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Garry


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Challenge: Fill the Frame IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: May 24, 2013
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2013

Continuing my trend of off-the-wall self-portraits. Had an abandoned face-mask lying around and decided to try get a gritty image with it. Imagination was lacking, but finally settled on a white hoodie to complement the mask. I think it worked quite well! I like this a lot.

Had a nice setting sun to work with, so no special lighting or flashes required, just me staring towards the sun. Just enough light bouncing off the deck to fill the shadows some.

Processing (very straight-forward):

- Import into LR3
- Crop
- Export to SEP
- Wet Rocks Preset (I'm loving this preset)
- Adjust Global Structure, Contrast and Brightness sliders
- Structure Control Point on Facemask
- Apply Blue Filter
- Back into LR3
- Tone Curve to push blacks and brighten whites
- Iris Enhance (2x)
- Dodge & Burn
- Sharpen
- Export to Web

As with my previous self-portraits, hoping this one does well. Am I being too wishful for a 6.5+? Suspect I'll get some DNMC votes for the little smidge of background in the upper corners. Hopefully won't be too many.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 126
Avg (all users): 6.4017
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.2941
Avg (non-participants): 6.4848
Views since voting: 717
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 117
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/06/2013 06:31:32 PM
So you intimidated the viewers into giving you a high score :) Quite intense. Love the lighting on your face. Congrats on the top ten!
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06/05/2013 11:30:33 AM
You are getting quite good at the ominous self portrait shot. Perhaps this would make a good challenge suggestion. Nice job.
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06/05/2013 08:48:11 AM
Still my pick for Blue. :-/
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06/05/2013 05:32:25 AM
Nice and scary. Like the grinch meets star wars. Congrsts on the tt.
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06/05/2013 03:15:10 AM
This is still a ribbon worthy shot, your finest self-portrait (not because your face is covered). Congrats on the TT, I have no clue how this didn't make it in the top 3.
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06/05/2013 12:51:52 AM
Demonic and maniacal! LOVE it. Congrats on the tt
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06/05/2013 12:46:45 AM
Great execution and idea. Congrats on the top ten. I heard you will be featured on the next apocalypse survival show on Discovery Channel.
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06/05/2013 12:02:25 AM
Shame Garry, still TT, well done, I was ready to give you my Woo Hoo dance icon, I will one day when you ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2013 05:04:01 PM
Great shot! Everything here works for me--the exposure, processing, lighting. Well done!
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06/04/2013 12:46:51 PM
Very intense
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06/04/2013 04:57:56 AM
I'm intrigued by this photo because you look like a man who wouldn't want to interfere with anything getting jabbed into his mouth/throat, and yet here you are wearing a mask. Thought-provoking. But forget the psychology...

This is an incredible photo. Technically perfect. Haunting. In our face.
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06/04/2013 03:19:28 AM
Bumping up, hope this ribbons, it's superb. 10
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06/02/2013 10:08:05 PM
from all the images I have seen in this challenge, this is my favorite.
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06/02/2013 03:20:17 PM
man that's one ugly character :) great job on this one Garry
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06/01/2013 05:18:54 PM
Great B&W. At least we know that 3M will help us survive.

Message edited by author 2013-06-05 02:05:46.
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05/30/2013 05:50:23 AM
Nice. top 5.
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05/29/2013 03:30:19 PM
Fun image... 7
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05/29/2013 12:55:12 AM
intense!
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