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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: studio
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

model is mister nazgul, he dived his face into some dirt and put up the scary face ...
hope the title is not too rude I just thought it was funny :)

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.0865
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 7.0411
Avg (non-participants): 7.1265
Views since voting: 9875
Views during voting: 866
Votes: 312
Comments: 95
Favorites: 28 (view)


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02/27/2006 05:13:08 PM
Oh my gawd, this is what I would look like if I were a male! too funny
09/20/2005 05:09:24 AM
Enn ein 7+ einkunin, til hamingju með árangurinnnn, Johanico er nú ekkert síðri..
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09/19/2005 05:19:18 PM
Great shot! Congrats on top 10 finish!
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09/19/2005 03:09:05 PM
Thanks all for all the comments!
Looks like people both hated it and loved it :D
more people liked it so I´m happy :)
09/19/2005 12:16:18 PM
I love this one! One of my top three to win it- top ten aint too shabby though. :D Rock on.
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09/19/2005 11:37:40 AM
I have to say honestly that I'm not too fond of one's particular style always getting voted highly but this image is fantastic. It's unique, stands out from the rest, is technically flawless, goes against thr grain, etc.... My kind of image! He looks like Johnny Knoxville gone wrong. Or worse than he already is.

Message edited by author 2005-09-19 11:37:55.
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09/19/2005 10:21:02 AM
To funny..congrats!
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09/19/2005 10:01:18 AM
lol...sooo sexxxay! i just love this. congrats on your top 10 finish.
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09/19/2005 09:20:10 AM
this got a ten from me great job
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09/19/2005 08:42:19 AM
A piercing study. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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09/19/2005 08:03:16 AM
I still think this should have won. Great detailing and so unique. Congrats on the top 10
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09/19/2005 06:48:05 AM
great shot :) didn't have time to vote this week but would have been a 10 from me
I hope you hold Nazgul to his promise of going to work like this for the next month
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09/19/2005 03:45:19 AM
i agree with caba... this was my pic... i loved it... it was different and perfect..... congrats on 7th... u roc heida....
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09/19/2005 03:08:29 AM
I think it should of won, love this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:37:25 PM
very original, excellant work!-9
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09/18/2005 11:31:01 PM
hmm why not horizontally cneter the head? great shot though
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09/18/2005 10:34:27 PM
A cool study to arouse sleeping emotions. 7
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09/18/2005 07:58:38 PM
Frankly I hate this photo. I am sure it is because it is so well captured and presented that it stirs such an intense emotional response in me. It deliveres an unbelievable emotional payload and I admire you for capturing it. So even though I don't like it, it is among my top picks this challenge.
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09/18/2005 06:07:20 PM
Now that's commitment! I love the image, the composition, the tones, everything.
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09/18/2005 03:04:37 PM
i love the tones and colours in this photo; especially the expression. great photo!
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09/18/2005 10:43:51 AM
great portrait! I really like the neutral gray background and his expression! Somehow, the table takes away from the mood of this photo, not sure why? Nice lighting and capture! well done
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09/18/2005 10:32:32 AM
very cool 'dirty' look not only on the make up but the picture too..
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09/18/2005 01:57:07 AM
I'm fascinated by this bizarre image. The complementary lighting of the two ears is a remarkable grace note.
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09/18/2005 01:23:46 AM
Second most original shot I've seen in this challenge. This has got to make it in the top spots, it sure did with me.....10!

