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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Halifax, UK
Date: Oct 2, 2006
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250 sec
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2006

Played a lot with the image in photoshop and RAW, to try and get the right balance of sharpness (think I have overdone this) and tone. Wanted to get the laughter lines deep and interesting. Had two curves adjustment layers and a layers adjustment layer. Used the channel mixer to achieve the desired tonal. If this had been advanced editing I'd have darkened the background with a bit of dodge and burn and tried to make the eye stay out instead of hiding in the shadow.

Place: 62 out of 396
Avg (all users): 5.9944
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.8816
Avg (non-participants): 6.0784
Views since voting: 696
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 178
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2006 08:59:50 PM
Great! I really like this one! Good job..
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10/10/2006 03:29:32 PM
nice conversion to b&w
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10/06/2006 11:06:27 AM
looks like Charlton Heston for some reason....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2006 07:53:11 PM
Interesting angle and crop. I would like to see a little more contrast, you have very little whites and blacks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2006 06:24:31 PM
What's striking about this photo is the clarity of detail and the character lines in this man's face. Too bad the eyes are in shadow which would bring out the essentials of the model's face even more. 6.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2006 08:16:41 AM
this is more like perfect contrast than high contrast so...is it high contrast in the true sense of high contrast? perhaps not...but awesome image and expression 7
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10/04/2006 12:39:36 AM
Love the pose but it's mostly mid tones.
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