Sunday, February 28, 2010

59/365 - S is for Study

Three copies of me, working in my office.
Click the photo to see it on Flickr.

S is for Studying -- on a Sunday. I sure could use some help getting all of this work done...

As you may know, I'm a grad student -- so my purpose in life is, basically, to study math! I usually have one day off per week, and that's usually Saturday. The other days, it's teaching, research, and a variety of other duties.

Technical details: this kind of photo is surprisingly easy to make! I used a tripod and took three photos, one with me in each position. The tripod guaranteed that the rest of the scene was identical in each photo. Then, I created an image in Gimp in which each of the three photos was a different layer. I added a mask to each layer which reveals only the part containing me, and blurred the transition of the mask to account for any slight differences in lighting. That's it!


Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a really cool picture! Neat idea. JC

Jain said...

Very cool!

Sure it's easy. . . for a mathematician!

Summer said...

What's up with the unsolved Rubix cube? ;) Cool photo!