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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: lima
Date: Dec 3, 2007
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Sky, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2007

this was made on my roof here in lima :)

lit with to lights one soft box on front and one bucket from behind

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 241
Avg (all users): 7.5606
Avg (commenters): 8.2037
Avg (participants): 7.3058
Avg (non-participants): 7.7081
Views since voting: 17345
Views during voting: 846
Votes: 330
Comments: 112
Favorites: 41 (view)


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12/30/2008 05:27:09 PM
Cool shot. I'd like to see it before editing aswell, any chance?
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12/18/2008 04:36:10 PM
Cool!
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06/24/2008 06:41:06 PM
i really really like this..
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02/22/2008 03:26:05 PM
You definetly deserved the blue! This picture was one of my favorites of the challenge! The angle is so cool and i LOVE your shirt! :)
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12/15/2007 11:13:18 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

Nice use of Lucis too
Debbi

No Lucis or other plugins here, Rene explained that he under-exposed by 2 stops (measuring on the sky) and used 2 lights (probably monolights) to lit himself, one from the front (and probably below) and and the second one from behind (to his right). Intended or not, it is apparent that the latter provided additional lighting to his left side by reflecting in the sliding glass door. He then dodged/burnt and partially desaturated the red channel, that's it. The result is obviously stunning. The message is the one we all know but tend to forget so often: proper lighting and exposure is what really counts.
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12/15/2007 06:49:55 PM
the angle is just fantastic !
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12/15/2007 06:33:45 PM
Nice use of Lucis too
Debbi
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12/15/2007 01:02:45 PM
Congrats on the blue ribbon and an awesome picture!
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12/13/2007 04:00:55 PM
Great shot, congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/13/2007 03:50:21 PM
Congratulations Rene on your first ribbon, this was one of my favorites. Very creative and loved the lighting. :)
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12/13/2007 01:47:30 PM
Rene, congrats on your first ribbon - what a great imaginative shot!
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12/13/2007 10:40:51 AM
Excellent photo! Has a slight artistic, painterly flair to it...similar to the animated effects of The Polar Express. I really like this! :) An obvious 10! Congratulations! :)
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12/12/2007 08:31:15 PM
I am so glad to see this one with the blue, I love it! Congratulations!
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12/12/2007 07:32:50 PM
Cropping tighter not to include the light or the sun would've made it much better IMO. I dont like this type of processing.
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12/12/2007 06:36:08 PM
Awesome! Gratz on the ribbon - you deserve it!
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12/12/2007 06:17:15 PM
I love the editing process that went into this!
You did a great job!
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12/12/2007 06:10:17 PM
hi fellas.

thanks for the support,

well here it is, many are going to be disapointment with this:
pp was desaturate red tones , my face was red . then dodge and burn and finally sharpen.

the hdr look is cause i sub exposed the sky 2 steps to mke it darker. oh and i also used a polarizer
the lightning is he key mighty dpc friends.
lets spend or money on lightning!!
12/12/2007 05:29:49 PM

Yeah a tutorial on the post processing of that would be great....or even some tips. HDR?
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12/12/2007 05:12:12 PM
I'd love to see a tutorial on how you did the post processing on this. Excellent!
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12/12/2007 04:43:19 PM
Viva el Peru! Felicitaciones!
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12/12/2007 02:01:23 PM
Thank GOD this won, it was by FAR the best. :) Great work and very interested in how you set up the lights.
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12/12/2007 01:40:07 PM
Excellent Pic and original point of view.
Regards.

