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Free Flight

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Free Flight
Free Flight
To get this composition to work I fixed the camera on a tripod and used the self timer to capture myself balanced on a stool. After the stool capture, I removed it and captured the background. The rest was a matter of masking to eliminate the stool from the scene. The shadow was created by filling a duplicate of my body shape with black, applying Gaussian Blur and reducing the Opacity. A fun project to capture and create.
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Brian D. Watters
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2001
    To get this composition to work I fixed the camera on a tripod and used the self timer to capture myself balanced on a stool. After the stool capture, I removed it and captured the background. The rest was a matter of masking to eliminate the stool from the scene. The shadow was created by filling a duplicate of my body shape with black, applying Gaussian Blur and reducing the Opacity. A fun project to capture and create


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7/27/2008 2:52:56 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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How cool to see you (in flight, no less!) Very creative as usual. Congratulations for the Finalist and Good Luck in the Gold Round.


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12/28/2012 8:30:16 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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How cool to see you (in flight, no less!) Very creative as usual. Congratulations for the Finalist and Good Luck in the Gold Round.


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12/28/2012 8:30:16 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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What a fun shot! Congrats on the finalist!


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12/28/2012 7:50:02 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Mannnnnnnn! That is unbelievable creative! Bet we see this in Gold!

Big congratulations Brian!

jo ann c.


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12/29/2012 3:31:31 PM

 
Brian D. Watters
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Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it.
Jo Ann, that's very kind, but there is much better works than mine in contention for the Gold. :)
- Brian


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12/29/2012 4:02:32 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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How creative! Congratulations on this cool finalist, Brian.


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12/30/2012 3:55:55 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Excellent! Congratulations!


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12/30/2012 5:03:54 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Well deserved win! Huge congratulations!


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12/30/2012 11:40:30 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats!!!


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12/31/2012 2:48:21 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Nice to see you & your work again, congrats Brian


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12/31/2012 6:31:00 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Congratulations, Brian.


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12/31/2012 7:14:58 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats, Brian!


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12/31/2012 7:46:06 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Brian, congratulations, excellent, regardless of how it was done, Houdi, lol


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12/31/2012 10:10:47 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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congratulations on this great winner Brian!


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12/31/2012 1:00:52 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Well I said we should see this in Gold...looks like I was right!

Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations on your wonderful Gold 2nd Place Winner
Brian!

jo ann c.


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12/31/2012 6:30:04 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Had to be!!! Congratulations!


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1/1/2013 12:00:11 PM

 
Brian D. Watters
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Wow! I really didn't think this image stood much of a chance. Thanks! :)


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1/2/2013 2:33:09 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your fantastic and fun winner, Brian!


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1/2/2013 12:20:08 PM

 
Mary  L. Olson
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Great idea, beautifully executed. Congrats on the winner.


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1/2/2013 1:54:33 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile


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1/3/2013 11:31:03 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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:)

UB.


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1/23/2013 9:34:38 PM

 
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