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author Mario Dias
title Theres's A Killer On The Road
date2/22/2014 5:46:34 AM
detailsGood old Doors
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1 Zenonas   (2/22/2014 6:36:09 AM)
Masterly work - cover for a detective novel.
2 Reda Danaf   (2/22/2014 7:24:17 AM)
Great work Mario.
3 Reidar   (2/22/2014 7:42:02 AM)
Good one.
4 Ray Griffiths ( )   (2/22/2014 8:28:31 AM)
Interesting concept and great processing; I think the figure in the background needs to be sharper around the edges.
5 Mario Dias   (2/22/2014 9:16:47 AM)
#4 Ray Griffiths(I'm building an Ark):
Sorry Ray, but can't sharpen the edges, because if I did, you would notice that the figure in background is a cardboard dummy designed and cut of by myself and vertically sustained by a hidden barbwire support.
Ok, now you know that photography isn't the only hobby I've got.
Used a big aperture on purpose, reducing dof to minimize the scissors marks on the edges.
Not much processing involved besides the conversion to bw and the normal contrast/white balance adjustment. I keep my camera with all setups as neutral as possible.
Used my kitchen table as studio, a black plastic garbage bag as background and 2 battery flashlights as lightning.
Also smoked 2 cigars to add some foggy effect.
The hand is mine, and a big trouble to keep it immobilized for 3 seconds.
Now you know some of my tricks and ask you not to tell anybody !!
Have a few more jobs on this basis. Shall post later.
6 Mario Dias   (2/22/2014 9:25:12 AM)
#1 Zenonas:
#2 Reda Danaf:
#3 Reidar:
Thanks a lot.
I kindly ask you not to see my reply to Ray.
I want to keep my tricks secret.
7 B2O   (2/22/2014 9:31:09 AM)
No problem Mario..I can't read English... Great work. Nice blacks.
I think I would clone out this shadow.
Gr. Bas
8 Mario Dias   (2/22/2014 9:39:03 AM)
#7 B2O:
Right you are Bas.
I gave it a try but always adding noise or giving a strange effect to the spot, so I decided to keep it like that.
Thanks a lot and relieved to know you can't read English.
9 LindaY (Linda Y)   (2/22/2014 9:04:02 PM)
Interesting concept and excellent execution. It takes a lot of creativity to do something like this and to do it so well.
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