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Old Mar 7, 2010, 3:06 AM   #1
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I actually love the way this turned out....and figured with some tweaking it could be a cool shot to do. Problem is, I was out playing with my shiny new Red Pentax K-x, go home and somehow I have this shot. NO idea what I was doing at the time. File and all the exif data is here

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Old Mar 7, 2010, 3:11 AM   #2
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looks like you did a multiple exposure. I have not played with the k-x enough to answer your question on how you did it. I only shoot it once in a while. It is in one of the art filter modes. You may want to play around with the ev or timing setting to under expose for a 4 shot exposure. So the end result will be a correct exposure.
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 8:50 AM   #3
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You did a multiple exposure and your subjects moved between the exposures.
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Yes - the exif does say you were using multi-exposure. The camera can be set to take more than one exposure and it will do the math to come up with a properly exposed picture when the frames are added together. The camera was probably set for more frames than you probably took, if you turn off the camera or change other settings before the number of frames it will combine those that you you have taken, which is why this is probably underexposed (my first thought) or else it's not set up to figure out the exposure.

It can be something useful - here's a picture where I purposefully used it to give you the ghost figures - I called it the Ghosts of Past Athletes (though it's just 3 people walking).

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shoot a baseball field and call it field of dreams?
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Thanks guys. I guess it'd probably look better if I tried it with a tripod too. I didn't realize digital cameras could do double/multiple exposures.

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Hards - LOL! What a great idea.

geekette70 - yes, a tripod or a sturdy surface is a must (mine was taken with the camera resting on a wall).
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