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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
Location: Wooded ravine behind the house
Date: Feb 11, 2005
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: ISO 125
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2005

Hard to get back into the branches without moving them with a self-timer on the camera! ;)

Post-processing with Paint Shop Pro 9

Color Balance: RGB (5, 10, -10)

Select person, invert selection
- Brightness & Contrast: HMS (S 0, M 0, H -30)
- Brightness & Contrast: Curves (148, 125)

Hue & Saturation: Colorize (Hue 154, Saturation 0)
Brightness & Contrast: Histogram (10 1.0 255)
Border
Resize
Sharpness: USM (1 40 10)

Select arm
- Brightness & Contrast: Brightness -40

Clone out three specks of debris on sleeve
Brightness & Contrast: HMS (S -100, M 100, H -40)
Save as JPEG
Sharpness: USM (1 20 1)
Resave as JPEG

Statistics
Place: 80 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.7492
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 5.6364
Avg (non-participants): 5.8545
Views since voting: 1218
Views during voting: 543
Votes: 319
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/11/2005 01:41:42 PM
*Critique Club*

Upon first look I didn't see your face. Now I do. I like the fact that you have to look hard to see your face. You have done a nice job with editing and with the desaturation. Nothing looks blown out. The only problem I see is the border gets lost on your left elbow. But that is a minor flaw. At first look I didn't like the reflection on the binoculars but the longer I look at it the beeter I think it is with the reflection. Some will see the background as a bit busy but to me it helps your photo of course. I noticed in your notes that you cloned out some debris on your sleeve. You have also done a nice job with that because I can't tell where it was. If you have any questions don't hesitate to PM me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 06:42:19 PM
This is another nice image and very well done. Of course, it is destined to invite the bell curve, but hey my vote will be at the higher end. bumping up.
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02/19/2005 03:37:29 PM
That would have been perfect for 'where's waldo' :) Great image.
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02/18/2005 05:30:51 PM
Cool picture!
Great idea and a good execution.
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02/18/2005 02:21:41 AM
wheres the rifle? ya can;t go bambi blastin without a rifle!
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02/17/2005 06:38:51 PM
Oh,, Took a second look to find you!! LOL Great shot..
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02/15/2005 11:53:38 PM
Speaking for my companion, as we reviewed these submissiojns, he found this the most engaging. I laud the fine black and white tones.
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02/15/2005 02:44:50 PM
Where is he? hehe, great idea.
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02/15/2005 10:54:24 AM
I like it, but I wish the camo could pop more and the leaves be a little more subdued. 7
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02/14/2005 02:23:55 PM
Creative. 7.
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02/14/2005 01:26:09 PM
excellent idea. You know what might be cool? Highlight yourself in color, but leave the rest of the image desaturated. great image.
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02/14/2005 11:40:04 AM
10
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02/14/2005 09:50:38 AM
did ya get a gobbler or buck
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02/14/2005 02:47:21 AM
Nice photo
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02/14/2005 02:07:01 AM
very nice !...you did a good job by desaturating it.
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02/14/2005 01:04:20 AM
This photo is outstanding. Love it for a self-portrait too. 10
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02/14/2005 12:16:43 AM
hm. I guess that's why they call it camouflage.
great picture- nice even tones. the low contrast of this image works perfectly.
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