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Cranium Competitions => International Weekly Comp Entries => Topic started by: Simple on June 29, 2016, 08:56:15 AM

Title: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Simple on June 29, 2016, 08:56:15 AM
This is the CHAT thread



This week's theme is Mise en Abyme or Droste effect
This sounds really difficult, but it is basically a picture within a picture. 

No restrictions on PP.

Pictures to be taken preferably between now and Sunday 3rd July 2016, 23:59, or enter one from your Personal / Camera Cranium Archives if you prefer.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23:59pm Monday 4th July 2016.
Poll will be up Tuesday 5th July 2016.
Winner to be announced Saturday 9th July 2016.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to

Post a topic on the Sunday (or sooner) following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted (or earliest archive shot if applicable) wins.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: ABERS on June 29, 2016, 10:06:18 AM
Not really understanding the theme I Googled  it. A very  interesting and thought provoking theme. Should be some interesting images forthcoming. If I wasn't  off on holiday tomorrow I'm sure it would fill my time with a good degree of head scratching.

Apart from the obvious  shots of pictures in frames somewhere in the shot I would think the possibility of having such an image in your back catalogue  is pretty remote.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: DigiDiva on June 29, 2016, 08:58:52 PM
Thank goodness Im abroad with limited internet!!!!!!! Holy macaroni
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on June 29, 2016, 09:36:21 PM
Interesting theme and one I am not familiar with.
Out and about on the North York Moors tomorrow. Will have to get the thinking cap on and look that bit deeper whilst out.
Tried a quick google but nothing there inspires me.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Reinardina on June 30, 2016, 09:38:24 PM
Had a go this morning, when a possible 'picture in a picture' stared me in the face. Well, sort off.

Haven't seen the result yet, not had time. It is a hand held high ISO shot, so I don't hold out too much hope.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: jinky on July 01, 2016, 07:18:05 AM
An old archive one from me as I`ll not get time to shoot anything this week
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10154/normal_DC_mag_mirror_comp_upb.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19227&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Simple on July 01, 2016, 02:44:55 PM
Since I came up with the topic I thought I better put a picture in as well. We have done lots of things with this topic at the local camera club. We used mirrors and empty picture frames. Because I was sitting in front of my PC thinking about what to do, this came out as the result.
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10014/normal_Craniumstrial-016.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19230)
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Hinfrance on July 02, 2016, 04:40:27 PM
Well, hmm. I tried a few ideas for the Mise en Abyme bit, not too successfully to be honest. So I had a look at the Droste effect. I was pleased to see that there was an Adobe tool to do it, and then down about the fact that it was withdrawn a few years ago and although it is archived on the web it won't work with PS CC or any of the older versions of Elements that I have. Then I remembered that some time ago I was given a copy of Filter Forge 4 standard which I had never installed. As luck would have it my key was still OK and there is a Droste filter. So I mucked about with it a bit. Looks like you ideally need a circular object to start with, which is why so many of the examples on line are of lenses and clocks. I did one of my watches from an old image. Not managed to upload it so far. I keep getting 'Camera Craniums is not working' messages.

Just got it to work:

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_Seiko_Watch_Droste2.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19234&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Reinardina on July 03, 2016, 08:02:41 AM
All the mirrors in the bathroom of my hotel gave me an idea. I could see myself at least three times, but sadly could not 'fit' it into my camera as I had to stand too close. I decided on a selfie-double and experimented.

Am now glamping, and have to post it, before everyone wakes up and the WiFi slows to a halt.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_spiegel_1813_Droste_effect_cr.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19235&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Simple on July 09, 2016, 11:23:26 AM
Well Done Reinardina!!, Well deserved. To be honest Droste is a Dutch brand so it makes sense you won. 
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: jinky on July 09, 2016, 11:57:38 AM
Well done Reinardina - got my vote just ahead of H`s.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Reinardina on July 09, 2016, 12:30:38 PM
Thank you guys.

I had never heard of 'Mise en Abyme,' but had seen the effect regularly. Never heard the term 'Droste effect' either, but of course I know Droste! Have known it all my life, and loved it all my life.

Will set up the new competition now.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: DigiDiva on July 09, 2016, 06:51:36 PM
Well done. Told you it was an excellent photo.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Reinardina on July 09, 2016, 10:59:51 PM
I know, would not have entered it otherwise.
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Oldboy on July 10, 2016, 06:53:17 AM
Cracking shot Reinardina and got my vote.  :tup:
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Reinardina on July 10, 2016, 11:03:58 AM
Thanks OB. It's good to have you back, and not only for the vote!
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: Oldboy on July 10, 2016, 04:38:07 PM
Thanks OB. It's good to have you back, and not only for the vote!

 :-[
Title: Re: CHAT MISE EN ABYME weekly comp
Post by: northenderdave on July 11, 2016, 12:22:39 AM
Reinardina's image for me was visually the best, well seen and thought out. You never know when inspiration will strike and Reinardina proved this with a visit to the Loo.  :)