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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

Processed from RAW to 16-bit TIFF Tone mapped version taken from TIFF in Photomatix Pro and layered with original in PS.

B/W version generated and layered for semi-desat, done in 3 different layer modes for detail/contrast enhancement: one mode used dissolve and was faded to produce noise.

many minor dust specks on glasses etc brushed out with healing brush

Sharpened, neat imaged and faded, resized, USM, border

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.3810
Avg (commenters): 7.8065
Avg (participants): 6.0268
Avg (non-participants): 6.6273
Views since voting: 1517
Views during voting: 576
Votes: 273
Comments: 42
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/18/2006 11:54:31 PM
A great portrait...I enjoyed it.
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11/13/2006 08:26:01 PM
Happy to share a spot next to you, Rob but I swear, this deserved top 10. SUPERB!!
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11/12/2006 03:53:22 PM
Super job, bear!
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11/12/2006 12:58:55 PM
A very interesting and well done visual. I expected this higher!
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11/12/2006 12:50:34 PM
Pretty cool. Well done.
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11/12/2006 08:02:46 AM
Very, very nice Bear. Nice to see HDR in pics other than landscapes. Can't wait to see what you do for today's HDR challenge.
Good work!!!
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11/12/2006 01:14:25 AM
VERY COOL!!!!! I love this one!
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11/12/2006 12:35:37 AM
Hey Bear, where's the Skiff? :-) Nicely done work here. I must say I like what you've been doing with Tone Mapping.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 10:34:03 PM
This is more than a self-portrait. This is a soul-portrait. Love it. Good luck. 10
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11/11/2006 10:25:51 PM
Fascinating image.
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11/11/2006 07:37:46 PM
Robert, it looks like you're an addict - to HDR. ;>þ
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11/11/2006 04:51:26 PM
what? no water drops?
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11/11/2006 04:47:48 PM
I love the Post processing on this shot. Great job. 8
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11/11/2006 02:57:03 PM
the processing is a bit too much for my taste. too bad you cropped off your chin and mouth.
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11/10/2006 09:41:19 PM
Looks like a North Eastern painter to me. Very dry brush effect. 8.
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11/10/2006 09:09:10 PM
I like the in your face aproach ~ and your processing is wonderful!!
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11/10/2006 03:41:36 PM
love the feeling on this shot!!! great coloring! awesome adding to faves!
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11/10/2006 03:09:42 PM
A little off the beaten path as far as composition, but seems to work very well. I think all the detail and charcter lines really make that happen. Great tones and contrast as well. Great job!
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11/09/2006 03:08:31 PM
I like the "painterly" quality of this photo.
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11/09/2006 02:44:54 PM
I have to learn how you processed this, do share! Just excellent!
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11/07/2006 11:54:37 PM
What's up Bear? Nice processing!
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11/06/2006 03:19:13 PM
a bit over processed for my taste
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11/06/2006 12:23:24 AM
nice grunge - 9
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11/05/2006 11:16:01 PM
Robert: wha a great and rustic portrayal of a true pioneer! This image is bold and penetrating. Bump.
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11/05/2006 10:31:28 PM
Truly remarkable. The postprocessing on this is noticibly stylistic and it really works. Great job, Robert.
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11/05/2006 05:00:56 PM
Great detail, textures, tonal quality and sharpness. Full marks.
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11/05/2006 03:17:28 PM
Full of intensity and dramatic post processing!
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11/05/2006 02:53:53 PM
Cool shot!
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11/05/2006 02:46:03 PM
Wow! I really love your post precess!!!
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11/05/2006 01:11:29 PM
Wow!
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11/05/2006 12:22:24 PM
Great eyes, Robert. I like the grainy processing, it emphasizes the overall moody texture. Very nice.
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11/05/2006 11:16:37 AM
I really like the grain in the image as it fits well with the idea of a weatherbeaten man. The lighting is uneven across the face. At first that bugged me, but after really studying the image it isn't so much the uneven lighting as it is the shadow it creates of the arm of your glasses under your eye. The shadow from your nose creates a sharp point that may be a bit harsh too. Other than that you have done a very nice job.
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11/05/2006 08:23:48 AM
Love the processing on this, Robert - really intriguing result!
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11/05/2006 08:20:46 AM
extremely cool processing. VERY compelling. nicely done. Good luck!!
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11/05/2006 06:42:59 AM
Unlike you Robert to over use an effect.
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11/05/2006 06:08:29 AM
Robert...this is awesome editing...very Joey Lawrence almost...good luck with this 9
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11/05/2006 05:12:48 AM
Great shot!
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11/05/2006 03:43:23 AM
arrrggh, I am really starting to hate that effect, overused and thus the impact incredibly diluted..
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11/05/2006 12:50:33 AM
Oooooh. . .this is very cool! Great title -- great job!
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11/05/2006 12:36:54 AM
and draganized i may add. :)
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11/05/2006 12:36:04 AM
Bear - this is just stellar. I love the post editing you used. Great crop too. BRAVO
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11/05/2006 12:25:31 AM
Awesome...awesome...and just looks like a famous painting.....
I love it, mate.....
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