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Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Iceland
Date: Jun 5, 2008
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/3200 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2008

When this challenge came up I immediately thought of a scene from Sergio Leone’s spaghetti-western trilogy; the classic image of Clint Eastwood’ s character, ice-cool, the man with no name and nothing to answer to except the cigar in his mouth…
The model is my son, Ingi (who is currently looking for a job in the squeal.)
In the beginning I was divided on two photos, but ultimately chose this one. The other resembles a more classically 40’s style John Wayne.
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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 91
Avg (all users): 7.4860
Avg (commenters): 8.1786
Avg (participants): 7.3500
Avg (non-participants): 7.5252
Views since voting: 4569
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 179
Comments: 46
Favorites: 13 (view)


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08/15/2011 04:07:32 PM
Wonderful image

Message edited by author 2011-08-15 16:08:42.
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02/12/2009 05:38:29 PM
Originally posted by SandyP:

Oh way to GO!! I never would have known they have such handsome rugged cowboys in Iceland! Your son is BEAUTIFUL! :)


I absolutely agree. ;) If your son is still looking for a job, send him to America!
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11/13/2008 02:04:50 AM
I love this photo - it tells such a great story.
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09/26/2008 01:42:21 PM
amazing photo!
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09/06/2008 04:08:05 PM
Hann gæti örugglega fengið vinnu sem Clint-Eastwood-look-alike. Frábær ljósmynd
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07/14/2008 08:02:21 AM
Þessi mynd er hreint listaverk - rosalega flott hvernig bakgrunnurinn blurrast!
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06/21/2008 05:58:01 AM
Congrats on the fouth place, excellent portrait!
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06/17/2008 05:17:36 PM
Defintately the right choice. This was my top protrait as it captured "cowboy" immediately upon opening on my screen. No doubt of which scene it came from.
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06/17/2008 04:11:15 PM
You chose the right image to submit.
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06/17/2008 01:44:32 AM
Congratulations on your high score. This image is as perfect as it gets.
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06/16/2008 07:22:05 PM
You created a very fine portrait.
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06/16/2008 10:44:03 AM
Oh way to GO!! I never would have known they have such handsome rugged cowboys in Iceland! Your son is BEAUTIFUL! :)

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06/16/2008 09:37:21 AM
Outstanding image!! I think you made the right choice too. Congratulations on the high score and the 4th place.
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06/16/2008 12:53:15 AM
I was so sure this would ribbon, it's my personal favourite in the challenge. Excellent work, Þorsteinn and congrats on 4th place.
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06/16/2008 12:17:54 AM
Wow! this is so much like Clint Eastwood!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2008 10:50:25 PM
you got the attitude just right and so did the model.
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06/15/2008 09:08:58 PM
Convincing. A seven for you.
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06/15/2008 11:34:36 AM
I really like this one, it reminds me of one of the Clint Eastwood's movie posters of the 1960's. The noise in the background does not bother me, but I am sure it will be an issue for some. Perhaps a horizontal crop may have made it look even more like a movie frame.
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06/14/2008 11:37:33 PM
A fine portrait indeed........
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06/14/2008 03:25:54 PM
Perfect attitude, perfect toning, recalls immediately some old movie...
Impressive work, except for the vague, inaccurate selection between the PS blurred background and his hat or coat in some places (particularly right)That's why I rate it "only" 9 !
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06/13/2008 03:55:40 PM
I love it, like a still from a "spaghetti western." A high score from me.
(Back to bump this up.)
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06/11/2008 05:43:24 PM
absolutely remember me clint eastwood. great portrait.
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06/11/2008 10:13:30 AM
Maybe it's not, but it feels a little too posed. Nice sepia. Handsome guy with scruff. Like the "look" in his eye.
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06/11/2008 08:10:12 AM
This has a nice vintage movie feel to it. Well done.
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06/10/2008 10:01:07 PM
excellent portrait. great dof.
I do not like the noisy bg and the strong halo around back side of the hat ad on coat's borders.
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06/10/2008 09:39:11 PM
Very nice.
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06/10/2008 07:34:49 PM
Wonderful photo... makes me think it's really him and is really old. Well done. One of my top favorites.
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06/10/2008 11:07:03 AM
Reminds me of old Eastwood movies... 8
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06/10/2008 09:40:44 AM
reminds me very much of 60s/70s Italo-Western movies. sight motion blur and a bit oversharpened, otherwise very well done. great expression!
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06/10/2008 09:36:54 AM
Wow! Your model looks just like Clint Eastwood! Wonderfully lit! 9
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06/09/2008 11:55:13 PM
...the good ,the bad, and the ugly. This is soooo Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name. Excellent stuff!
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06/09/2008 11:31:57 PM
Very nice portrait/my favorite
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06/09/2008 09:14:52 PM
A perfect Clint! Love the detail in the face, the sepia, his expression. The cigar puts it over the top. Clearly, one of my top three ...
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06/09/2008 07:42:31 PM
Wonderful tones and lighting on this 'cowboy' portrait. Great focus and wonderfully sharp details! It REALLY projects the sense of the ol'west. And I have to say the pose and look of your model REALLY channels Clint Eastwood from The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly. The sepia tones give it a look and feel of a classic western movie. This ain't no six-shooter this has a 9 fired on it:-) Great job!
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06/09/2008 06:51:50 PM
does look staged but expression appears more authentic than similar shots. 7
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06/09/2008 04:51:48 PM
Fantastic pose, model, and effect in general. Well done.
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06/09/2008 12:05:57 PM
Looks more like The Man with No Name (ie The character Clint Eastwood portrays in The Good The Bad and The Ugly as well as a Fistful of Dollars and a Few Dollars more).

Aside from that, the mood is great in this shot and is definitely a good depiction of the rugged western gunslinger. A fun interpretation of the challenge.
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06/09/2008 10:49:10 AM
He looks like a young Clint Eastwood.
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06/09/2008 09:37:11 AM
Nice authentic feel to this. Kind of looks like Clint Eastwood. :-P
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06/09/2008 09:36:51 AM
Wow... Clint Eastwood. Awesome portrait.
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06/09/2008 03:57:21 AM
Looks so much like a young Clint Eastwood...great tones and look...9 from me
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06/09/2008 01:32:33 AM
wonderful
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06/09/2008 12:36:51 AM
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner Award from me. Excellent shot and more importantly I think Sean would love it!! 10
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06/09/2008 12:16:38 AM
Highly emotive. Love the tones and pp work.
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06/09/2008 12:16:20 AM
I got a hankering for some spaghetti. ;) Great image. The processing suits it perfectly.
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06/09/2008 12:06:25 AM
Well done. Reminds me of a young Clint Eastwood movie. Yes!
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