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Not Rockwell
graphicfunk


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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Feb 7, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 180 / with strobe
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2005

One light with umbrella coming from the left. The second light about the height of the base of the easel and bounced unto wall for backlight and (like shooting pool) bounced from wall to plain white canvass as the fill.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.7964
Avg (commenters): 8.1778
Avg (participants): 6.6815
Avg (non-participants): 6.8983
Views since voting: 3091
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 334
Comments: 61
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/28/2005 04:02:55 PM
I completely missed this photo during the challenge! I don't know how!
This one is wonderful. The sepia toning works great for me. I like your expression and the clean feel of the photo. (There's a slight smell of wodden saw-dust in the air...)
Belated congratulations on your top 10!
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02/23/2005 06:39:49 AM
Well done my good friend. Hope your recovery is as great as you are.
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02/22/2005 11:08:26 AM
Congrats Daniel and thanks for your nice comments on my entry.
Wich Rockwell are you refering at?
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02/21/2005 10:47:41 PM
I didn't recognize you. You look normal! lol...just joking...
Congratulations on your 8th place finish with this perfectly composed capture. The sepia tones are very pleasing. A wonderful photo.
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02/21/2005 09:58:27 PM
One of my favorites of the challenge. Love the sepia tone. Shows your versatility as a photgrapher. Great job.
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02/21/2005 09:35:25 PM
Heh, Daniel I though I recognized you when voting but couldn't be sure. Congrats on the top-10 placement, it's a very well-done shot.
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02/21/2005 05:25:39 AM
but it could be...all you are missing is the pipe! wonderful shot...congrats on placing in the top 10! ;)
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02/21/2005 04:34:12 AM
This is just wonderful. I loved it from the first time I saw it. Wanted my colors to come out like this but NO WAY!! Still learning. Congratulations on your 8th place. :)
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02/21/2005 02:16:15 AM
Well done! Glad to see you back in the challenges.
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02/21/2005 01:36:41 AM
clever idea, though it look nothing like you;) WHERE IS THE PIPE?
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02/21/2005 01:16:13 AM
congrats I almost thought it was him!!!!!
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02/21/2005 12:46:21 AM
Nice work Daniel and Congrats on your 8th placing
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02/21/2005 12:43:26 AM
daniel, you look nice all spruced up! :D
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02/21/2005 12:37:29 AM
Congratulations Daniel on another top ten finish. Very artistic in every sense!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 09:13:58 PM
Nice sepia tone. Good composition as well.
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02/20/2005 03:39:08 PM
Nice interpretaion, Mr. Funk. Have fun and good luck.
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02/19/2005 06:41:55 PM
Hey Mr. Funk. Good one. Good luck.
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02/19/2005 02:39:14 PM
Daniel is that you? Very nice portrait you have done here. I like the idea and the execution is spot on.
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02/18/2005 04:07:39 PM
Very nice work. Great lighting!
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02/18/2005 02:37:33 PM
Hi Dan! I found you.. Not that you are hiding :). I like the colors and the expression and composition are such that the face completely holds my attention. I really like that about this picture. Not sure what the title means, guess I'm missing a reference...
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02/18/2005 12:28:32 PM
I think I know who you are... Graphicfunk? I think I owe you a comment, you have commented on lot´s of my shots and always been helpful and honest and I appreciate it.

