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Old Jul 9, 2004, 8:37 PM   #1
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I originally posted this in the Sports and Action area, but it seems more appropriate here:


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Old Jul 10, 2004, 4:31 AM   #2
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Nice one geoffs. :-)
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You're from Oregon so I'm assuming this is not the Alpine Slide at Seven Springs in PA? It looks the same but the grass looks a little more unkempt. Very nice job of multiples! :-)
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A big round of applause for geoffs please ladies and gentlemen.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 11:22 AM   #5
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You're embarrassing me and I'm turning red - please, stop! :-)

This is the Alpine Slide at a ski area on Mt. Hood. The grass is very unkempt - it'd be murder to try and keep it groomed - it's just kind of natural. The whole area the slide runs over is under snow in the winter and then becomes a ski run.
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I absolutely MUST know how you did this. Fess up, Geoff.
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 1:24 PM   #8
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Nut off!


I'm guessing he used a burst setting where his camera took a sequence of shots in one go. Then he used witchcraft (Photoshop).
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 2:37 PM   #9
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I absolutely MUST know how you did this. Fess up, Geoff.
Well, it really wasn't genius, Barbara. Ferny deduced correctly the methods I employed.

My Oly c-8080wz has a high-speed continuous shooting mode where I get something like 2 fps up to a max of 11 or 12 frames (until the buffer is used up). I took these frames and used the first one as the main shot - that's the picture with my son entering top right and obscured by the sign. For each successive frame, I used the selection brush tool in PSE2 to select just my son, his shadow, and the sled he is on, and pasted the selections, carefully aligning,as a new layer into the base image. I didn't have to be extremely careful at the edges of the selection because the surrounding pixels beyond the selection were so similar in all the images. Where there was a visible difference I used the blur and smudge tools to blend things so the differences became too subtle to see.

See... no genius involved, just application of what the technology has to offer these days!


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I don't know about that. You have to know how to do it then you have the execute it. And before that you have to have the idea.
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