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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Oct 1, 2005
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 45 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.6862
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.6404
Avg (non-participants): 6.9155
Views since voting: 2233
Views during voting: 601
Votes: 427
Comments: 50
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/27/2013 12:23:22 PM
Another well-lit portrait. An experienced photograper friend of mine told me he thought photographing dark-skinned people was one of the hardest things to do well.
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12/14/2008 12:56:12 PM
Superb portrait.
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06/22/2007 09:03:49 AM
This is a great portrait. Excellent use of light and shadows.
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05/02/2007 06:47:20 PM
I agree with Wade - this could be Miles' twin - great image.
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05/02/2007 06:37:20 PM
Looks like a young "Miles Davis"
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06/19/2006 07:28:26 PM
Only 45th? Wow... it's a very powerful shot.
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05/10/2006 10:21:07 AM
love this!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 09:14:52 PM
Great portrait. The eyes really pull you in. Wonderful processing and B&W treatment.
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01/29/2006 01:03:10 AM
Excellent black and white with a "old time" look.
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01/28/2006 10:51:54 PM
I'm blown away. I can scarcely find the words. The unbelievable tonal range, the incredible detail in the highlights and shadows, the texture that almost makes this shot feel 3D. My hat is off. My only 10 of the challenge so far.
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01/28/2006 10:17:11 PM
great black and white.
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01/27/2006 10:23:21 PM
This is really an excellent portrait. How I wish it wasn't the style to cut off the top of the subject's head in portraits.
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01/27/2006 07:40:20 PM
Nicely done, Wonderful tones. Easy top ten (IMO)
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01/27/2006 03:06:11 PM
Very nice post process, love the overall texture, looks like someone from the fifties or sixties..
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01/27/2006 02:16:28 PM
Excellent portrait.
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01/27/2006 01:15:46 PM
A great high contrast black and white portrait. Very effective use of both shadow and negative space.
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01/27/2006 07:44:28 AM
the focus is spot on and the lighting is great. you've certainly captured the expression expertly. this is such a wonderful image.
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01/26/2006 10:58:07 PM
Character! Character! What more could you ask from a portrait. Wonderful shot with great light and excellent tone.
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01/26/2006 02:13:17 PM
Wow, the technicals alone in this shot impress me. Such sharp crisp detail and wonderful exposure. B&W treatment is extraordinary. Very wonderful portrait! 10!
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01/26/2006 12:08:36 PM
nice portrait, excellent light, great texture, blacks need a small amount of tweeking, whites ok, good dof, great comp, overall excellent job
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01/26/2006 07:49:10 AM
wow, very introspective
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01/26/2006 07:45:15 AM
Fantastic portrait here, so strong, and so good.....
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01/24/2006 03:29:07 PM
Wonderful portrait.
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01/23/2006 02:35:14 PM
Wonderful shot. Makes you want to know more about him. 10
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01/22/2006 02:27:41 PM
Focus is a bit soft, but I like the lighting. Nice and bold, without being too harsh or overbearing. Not the greatest expression IMO, and the light may have contributed to more squinting than intended.
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01/21/2006 09:17:05 PM
grat lighting and detail...the expression conveys a lot too...well done..8
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01/21/2006 07:34:31 PM
excellent portrait; fascinating face
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01/20/2006 10:19:32 PM
Great capture. Fantastic. No compliants here. I originally gave it an 8 on my first pass through. What the hell was I thinking? 10!
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01/20/2006 02:49:13 PM
Great portrait and excellent control of the exposure. Great light and contrast.
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01/20/2006 01:00:55 PM
My first 10 after 126 votes. Good luck!
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01/20/2006 12:32:13 PM
This is GREAT! Excellent lighting, texture, sharpness. Full marks.
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01/20/2006 11:17:48 AM
A forever classic, raw and emotional challenging to the viewer
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01/20/2006 08:33:57 AM
love this one.. the tones are perfectly done... 9
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01/20/2006 12:29:43 AM
Simply incredible portrait.
TC
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01/19/2006 09:24:40 PM
Raw and Gritty. Love it. 10.
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01/19/2006 05:48:08 PM
Very nice B&W.
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01/19/2006 09:35:36 AM
Nicely done portrait. I like it. The light and shadow seem to fall really well across the subject.
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01/19/2006 02:38:14 AM
Perfect black and white subject. Wonderful portrait.
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01/18/2006 10:39:51 PM
reminds me of a Milton Rogovin photograph beautiful job
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01/18/2006 09:38:40 PM
Wow! this is just awesome looks like a vintage photo.
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01/18/2006 04:31:41 PM
Exceptional character portrait... 10
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01/18/2006 04:05:14 PM
Nice post-processing
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01/18/2006 02:44:06 PM
"Best Portrait in Challenge" prize from me. Wonderful subject, and beautifully executed photograph. I'm no expert on this subject, but I believe that the tonal control here is masterful. As I look at it, I can see all the nearly-suppressed detail in the hair and background, but if I tilt my monitor a little then all that detail is swallowed up, and the character of the portrait changes astonishingly. I actually prefer this second, more minimalist version, but either way it's a terrific work. 8.
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01/18/2006 02:07:00 PM
Very nice photograph. The contrast and tones are exceptional. Well done!
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01/18/2006 01:29:28 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 10:24:08 PM
looks like one tough dude, I like the expression
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01/17/2006 07:30:55 PM
Fantastic expression, and great work with the B&W.
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01/16/2006 10:05:00 PM
The most powerful entry in this challenge and a very strong ribbon contender. Congrats on a perfect capture in every respect... :)
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01/16/2006 12:53:20 PM
Oh how I LOVE photos like this! The chiseled features. The 3-dimensional sharpness. His serious expression adds to the depth of the photo. In my opinion, it doesn't get any better than this for a moving, expertly photographed image! 10
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01/16/2006 10:16:40 AM
Lack of light in the background 6
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