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Challenge: DPChallenge User Portrait (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Harwich Port, MA
Date: May 8, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2010

This one dropped from 6.9574 at rollover, lost 9 votes and .0425; would have been good enough for a ribbon (assuming the others hadn't dropped also)...

A bummer, because I really, REALLY wanted to see Whiterook on the front page :-)

It was a great run though, was over 7 for a long time.

Here's the unedited original:

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.9159
Avg (commenters): 8.4400
Avg (participants): 6.9167
Avg (non-participants): 6.9157
Views since voting: 3260
Views during voting: 628
Votes: 226
Comments: 47
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/25/2010 11:10:47 PM
"A bummer, because I really, REALLY wanted to see Whiterook on the front page :-) "

i gave it 10 just for this reason. Just missed.
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05/25/2010 02:29:23 PM
Congrats on the HM.
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05/24/2010 05:09:44 PM
Does he smoke?

Great portrait R.
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05/24/2010 12:31:49 PM
agree with Brian :). Congrats on your top 5, Robert!
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05/20/2010 05:40:37 PM
This needed to ribbon. I wish you had backed off the processing a bit. Still, I'm glad it did as well as it did. Not only an excellent portrait, but a compelling character study as well. Congrats to you both.
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05/20/2010 02:59:05 AM
Love the processing. You got the highest marks from me: an 8. To me, this was the blue ribbon winner!

This image is awarded the Prash's #1 Choice Award:
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05/19/2010 11:35:01 PM
I was betting on a ribbon for this! Still, an excellent shot.
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05/19/2010 06:45:08 PM
Thanks for making such an exceptional and memorable portrait.
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05/19/2010 02:22:44 PM
Wonderful portrait Robert! You did him proud and I agree you were robbed.
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05/19/2010 09:44:52 AM
almost on the front page this should get a ribbon
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05/19/2010 03:50:07 AM
Great shot Bear. Very real. Congrats on your high finish. Well deserved.
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05/19/2010 12:47:03 AM
I thought this would ribbon for sure, not only because it is a great portrait but also because the rook is a very popular and loved member of this community.
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05/19/2010 12:32:43 AM
Great gritty processing! Very well done. Congrats on the HM!
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05/19/2010 12:26:43 AM
Wonderful portrait of Stephen - thanks for sharing this with us!
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05/19/2010 12:16:29 AM
Terrific, Robert. But I'm sure glad you didn't take a picture of me. ;}
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05/19/2010 12:07:18 AM
Rob't, you were rob'd! This is the finest portrait in this challenge! Very cool work, and thanks again for bringing my DPCellar hero to light. Props and love to you from Cannon Beach!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2010 11:02:21 PM
No need to guess who took this. ;-Þ Really astonishing there with the processing. Only thing missing, I feel, is a bit of catch-light in the eyes. Best one so far.

Actually, it would be quite ironic if this one won the Blue Ribbon. ;-)
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05/18/2010 08:11:51 AM
i like all the topaz.9
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05/17/2010 09:51:12 PM
Excellent! Interesting subject, great expression and crop is great too. Well done
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05/17/2010 06:02:58 PM
Its pretty overedited but I like that ... nice work!!
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05/17/2010 05:56:05 PM
This time Whiterook gets my one and only 10 and hopefully the blue!
The man has been on the wrong side of the camera to long.
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05/17/2010 03:49:47 PM
This is a keeper, my #1
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05/17/2010 12:40:00 PM
Great shot !!
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05/16/2010 08:41:47 PM
Great looking images, interesting-good shootin'!!
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05/16/2010 05:23:58 PM
Wow. The man, the myth, the legend! Great photo, but shouldn't there be more brown in it? :P Really, I love this shot on its own merits, but also, there could be no more fitting end to this challenge than to see Whiterook at the top adorning the front page.
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05/15/2010 09:36:05 PM
Love the composition.
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05/15/2010 09:37:52 AM
I like his almost smile :)
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05/14/2010 03:20:23 PM
Guess: 21.gif Bear_Music Not too hard. I think the pics of yourself (Entered by Penny and 'Rook, of course) could have used a heavy dose of Topaz. S'only fair. Just sayin'...
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05/14/2010 11:58:38 AM
nice job, but it looks a little over edited to make the wrinkles stand out
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05/13/2010 10:15:45 PM
This face has a lot of stories.
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05/13/2010 02:06:44 AM
best on show
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05/12/2010 08:36:56 PM
I assume this is Roberts (by the lens he was holding in the other photo. Very nice shot. Perfectly done. I bet this will be on the front page....which means, Whiterook made it to the front page! :)
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05/12/2010 07:39:48 PM
Wow, I really like this picture, it makes me think of Dirty Jobs or Deadliest Catch. Great job!
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05/12/2010 02:28:52 PM
Wonderful portrait!
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05/12/2010 02:21:18 PM
Awesome photo. It depicts what I sense from him well (essentially that he takes it easy). I did expect a brown background though. BTW, the processing is not whiterooky at all.
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05/12/2010 10:49:33 AM
HDR? Midtones / Shadows are probobly too dark for my liking and has made the eyes look a bit lifeless
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05/12/2010 08:56:05 AM
Nice
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05/12/2010 08:29:21 AM
As a tribute to Whiterook I should give it a 1 - but it's just a too nice, warm portrait for that!
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05/12/2010 07:17:53 AM
The man, the myth, the legend...
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05/12/2010 07:09:34 AM
Haha! The Rook himself! Guessing that it's a Bear behind the lens too. :-)
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05/12/2010 03:42:04 AM
very nice portrait
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05/12/2010 03:33:46 AM
The man, the myth, the legend! :) Great portrait!
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05/12/2010 03:19:37 AM
Where do I download the leprosy filter?
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05/12/2010 03:11:12 AM
Awesome! You got Whiterook! That is fantastic!
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05/12/2010 03:10:36 AM
My absolute stand out favourite of this challenge. A legend captured in time, a wonderful portrait.
Going into my favourites!
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05/12/2010 12:56:55 AM
I think we have a winner here, awesome
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05/12/2010 12:38:12 AM
I wonder why you have boosted the brown hues....great shot though...9
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