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ramorak
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We humans beings can be so selfish in our desire for pleasure . . .











Nov 22, 2004 at 11:51 PM
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WHAT A GREAT COMPOSITION. I really like the setup.


Nov 23, 2004 at 12:09 AM
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I like the composition and lighting, too. I'm not quite sure what's coming out of the pocket, though. Condom?

Tim



Nov 23, 2004 at 12:16 AM
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keithchan wrote:
WHAT A GREAT COMPOSITION. I really like the setup.


Thanks Keith, it took a bit of persuasion to get my wife to pose (she was blissfully falling asleep on a sofa in the other room) so I'm glad I didn't drag her into it for nothing.

tcg3j wroteI like the composition and lighting, too.

Thanks.

I'm not quite sure what's coming out of the pocket, though. Condom?

A Wedding ring is going into the pocket. (I was a bit worried it wouldn't be very obvious but decided to go with it anyway)



Nov 23, 2004 at 12:30 AM
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How did you set the focus and DOF? I can never get back to the same place!


Nov 23, 2004 at 12:48 AM
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very nice indeed. the composition is fabulous and the DOF is great. pretty bold of you to ask your wife to pose for your study on infidelity.

edit to say i had no problem identifying the ring, great job!

damon



Nov 23, 2004 at 02:51 AM
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Excellent shot. A very novel concept that really stands out among the current entries, and very creatively photographed.

You really created the scene with the overexposure and colour tint you chose here.

Bravo to you (self portrait?), and kudos to your wife for sacrificing her sleep for your art.




Nov 23, 2004 at 03:12 AM
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Oooh, nasty. Glad to hear it's your wife! Great concept and nice execution!

Cheers,
Hugh



Nov 23, 2004 at 03:44 AM
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Dave Baker wrote:
You really created the scene with the overexposure and colour tint you chose here.


Oh, I didn't catch that.... Craig could you please talk a little about how you picked the exposure and color? What was the original shot like? Did you have to set up lights?



Nov 23, 2004 at 04:45 AM
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Outstanding, Craig! Nice use of that blue tone to add a little bit of edgy noir feel. Mike


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Excellent photograph! And very nice idea with the ring!



Nov 23, 2004 at 07:16 AM
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Excellent all the way!!!


Nov 23, 2004 at 07:17 AM
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craig...great shot man....has a great "advertising" feel to it...how much post processing did you do.


Nov 23, 2004 at 09:21 AM
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keithchan wrote:
How did you set the focus and DOF? I can never get back to the same place!


I had my wife stand in roughly the spot where I would be so I could set the focus, then asked her to lie on the sofa where I took a few shots to get the right aperature. It was then a matter of setting the timer and running to where I thought I needed to stand. (like you I have trouble getting back to the same spot but an object placed just out of FOV helps with positioning )

dmonterisi wrote:
very nice indeed. the composition is fabulous and the DOF is great. pretty bold of you to ask your wife to pose for your study on infidelity.


Thanks for the kind words Damon.

Dave Baker wrote:
Excellent shot. . . .
Bravo to you (self portrait?), and kudos to your wife for sacrificing her sleep for your art.


Thanks Dave, and you are right it was a self-portrait. I owe my wife for this one methinks.

CitizenJoe wrote:
Oooh, nasty. Glad to hear it's your wife! Great concept and nice xecution!


Thanks Hugh!

keithchan wrote:
Oh, I didn't catch that.... Craig could you please talk a little about how you picked the exposure and color? What was the original shot like? Did you have to set up lights?


Sure thing. I have just the one Portaflash unit with a softbox but I much prefer to use available light as I am pretty poor with flash setups, so after a couple of test shots with the flash I stuck with the ambient lighting and the Modelling light from the flash unit. I used an 81B and AWB for the original shot which gave a very warm cast, but seeing it on screen I wasn't happy with it and felt that 'warm' didn't really fit with the topic. So I decided to give it an edgier, less 'cosy' feel by tinting it blue (using curves) and pushing the image into over-exposure (also using curves with some fine tuning from levels).

MikeM wrote:
Outstanding, Craig! Nice use of that blue tone to add a little bit of edgy noir feel. Mike


Thanks Mike, I'm glad you like it!

cjo25 wrote:
Excellent photograph! And very nice idea with the ring!


Thanks Carolina!

ruuskan wrote:
Excellent all the way!!!


Thanks Jouko!



Nov 23, 2004 at 10:25 AM
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ray1 wrote:
craig...great shot man....has a great "advertising" feel to it...how much post processing did you do.


Thanks for the compliments Ray. I probably spent about an hour in Photoshop before I was happy with the image, for info the workflow was basically:

1) Adjusted colour balance using a Curves layer
2) Adjusted light by using both a Curves and a Level layer
3) Small amount of cropping to tighten up the scene

Cheers
Craig



Nov 23, 2004 at 10:34 AM
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What an interesting, creative shot... composition, processing, all around. Nicely done!


Nov 23, 2004 at 01:14 PM
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i think you might be onto a winner here!!....craig.....


Nov 23, 2004 at 01:26 PM
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An exemplary shot! Congrats!


Nov 23, 2004 at 04:05 PM
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The combination of titillating scene and cold light almost, no, not almost. It does make my skin crawl.

Well executed Craig- it bugs me so much I know it's a winner.



Nov 24, 2004 at 12:58 AM
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a picture tells more than a 1000 words, this is the proof!
if this isn't guilty plesure....

Great shot, did you use a blue filter or something?



Nov 24, 2004 at 01:09 PM
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