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Rough around the edges
Rough around the edges

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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Niagara Falls
Date: Oct 10, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/190
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004


Place: 13 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.4233
Avg (commenters): 6.8387
Avg (participants): 6.4419
Avg (non-participants): 6.4109
Views since voting: 1622
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 215
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/18/2004 03:36:05 PM
I wish you hadn't gone a bit over with the sharpening, because I think this is one of the best images in the challenge. Without the sharpening I would bet this one as my second place (sorry, couldn't say the winner because I like winner better) :)
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10/18/2004 04:24:18 AM
Well done...:) congratulations.
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10/18/2004 12:20:35 AM
Congratulations on your 14th placing with this character study.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 07:39:17 PM
great character study, but it looks really oversharpened to me.
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10/17/2004 06:39:51 PM
this guy has so much personality in the lines of his face but you've over sharpened the photo so much that it's distracting.
10/17/2004 06:19:13 PM
Excellent portrait,
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10/17/2004 02:51:40 PM
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This is the ideal character study. However you shatpened image too much. yet the comp has strength. Bumping up.
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10/16/2004 02:31:42 PM
What a great character to photo.
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10/16/2004 11:53:40 AM
Wow, amazing detail... very sharp. Good luck in the challenge!
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10/15/2004 07:05:22 AM
Great shot but it looks well over sharpened and that spoils the impact for me. 7
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10/14/2004 11:53:51 AM
Finally, a picture that really captures the challenge theme. Really great sharpness and detail. In addition to the gruffy appearance of your subject, you suggest his occupation (construction?) by inclusion of what looks like a hard hat. What is most striking about this portrait is his eyes and gaze. Only criticism I have is maybe to have the background wall less defined with a more narrow DOF. Well done.
10/14/2004 12:37:55 AM
Good character photo. It would have been more powerful if the DOF was a little shallower to put the bricks out of focus as I think they are a little distracting. 6
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10/13/2004 10:32:24 PM
Very well shot (lighting and composition), but too much sharpening in postprocessing - 7
10/13/2004 09:59:31 PM
Way too much sharpening, a shame on a very good subject.
10/13/2004 02:34:36 PM
nice photo, a tad oversharpened? 6
10/13/2004 09:54:50 AM
great face !!
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10/12/2004 11:33:53 PM
A little too much photoshop but stil very good
10/12/2004 08:27:29 PM
extra sharpen contributes in a unusuall way...... harsh and edgy..... a whisker burn from this fellow could be fatal.......
10/12/2004 07:17:36 PM
All the roughness here is great, his face, his facial expression, even the background texture is rough. Fabulous.
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10/12/2004 06:23:58 PM
Great choice of background... The wall matches the gentleman's texture and expression... Well done!
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10/12/2004 03:09:10 AM
He looks like an excellent model, especially with those bushy eyebrows and stubles :)) Unfortunately you have oversharpened this image though.
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10/11/2004 10:26:01 PM
Realy defining look... I love it!
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10/11/2004 09:09:04 PM
It's a bit much on the sharpness and contrast, but I know it's all emphasized for a reason...I just love this shot. Would've liked to see more of the hardhat (?) and brick, because the colors are wonderful. Overall, I so dig this, and give it a nine.
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10/11/2004 08:46:40 PM
Crusty! Wow, how much did you sharpen this?
10/11/2004 02:50:27 PM
Looks a bit oversharpened...
Great facial expression
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10/11/2004 01:25:33 PM
Love the background. Could use some more DOF
10/11/2004 01:18:49 PM
Too much sharpening.
10/11/2004 01:10:28 PM
A nice portrait... seems just a tad oversharpened to me, though.
10/11/2004 01:04:51 PM
It feels way over-sharped. A softier touch would make it a real excellent image!
10/11/2004 10:05:23 AM
nice photo, and look. Way too oversharpened.
10/11/2004 06:20:31 AM
would look great in b&w, good shot
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10/11/2004 04:11:15 AM
What a sharpness... would like to say its even too much but i guess you wanted to stress the details :). Good luck.
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10/11/2004 01:51:00 AM
This is phenomenal. Adding it to my favoriites. Good luck in the challenge. 10
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10/11/2004 01:07:18 AM
very good use of sharpness to portray attitude.
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10/11/2004 01:04:00 AM
This seems a little oversharpened, but It does add to the sense of roughness. The brick wall background also helps convey the message. I like the thought put into this one. Good shot.
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