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Player Photograph by Juliette

September 21st, 2008 12:00 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: The first task reads: "Take a picture of yourself. " This is the only time a sous rature gesture will be made, so let us remind you: you may be your character, but your character need not be you.


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Lamp. Me. Blurry fun.

Lamp. Me. Blurry fun.

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posted by susy derkins on March 25th, 2008 10:12 PM

I have no idea how you took that picture, but I am not a photographer either. Still, I like it a lot. Welcome to the game!

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posted by Juliette on March 26th, 2008 12:06 AM

Tripod plus auto-take or whatever it is called. Y'know, the thing where it gives you a few seconds to get in place before it takes a photo. And thank you!

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posted by susy derkins on March 26th, 2008 10:42 PM

But-but you are not blurry and everything else is! Witchcraft, then. Awesome.

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posted by Blue on March 26th, 2008 11:17 PM

What it looks like is the camera was moving and the flash froze whatever it hit in the foreground... LSS and the lamp post. Although I have my doubts... there is some artifacting that is especially suspicious looking and usually flashes fire at the begining or end of the exposure, for blurring to occur on both sides of the subject the flash would have to fire in the middle of the exposure. Quite unusual it could be the new witchcraft; photoshop.

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on March 27th, 2008 12:08 AM

Unusual and striking. Can you repeat it?

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posted by Lincøln on March 27th, 2008 12:23 AM

It was a long exposure fer sure, and the camera was moving with the subject, but wasn't dollying, it was panning.

It does look like there was a flash in the middle of the exposure, but that's tricky to set up and if she didn't say that that happened, I'm guessing that this was a mistake, and I'll guess that a car drove by with it's headlights hitting her in the middle of the exposure. Or something like that.

I would like to see it repeated though.

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posted by susy derkins on March 27th, 2008 12:58 AM

See? There are photographers around here! Who could reproduce the effect if they feel so inclined, I am sure :)
BTW, guys, did you check out this completion?

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posted by Adam on March 27th, 2008 5:47 AM

Flash and movement creates cool photos

As I found out.

But it looks like it's doing the same thing that sports photographers do. You follow the subject who is moving and that way the background not the subject blurs.

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posted by Juliette on March 27th, 2008 11:29 PM

Woah, photographers galore! I was more under the 'witchcraft' impression. I actually don't know how this happened, it just... did. I admit to cleaning up some edges, (please don't tell me that's illegal here!) but the blurriness wasn't my doing.