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Gels, multiple exposures, and a dragon.
Old 04-26-2005, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was playing with gels and multiple exposures the other day on one of my dragon statues, so I thought I'd share one of the pics from the session.

If anyone wants to know the specs just ask... I got 'em written down around here somewhere, just not handy right now. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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Re: Gels, multiple exposures, and a dragon.
Old 04-26-2005, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Beautiful. I, for one, would like to know how you did it. At your convenience.

Your dragon's prettier, but mine smells stronger.

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Re: Gels, multiple exposures, and a dragon.
Old 04-27-2005, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks John! Here's the specs...

Contax 645 - 80mm lens - Agfa RSX II 100 slide film

There are actually four exposures on that frame, though it could've been done with two if I wasn't limited by my equipment. I had the dragon statue sitting on black cloth, with black seamless further behind. I had three lights on the dragon and one on the background.

1st exposure - Monolight camera-left in front, "snooted" with Cinefoil, gelled orange, metered at f6.7
Background light w/40º grid, gelled blue, metered at f5.6
2nd exposure - Medium softbox camera-right in front, gelled purple, metered at f3.4 (had to push the test button on the pack four times while the shutter was held open to get the f stop to f5.6)
3rd exposure - Monolight camera-right behind the dragon, snooted with Cinefoil, gelled red, metered at f2.4 (pushed the test button three times)
4th exposure - Don't know how familiar you are with the Contax 645, but it doesn't have a "bulb" feature, unfortunately (at least if there is one, I can't find it! longest is 8 seconds), and the little monolights I have are very low wattage (like 100 or so), so I had to finish pushing the test button on the red-gelled light on this last exposure to get to the f-stop I wanted, f5.6.

The lens was set to f6.5 for all exposures. In the first exposure I focused on the dragon's head. On the rest I threw the whole thing out of focus to really make the head pop. Or at least that was the idea.

And, um, I think that about covers it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I saw images similarly done in still-life books and I wanted to try and see if I could do something like it. Mine doesn't look quite as good as theirs, of course, but I'm working on it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Hey, like your dragon, btw. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] So what type of lizard is that exactly? My friend's got BUNCHES of exotic animals... mostly snakes. They're absolutely beautiful! I'd love to get those snakes in my studio one of these days.

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I knew a dragon once. . .
Old 04-27-2005, 12:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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he was obsequious, obnoxious and had baaadd breath!

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Re: Gels, multiple exposures, and a dragon.
Old 04-27-2005, 08:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Whew - that's a beautiful picture, but that's a LOT of work - the planning and actual execution. Thanks muchly for the info. Never tried multiple exposures, even though my K1000 did have (does have?) a B. Maybe I'll see if I still have a roll of film hanging out in the freezer...

The beastie is a bearded dragon - an Australian breed that has become quite popular in Europe and the US as a pet - among those who like reptilian pets. They're about a foot long (so large enough to handle, but not large enough to be a significant safety issue), rather hardy and disease resistant, and seem to be rather intelligent (for lizards) and even social.

Again, thanks for the info. I'm going to copy it down, along with the image. I confess a partiality to dragons.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Thanks for the reply! Oh, btw, the Ascension painting in your portfolio is gorgeous. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Gels, multiple exposures, and a dragon.
Old 04-27-2005, 02:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, this is the second time I've tried something like this setup. The first time took me seven hours to get only seventeen shots! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] It's a slow process, but it's worth it when you end up with something you're happy with. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I have a thing for dragons, too. I used to watch "Flight of Dragons" over and over when I was younger. And I think I was the only one who liked "Reign of Fire" when it came out, too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Oh, and that special on Discovery (or was it Animal Planet?), "Dragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real". And not to mention all the statuettes, books... well, you get the idea. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 04-27-2005, 04:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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love the colors but would like to see a bit more DOF.

btw, if you're a dragon person, did you read Eragon? and if so, do you know when the sequel might be coming out?
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My daughter is reading the Eragon, she says the second one should be out in October.

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Re: Gels, multiple exposures, and a dragon.
Old 04-27-2005, 07:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I do have one where the whole thing is in focus, not as many colors though, but for the lift of me I don't remember taking that picture....

I haven't read "Eragon", but it looks like the sequel is already out, according to Amazon. It says the full title is "Eragon: Inheritance, Book 1", and there's another called "Eldest: Inheritance, Book 2" that's there. Is that it?

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