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  • posted: November 25 @ 5:39am
♫ I'm starting with the man in the mirror ♫
♫ He's asking me to give him my taco ♫


Daniel says:
Mirror men are not allowed to have tacos.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:42am -
jnonfiction says:
You feel left out.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:44am -
Furricane says:
all in camera. no cutouts. no photoshop :)
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:44am -
Mike de Monk says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:45am -
robberfly says:
the mirror man will get your taco december 1

no cutouts or photoshop? how did you accomplish this?!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:48am -
eightyeight says:
how was this done? what was the setup?
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:48am -
jnonfiction says:
here's my stab: double exposure, shooting through a white paper screen isolating the mirror for the second shot.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:49am -
folliclejuju says:
dang. i'm stumped and amazed!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:50am -
mrpbody33 says:
Great job!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:51am -
Furricane says:
1 tripod
1 black towel
1 taco

Setup the tripod for a long exposure shot (12 seconds). Taped the towel to the mirror so that it would not pick up any light from a manually fired flash.

Stacy fired the shutter, and manually flash pointed at me. Then I pulled the towel down off the mirror, closed the bathroom door halfway so that the lens was blocked from seeing me. Then I made another face, and she fired the flash again. This time only the mirror's image would get picked up by the camera. (notice the vertical line splitting the picture? Its from the door of the bathroom being shut halfway for the 2nd flash)
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:52am -
Furricane says:
@jnonfiction you had the basic idea!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:52am -
jnonfiction says:
You're a lighting master.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:57am -
Furricane says:
why thank you @jnonfiction. I wanted to do something cool. I've been slacking lately. If you look closely you'll see the outline of the towel on the mirror - remnants from the first flashing making an outline around the towel by the bounce light from the flash.

I didn't have anything exactly the size of the mirror, or I would have gone that route instead.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:08am -
ThatGuy says:
this is great. Thanks for the explanation. I would've never been able to figure this one out. So good. F&K'd
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:14am -
revgoomba says:
Wait... one exposure? This is incredible!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:23am -
Furricane says:
Yep, one exposure, multiple manual flashes.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:24am -
runningantelope says:
ha! hahahaha! king for bringing a smile to my face in early mornin'
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:55am -
keeper of the fort says:
brilliant! masterful!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:56am -
Zach says:
congrats! this is rad!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:57am -
mattyc says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:06am -
dizzywizard says:
great job. very well done
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:07am -
slo gro says:
such dedication to setup. you're doing it RIGHT. KF'd
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:13am -
gfmorris says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:14am -
folliclejuju says:
totally kingd
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:20am -
Andrew says:
so good. KING'd and FAV'd

I'd vote twice if I could.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:22am -
Trey says:
Really good. Wow.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:24am -
mattyc says:
still amazing
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:27am -
Fofe says:
this is really well done. thanks for letting us in on the setup. cool!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:32am -
Brian says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:39am -
jason says:
this is crazy awesome! i'd be sad i you ate that taco in front of me too!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:40am -
mattyc says:
Just checking back in and this photo still rules.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:45am -
Army of Whiskers says:
Great results. Taking notes...
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:05am -
wondermade says:
Totally king worthy given the in camera magic.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:10am -
Patchy McHoles says:
Brilliant, hope the monkey had a taco too.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:14am -
Yogi Beard says:
Don't taunt the mirror man! They have powers!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:19am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
very magical. I'm going to shave because I can't compete with this.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:35am -
Dj says:
used to do this sort of thing a lot in my younger days with my AE-1 Program and a double-exposure mask. My favorite was one that was a photo of me and a friend, standing on a small bridge over calm water. He was standing on the bridge, looking stoic, I was staring up at him from the reflection in the water.

double exposures can be fun :)
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:00am -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
really wish i could pull something like this off. this is fantastic...also makes me want to get a taco. KING!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:11am -
Dj says:
thanks @furricane for explaining further to my faded photographic memory... this wasn't a double-exposure in the way I traditionally think of it, where one resets the shutter and re-exposes the same frame, but a freaking 12 second exposure in pure darkness with two separate flashes. now the "lighting master" comment makes perfect sense to me.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:17am -
Furricane says:
Yeah, it would have looked really clean with a double-exposure, but I wanted hard core old school.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:20am -
rodohmes says:
incredible job - king'd!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:21am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
lighting expert???? maan i wish i could iron my towels that flat!! my cupboard is soo full with em!! lol send your lady my way shes an expert!! lol

