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TL Archives: Many Kyles Make Light Work
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 93 N: 141] (1022)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork, Friends/Family, Experimental, Action, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): Photoshop Artworks, Friday Theme 2009/05/15 TL Archive [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-15 5:48
Viewed: 4391
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
What I changed:
When I originally posted this I could only find a very small version I had sent someone via email. So I put a large ugly border around it to fill up pixels. Well, today's Friday Theme inspired me to look until I found the original and I took Silke's advice and sharpened the image a little. Hopefully a little more exposure will do this one some good.

Note from last year:
This photo was a composite of 7 photos I took with a tripod. For each exposure I moved Kyle into different poses and then in photoshop I blended the layers together with layer masks.

tiobibi, Urfaust, AttilaLToth, shelbeesmom, bri, Athila, glint, LeoM, Royaldevon, Patsdragon has marked this note useful
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To czappas: Sharp eyes!mporterf 1 06-11 13:28
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LOVE IT, the sharpen worked great. Really would love to do a picture like this myself. I have one I tried, but it didn't work out well at all. Would love a more descriptive note, if you don't mind sharing your secrets ;)

Thanks, and shoot on!

ciao Micheal
interesting job indeed.. i have tried something similar.. and i find thin one really effective! cool idea and realise..
many thanks
ciao Marco

nice shot!interesting idea!=))

Yepp, I guess this is the result of reproductive cloning ;))
Very original idea.

Bonjour Michael
Absolutely extra
Good "actor" and good expo: very nice result

This is superb Michael! Excellent work on the layers, you really can't tell it's 7 different layers, other than the fact that this guy doesn't have 6 brothers! Nice job on the lighting, good job!

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-05-15 12:41]

Brilliant work with this - I was a fan of multiple exposure with my 35mm but I have not quite worked out how to do it effectively with digital - you have put me on the right track. TFS Bri

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-05-15 17:16]

Bonsoir Michael,

Excellent PP. The montage is perfect but would have been better with a pretty lady ;o)

Excellent work that originally deserved more attention and points. TFS.


Great idea you have had here with the layering.
It has worked out great.
Well done

Regards Tracey

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-05-16 2:03]

hello Michael,
this is very good work both withyour camera and in PP.
well done

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2009-05-16 5:39]

WOW! What a huge difference this is!
Reposting it as part of the theme was brilliant too
It was a great idea and well executed to begin with. It was very well planned out, with the two selves appearing to be in actual conversation at the table.
Superb planning, outstanding editing, great final result.
Worth all the effort!
P.S. Thanks for contacting me to let me know that you had done this and HUGE thanks for including me in your notes. I am on inactive status at the moment but have not given up completely - I DO hope to be back when things settle down for me here.

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  • LeoM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 61] (304)
  • [2009-05-16 7:25]

Hi MP,

This is awesome!!! Definitely something a number of people will feel challenged to do :-)

I once did it with myself, but with the purpose of creating ghostlike effects in diffeerent places which worked rather well :-)


Hello Michael,

I have seen Marco's (Urfaust) do similar posts, also to great effect.
This is excellent and is so much improved on the original. The supposed conversation is almost spooky!
Your pp work is very professional.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Kli Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 199] (2054)
  • [2009-05-17 1:04]

Bonjour Michael,
Impressionnant ! Original, bien pensé et surtout bien réalisé.


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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-05-23 20:13]

Hello Michael,
this is a great Work! If I would not read the note carefully I would keep wondering how it could be possible...
I look forward to see more like this. Hope, to learn things from you.

Fell upon this one from your random gallery Michael , stunning work , basically the concept is not new , yours is well presented , Kyle in diffeent poses as seen from above , the ones in the central part of the deck show him talking to himself , a fine blending of those 7 images ,i like this, tfs,

Hi Michael,

Fantastic work.
I really like the idea. The image is very clear.
The different poses are very natural and makes the viewer think that it could really be 7 different persons.

Just a question. I can spot some blue points on some wood details. Are these remaining from the layer composition or the wood was actually painted?


Fantastic! Very cool composite, I have so much to learn and you are an inspiration. Your photo makes our deck look great and I see we left some tape on the left bench when we were painting.

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