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09/17/2005 10:01:38 PM
Great study in colors and expression. Not sure what wall you'd hang this portrait on, but I like it anyway. Good job.
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09/17/2005 06:06:53 PM
I like the toning on the skin. did you use the draganizer action or is his hand done or was his face really this grimy? looks great.
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09/17/2005 03:06:54 PM
lol...what a pretty face!
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09/17/2005 06:35:12 AM
You were successful in obtaining the right “bite me” pose. Good job! Now go & clean yourself up man. :o\
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09/17/2005 02:52:09 AM
Friggin' awesome! I know, not a usefull comment, but love the photo. Great job all around; planning, execution, post prod. Good luck. 10
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09/17/2005 12:30:34 AM
Incredible and perfect lighting. 10
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09/16/2005 04:42:21 PM
Don't mean to offend, but this shot kind of creeps me out - just gives me a strange feeling. Nevertheless, it's a very unusual portrait study, executed well, and it demands attention. I don't "like" it, but am scoring it high because it does deserve it.
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09/16/2005 04:07:53 PM
This is freaking awesome :D I'm sure you're probably quite content with your score- lemme help you out with that oo ;-)
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09/16/2005 10:28:21 AM
Definitely one of my favorites this time around! Awesome job with the lighting. The shot makes me wonder what pissed him off! - 10
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09/16/2005 03:35:43 AM
Sweet.9
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09/16/2005 02:26:17 AM
my momma taught me that you're supposed to wash your face BEFORE you have your photo taken :-p
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09/15/2005 09:39:57 PM
this is too creepy
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09/15/2005 05:30:51 PM
very surreal
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09/15/2005 04:54:53 PM
...ohhhhhhhhhh yes...
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09/15/2005 12:49:03 PM
amazing frame
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09/15/2005 11:18:23 AM
Love the grunge! Fantastic composition too. 10
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09/15/2005 07:58:56 AM
interesting shot. love the emotion and contrast. 8/10
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09/15/2005 03:40:21 AM
fantastic portrait...lighting and texture is 10 plus
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09/14/2005 11:07:19 PM
wow- graphic- but maybe a little less room above the head??
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09/14/2005 09:50:52 PM
Hah wow this shot's great --- wonderful textures and tones. Great use of space compositionally --- 10.
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09/14/2005 08:31:12 PM
Good stuff. Great title.
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09/14/2005 12:11:56 PM
Quite artistic and original. One of the most creative I've seen here.
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09/14/2005 05:49:03 AM
Great shot!
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09/14/2005 03:18:27 AM
Alright. this is either a heida or a self portrait. :) adding this to my favorites immediately. highly doubt anything in the challenge is going to get any better than this.
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09/14/2005 02:15:16 AM
Face is great,but too much dark at the top and too much wood at the bottom. It would have been better for me if his face was floating in a sea of darkness.
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09/13/2005 10:56:51 PM
This is one hell of a freaky portrait. Now I know why I stay inside when the sun goes down!...oh yeah...well done by the way. 8
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09/13/2005 09:07:44 PM
ugly nasty crude and mean. top ten, thei image of a severed head bugs me, and it only helps the vibe.
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09/13/2005 07:56:27 PM
Where???? Great pic!!!
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09/13/2005 04:54:18 PM
Greatest portrait i have ever seen here on DPC. Petur is a cool model :) = 9
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09/13/2005 04:00:37 PM
wow, so dark and demanding. I love the emotion that flows with the picture. Great creativity!
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09/13/2005 03:41:07 PM
???
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09/13/2005 02:09:58 PM
flott mynd hjá þér....eins og alltaf !!!
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09/13/2005 12:53:33 PM
If you get a horrible score, take it as a compliment. I jumped and said "EW" out loud when this came up. It is difficult to look ate, much less score. Be interesting to see how many people pass without voting. Very disturbing and uncomfortable image.
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09/13/2005 12:14:36 PM
this is a very striking shot.
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09/13/2005 10:34:34 AM
Be afraid.... be very afraid! Very cool, although creepy, portrait. I like it. Stands out from the rest for sure. Nice change of pace from all the pretty, happy, glamorous shots. I like the dark treatment and the lighting works really well.
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09/13/2005 09:04:32 AM
This is unique and certainly one of the more creative shots in the challenge. Great lighting. Love his expression. I think I may have cropped it closer. Nice shot. Good luck! :)
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09/13/2005 06:41:45 AM
OMG! Shivers down my spine! Looks like you´ve been put on the Guillotine...fantastic effect. Er þetta Pétur?
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09/13/2005 06:05:11 AM
nah you're too dirty :) 7
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09/13/2005 03:23:00 AM
If you were going for creepy, you succeeded. A well done shot.
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09/13/2005 02:32:57 AM
If this doesn't win it'll be an absolute travesty. Amazing shot - brilliant use of negative space and the lighting is incredible. I like how you've given the head a 'severed' feel and the model expression is brilliant. This is one of my favourite DPC shots ever - great work.

