Free Flight

Brian D. Watters 7/27/2008 2:52:56 PM

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 #968485

Kathy Wesserling 12/28/2012 8:30:16 AM

How cool to see you (in flight, no less!) Very creative as usual. Congratulations for the Finalist and Good Luck in the Gold Round. #10483329

Kathy Wesserling 12/28/2012 8:30:16 AM

How cool to see you (in flight, no less!) Very creative as usual. Congratulations for the Finalist and Good Luck in the Gold Round. #10483330

Peggy J. Pfister 12/28/2012 7:50:02 PM

What a fun shot! Congrats on the finalist! #10485812

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/29/2012 3:31:31 PM

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

Big congratulations Brian!

jo ann c. #10487991

Brian D. Watters 12/29/2012 4:02:32 PM

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 #10488072

Lindley Johnson 12/30/2012 3:55:55 PM

How creative! Congratulations on this cool finalist, Brian. #10490096

Allen O. Howard 12/30/2012 5:03:54 PM

Excellent! Congratulations! #10490189

Mariann Kovats 12/30/2012 11:40:30 PM

Well deserved win! Huge congratulations! #10490587

Colette M. Metcalf 12/31/2012 2:48:21 AM

Congrats!!! #10490752

Claudia Kuhn 12/31/2012 6:31:00 AM

Nice to see you & your work again, congrats Brian #10491351

Kathy Wesserling 12/31/2012 7:14:58 AM

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Congratulations, Brian. #10491456

Peggy J. Pfister 12/31/2012 7:46:06 AM

Congrats, Brian! #10491567

Stan Kwasniowski 12/31/2012 10:10:47 AM

Brian, congratulations, excellent, regardless of how it was done, Houdi, lol #10492003

Julianne Bradford 12/31/2012 1:00:52 PM

congratulations on this great winner Brian! #10492510

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/31/2012 6:30:04 PM

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. #10492989

Allen O. Howard 1/1/2013 12:00:11 PM

Had to be!!! Congratulations! #10494227

Brian D. Watters 1/2/2013 2:33:09 AM

Wow! I really didn't think this image stood much of a chance. Thanks! :)
#10495014

Lindley Johnson 1/2/2013 12:20:08 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic and fun winner, Brian! #10495895

Mary L. Olson 1/2/2013 1:54:33 PM

Great idea, beautifully executed. Congrats on the winner. #10496001

Merna L. Nobile 1/3/2013 11:31:03 AM

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 #10497533

Usman M. Bajwa 1/23/2013 9:34:38 PM

:)

UB. #10531160


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Description

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.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected, ISO: 1250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 52.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3

Uploaded on 7/21/2008 12:58:29 PM

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Camera: Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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