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Unlikely Combos

Picture This!

Our Picture This! assignment for this issue was Unlikely Combos, and we asked readers to send in pictures that touched on the surreal using both conventional and of course digital techniques. We got our fair share of great pictures and it just goes to show you that sometimes you can believe a photograph...and sometimes you can't. Images ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous, with some that had visual puns that we all loved.

Cat And Dog: According to Joseph Brazan, who created this image, these two pets were the least of friends in real life (with the cat maintaining a "suspicious, disdainful distance" for the 15 years the two lived together). The two photos were made using a Minolta Maxxum 700si and Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 lens on Fujicolor NPS 160 Professional, and then combined by scanning with an Epson 1650.
© 2002, Joseph Brazan, All Rights Reserved

Underwater Fantasy: Roger Beck made his images with a Pentax K1000 and a Canon EOS Elan IIe. The composite was made using Photoshop 5.0 with an added blue background and a ripple effect applied to the dome of the courthouse. He also added seaweed from "bits and pieces of plants from a flower garden."
© 2002, Roger Beck, All Rights Reserved

Noah's Pier: Bill Moy combined this photo of the pier at Point Reyes with images of animals made at Safari West in Santa Rosa, California, to set up this unlikely group portrait. He photographed with a Contax RX using Fujichrome Provia 100F film, and worked with a Carl Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/2.8 for the pier shot and a Tele Tessar 300mm lens for the animal photos. He then scanned all with an HP S20 film scanner and brought it all together using Photoshop 7.
© 2002, Bill Moy, All Rights Reserved

"Hannah In Roswell, Georgia": Vicki Hunt used mixed media to create this fanciful image. She photographed on Ilford XP-2 chromogenic film and then handcolored it, after which she scanned and printed it.
© 2002, Vicki Hunt, All Rights Reserved

Fly Me To The Moon: Jane Jackson Coates sent us this lyrical shot made with a Nikon Nikkormat 35mm SLR and 105mm lens combined with an image made through a telescope.
© 2002, Jane Jackson Coates, All Rights Reserved

Dummy's Day Off: Lou Oates created this amazing montage. He photographed with a Minolta DiMAGE 7 and worked with almost 75 Layers in Photoshop! The "base image," as he calls it, was fire damage near Globe, Arizona.
© 2002, Lou Oates, All Rights Reserved

© 2002, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Picture This! - Our Next Assignment


The convergence of sky, water, and land always makes for great photo opportunities. The light and color are infinitely variable and the reflections and design elements can always be seen in many different ways. This photograph was made at Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco right before sunset and as a storm was gathering on the horizon. So take a walk by the sea (or a bay, estuary, lake, or pond) and send in the gloroous moments you happen to find there. (Nikon F3, 24mm Nikkor lens, Ektachrome 100, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec.)

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Send your image and information to:
Picture This! Shutterbug Magazine,
5211 S. Washington Ave.,
Titusville, FL 32780.
Deadline for submission: August 15, 2003.
Images will appear in our November 2003 issue.
Our next topic: Colorful Cars
Deadline: September 15, 2003.
Publication Date: December, 2003