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Challenge: Candid Portraits (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0D IF-ED
Location: Bate Island, Ottawa
Date: Sep 27, 2012
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2012

This past Sunday I happened to be shooting some pics when a group of costumed people appeared. Once I found a production person, I learned that they were recreating the life of Samuel Champlain in Canada. So there was a Champlain kicking around, along with a couple of Aboriginals and some courier du bois.

The gentleman in this image is indeed of Aboriginal descent- I believe Ojibway, Shoshone and Metis - and not only depicted an Aboriginal in the production, but clearly was very much in touch with his heritage. So I feel that he is indeed in his natural element, and at this point (very early in the shooting) I was skulking about and thus generally ignored by everyone, shooting from a careful distance so as to not appear in the video.

pp: shot RAW, crop...and very little else. Probably my usual brightness/contrast and vibrance/saturation along with resizing and sharpening and save for web. Very minor cloning of some marks on the canoe and in the fur.

Place: 19 out of 91
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Votes: 108
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04/03/2013 07:29:45 PM
OMG some how I missed seeing this challenge... This is wonderful... and underscored!!!!
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10/09/2012 02:08:06 PM
LOVE this image!!!
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10/08/2012 02:01:00 AM
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10/08/2012 01:52:10 AM
beautifully done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2012 09:31:46 PM
Quite a lot of depth in the detail
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10/06/2012 07:49:38 PM
A novel version of Atlas!
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10/05/2012 11:53:16 AM
Well done. Very nice crop.
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10/04/2012 06:10:00 PM
Very nice!
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10/01/2012 12:58:53 AM
A very strong and natural portrait.
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