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Cameron At Bay
Cameron At Bay

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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Cherry Creek Colorado
Date: Sep 2, 2006
Aperture: f 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2006

I was taking band photos for this band at the begining of the month. I didn't even know there would be another open challenge. I edited this photo gave it to the band, and 24 hours later 6 other bands contacted me about doing a shoot for them! I said I need to put this in a challenge and see how many 5's it gets!

42 fives. There I have my answer.

Here is the photo before PP.
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Place: 92 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.2074
Avg (commenters): 7.5333
Avg (participants): 6.1986
Avg (non-participants): 6.2381
Views since voting: 3498
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 188
Comments: 27
Favorites: 7 (view)

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10/11/2008 08:43:09 PM
I love it! You have spectacular post-processing skills. The voters just rob people of great scores in Free studies it seems. They are so hard!

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07/01/2007 10:31:36 PM
really cool effects on the final image !!! I am trying to learn how to make my images look like this.. You should post a tutorial..
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06/02/2007 08:47:37 PM
Very good composition and great PP>
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05/29/2007 11:49:23 PM
Your editing is amazing. I am surprised this didn't finish higher.
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01/29/2007 07:24:06 PM
AWESOME incredible shot, this one really sucks . . . . . . .!!!
If i had to vote in that challenge i'll gave it a 9++

THANX for sharing .. .. .. .. .. ..

Message edited by author 2007-01-29 19:25:17.
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01/28/2007 02:31:58 AM
i've always been really impressed by the editing for this picture, would you mind sharing what you did?
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12/29/2006 11:00:27 PM
Love the processing on this..Great work!
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10/26/2006 01:25:35 PM
Pretty awesome.
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10/26/2006 01:15:18 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a fabulous shot!! the post processing is crazy good!! fantastic work!
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10/19/2006 02:19:10 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' macrothingalready nailed everything I was going to say. I also wonder if it would benefit to straighten out the lines of the wall with the transform tool? They are off just enough to be a slight distraction, but not enough to appear intentional.

I really like this. You have a great eye for color and grungy processing. The image is interesting, balanced and has a lot of depth. Great work.

It's also thrilling to see that you got many referrals from this shot! Congrats! I think you'll do very well as a band photographer.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 06:01:42 PM
8 - The processing complements the characters in this shot very well in my opinion. Colors are good too. The main things that detract (and fairly minor) in my opinion are: the (dark) visible manhole/drain/something on the left and the skin/lighting on the young gentleman's face on the left (just seems slightly 'inconsistent' with the other two), but fairly minor. The 'blown' areas don't detract and actually add to the good character overall captured, including of the individuals. Good image, which no doubt will be treasured by each of the three.
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10/05/2006 08:39:21 PM
Lots of processing has produced a striking triple portrait.
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10/05/2006 03:08:52 PM
I can't tell if this was staged or if it was a candid. Either way, it's a great image and nice editing too.
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10/05/2006 01:18:57 PM
Love the post process on this - Excellent!!! Great shot!!
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10/04/2006 02:05:19 PM
The stylized image fits well for this type of photo
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10/03/2006 10:19:23 AM
Great! Just a small point: I might have cloned out the rim of that thing at lower left. But an awesome picture.
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10/03/2006 03:45:47 AM
could easily be used as a band photo...if they're a band, that is
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10/02/2006 08:36:29 PM
Nicely done! Am drawn to the faces and postures of these handsome young men. Like the overall tone. I think this will do well.
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10/02/2006 04:36:15 AM
great image and excellent edit for this
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10/01/2006 11:53:12 PM
I really like this photo. Feels very three-dimensional. People may find the drain on the left distracting though. I think it will do very well. Top ten, I'd say. Best of luck!
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10/01/2006 01:18:30 PM
Realy great photo - just a bit contrasty.
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10/01/2006 12:25:48 PM
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10/01/2006 11:23:25 AM
What an interesting portrait. Is that a band? Friends? complete strangers to one another? Interesting lighting.
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10/01/2006 08:08:16 AM
This is nice, very nice angle and light and post. Teach me how to do that someday. :)Highest rated so far.
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10/01/2006 04:17:48 AM
I like this a lot. The creases on the pants of the two outside guys and the shirt of the center guy line up well with the lines of the bench. I also like that none of them are looking at the camera and I like the muted colors. Very nice job.
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10/01/2006 03:06:54 AM
something in the processing here doesn't sit well with me. like too much shadow/highlight or something. it has a look that shows up a lot in advanced challenges. too glowy for me.
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10/01/2006 02:05:33 AM
I love the feeling this one give out.....Excellent image here.....
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