Alex

EDIT: Oh yes...10
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09/13/2005 12:55:32 AM
I like the lighting and color, but it is the position of the head in the frame that makes it work. Nice job
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09/12/2005 09:21:53 PM
Wow this is so ugly and good! A 10 for me!
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09/12/2005 08:51:18 PM
Great Expression. He looks pretty mean but his eyes tell different, thats great! At first I thought it was too much space at the top but it works for this. Nice shot!
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09/12/2005 08:18:22 PM
Scary.
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09/12/2005 06:59:50 PM
Wunderbar
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09/12/2005 06:48:17 PM
Excellent! Unique and interesting subject and perspective. Well done!
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09/12/2005 04:49:04 PM
petur is hot!

I keep coming back and looking at it, might as well hit *favourite :-)
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09/12/2005 02:57:56 PM
Scary. Good detail but this looks like he's been disembodied. A little to sci-fi for me.
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09/12/2005 02:52:06 PM
great sharpness, contrasts, and teeth, but I need a bit more color for a color portrait challenge. Its harder to do. My thoughts
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09/12/2005 02:25:26 PM
not quite what I expected to see, but one of my favorites!
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09/12/2005 01:54:34 PM
Alveg Heiðu lúkkið hér á ferð en gæti engu að síður verið sjálfsmynd...
Top 3, ekki spurning. Glæsilegir tónar og röff fílingurinn kemur beint í gegn. Sýnist hún líka vera tekin í flottasta stúdjói bæjarins ;)
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09/12/2005 11:22:38 AM
Ok, I got my pick for the ribbon! this is just stunning!!!!!
The post processing you've applied to it, is just perfect!
This guy looks like one of those bad-guys from comedy movies, you know, those who have to kidnap grandma, or the family dog, and ends up getting into some double trouble!
10 from me, and if i could, I'd go higher on the scale!
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09/12/2005 10:02:16 AM
Nice idea. Technically very well executed. The crop does not do it justice imo.
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09/12/2005 09:48:06 AM
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Message edited by author 2005-09-20 03:22:40.
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09/12/2005 09:35:01 AM
Gritty. I likey.
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09/12/2005 09:19:07 AM
This looks like it could be used for the Capital One commercial! hehe. Fabulous but scary photograph! 8
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09/12/2005 08:07:22 AM
wow - ork genes! ;) - excellent capture and finishing.
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09/12/2005 07:40:22 AM
LOL! Excellent and unique approach & capture. Would not want to see him in a dark alley!!! 10
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09/12/2005 05:57:52 AM
Wow I'm speachless.Great when people take time doin something like this.Tthis
p is WOW.. 10 here
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09/12/2005 05:14:45 AM
So cool, if this doesn't win, well, bite me. 10+
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09/12/2005 04:30:07 AM
poweful and a bit nightmarish but This is a 10 from me.
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09/12/2005 01:54:49 AM
Damn! Deranged, freaky, and dark! Joey, is that your dad? 9
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09/12/2005 01:45:36 AM
Gross... and very effective.
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09/12/2005 01:36:19 AM
very good, weird, but good.
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09/12/2005 01:23:19 AM
Yep. Blue ribbon for sure. Unless one of those 'pretty portraits' win. Fricken Fabulous! You must of bought some of those teef! LOL. 10.
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09/12/2005 12:58:21 AM
top finisher fo sho
10
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09/12/2005 12:53:30 AM
Nice grunge work.
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09/12/2005 12:51:08 AM
GOOD, GOod, good. Well done.
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09/12/2005 12:31:07 AM
Nice one Nazgul. Very original and nicely posed. Will probably ribbon.
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09/12/2005 12:20:47 AM
This is absolutely outstanding. I love everything about this shot. The lighting, the expression, the "head on the table" sense. Wow - this gets a 10 without hesitation. And the title - if I could vote higher, I would.
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09/12/2005 12:17:24 AM
LOVE IT..... great job.. 10 for sure....
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