incredible work, lighting, camera work, shadows, genius comedy value! :D
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:46am -
Scrivener says:
OH my god, that's genius, to have pulled it off in just one shot. Def king'd
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:54am -
Grower&Shower says:
Genius. You deserve the crown.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:11am -
KO says:
so glad I read about this shot, instafaved, and King'd!!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:38am -
Wheat Beard. says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:42am -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Years ago, my friend bought me a Gordie Howe autograph that was inexplicably signed "Thank you for your hard work, Gordie Howe." I feel compelled to give it to you now. Masterful!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:49am -
Furricane says:
Howe = awesome
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:03am -
mims attack says:
well done king
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:21am -
wiseacre says:
ah, it helps to have an assistant. very well done. long exposures for the full on win.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:22am -
mackle says:
i am flabbergasted / floored / totally impressed. If there ever was a King, it is you.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 12:13pm -
tedford says:
i will gladly give you a crown today for a taco on Tuesday.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 12:25pm -
Ace says:
i wish i had a whiskerino assistant because this is pure gold. king for sure...
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 12:25pm -
stephen says:
i'm amazed.

here is your crown, your majesty.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 12:34pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
I thought this could only be done by jnon'ing. Spectacular.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 12:38pm -
9schwander says:
gosh. I'm impressed with any shot this incredibly well thought out. I call myself a photographer, but I have trouble thinking intricately enough to set up something like this. Well played.... king for you!

Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 12:41pm -
Jarrett says:
this is blowing my mind.

also, i like your blue walls.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 12:56pm -
mattyc says:
After lunch....checking in...and this still rules.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 1:11pm -
seventy-seven says:
whoa.........that's all I got.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 1:31pm -
Furricane says:
haha @mattyc you are cracking me up. My photo today is almost as awesome as your photo yesterday (clame)
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 1:47pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 3:18pm -
mattyc says:
just checking back in...made it to my parents house...and this photo is still all kinds of awesome.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 3:39pm -
pcain says:
you will be king! technically amazing and inspiring :) well done!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 3:42pm -
North Beard South says:
i believe this crown belongs to you
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 4:00pm -
ty says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 4:13pm -
eightface says:
Bloody awesome.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 4:33pm -
mattyc says:
After dinner...this still amazes me.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 4:43pm -
Barefoot says:
This is nuts..
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 4:48pm -
El Barbudo says:
I don't know how you did this, but this is awesome.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 4:50pm -
mattyc says:
it had been a few minutes.....I wanted another look.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:14pm -
Barefoot says:
I keep looking at this...You have won today.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:14pm -
TheStride says:
First I was blown away by the picture. Then I read your explanation and was blown away like the atom bomb.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:17pm -
Rolf Bastard says:
i think it's clear that you're the best! king'd all day!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:32pm -
Ned Kelly says:
I am Kinging
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 5:51pm -
mc sauce says:
kinged my friend, kinged
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:06pm -
Beard Goggles says:
King worthy indeed.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:10pm -
Dirty Pirate says:
Don't give it to him. You know he wouldn't do that for you.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:15pm -
alijoon says:
Give me back my taco.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:19pm -
Douggal says:
That true artistry and wit somewhat takes the sting away from being likened to Al Bundy. Somewhat. Amazing!!!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:28pm -
mattyc says:
yep...this is still awesome.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 6:33pm -
Furricane says:
haha @douggal. I still think you're 11 years more awesomer than me.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:01pm -
Shotgun Willie says:
that is awesome. great job. come show my students how you did this.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:09pm -
Furricane says:
@shotgunwillie anytime!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:25pm -
Poe says:
KING / Favorite!

thanks for the howto.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 7:56pm -
orangebeard says:
dang I'm with everybody else KING'D. you are amazing brother!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:08pm -
mattyc says:
yep...this is still ruling pretty hardcore.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:13pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:21pm -
Chally says:
Brilliant sir.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:31pm -
Dschonn says:
I like the low-tech aspect of it. I also love that everything about this is perfect.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:36pm -
mattyc says:
yep...right before bed...it's still awesome as hell.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:42pm -
mattyc says:
@mackle is there a way to favorite an image more than once?
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:43pm -
Heyzeus says:
DANG! You got like the most comments ever. It took me a minute to see that there was more to this. You win. I didn't even know that was possible. Good job, I hope you win KB.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:54pm -
Katie says:
No, you're cool.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 8:57pm -
Gavin says:
you get a crown for the image. and a crown for the explanation. and a crown for the taco.

