My Fresh Basketball Self Portrait

Greetings, Fellow Sportsy Self Portrait Makers!

How's your weekend?

I am finally happy with a recent selfie. In fact, it was taken this morning. I might not be happy with the general physical shape I am in but the result was nevertheless fine enough to call it a day.


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It was composed of nine stacked images, taken in three series of threes. Using a tripod, a ten-second timer trigger, and my inner clock leading me to the decisive moment around the tenth second.

In fact, I did not need many attempts in order to achieve these results. I think I only deleted one more series and used the other three which were fairly well-timed.

Let me break them down for you...


My approach, i.e. me on the right...

Basketball_1_BW.jpg

Basketball_2_BW.jpg

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...Collecting myself for a jump and a fade-away shot, i.e. me on the left...

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Basketball_6_BW.jpg


... And landing as the ball flies towards the target after another one, i.e. me in the center and the ball in the sky...

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Basketball_7_BW.jpg

Basketball_8_BW.jpg


Together, they are much more than any single one of them. By my estimates, 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1=999. If that's not synergy, I don't know what is ;)


For all those of you who were able to endure my narcissism to the very end, here's a bonus frame animation of it all.

Basketball_1_BW.gif

Me, being a humble narcissistic still image admirer, though, I prefer the double exposure which, in this case, is actually nine-fold exposure or something like that. With parts of some of the frames out of the whole composition.


So, what do you think? Is this a score in the end or is it a miss? I'll leave this to you, you Magnificent Geometry Gurus!


Yours,

Manol


P.S.

I also took a short video. And I am thinking about uploading it at some point. This reminded me of two or three years ago, the early 2019, actually, when I participated in a football tricks challenge by @worldcapture. I think I was the only one who actually went out there and tried making videos until a couple of hours later I was finally able to keep the ball bouncing of my foot fifty times before touching the ground. It was a great challenge, it was quite fun, and it was sad that there wasn't enough user base so that others would join me.

So, I am not sure if it's the time for me to launch any basketball or other challenges yet...but I might. I certainly felt like it while I was on the playground today.

Cheers!


P.P.S.

Yes, I do use a black ball and I am in...well...a winter attire. Cause it's winter. And it's cold.



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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 84 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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Поздрави.
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Oh, this one looks sad. It needs attention.

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It's a bit sad. Only me playin' but... I enjoy it 😌 Reminds me of childhood ❤ we use to do that all day.

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Solo basketballing it here, too. I hoped the youngsters would come out in the afternoon but it looks like it's going to rain again...any minute now...

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Интересни снимки.

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Благодаря. Комбинацията от тях по-скоро.

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Very cool concept and interesting walk through of the process (not enough narcissistim haha)
I like the gif too. Reminds me of early 2000s Nike ads.

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Ah, that would have been the time when I was in basketball a lot.

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Motion in pictures. Great idea 👏

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If I could have motion in every picture, I would. I guess.

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So cool pictures! Мe and our daugther had fun. She said "Isa oti vida tatko" :)))

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Soon, compadre. Soon...

The ominous mariachi owls from Rango.

Tell her to eat a lot of bananas and we'll be playing one on one soon. For money, of course. But also for glory!

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So thoughtful! ❤️
Very Nice atmosphere with interesting contrast composition...
Great work dear @manoldonchev

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Yeah, I'm quite happy with the nice contrast I had. Also, I am quite surprised by being able to time those few attempts well enough so that I didn't have to do it all day. On the other hand, playing with that ball all day long would have been amazing, too.

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