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Falling Asleep



My take on a Jeremy Geddes painting

My take on a Jeremy Geddes painting
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StuartHumphrey
 
StuartHumphrey October 25, 2016
Super shot, really well done
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OverTheMoon November 01, 2016
Stunning!! ;-)
adavies PRO
 
adavies November 14, 2016
Yowza! Holy cow...awesome image! Really well done! Welcome to ViewBug! Looking forward to seeing more:)
rich_p_se
 
rich_p_se November 23, 2016
Impressive, how many different shots did you have to use? And how much post processing? Amazing!
NicoBarbieri
 
NicoBarbieri December 08, 2016
Awesome! It's just perfect!
scottsmallie PRO
 
scottsmallie January 02, 2017
Amazing Shot. Well done!!!
Silverlady
 
Silverlady January 04, 2017
Your work is absolutely amazing, I wish I was able to be so creative with my work,
Regards
Silverlady.
spARTiat_de PRO+
 
spARTiat_de January 09, 2017
absolute stunning
beverleypohlner PRO+
 
beverleypohlner January 14, 2017
My goodness how did you ever manage that? It must have taken hours of thought, planning and shot to get it perfected. Brilliant work.
HST125
 
HST125 January 18, 2017
awesome !!
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash
 
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash March 28, 2017
Great work
lisamacinnes
 
lisamacinnes April 07, 2017
Wow
liviaproto
 
liviaproto April 14, 2017
nice
Franziskus
 
Franziskus May 01, 2017
wonderful picture, Franziskus
gregedwards PRO
 
gregedwards May 13, 2017
Excellent
henrykurniawan
 
henrykurniawan May 17, 2017
Amazinggg!!! I wish I can see behind the scene process for this amazing picture
atulspecial
 
atulspecial September 21, 2017
Amazing creativity
dpjoe
 
dpjoe September 22, 2017
Love it!
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butlerbintorio October 09, 2017
Cool
ArthurGCowan PRO+
 
ArthurGCowan December 14, 2017
Wow this shot is just amazing!
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic December 15, 2017
This is so well put together - well done
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Paulacook144 December 16, 2017
Lovely creative image.
johannel
 
johannel December 17, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
pmjfloyd
 
pmjfloyd December 19, 2017
Wow. Well done!
mattdunne PRO
 
mattdunne December 19, 2017
This is really unique. Concept and composition incredible!
StefanWitte PRO+
 
StefanWitte December 20, 2017
Wow, thank you all for the lovely comments :)
VANQUISH-S98
 
VANQUISH-S98 December 21, 2017
brilliant
kellumbear PRO
 
kellumbear December 25, 2017
Super creative! Congrats on your victory!
ozcloggie
 
ozcloggie January 06, 2018
SMASHING 'capture'!!!
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ExtrinsicEntity March 09, 2018
Fantastic!
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magorzatakuriata May 07, 2018
wow
sarahkett
 
sarahkett May 07, 2018
Phenomenal shot !
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chrismercerimages May 17, 2018
WOW!!!!says it all and still doesn't begin to express my admiration for this composition. Write a comment
terrydelude
 
terrydelude May 19, 2018
Phenomenal!!!
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michaeltillman May 23, 2018
That's cold my friend.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
Awesome
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JM18Photography May 26, 2018
Congratulations!
wfmagee13 PRO+
 
wfmagee13 May 28, 2018
One whale of an alarm clock.
michellemcgowan
 
michellemcgowan May 28, 2018
Beautiful imagex
UntamedArtisty
 
UntamedArtisty June 01, 2018
Amazing
Lagimages
 
Lagimages July 24, 2018
❤️
_5708
 
_5708 August 12, 2018
Amazing!!!
Proud_Quad_Wife
 
Proud_Quad_Wife August 14, 2018
Wow amazing photo, love it love it
Falcongus0125 PRO
 
Falcongus0125 September 21, 2018
That’s beautiful.
vegaslady94
 
vegaslady94 November 17, 2018
Very creative, love it.
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MelissaSueBall December 21, 2018
just voted for you please do same thank you
ricardasmiliusis
 
ricardasmiliusis February 06, 2019
Amazing
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 August 27, 2019
Creative ... Congrats on your awards.
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Fame_Bright_Photography December 26, 2019
Amazing shot!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography December 27, 2019
Very nicely done
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SJRatcliffe Jan 09
I love this image! Very creative!!!!
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SJRatcliffe Jan 09
I love this image! Very creative!!!!
SJRatcliffe PRO+
 
SJRatcliffe Jan 09
I love this image! Very creative!!!!
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Viashutterbug Feb 05
Outstanding work!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo has been taken on four different locations - all merged into one. This image was a challenge for me to see how far I could raise the bar. The goal was to recreate the atmosphere of Jeremy Geddes supurb work. Firs image was the model, shot in my studio. Second one was at an empty villa in which we placed the bed in the livingroom in front of the window. Third location was a digital one, made by a good friend the 3D artist Tristan Bethe. All glass and wood are digitally created by him. Location four was another digital one - my own computer at the office. It took me roughly about a week to create this image from start to finish.
Time
Hard to answer with a manipulation. The favourite parts were the ones in the studio and the villa. Both were in broad day light, but the studio has no windows, so that could have been any given time. The digital hours were mainly evening ones - after work.
Lighting
I knew from the start that she had to be 'falling' through the window, so the light in the studio had to be casted from one side. Also it needed to be dramatic - so a dark side and flares were added. Main characters were the model and the window - so they are properly lighted - the rest accordingly.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D300 - obviously on a tripod - with a Sigma 17/70 lens on 17mm, f4.5. The flash used is a Bowens Gemini 400W set, in combination with PocketWizzard triggers. Digital work has been done with 3D Studio Max - and Photoshop CS + a touch of Adobe Lightroom.
Inspiration
By looking at other photographers or painters - and trying to (re)create their work you can learn a lot. This image was a personal image to see how far I could raise my personal bar. I really like the work of Jeremy Geddes - and was puzzled about how I could pull this one off - all in all a big enough challenge to take it on. If I didn't have the help of the 3D artist - I would have had to do some high-speed shots of windows being smashed - which would have been nice also.
Editing
Nah, hardly anything ;)
In my camera bag
Since the Nikon D300 with it's battery-grip is a heavy piece of equipment already by it's own - I usually take good care to pack just the things that I need. When out in the open thats the Nikon and - back in the days - the Sigma 17/70 plus the Sigma 70/300 Apo. Nowadays I tend to stick more to primes - a Nikkor 80mm and the Nikkor 50mm are more or less basics in my bag. On the road there's always a SB900 Flash unit on stand by as well, just in case. For studio work it defenitely depends on the job - but the Bowens Gemini kit, the PocketWizzards and a Manfrotto tripod are basics for there.
Feedback
Pick your favourite artist or a work that you admire and have a go at it. Give it your best shot. Even if you 'fail' it is very rewarding. Cheers!

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