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Challenge: Free Study 2007-10 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Lockhart, TX
Date: Oct 7, 2007
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2007

Still from a new film I'm working on.

Lit with reflectors. Adjustment layers in photoshop.
David Strohl Photography

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 521
Avg (all users): 7.0992
Avg (commenters): 8.2581
Avg (participants): 7.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.9231
Views since voting: 4293
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 131
Comments: 55
Favorites: 26 (view)


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01/09/2009 09:13:06 PM
Wow! that's friggin cool. One of the best photos I have seen on this site.
11/17/2008 02:22:43 AM
This is one of my all time favorites on DPC - hope you come back and enter more challenges. = )
11/08/2008 08:04:05 AM
I hate the letter-box borders......and I generally like borders! LOL!!! I love the steely gaze and the DOF very much. Excellent image!
12/08/2007 03:54:22 PM
OMG what an amazing photo!

Wish I'd have voted on this challenge!

Love it!
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11/09/2007 10:04:55 PM
Nice imagery! Congrats on the top ten placement - 7+ is an impressive way to start off here...
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11/09/2007 01:48:00 PM
Oh... this is fabulous. Great work, David, congrats on top 10.
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11/08/2007 02:51:22 PM
was my pick for blue too. Hope to see more of your work!
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11/08/2007 12:59:15 PM
This is lit amazingly
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11/08/2007 12:34:29 PM
One entry, one 7+ score. Hope to see more form you soon.
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11/08/2007 11:27:22 AM
excellent shot, david! welcome to DPC, I am sure you'll garner a big collection of ribbons here very soon!
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11/08/2007 11:17:31 AM
Way cool image. Love the focus on the eyes.
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11/08/2007 10:14:34 AM
This is SO COOL!!! And I love those classy borders. I'm so happy to see they didn't ding you for it. This is typically one border-hating bunch!!! What a GREAT photo!!!!

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11/08/2007 06:56:45 AM
this picture is awesome, as is your website! would you mind sharing your editing steps, because i really love the film like processing on this one.
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11/08/2007 04:20:32 AM
David, welcome to DPC, an awesome result for your first challenge entry (and even in a free study!). I had a look at your website, I especially like the "Lost in the Landings" pictures (and "backdrop"!).

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work here on DPC, I guess you'll ribbon in no time.
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11/08/2007 12:38:49 AM
Awesome shot and one of the best in the challenge. Enjoyed your website as well.

Message edited by author 2007-11-08 00:39:57.
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11/08/2007 12:31:11 AM
This shot to me is AMAZING!, I love it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2007 10:14:31 PM
I give up!!! This is great. I like the colors and look it has. Would have had a little more old west feel if the power tower were not in the background, though.
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11/07/2007 09:31:20 PM
This definately would have been a winner in scene it. It may be in free study also, great job, very cinematic. 9
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11/07/2007 07:46:43 PM
Looks like you have shot a scene running on your TV .. really well taken.. love the processing as well! 8
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11/07/2007 12:51:37 PM
Simply stunning. Love how he's about to reach thru the frame.
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11/07/2007 11:39:36 AM
My pick for the Blue. This is absolutely fantastic - must be the still shot for the Ad campaign... it has PRO written all over it. Whatever they're paying you, it's not enough. Hopefully enough voters take the time to get to this shot (certainly slow going). If it doesn't win, it's only because not enough people saw it. Well done.
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11/07/2007 10:09:18 AM
This might ribbon WOW bumping this up to a 10
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11/07/2007 05:28:55 AM
Uf I like this one very much
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11/06/2007 10:47:06 PM
Nice, my preference would have been without the power lines - 7
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11/06/2007 10:43:40 PM
Very cool photo...the cinematic vibe is great. Well done!
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11/06/2007 03:49:52 PM
Great shot
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11/06/2007 09:53:40 AM
Normally I am not at all fond of shots where the camera is looking down the barrel of a gun. Just not my cup of tea at all. But this one seems to carry a bit of a story with it and I love the powerlines for some odd reason. So I'll even vote on it (I usually don't vote on shots where I have to look down the barrel of a gun.)
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11/06/2007 06:59:07 AM
how can this not be a ribbon winner? great composition, color, light. can't stop looking at it! the only minute detail is that the guy seems to be looking ever so slightly to the left of the photo, could have been even stronger if looking straight ahead.
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11/05/2007 09:24:27 PM
That's so sharp! I love it. Great clouds, too.
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11/05/2007 05:49:07 PM
I really like this processing. Nice!
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11/05/2007 01:21:19 PM
Good good good ...Amazing, it looks like a movie frame. 10
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11/05/2007 08:09:16 AM
8 - Nice quality and processing. The gun being not straight is distracting, but fairly minor. Whether you could gain this depth with it in focus as well, not sure, but does work like this too.
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11/04/2007 10:14:04 PM
one of the best. Good luck!
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11/04/2007 05:28:29 PM
the electical pole on the background is a bit distracting because is too much near the head, but the image is very strong 7
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11/04/2007 11:37:21 AM
AWESOME. 10
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11/03/2007 04:48:08 PM
Straight out of a film.

This is completely awesome. The skill in this shot is amazing! I wonder how it would look without the powerlines?
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11/03/2007 10:05:01 AM
good shot in a bad location; DOF, colors and framing are perfect, the powerline just kills the movie-like impression
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11/02/2007 11:26:48 PM
Very nice HDR, looks like a screen grab from the latest Clint Eastwood film. Not a fan of "gun" images, but you've pulled this off nicely.
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11/02/2007 06:00:26 PM
Great pic.... The colors fit the mood, great dof - IMHO it would have been a little better if the guy was looking at you... but nicely done :o)
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11/02/2007 01:52:26 PM
Fantastic! Love the frame, makes it look like a movie:D
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11/02/2007 01:48:49 PM
lovely dof, and good sharpness. liking it a lot. 9
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11/02/2007 01:45:46 PM
Like a still from a movie 8) Great job with the overall composition, framing and PP. Great shot and good luck!
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11/01/2007 10:15:45 PM
Awesome, looks like a scene from a movie! :)
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11/01/2007 10:07:50 PM
The use of the thick borderrs make me think this is a still image from a movie. I like it overall - the lighting and composition. Too bad about the electrical "giants" in the background. A little distracting to me.
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11/01/2007 07:29:12 PM
Oh that's good. Love his squinted eye so he can aim the gun. I like it.
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11/01/2007 06:25:45 PM
Wow, wow, wow! Looks like a scene out of a movie (and not just because of the black borders)! I like the shallow DOF. I like the expression (this guy is damn serious!). I like the lighting. I like the background that tells us where this might be taking place. What did you do to the colors to make them seem movie-like?

Great job. I hope it does well. 10.
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11/01/2007 06:08:59 PM
I like how you've given your subject context with that background. Also nice touch with the bordering/crop.
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11/01/2007 04:58:39 PM
Very nice photo but I don't see any purpose for the tower in the background. It rather distracts from the image.
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11/01/2007 04:00:49 PM
This could be a still from a movie
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11/01/2007 01:46:51 PM
I don't like a gun pointed at my head
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11/01/2007 01:35:26 PM
wow!
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11/01/2007 09:41:42 AM
I can't imagine this being any better. It is stunning. Well done whoever you are. 10.
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11/01/2007 08:17:17 AM
wonderful detail...great edit, like the black border...has a real movie look to it...8
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11/01/2007 04:56:35 AM
Cool
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11/01/2007 02:05:09 AM
Ok, so you're going to get the blue, and I just love everything about this photo. :) I hope you post the original and tell us your techniques!!!
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