Anyway, good shot, I love the tones in this image and usually I don´t like sepia but it works in this photo. Unlike most shots in the challenge this actually tells me a litte bit aboutyourself, you made the portrait very personal and thats good. The lighting is also very good. All in all, a very good job so keep it up.
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02/18/2005 09:25:17 AM
Where's the pipe? Good picture.
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02/18/2005 05:12:20 AM
Great shot, 9
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02/18/2005 01:11:36 AM
Very interesting. I love the sepia treatment. You seem to have the lighting just perfect and you are a great model. good work!
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02/17/2005 11:27:46 PM
Welcome back, Dan! Great portrait, expertly composed and lit. 9
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02/17/2005 08:43:27 PM
one of my 3 10s - I love the pose and the sharpness as well as the sepia treatment. The watch is a small distraction but not so much that it doesn't deserve a top rating! great portrait!
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02/17/2005 07:52:52 PM
Returning for comment the second time (the first it timed out on me!). Very good technical studio work, as usual, and I especially like the "character" method of this portrait, as it tells me you are also an artist, and a portrait should, in my opinion, tell me something about the subject rather than just a mug shot. It does, however, have a bit of a posed look with you drawing the camera/photographer, whereas if you weren't looking at the camera, it might appear candid and more natural. I think that you were going for the dynamic interaction with the viewer though, and you achieved it.
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02/17/2005 01:57:40 PM
Good one funky, exellent texture and light on skin-wood-fabric. Don't think anyone can not spot you now.. lol :) Bumping to 9 :p
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02/17/2005 01:24:18 PM
Norman Rockwell is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this. (Before I read the title). Great tones. Brilliant work as usual !!!
Composition is outstanding, detail is crisp, lighting perfect. Only one idea for improving this one, and I'm not sure if it is much of a big deal. The lead-line from the easel is drawing my eye down to the watch and pulling attention from your face. I think by removing the dark watch you could improve the over-all balance. The introduction of the electronics also gives this a time stamp to what would otherwise be a timeless portrait. 9-1/2
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02/17/2005 01:15:13 PM
This is really good except for just one thing, the wristwatch. Might just be me but my eye keeps getting drawn to the chunky watch. Still a 9.
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02/17/2005 08:18:13 AM
My choice for Blue Ribbon. Great intensity in your stare; very much like the fact that you've added context by including the painting props. Desat (sepia?) works beautifully. Congrats on your "10".
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02/16/2005 11:20:07 PM
You are by far one of the best on this site, I always look forward to your entries. This is a great capture and is in my top 3 to win, good luck.
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02/16/2005 10:54:12 PM
as always, excellent work. as i don't know squat about portraiture, i'm just going through the images, looking for what works and what doesn't. the lighting and composition are perfect, and the treatment is very well-suited. do hope you'll share your lighting set up with this is over. good luck!
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02/16/2005 10:53:15 PM
Great work as always Dan, good luck, hope you're feeling well!
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02/16/2005 09:28:09 PM
Nice shot, like your title
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02/16/2005 09:06:57 PM
this is really neat. I like the division of the photo made by the back of the easel. the expresssion is wonderfull
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02/16/2005 02:03:39 PM
I love it! great homage to a wonderful artist. I know that you said "not rockwell", but I would have like color? Thats my only nit pik. 8
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02/16/2005 08:24:14 AM
Composition: 7
Technical: 7, Great focus and I like the sepia coloration
Appeal: 6
Challenge: 8
Overall Calculated Average Score: 7, good creative effort
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02/16/2005 05:25:12 AM
Well done
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02/15/2005 11:51:29 PM
Excellent, interesting, well captured portrait. 10.
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02/15/2005 11:19:32 PM
Maybe not Rockwell in painting, but thats a fantastic shot. Very well done.
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02/15/2005 03:57:01 PM
This is great, I like it!
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02/15/2005 12:11:08 PM
i like it. i wish you had a pipe.
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02/15/2005 10:46:54 AM
Great study.Love the sepia that pops against the background. The plaid shirt works great too. Most important is the focus of your eyes. Good luck on this masterful composition.
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02/15/2005 12:13:17 AM
I really like the view as you peek out from behind your painting. Great job
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02/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
A very nice, Rockwell-like image. Good composition, good light, good camera, subtle (if any) processing. 7.
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02/14/2005 10:25:51 PM
Nice portrait, like the color tone, good exposure and sharpness. Great job!
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02/14/2005 09:17:40 PM
I like the duotone on this very creative self portrait :)
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02/14/2005 04:19:44 PM
Very nice.
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02/14/2005 03:29:06 PM
great sepia tone. very appealing shot.
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02/14/2005 02:33:53 PM
Hmmm, I wonder if this is Ubique? Nice shot, whoever you are! I Iike the sepia tone and the pose. It's possible you could've done without the watch, but that's just pickiness. Very sharp and clear - the eye is drawn straight to you. The off-centered easel adds a relaxed feeling to the image.
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02/14/2005 11:38:39 AM
10
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02/14/2005 10:33:10 AM
The artist :D
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02/14/2005 10:25:13 AM
One of the things I love about Norman Rockwell's illustrations was his use of color, and rich (even over-saturated) colors might have made this fine image even better. The composition and other technical aspects are just wonderful. One of my top picks. Well done!
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02/14/2005 10:14:59 AM
I like the expression very much, and the painter theme works well for me. Unfortunately, the high key background is so brilliant that I feel it distracts from the subject. An uncluttered natural backdrop would feel more at harmony in this image to me.
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02/14/2005 09:27:56 AM
Wonderful shot in all ways
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02/14/2005 09:07:24 AM
Could this be Norman Rockwell? It worked for him, and it works here too. Nicely done. <8>
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02/14/2005 06:45:50 AM
Well you sure look alike! :)
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02/14/2005 05:05:21 AM
Stylish shot Daniel, the sepia toning works well here.
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02/14/2005 02:25:04 AM
this is good!
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02/14/2005 01:04:36 AM
Very nice!
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