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Jumping for Joy - Original
  Jumping for Joy - Original
Jumping for Joy - Original
This is the source image shot with a Canon Elan.
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  Jumping - Intermediate
Jumping - Intermediate
Almost right... this one included real estate sign but its shadow was wrong.
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  Jumping - Final
Jumping - Final
For this final version, I was able to flip and rotate the sign's shadow.
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Jim Miotke
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    Although I had a lot of fun making this photo, it needed some help. First, I corrected the color and slightly cropped the photo. The Rubber Stamp tool in Photoshop was then employed to remove a distracting hose in the background.

The photo still needed a bit more depth and meaning. So I took a picture of a real estate sign, selected it, copied it, and pasted it into the original image.

It was months before someone pointed out that the shadow of the sign (that I had artificially created) was backwards. To fix this, I went into my source Photoshop document where I has luckily saved the shadow as its own layer. Rotating it was as simple as choosing the "Transform Layer" function.

So after a few bumps in the road, viola, we have a usable image that tells something of a story.

11/22/2001 3:00:29 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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perfect!!!!!!!

11/22/2001 8:05:30 AM

 
Darryl Rich

member since: 3/20/2004
 

Uhh, not to be picky, but the shadow is still backward. Unless we have two suns.

Why are the two shadows on the walkway pointing at each other? I believe the sign shadow would look better on the grass, non?

3/21/2004 8:19:19 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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member since: 2/26/2005
 

I believe the second shadow that you are talking about is the shadow of the man jumping. Look close at the shadow inside the cove of the door, you can see where the natural light is comming from (from left to right of the pic).

2/26/2005 7:43:55 PM

 
Darryl Rich

member since: 3/20/2004
 

Ouch! You're right!

I hang my head.

3/2/2005 5:57:48 PM

 
Kaz Sommers
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member since: 3/22/2005
 

I love the colours! The simplicity and the way you captured that old feeling a picture that reminds me of that Leave it to Beaver era lol.. great!

11/10/2005 3:55:13 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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member since: 4/27/2006
 

This is a fabulous Photo...I love that you told us how you did it. This picture DOES tell a story !! Thats exactly how I felt and my realtor felt the day we closed on our dream home. hehe !
Many Blessings, Jenny

1/15/2008 10:47:11 AM

 
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