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Challenge: The 80s (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Mosfellsbaer, Iceland
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Candid, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2006

My uncle agreed to pose for me on this one, shot with a white bed sheet as background and one speedlite flash for lighting. I at least had a good time shooting this one, took around 250 frames, narroved it down to 9 and this one in my opinion fits the theme of the challenge the best.

Post processing was minimal, convert from raw to jpg, levels, color balance, curves, and a little dodge on the background to even out the wrinkles :) I then resized and applied USM.

Place: 23 out of 101
Avg (all users): 5.7869
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 5.4737
Avg (non-participants): 5.8824
Views since voting: 909
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 244
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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03/01/2006 01:10:21 PM
Hi! Here’s a comment from the Critique Club.

First Impression:
Nice shot. Drawn to the eyes, smile, speaker and then down the yellow tie.

Good choice of colours. Very vibrant. May have over done the red balance.
Framing worked, helps with the expression.

I agree with the comments, met the challenge well.

Find the off colour shadow to the right distracting. A second light, or post processing may have helped. Moving subject away from the back drop would have reduced the harshness of the shadow behind the hand holding the radio. Focus is a little soft.

Nice shot! His expression and your colour choices worked really well.

p.s. Welcome to the site. Based on your first four entries, you are off to a good start!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2006 08:38:11 PM
Siper cool capture with great facial expression! 7
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02/25/2006 02:16:46 PM
The thin tie is the icing on the cake, good shot.
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02/25/2006 12:00:53 AM
This SCREAMS 80's!
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02/23/2006 12:30:54 AM
haha think we had the same boombox
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02/20/2006 05:57:33 PM
You did it well, I especialy like the appeal of the photo, 80s like. Actually I know everything about the 80s from photos and this is exactly how the photos look like. Good luck
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02/20/2006 03:30:27 PM
very authentic!
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02/20/2006 01:43:36 PM
Good job! You actually used a boom box that looks like it came from the 80's, the hair style and clothing are perfect for the 80's...one of the best in the challenge.
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02/20/2006 01:33:31 PM
HAHAHA! I love the expression! Just a touch of make up on that boy and this would be close to perfect for the time. The color of the jacket seems off for some reason, can't quite place my finger on it but this is a very good overall shot. The way the light suddenly goes so dark on the right doesn't quite work for me either, not quite natural for some reason with the face as lighted as it is. A 7
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02/20/2006 08:04:46 AM
Good picture, the sytle of the photography also lends itself towards the 80s, slightly contrasty, focus not nailed
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02/20/2006 03:06:31 AM
Almost the mullet ... not quite .. but didn't duran duran look something like this.
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02/20/2006 01:19:26 AM
Is that a Members Only jacket? ROFL
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02/20/2006 01:02:55 AM
God, my brother used to dress like that:) Sums up the fashion from the 80s. Bit disturbed that the model seems very happy to appear in public dressed like this lol.
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02/20/2006 12:21:49 AM
Sweet! This was me in 84! Thanks for the memories :)
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