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IreneM


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Challenge: Environmental Portrait II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Date: Mar 16, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 s
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2008

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WOW! Thanks, thanks, thanks a million for the fantastic comments and score! I think Iím dreaming. Me! With a portrait in the top 5!
Iím SO glad I joined this site, Iíve learned such a lot here.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.9703
Avg (commenters): 7.0357
Avg (participants): 6.6842
Avg (non-participants): 7.0472
Views since voting: 3848
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 269
Comments: 48
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/07/2008 12:27:12 AM
Superb! Love the lighting and the sharpness. I would be very keen to know what kind of processing went into this.
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03/29/2008 11:09:16 PM
Congrats Irene although you are probably tired of another honorable mention/star. I'm surprised you still haven't passed me in average yet. You're whipping me in everything else though.

Message edited by author 2008-03-29 23:10:16.
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03/27/2008 12:17:07 PM
And I thought you would come up with Professional Water Dropper.
Your skills gained seem to be transferrable, Big Dipper.
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03/27/2008 12:13:32 PM
wonderful image..well done/congratulations
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03/26/2008 10:53:12 PM
Getting tired of experiments in the kitchen? ;) This is an awesome portrait. The lighting is great and the expression very emotional. It might have been a little bit better if it included some matching environment (a tunnel or at least parts of a tunnel wall, for example) in the background.
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03/26/2008 07:35:12 PM
Fantastic Portrait!!
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03/26/2008 01:21:59 PM
Oh, Irene! How awesome is THAT! And such a diversity to your normal fabulous work!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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03/26/2008 01:18:03 PM
Again?!? With all those recent stars on your profile, you should qualify as your own constellation by now. I shall call it the Big Dripper.

Nice one!

Message edited by author 2008-03-26 13:21:31.
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03/26/2008 11:22:33 AM
Congrats Irene on a wonderful job. This was one of my favorite images in this challenge. Very well done!
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03/26/2008 09:26:53 AM
great finsih Irene!
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03/26/2008 09:25:25 AM
Irene, this wonderful shot can only taken by you!

congrats on a Top 5- finish!
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03/26/2008 09:19:08 AM
Irene - wonderful portrait, and processing is spot-on.

Congrats on a top 5 finish.
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03/26/2008 08:53:08 AM
Congratulations Irene, Im glad you did not tell us which picture is yours :) Great picture and SOOOOOOOO close to a ribbon!
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03/26/2008 07:28:08 AM
Irene!! Fantastic image, congrats on top 5. Love the look and editing of this.
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03/26/2008 04:19:39 AM
Congrats Irene, excellent shot and deserved high finish.
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03/26/2008 12:22:51 AM
Doesn't surprise me this did as well as it did. Congrats on 4th.
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03/26/2008 12:21:01 AM
whoooooooooohoooooooooooooo I gave this one a 10!!!!!!! It is kinda fun not knowing what your team mate has up for show!!!

AND 4th place, YOU ROCK GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Message edited by author 2008-03-26 00:21:28.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2008 07:53:07 PM
would have been better if all of the helmet was in the picture. This is a great shot otherwise although I personally was looking for an external environment and not just a hat and some dirt on the face for this challenge.
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03/25/2008 07:48:11 PM
Great grittiness and super contrast.
Excellent portrait.
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03/25/2008 12:57:40 PM
I'm really not sure what to do with this. Probably, the best capture of the subject in the entire challenge. This is haunting, emotional, well-framed, shading/lighting is stunning...then I say to myself "what is the environment?" I look at the title for a clue, shift worker, so he works at night. But what does he do? He wears a hard-hat and is dirty, no real clue there. So then I ask myself "is this an environmental portrait?" Not in the strict definition of the genre. But this shot is fabulous and it is a portrait. There are elements of environment, the hat and dirt obvioulsy aren't props...I honestly have no idea how to rank this shot.
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03/24/2008 08:44:41 AM
A very strong portrait and I like it a lot.....Hope it finishes in the top 10.........
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03/22/2008 08:30:33 PM
Very well done. The border doesn't do much; it's almost seamless except around his hat which momentarily pulls attention away from your subject. A seven for you.
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03/22/2008 01:56:44 PM
Unfortunately (if that is the right word to use) this portrait is so good that it actually looks like a studio shot with a made up model rather than of a shift worker in their natural environment. I am sure this is an image that the voters will either love or take a tad of glee in telling you that it does not meet the challenge. From my own perspective I am just really inpressed by the the muted colours and the sharpness of the subject

