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Three Monkeys

By tigertimb
Thankyou to everyone who voted on the previous shot of Rachel. I was originally planning on uploading another single shot of her swinging on the monkey bars when I realised that 3 out of the 4 shots were fairly well spaced and I decided to try and be a bit more adventurous.
My friend showed me "hugin" which is principally for panoramas, but after telling it common points in the 3 jpegs it aligned them (sortof) and was then able to drop out three separate overlapping tiffs. I brought the 3 resulting tiffs into PSPX2 as layers and then had a quick tutorial from another friend on how to use layer masks.
Several hours of pushing, poking, cloning, painting, blending and cajoling and a couple of days later the result was #4 from the originals: #5-7.
Tried lots of ways of then framing the final image and I like #1 the best with a feeling of perspective, but I've also uploaded #2 and #3 as alternatives.
I would love any feedback but particularly any suggestions or mods on alternative ways of cropping or displaying the final image

Tim Smile

Tags: Digitally manipulated Triple Composite Rachel Swinging Portraits and people Monkey bars Sports and action

Voters: mark1309, Shutterbybaby, Badgerfred and 25 more

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mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 7:05PM
Nice work Tim, cleverly done,
Shutterbybaby 13 529 England
29 Jul 2008 7:07PM
Very clever Smile
29 Jul 2008 7:23PM
Excellent set Tim, some wonderful expressions,
G73photography 15 417 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 7:24PM
well put together, i think the black border would suit this image more than the epz blue, with a bit of playing about, like changing the hues of her top and adding another background, could make this image jump out more, G
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 7:38PM
Thankyou; the black background was my original intention but I completely forgot! An interesting idea to play with the colours and not something I'd considered
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
29 Jul 2008 7:41PM
what a clever how you did this
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
29 Jul 2008 7:49PM
Was worth the work, very clever! #1 for me
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
29 Jul 2008 8:39PM
I like their expressions and focused. Excellent candid and work.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
29 Jul 2008 8:42PM
Very clever Tim, well worth the work, great job.
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 9:00PM
Her tongue is working well LOL
Cormy 13 3 England
29 Jul 2008 9:09PM
Some amazing tongue tricks again here Tim.Good stuff.
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 9:18PM
Children always put out their tongues when really concentrating..I love all these shots.
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
29 Jul 2008 9:44PM
would definately go for v3 - Sue
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 10:55PM
Thankyou everyone for the votes and comments and thankyou grainge for the wonderful mod
Marian 15 62 England
29 Jul 2008 11:27PM
I don't feel able to give you any advice on how you could finish this image, but just love the way you have put them together.
thesamesky 13 3
30 Jul 2008 7:48AM
Wow - this is brilliant Tim - I love it!
rogerfry 15 543 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 1:49PM
Love the facial expressions.....pure concentration !
Also, so nice to see youngsters (all 3 of her!) allowed to do something adventurous ...............just make sure Health and Safety don't get to see it !
30 Jul 2008 5:12PM
Very clever series of shots, I agree the expressions are great.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
30 Jul 2008 10:50PM
Very clever stuff Tim, and I like the shots, above my level when it comes to processing I'm afraid but well done for all the effort you have obviously put into this.
31 Jul 2008 11:14PM
right now I am rolling on the floor laughing at myself...let me explain why.... having just commented on your 'rainbow monkeybar' picture (loved it) i decided to browse your pf to see what the original pic was like , only to find out u dont have triplets after all Smile excellent cloning
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 5:27PM
Really well done on putting it all together, I bet all these hours spent working on this gave you loads of fun xD
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 8:54PM
Excellent work very cleverly manipulated,

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