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Vitiligo: Self-Consciousness in Duo-tone
Vitiligo: Self-Consciousness in Duo-tone

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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Bathroom studio, Hermitage, TN
Date: Oct 8, 2004
Aperture: 1:2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004

Vitiligo is the condition in which the body, for random and unknown reasons, decides that some of the body's pigment is the enemy and must be destroyed.

This photo of my right hand, taken in the spotlight, shows my self-consciousness when meeting new people and giving the inevitable handshake.

I tweaked the color balances to match my actual skin-tones as closely as possible, then did a brightness/contrast adjustement to strengthen the spotlight effect and did an unsharp mask. I also desaturated the white shirt to get rid of some color cast created by the earlier adjustments.

Place: 31 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.9412
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
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Views since voting: 1121
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 204
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 07:25:07 PM
very nicely done
10/15/2004 10:23:01 PM
Excellent work
10/14/2004 12:10:57 PM
I like the use of clothing as a way to suggest concealment of what must be embarrasing. Interesting lines and shadows formed by the folds of the shirt. Nice job.
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10/12/2004 02:27:54 PM
Very effective and well-composed shot.
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10/11/2004 08:54:01 PM
10/11/2004 10:42:37 AM
Powerfully done!!! Tells a story! Very well executed as well!!!
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10/11/2004 12:32:15 AM
Great shot for the challenge...well executed. :o)
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