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11-23-11 – Triptych Portraits

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  • #2455
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Take three different photos of different parts of the same subject and combine them in a vertical or horizontal triptych for a single fark-sized entry. As usual, you can submit three entries. Difficulty – The subject must be alive.

    Theme suggestion courtesy of U-Man!

    #41897
    gambitsgirl
    Participant

    woah

    #41898
    Yugoboy
    Participant

    Difficulty – The subject must be alive.

    woah

    Yeah, I can see where that might be a game-changer for you 😆

    #41899
    gambitsgirl
    Participant

    Difficulty – The subject must be alive.

    woah

    Yeah, I can see where that might be a game-changer for you 😆

    OMG ahahahahahaha I just shot water out my nose. 😆 😆 😆

    If I pour water on his ashes will he reanimate like a sea monkey?

    (I don’t have an image editor is the issue terd head. this will make me have to get one).

    go to the gallery. I just posted photos of my daughter who I’ve, amazingly, remembered to feed and water everyday for 12 years so she’s still alive…. so far.

    #41900
    Kestrana
    Participant

    GIMP is a very good free image editor: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

    #41901
    gambitsgirl
    Participant

    GIMP is a very good free image editor: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

    thank you! Downloading it now to try. I use to use Photoshop for work but that’s been about 12 years. Can’t afford the luxury now. I use iPhoto to crop and such.

    #41902
    Kestrana
    Participant

    If you’ve used Photoshop before, then GIMP should be very familiar for you. It’s on a less powerful scale, but it allows you to use many of the same editing options.

    #41903
    gambitsgirl
    Participant

    got it. now back to the mommy world before I have time to play with it

    #41904
    aspidites
    Participant

    So I went out and did a search for some triptych examples.

    These are two of what came up.

    Is this what you are talking about?

    #41905
    Kestrana
    Participant

    From the original discussion on this theme U-Man had listed this artist’s work as his inspiration: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackstar/sets/72157626117942754/

    Not that you have to use that same photo arrangement, but I’m thinking more like the second image you posted and not like the first, but ultimately it’s U-Man‘s clarification to make.

    #41906
    Yoyo
    Participant

    When I hear “triptych” I think of Monet. http://www.nelson-atkins.org/art/Exhibitions/monet/index.cfm (The Nelson is reason enough to live in Kansas City. Barbeque is just an added bonus.)
    Am I on the right track? Plants are alive, right? Or is the pond not alive?

    Bosch comes in a close second. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Garden_of_Earthly_Delights
    Are demons alive or undead?

    #41907
    gambitsgirl
    Participant

    ok so I took Gimp (thank you Kestrana) and the halloween photos I just took of my daughter and did this. So now I have to figure out how to do three elements cause that’s two

    am I headed in the right direction? It doesn’t have to be seamless right?

    #41908
    Yugoboy
    Participant

    I’m guessing that with the wide range of participants, and that most probably don’t come in here regularly, there’s a good chance that tolerance for a significant variety of interpretations will be necessary.

    #41909
    U-Man
    Participant

    Difficulty – The subject must be alive.

    woah

    Yeah, I can see where that might be a game-changer for you 😆

    That’s funny stuff right there.

    #41910
    U-Man
    Participant

    I’m open to suggestions for this one.

    As Kestrana points out, this guy ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackstar/sets/72157626117942754/ ) was the inspiration for my theme suggestion. I initially envisioned all portrait type triptychs with vertical or horizontal panels with each panel containing a part of the whole.

    After my brain was primed to recognize triptychs, I began to see them all over the place. Many of the trip’s I found and like are of inanimate things. And many use a different arrangement of the panels.

    For example –
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnewkirk_photography/2834595769/lightbox/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersdenkend/2854049219/lightbox/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigwk/4274284035/lightbox/

    I do not want to include trip’s like the following because I want to push our community (myself included) toward something new. I don’t want to be able search the files and throw three photos of somebody into one triptych.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deej13/4205828376/lightbox/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannybeattie/5540182316/lightbox/

    I also want to avoid this type – which seems to be a single photo cut into three panels.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chibear89/4892537432/lightbox/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/parlicoot/379837885/lightbox/

    However, I think these might fit in an acceptable grey-zone. They show three distinctly different parts of a whole.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67028238@N05/6214141277/lightbox/ (maybe)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37308682@N02/4613438424/lightbox/

    So. Where I’m at after that session of ‘thinking out loud’ is here…the triptych should have three panels showing different parts of something that together show us the whole. I think I want to include inanimate objects.

    I understand that too many or too fuzzy boundaries can lead to problems. We have time to tweak this one. What do you guys think?

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