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Challenge: The Elton John Effect (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Apr 4, 2013
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2013

[Apr. 6th, 2013 03:57:00 PM]

Self portrait. Bought some sunglasses at a toy store for $2.50, borrowed some jewelry from my 16 year old daughter, and stole a Oscar the Grouch T-shirt from my 19 year old son's laundry basket.

I was feeling pretty good about myself when 21_F.gif littlemav commented I looked like a young Robert Wagner. A little less so when 21_F.gif Jutilda mentioned I looked like Will Ferrell.

21_F.gif LydiaToo suggested I crop out the dog. Actually, the seat cushion on this couch is white faux fur. It is a bit of a funky couch. But she is right I should have left enough cushion to understand what it is or cropped it differently.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 44
Avg (all users): 6.8191
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3500
Avg (non-participants): 6.9459
Views since voting: 2018
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 94
Comments: 37
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/15/2013 02:06:24 AM
Beeeeg smile. Thanks.

Payback time from the kids for all the things they "borrow". Top it off by making this their Facebook profile image. Hehe.
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04/12/2013 09:24:03 PM
Congrats on the Red! Excellent work and lighting made this a stand out. Funny, the top three all have or are wearing white hair;-P
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04/12/2013 06:37:15 PM
Very well done, love the outfit. The photo has great feel and color too.
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04/12/2013 02:11:29 PM
A bit too cool I think, what's he hiding, nicely done Mark.
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04/12/2013 12:58:18 PM
Congrats Mark! You look so handsome in pink!
... and the dog, don't forget the dog (hehehe)
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04/12/2013 11:47:28 AM
Congrats on the Red!!! Actually now that I've studied this time time again, I'm thinking "A young Better Looking Robert Waggoner" (I'll email you my next entry for the suck up 10 you will give me!!!) LOL
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04/12/2013 11:26:35 AM
Definitely more Wagner than Farrell. The faux fur threw me at first, too, though I figured it out. My challenge favorite. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/12/2013 11:25:14 AM
Nice work Mark, excellent details, the dog between your legs is a nice touch.
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04/12/2013 11:07:56 AM
Oh! Then... I LOVE your COUCH! LOL!

And all of the rest of this image, Mark.

Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/12/2013 10:29:16 AM
what a great "shoehorn"....I love it. Congrats on your new ribbon!!!
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04/12/2013 09:49:33 AM
Gotta say, Mark, this is the type of photo that has to be held near and dear to you and your family. It's classic stuff. Cool, edgy and classy at once. Perfectly done.
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04/12/2013 08:31:50 AM
I noticed the dog - you're right - Lydia's right :) But it's a great sp for any challenge and perfect for this one. Congratulations on the ribbon, Mark.
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04/12/2013 07:44:13 AM
Congratulations! Your face is so compelling I failed to notice the 'dog'.
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04/12/2013 04:52:15 AM
You look SO cool. Great shot, Mark.
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04/12/2013 04:40:05 AM
I was wondering if you were sitting on a dog or not, hah.
Congrats on the red!
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04/12/2013 03:42:29 AM
Congrats, excellent self, absolutely believable
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04/12/2013 02:46:39 AM
Congratulations, this one was my favourite.
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04/12/2013 02:40:28 AM
Congratulations on the red. Not bad for $2.50.
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04/12/2013 02:03:15 AM
LOL! Love the white dog. Cropped perfectly to allow the imagination to run wild. And yes, resemblance to Will Farrell is there... :-)
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04/12/2013 01:50:40 AM
Awesome finish, Mark!
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04/12/2013 01:20:35 AM
very cool. By the way, That's Oscar The Grouch not Cookie Monster :P
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04/12/2013 01:18:40 AM
Congratulations, very neat image. For your daughter's sake I hope you didn't get too attached to the jewelry ;-)
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04/12/2013 01:10:36 AM
Next time lower the tripod, don't sit on the poodle :) Wd on your ribbon.
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04/12/2013 12:49:25 AM
You get better looking with each image, Mark!! Congrats on the red
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04/12/2013 12:39:40 AM
I had this one picked for blue...still should have been blue.
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04/12/2013 12:05:15 AM
Wahoo!
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04/12/2013 12:03:17 AM
haha look at all that bling. Fun and fabulous shot! Congrats on the red!
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04/12/2013 12:01:14 AM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaay Mark!!!!!! Woo hoooooooooooo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2013 11:44:51 PM
One of my top two images. Excellent expression, lighting, pose. Voted earlier, back to comment.
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04/11/2013 10:17:01 PM
Very strong image. The leather, furry couch is a nice accent. Love the glasses and only one eye showing. The light and processing are also right on. Used to have an Oscar the grouch t-shirt but it was making me too grouchy :)
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04/07/2013 05:42:56 PM
Those glasses go so well with the clothes.
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04/06/2013 10:10:21 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Ha! Love the 'What!" grouchy expression with 'the look' and the raised eyebrow. The annoyance of the man is further heightened by Oscar the Grouch on his t-shirt (nice touch btw:-) ). Processing and the lighting are top notch work. Excellent work - will definitely be in the top ten.
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04/05/2013 07:52:37 PM
I'd have cropped out the dog since it's a bit awkward that we can't really know for sure what it is.

I LOVE the rest of it! Yes!

(commenting only)
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04/05/2013 04:40:28 PM
One of my top picks -- I like the composition and the muted tones but the expression is priceless. All the best in the challenge
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04/05/2013 10:24:46 AM
At a glance, the guy looks like Will Ferrell. LOL Love the shot :)
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04/05/2013 02:04:25 AM
A really nicely composed and lit portrait. Top pick.
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04/05/2013 12:20:04 AM
He looks like a young Robert Waggoner.. Nicely done, ahh what is he holding hummmm?
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