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Challenge: Portrait with Closed Eyes (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Date: Jul 8, 2015
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2015

My good friend Loretta, submitting herself to my leaf blower.

Lightroom: Basic Contrast and Lighting
In Photoshop:
1) Nik Silver Efex Pro - high structured B&W layer w/ luminosity blend mode
2) Color Efex Pro - Detail Extraction + Tonal Contrast + Curve Adjustment
3) Replicate image and create vignette using multiply blend mode
Lightroom: Final tweaks and export

Thanks for all the positive comments, all. I'm glad this did well, but I wish it had done a little better, if only for what I put the models through. This shot of my dear friend won out over this of a much younger friend...

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...and for her sake alone I would have loved it to have ribboned.

Place: 8 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.3267
Avg (commenters): 9.2500
Avg (participants): 6.2162
Avg (non-participants): 6.6296
Views since voting: 720
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 101
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/22/2015 01:40:56 AM
Truly amazing. Go Hit Squad.
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07/22/2015 12:07:15 AM
This one was so funny. You have great friends that are willing to do this kind of stuff for you. Really should've been higher.

Go Hit Squad!
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07/20/2015 07:48:58 PM
A leaf blower!! I love this shot now that I know what it is!

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07/20/2015 11:25:42 AM
Congratulations on TT Jake!
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07/20/2015 10:21:45 AM
I thought about pulling out the leaf blower for this challenge. I might not have been as brutal as you were. Nice shot.
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07/20/2015 10:17:25 AM
Fantastic shot, slightly underrated by my eyes though... of course I'm partial to the Hit Squad! Congrats on the top 10!
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07/20/2015 08:56:33 AM
Loretta should be proud.
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07/20/2015 07:23:41 AM
This is incredible looking - surprised it didn't ribbon though there was some stiff competition. You should still be very proud to take such a terrific photo.
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07/20/2015 04:20:48 AM
Should'a finished higher, Jake. Grats on 8th!
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07/20/2015 12:44:30 AM
Love this. Ribbon material
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2015 10:39:13 PM
In that velocity of wind it's good to have the eyes closed. Good one. Should be a winner.
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07/19/2015 10:04:38 PM
Leaf blower? Nice.
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07/18/2015 09:58:29 PM
Oh. WOw.


I'm sorry I looked at this. LOL!

But... it's very well done. :D
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07/18/2015 09:12:38 AM
Brilliantly executed - may take the Blue.
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07/13/2015 12:43:05 AM
top three
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