that's crowns for the next couple of days, no matter what you post.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:24pm -
Furricane says:
hah, thanks @gavin. You're the most awesomestest.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 9:52pm -
taber says:
ahaha what the hell, that is kingly insanity.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:19pm -
GrapeS says:
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:20pm -
J-Ho says:
Taco day foreshadowing! Also, 200% deserving of Kingship!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:32pm -
MarkyMadBeard says:
soooo good
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:35pm -
Dj says:
@furricane 100 comments. BAM!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:45pm -
Furricane says:
HAH! Justin put me over the top! Thanks mate!
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:49pm -
mattmarch says:
Oops I didn't get my comment through earlier. It was something about how this is an inspiration and yadda yadda ... taco ftw.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 10:58pm -
hankbobs says:
fav'd and king'd. This is absolutely totally completely amazing
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:04pm -
hankbobs says:
Honestly, I swear to god, I was convinced you had a twin brother, and waited to pull him out on mirror day. I thought he was standing behind you, and it was a forced perspective
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:05pm -
Furricane says:
@hankbobs hahaha! That would have been so much easier. I do have a brother, but he is a year and 9 days younger than me. and a little taller.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:07pm -
BryanHunter says:
Amazing! Caught a quick glimpse of this shortly after you posted and have been thinking about it all day. You are the Shutter Master

King. Faved. Printing a wallet copy to show people.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:31pm -
Just Jamey says:
Yep. Brilliant. Kingfav'd.
Posted: Nov 25th, 2009 - 11:58pm -
hankbobs says:
Great shot, and wonderful win!!!
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 12:02am -
jracecar says:
i couldn't be happier for you, man. seriously. you deserve your crown. good for you.
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 12:39am -
Moo says:
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 12:53am -
Snuffleupagus says:
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 4:08am -
Shotgun Willie says:
congratulations for an awesome parlor trick.
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 7:10am -
mattyc says:
In the morning...this still rules something fierce.
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 7:44am -
Dj says:
indeed. just wait for taco day!
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 9:24am -
stanislaw says:
rock you like a furricane. congrats on kb!
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 10:16am -
irishsquire says:
pls make the other you happy.
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 1:21pm -
Furricane says:
irishsquire, good idea!
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 1:49pm -
rachel says:
your expressions are great.
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 6:30pm -
elclinto says:
What is this... new devilry?
Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 - 10:03pm -
Barefoot says:
i think i am the 108th comment. You are ridiculous.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 10:56pm -
neps says:
I think mirror man dropped his taco in the sink - that's really why he is sad.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 5:51am -
hale. says:
amazingly well done. thank you for giving setup notes. love this.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 9:36am -
Mike de Monk says:
we want to see a KINGBEARD by you today :D
Posted: Dec 1st, 2009 - 12:46am -
Furricane says:
@mikedemonk I'm going to try. it isn't spectacular, but it's thoughtful, I hope. :)
Posted: Dec 1st, 2009 - 5:44am -
mattyc says:
I was totally looking through my favortes' and noticed this photo was somehow missing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:43am -
mattyc says:
which is odd....since it's one of my all time favorite things ever... seriously this photo is awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:44am -
mattyc says:
I don't know how I didn't just start making shit tons of comments on all of your photos from this day
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:44am -
mattyc says:
I mean i did make shit tons of comments on this photo on the day it hit the internets
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:44am -
mattyc says:
but it wasn't till much much later that i decided that you needed no less than 5 mattyc comments per photo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:45am -
mattyc says:
well except for those shitty webcam photos...butw we've totally talked about that already.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:45am -
mattyc says:
actually on the day that i stareted commenting a bunch on all your photos it was b/c you said something like man i'm just gonna start taking photos that'll get a bunch of mattyc comments.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:46am -
mattyc says:
my inital idea was to add one extra comment per day.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:46am -
mattyc says:
so the fist would have five and then the next six and then seven etc etc.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:47am -
mattyc says:
but there was more than a month left aat this point and it'd have been really really hard for me to do that.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:47am -
mattyc says:
not because i can't make that many comments per photo per day.. but mostly i've got a one track mind and if i'm commenting i can't count at the same time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:47am -
mattyc says:
so i'd have totally fucked it up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:48am -
mattyc says:
So that's it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:48am -
mattyc says:
and the moral of this commentbomb™ is.... THIS PHOTO STILL RULES 3 months later.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:49am -
Furricane says:
hahaha, most excellent @mattyc. most excellent indeed. I'm glad I was able to pull this one off.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14pm -
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