Pedestrian’s Foot

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  1. cliveh

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    Shoot from above.
    Long exposure.
    Show the model the photograph of what you want.
    Tell the model to not move his foot but move everything else.
     
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    I'd double print from two negatives, quite easy in this case.

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    Image manipulation in the days before digital. :smile:

    Such manipulation has been around almost from day one of photography.
     
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    I'm not so sure it would be that easy to do with the model moving everything but their foot on a long exposure, or with combination printing. I think it was a false foot/leg with a slightly longer trouser leg flapping around in the wind.
     
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    One-half second exposure should work for a subject with a brisk walking pace. Time the shutter opening with the planting of the foot on the ground. Dark clothing and a light background will complete the effect.
     
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    hi clive

    what ic-racer said ...

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    Would you like to do this and post your result, as I don't think it would work.
     
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    Looks like there was another pedestrian with a frozen foot on the bottom left that he dodged out in printing.
     
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    almost wonder if it was done with pinhole...
     
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    I was thinking it might be a shutter slit effect.
     
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    No that is just a doppelganger!
     
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    Do you have a spare foot and leg laying around?

    What makes the photograph work is that the blur of the upper body is believable. A composite photograph is often not believable; neither are contrivances like a false body part.
     
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    So what is your solution?
     
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    I posted that in post #2.

     
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    But can you do it?
     
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    I suspect the person in the Steinert photogaph was running, in which case there is no time when both feet are on the ground:
    V8000065-Muybridge_photo_sequence_of_a_running_man-SPL.jpg
    I don't have any of my own work like that scanned for posting, but it would look something like this:
    running+blur.jpg
     
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    Had to look that up. Now I will be on the peripheral lookout.
     
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    No, the whole of the upper leg and body is missing, nothing like the image you post.
     
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    I'd like to believe it was a single frame, but it seems the simplest explanation is a camera on tripod for several frames. On one frame there is a blurred pedestrian, whole body... but it is superimposed through a vignette as a combination print onto a blank sidewalk frame.
     
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    But can you replicate it?
     
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    APUG forgive me...
     
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    No we don't, go out and do it.
     
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    A qualified maybe with a few tries, but more likely it would require experimentation and many trials to do it right. I have to get back to reproducing elliptical wheels on cars with my Graflex.
     
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    Definitely not from me!