|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was fun with flatbeds and was all about
getting creative with your flatbed scanner. You guys definitely took your
scanners to some interesting, artistic, and in a couple of cases, just
plain weird places.
We want to congratulate both the winners and all those who
participated. Thanks to our sponsor, FujiFilm, the winner receives 20
rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice. The runners-up
receive 10 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice.
Winners are notified by email.
|Winner Frozen in Time, Stephanie McGonigal
Stephanie describes the creation of this ghostly image:
"I used a few sheets of plastic wrap and laid them on top
of the scanner. I then had my son put his face slightly above the
scanner. After the scan, I added a "Cool" tint in the
Photosuite program. The tint sure adds a creepy feel to the
Scanner used: HP 4470c Scanjet
|Pasta for Dinner, Suzanne Williams
"I found this contest a very intriguing idea. With my
photography, I am always searching for a way to better compose a
photograph. I am particularly picky of composition. I got the idea
to use the photo frame and line the pasta & spices up
diagonally the night before. I placed the cardboard background
over the pasta frame section, and then realized that with no other
background the edges would come out black. I did very little
digital manipulation besides some sharpening and darkening of the
black areas. I used Photoshop for this. I also cropped to 2:1.5
ratio, so the image would be 640x480 when resized."
Scanner used: Microtek Scanmaker 3700
|Self Portrait, Barton A. Bean
"I did this self portrait with an owl mask given to me by
a friend. Does the artist, in disclosing more, find more that is
hidden or hide deeper? It is titled "Self portrait #B".
Not a typo."
Umm, we're not quite sure what Barton means but we liked the
image. Scanner used: Epson Perfection 2450
||Digital Parrot, Dennis Bradley
Dennis came up with an image that didn't strictly adhere to the
contest but as Chuck said "There was something about it and I
kept coming back to it." That warrants at least an honorable
Dennis describes it's creation this way: This image was produced
as an entry in an "abstracts" competition for my local
camera club, in East Kilbride, Scotland, UK
The entry deadline was rapidly approaching, and I was stuck for
ideas. I started scanning various objects hoping for inspiration.
First I started to scan a stack of about 50 CD's....you know, the
ones that come with computer magazines and usually end up as drinks
mats. Next I used some plastic balls from a child's playpen.
Eventually I tried two CDs arranged on a diagonal, with two coloured
balls lined up on the other diagonal. The result was not very
inspiring, so I then started tinkering with the image in Photoshop.
Using the polar co-ordinates filter several times, rotating the
image through 90 degrees between applications, I came up with this
image, which was called "Digital Parrot"
The scanner used was an Epson Perfection 1200U.
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