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Challenge: Image Grain II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Australia
Date: Mar 13, 2007
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2007

I had absolutely nothin'...
So shot and processed in fifteen minutes, about a half hour before the deadline, took me longer to think of a title : )
Very basic editing
conversion from RAW
add grain
convert to B&W
some curves

Place: 33 out of 399
Avg (all users): 6.2458
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.0505
Avg (non-participants): 6.4875
Views since voting: 1266
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 179
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/12/2007 12:09:47 PM
great use of grain....
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05/12/2007 11:58:47 AM
Very fine portrait, full of humanness. (Having "absolutely nothin'" is an excellent point of departure).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2007 06:50:15 AM
why hello !!! ... great composition, the grainy texture works so well for this image .. title fits real well !.. :)
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03/18/2007 07:10:00 AM
Awesome portrait mate.....love it.....
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03/16/2007 10:55:28 PM
A very well done portrait indeed. I appreciate that the grain is subtle here. Bumping to 8.
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03/16/2007 05:36:38 PM
nice texture and toning. love the lighting
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03/16/2007 05:08:51 PM
Grain works well here. 7
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03/15/2007 09:44:15 PM
This is fantastic. The eyes, the lighting, the pose. I like your hand on your right shoulder. NICE STUFF!!
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03/15/2007 06:24:50 AM
Nice portrit
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03/14/2007 01:25:25 PM
this portrait has very good feel to it. the lighting is excellent and even the specular highlights in the eyes don't look out of place. very nice.
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03/14/2007 12:51:16 PM
great portrait, i love the composition and lighting. the grain adds such a nice mood to this, 9. good luck.
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