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Paralyzed by Sarah-BK Paralyzed by Sarah-BK
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While waiting for the bus home yesterday, lost in my usual daydreaming, this image flashed in my mind. I just had to take the photo, no matter what. It says a lot about how I currently feel right now, on so many levels. I even chose to stay in the clothes I was wearing when I thought about it, because it is more representative of how it all came to mind.

I believe I've never taken a full-body self portrait before with this camera...

Edit 31/1/14 - Changed the colours slightly to enhance the mood of the photograph.

Equipment
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5


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:iconrobinajan:
Robinajan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
another awesome photo....u r soooo talented and ur gallery is absolutely amazing
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :blushes: :heart:

I miss taking photos like this...
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
exceptional!
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you (:
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:iconareafive:
AreaFive Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen this in your gallery before and always mean to leave a comment. It's a remarkably interesting and lovely photograph. You should be very proud.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you (: It is a photo that's been in my gallery for a while in fact - I think I'd taken it a year ago now!

It is still one of my favorites indeed - and I hope to do more levitation photos like this one in the near future.
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:iconmuhtin:
muhtin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
HOW
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
PHOTOSHOP

:giggle:
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:iconsylanvys:
Sylanvys Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
See, but still working in figure out how you take this picture??? anyway, magnificent picture ^^
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D

It's edited - google levitation for more or less what I did :)
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:iconfarheen737:
farheen737 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
How did you do that? :O
Did you not get hurt for falling like that?
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would have if it wasn't edited to look that way :giggle:
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:iconfarheen737:
farheen737 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Ah it's edited! Amazing work :iconbeatingheartplz:
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it is :meow:

Thank you :hug:
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:iconwza360:
wza360 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
nice work! Well Done. Thanks
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank YOU! ^^
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Writer
[link] Featured here thanks.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, thank YOU :) ^^
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I like this
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you (:
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:iconjaqerant92:
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Levitation! Cool shot.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. Thanks ^^
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:iconsimonpark81:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! how did you manage to catch yourself in the air like this? or is this photoshopped?
looks amazing :D
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe no I didn't want to break my back! It's a bit of photoshop :giggle: Thank you! :love:
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:iconsimonpark81:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done, that lady.
great idea. I realised after asking when I looked at another one you had done :)
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries :giggle:

Thank you once again ^^
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chnj Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Hi Sarah, this is really great! Nice job on removing whatever was holding her and on your feathered drop shadow. Looks realistic. Just a suggestion for next time, have the model hold her head back (looking more upward toward the ceiling) and It'll look more like she's floating effortlessly. This pose just looks like it's uncomfortable in the neck area. All that aside, excellent technical work. BTW, what font are you using for your watermark? it's cool.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :) Thanks for leaving your first ever comment on my work! ^^

Thanks :) Just a pointer - the drop shadow is completely real! Not smoothened, not enhanced in any way either :) Of course, the floating bit is edited :giggle:

The model is in fact me. I could have gone for the more relaxed look, as you have described. But I didn't wan't to go completely flail and look warped like I'm in a trance, positively dreamy, unconscious state. I wanted to exhibit some tension, restriction of free flowing movement; that I am aware of what's going on - that I am conscious and offering what I can of resistance in a situation which shouldn't allow me to. Sorry if it came across as bad technique and looks strange to you - but I was fully aware of it.

Thanks again! Simply using the text tool :)
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:iconrixo013:
Rixo013 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Tistghu tghiduli x'inhu jigri hawnhekk?!
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It-tfajla tieghek taf ittir... dak bizejjed jew trid aktar informazzjoni Bondi hij? ;P
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:iconcomplimentarybrick:
complimentarybrick Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW!!!
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :giggle:
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:iconchaitanyak:
chaitanyak Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow! incredible!
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! C:
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:iconemma-in-candyland:
Emma-in-candyland Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I love it! It makes me think of the one animation of animatrix called Beyond ^^
[link]
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ^^

Besides the mid-air thing, and she's got the same clothes colour scheme as me... creepy ;P
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:iconemma-in-candyland:
Emma-in-candyland Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
haha yeah :P Good work anyway :)
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;P

Thanks ^^
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:iconmartinoller:
MartinOller Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
When a person is floating they are in love. Just sayin'.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's your assumption (: But not the right one...
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:iconxsakurakurox:
xSakuraKurox Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, how did you do that? *o*
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A bit of editing C:
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:iconxsakurakurox:
xSakuraKurox Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some very very good editing O.O
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :blushes:
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:iconhowlswithwolves96:
howlswithwolves96 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you explain how you do this? I've been wanting to try this for a school project.
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I figured out a method of my own. But google is your best friend - give it a try ^^
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:iconhowlswithwolves96:
howlswithwolves96 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay, thanks =)
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:iconzombiepiratewk:
ZombiePirateWK Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
heh heh...you look like Marceline from Adventure Time when shees floating...heh...
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Never heard of it, so I looked her up!

My hair isn't black and I don't dress gothic though :giggle:
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ZombiePirateWK Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I know...its just the floating thing...
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1/1600 second
Aperture
F/2.2
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 15, 2013, 4:36:22 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
18mm
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