Excellent portrait
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03/22/2008 12:51:15 PM
Great portrait, but I wish we could see some of his environment.
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03/22/2008 12:02:54 PM
Excellent shot. Love the detail in the skin and the sharpness.
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03/22/2008 01:18:37 AM
Great portrait
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03/21/2008 03:44:21 PM
My pick for a ribbon. Nice portrait here. Good luck.
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03/21/2008 11:45:07 AM
I absolutly love this picture! The expression on the mans face and the colors, everything is great!
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03/21/2008 10:29:53 AM
Great pose and facial expression, great lighting. I'd like to see a little bit of background to get a better feel of where he is. 7
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03/21/2008 08:40:09 AM
This one is really nice.. I really like your pw on it.
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03/21/2008 05:02:52 AM
one of the best in the challenge, perfect exposure, good crop. his expression looks very natural, the processing emphasizes the dirtiness of his job.
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03/20/2008 11:35:10 PM
I like the tones
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03/20/2008 08:39:46 PM
The only envornment in the shot is the smutz on the fellow's face, but it is a lovely shot, well lit and the uniformity of grtty textues from his facial hair to the scratches on his hard hat make this a very strong portrait.
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03/20/2008 07:56:19 PM
coal miner? very gritty and real, yet very simple, 7
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03/20/2008 01:32:41 PM
this is the best in challenge, IMO. Wanna see it in the top 3!
Fantastic tones. His expression is wonderful. Love to see so many details: dirt in his face, textures, etc. Very good focus, too. - You've done a really good job! Good luck!
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03/20/2008 11:39:11 AM
excellent post processing that shows details of the subject's face/expressions very well. just a little dark for my taste. still 7
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03/20/2008 06:57:36 AM
Lovely portrait, excellent lighting and I really like the black background and the black shirt. But where is his environment? I would love to see where/how he works. I am sorry, but a safety hat and some dust on his face does not tell me enouhg about him.
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03/20/2008 06:45:36 AM
Great pic, very subtle black on black, great lighting and facial expression. I would have liked a little more environment though, this might as well be a studio shot.
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03/20/2008 04:22:35 AM
fantastic portrait
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03/19/2008 10:23:49 PM
Loved the photo. Eagarly looked at the title. Was he a miner or some other noble job. Shift worker? What is that?

Cropping the helmet did not work for me.
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03/19/2008 06:03:08 PM
Strong portrait and composition. The sharpening is nicely done, along with the rest of the processing. The lighting is also very well done and adds a dramatic feel to the shot. My only problem with rating this is that the makeup or dirt on the face and the hat are really what connects with the title, rather than the environment as the challenge suggested. Therefore, I give this a 6
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03/19/2008 05:53:48 PM
Well shot and well edited, I hope your editing meets the basic challenge regulations. Nice job.
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03/19/2008 01:00:01 PM
Fabulous portrait! Hope it passes muster in the editing department...
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03/19/2008 12:30:59 PM
Great portrait, but I would have liked to have seen more of his environment.
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03/19/2008 12:05:01 PM
very nice portrait however there is not enough of the environment for this to fit for me
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03/19/2008 08:53:54 AM
Excellent. Probably the best of the challenge.
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03/19/2008 01:57:57 AM
Nice portrait but where is the environment?
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03/19/2008 12:25:50 AM
nice grit, great editing, gl, first 9 from me
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