. I recognised the dancers, but I would never have guessed 9 layers. Excellent work. Kay

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 11:35 AM

No probs Jaime... don't take offence that easily! Hahaha! You just owe me a coffee treat! Hahahahha! Kidding!

Thanks Kay!!

Smile Ade

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Dinda
Dinda e2 Member 1090 forum postsDinda vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 1:03 PM

This is great and it's good to have the links to the images you used to compose this one. Click..

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 10739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2004 - 1:40 PM

Wonderfully surreal, Ade. Excellent. Expect a call from David Lynch shortly!

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 2:32 PM

Thanks Georgina and Ian!

I do hope to get a call from David Lynch.. at least I know he has the dough to treat me to a coffee fix at Starbucks! Hahah!

Smile Ade

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stuartsportraits e2 Member 10197 forum postsstuartsportraits vcard Scotland
19 Nov 2004 - 2:48 PM

youre a mad bugger ....but hey your and my therapist know that, this is brill not sure about pencils, maybe if you had used a deform tool on it wouldnt looks as outta it as it does allt he rest is amazing big click fae another nutter stuart

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Atlas
Atlas e2 Member 11621 forum postsAtlas vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 - 8:08 PM

Top work Adrian, you have a great portfolio too ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Nov 2004 - 3:12 AM

Great work Ade. This is really clever stuff. Question is, could you do it without caffeine???!!!

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SueTurner e2 Member 1081 forum postsSueTurner vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2004 - 5:51 PM

Lots of interest in this shot. well done
Sue

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fossilized
fossilized e2 Member 1079 forum postsfossilized vcard United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 - 4:52 AM

Wow, well done you! I really like this - full of interest and depth and works really well in B&W.

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 - 8:44 AM

Thanks Melanie, Sue and Jean!

Glad you like it!

Smile Ade

PS - I actually did it when I was low on caffeine! Hahah!

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benedict e2 Member 1026 forum postsbenedict vcard
23 Nov 2004 - 9:03 AM

Beautiful, it must have taken quite a long time to create this.. like the result. Works with b/w. CLick
Benedict

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messhai
messhai e2 Member 10messhai vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2004 - 3:58 AM

Thanks Benedict!

Yes, it took quite a while!!

Smile Ade

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