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Challenge: New Year's Resolution IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jan 12, 2012
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2012

Model: Sal Vance

I had ZERO ideas for this challenge. Then this young man contacted me to do some shots for his portfolio, and we got together today. While uploading for the architecture challenge, I happened to see the title for the resolutions challenge, and then turned to Sal's image. In a flash, I realized that one of the most common resolutions was to "get in shape", and Sal is as in shape as it gets. Ta da!

Sal is also one of the tallest people I've ever met, and I had to shoot him from slightly above because my backdrop didn't go high enough :-)

convert from raw
crop
denoise
CEP tonal contrast
CEP glamor glow
clone out drawstring
detail
hue/saturation
levels
tiny bit of dodging
save for web

[Jan. 22nd, 2012 03:14:07 PM]

For 21_N.gif dali_lama_2k: the tattoo reads:

I am able do all things through Him who strengthens. Phillipians 4:13

Oh YES! Sal will be so pleased. What a treat to place so well amidst such exceptional entries! Thank you all for such great comments and votes. Incidentally, the title was the resolution, not a description of the subject :-)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 59
Avg (all users): 6.8605
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.6970
Avg (non-participants): 6.9167
Views since voting: 2458
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 129
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/28/2012 12:30:45 PM
wonderful light and processing. this has that beautiful texture about it. nice!
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01/25/2012 03:40:23 AM
Beautiful work Jo. Helps to have a sculpture at hand :)
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01/23/2012 07:11:08 PM
WOW - what a treat to get to take THAT guy's photo. ROFL
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01/23/2012 06:57:01 PM
congrats on your 4th... and on being on top of John, Johanna! :)
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01/23/2012 04:02:19 PM
Beautiful shot and hot bod...wooot!!! Congrats girl on placing....!
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01/23/2012 01:35:39 PM
OMG had NOOOO idea this was yours!! (In fact it's noon and I forgot the challenge ended last night) duhhhhh What a Stunning shot (And Specimen) LOL I 10'd it!!!!
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01/23/2012 11:48:03 AM
Congrats on 4th. The lighting is great. (Key light cam left; reflected(?) or low powered difused(?) light cam right?)
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01/23/2012 11:22:23 AM
Congrats on a fine finish.
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01/23/2012 09:58:29 AM
Wow...the expression on his face is priceless! I'm surprised not to see this one on the front page! Well done, Johanna!
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01/23/2012 07:29:40 AM
Way to go!
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01/23/2012 07:17:22 AM
Oh wow... That is one good looking guy!!

Awesome photo, tangy! I would have guessed this was a LevT shot. Congrats on the hm!
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01/23/2012 04:58:25 AM
Nothing personal, but I guess seeing you "in shape" isn't so exciting after all.
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01/23/2012 04:32:21 AM
Well done, interesting to see the shot of you in this shape, with all due modesty of course ;) Congrats.
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01/23/2012 01:31:42 AM
OMG, if this is your goal, I hope you never reach it! :P Congrats on 4th!
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01/23/2012 12:38:28 AM
You fooled me BIG time! I'm glad I did not leave a "witty" word. Just a mark. Congratulations Johanna. If you continue ... in this shape ....
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01/23/2012 12:14:19 AM
Beautiful shot. Congrats on the HM.
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01/23/2012 12:09:45 AM
This is just not on, what you doing on top again, well done J.
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01/23/2012 12:08:21 AM
oh, so close! when i saw the competition i knew it was going to be tough to ribbon but i still thought you had the front page. still a great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2012 02:50:05 PM
He has my favorite verse on his chest... That makes it a 10 from me. ;)

Well done.
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01/22/2012 02:18:55 PM
Already a good start!!!!
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01/21/2012 10:56:32 PM
get in shape? nice lighting..!
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01/20/2012 04:34:10 AM
Great shot, love the lighting.
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01/19/2012 10:27:39 AM
Nice portrait and rather intense as well. Great lighting. Like it a lot.
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01/19/2012 12:06:31 AM
Definitely a good one. I like looking at pictures like this too, motivates me to get in shape because it makes me feel horrible for not being nowhere near that. Also, good shot, love the lighting and low key set up.
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01/18/2012 11:09:34 PM
If this is a self-portrait, then you've got some SERIOUS body dysmorphia . . . btw, could you post a transcript of his tattoo?
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01/18/2012 12:44:44 AM
the lighting is amazing. the eyes are great.
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01/17/2012 10:29:59 PM
10
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01/17/2012 08:19:56 PM
Nicely done. Like the lighting and composition..only wish there was a little more detail in the face and eyes.
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01/17/2012 12:05:41 PM
Well you better get to it, just kidding. Amazing fitness
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01/16/2012 11:32:10 AM
Dayum!!!!!!! Perfect light. I love your low key approach.
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01/16/2012 09:24:46 AM
If you were any more in shape, well... you'd burn up! LOL!
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01/16/2012 12:39:48 AM
Seriously?? I ought to give you a -10 for posting get in shape under THIS shot... Not to metion I just drooled all over myself! LOL
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