Mooshon - The weird doll from space

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    This is an image that I took when trying to over come the double reflection issue created by glass surface. full story here.
    setup shot here.

    Stefan Tell, Ramstech, Roseattle, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. larshf 77 months ago | reply

      Great control of light and reflection. I'd like to see the whole of the reflection, but otherwise really nice. I like the way you lighted the background also.

    2. Afulki 77 months ago | reply

      Cool! Thanks for the write up, love the blog.

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    3. udijw 77 months ago | reply

      larshf thanks, as you can see in the original shot (leftmost), I had the entire reflection in the image, this is one of the reasons I didn't go with a black tile. I guess Mooshon did not appreciate cutting his ears as well :)

      Afulki Thanks man

    4. Zeke.K 77 months ago | reply

      Very nice!

    5. Fil Hunter 77 months ago | reply

      Here I go again, after I've said I don't comment on esthetics on this site except when judging competitions!

      I think the subdued and cropped reflection is just right, enough to tell us what the surface is like and add interest, but not enough to distract from the subject.

    6. hawridger 77 months ago | reply

      The grid spot looks great. Job well done.

    7. udijw 77 months ago | reply

      Zeke.K, hawridger - thanks

      Fil Hunter Fil, once again thanks for the comment. I had a lot of trial and error with the size of the crop. It felt best just above the head for two reasons:
      * it gave the picture the "natural" 2:1 proportions again
      * the metal wire was very poorly lit in the reflection.

      with that said, I did go through a little post production trick to get the oh-so-spekless and clean reflection. the post steps are described here.

    8. stickinit 77 months ago | reply

      I agree with Fil Hunter. The position is spot on to me and the reflection doesn't keep me from focusing on the main subject. It reminds me of a Whammy!
      Thank you for sharing your lighting set ups!

    9. Iñigo Sierra 77 months ago | reply

      Great lighting and explanations, thanks
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