Message edited by author 2007-12-12 13:41:06.
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12/12/2007 01:02:31 PM
Nice shot and good editing.
My fist favorite.
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12/12/2007 10:02:40 AM
I loved this pic when I first saw it. Great shot :)

Don't fall!
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12/12/2007 10:02:32 AM
I'm so glad you did so well! I voted high for this one! great job!
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12/12/2007 09:30:37 AM
Way to go!
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12/12/2007 09:28:17 AM
Congrats on the blue! Awesome shot!
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12/12/2007 09:26:41 AM
Im so glad this one got the BLUE! I was hoping for it. You sure did deserve it!!! Congrats
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12/12/2007 08:51:04 AM
well done on the blue, Deserved it
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12/12/2007 08:48:14 AM
Nice finish. Congrats.
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12/12/2007 08:35:39 AM
Look at all those 9s and 10s! I'm happy to have been one of them (the 10s). Great shot.
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12/12/2007 07:43:04 AM
congrats, great shot
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12/12/2007 07:29:55 AM
this is amazing, great job! first of many ribbons i'm sure.

love the lighting
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12/12/2007 05:34:45 AM
Brilliantttttttttttt
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12/12/2007 05:03:46 AM
very nicely done and well deserved. HDR I take it? congrats on the blue
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12/12/2007 04:56:45 AM
Great shot! Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/12/2007 03:17:45 AM
Great score. congrats on the blue
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12/12/2007 02:48:19 AM
Congrats on your blue and fantastic score! Great work!
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12/12/2007 02:48:11 AM
congrats/well done
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12/12/2007 01:06:43 AM
Muchas felicidades René por tu primer listón azul!!! Será el primero de muchos, pues tu talento te lleva hacia adelante. Sigue así!!!
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12/12/2007 12:53:59 AM
thanks you all for the support :)
12/12/2007 12:52:35 AM
thanks guys for the comments and all, im so happy
i was dreaming about this day
lol

finally !

:)
12/12/2007 12:38:36 AM
gracias

q bien estoy recontra feliz por este blue, q venga para todos los peruanos :)

Originally posted by nutzito:

Buena Rene!!!
Excelente foto y mejor aun proceso digital.
Los dpchallengers de Peru (o sea tu y yo) estamos orgullosos de este merecidisimo primer puesto!!

btw...es el primer blue que viene para Lima..y porsia senor_kasper es mi hermano Andres, tambien peruano pero vive en Palm Beach, Florida
12/12/2007 12:35:11 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Rene. This is a fantastic shot.
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12/12/2007 12:30:45 AM
Wow--this is fantastic. I could only aspire to create a photograph so amazing.
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12/12/2007 12:21:24 AM
Felicitaciones Rene, linda foto y procesado, muy merecido blue ribbon. Tambien te felicito por la suerte para embocar el unico momento en años en el que el cielo Limeño se ve lindo.

(Congratulations Rene, beautiful picture and processing, well deserved blue ribbon. Also, congratulations on your luck for striking the only moment in years when the sky over Lima looks pretty)
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12/12/2007 12:09:15 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon bro!
was long in coming and fantastic lighting.
This ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/599/120/435582.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/599/120/435582.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' was always one of my favorite pet shots too.
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12/12/2007 12:08:48 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon!!! I also gave you a 10. This was indeed a superior entry. Keep up the good work!
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12/12/2007 12:07:05 AM
congrats!
i gave this a 10.
excellent work.
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12/12/2007 12:04:45 AM
Buena Rene!!!
Excelente foto y mejor aun proceso digital.
Los dpchallengers de Peru (o sea tu y yo) estamos orgullosos de este merecidisimo primer puesto!!

btw...es el primer blue que viene para Lima..y porsia senor_kasper es mi hermano Andres, tambien peruano pero vive en Palm Beach, Florida

Message edited by author 2007-12-12 00:25:34.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 05:29:14 PM
hey, this is SO cool! perfect angle, love the desaturation! 10!
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12/11/2007 07:21:26 AM
Everything looks really good except for the glare on the lower right hand corner.
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12/10/2007 07:33:14 AM
cool shot would haved liked it more with the lower light aimed a little lower
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12/09/2007 11:30:28 PM
Wish I could still squat and balance like that. I love the angle and perspective. And especially like the pp.
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12/09/2007 09:23:59 PM
Great perspective and I like the processing.
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12/09/2007 08:17:48 PM
I like the cartoonish effect that you have here. Awesome
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12/09/2007 07:36:23 PM
A very interesting and creative photo. It is done very well, and processed very well,. If the light on the bottom wasn't there... I would like it more. Overall, excellent shot :)
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12/09/2007 10:50:22 AM
very nice post-processing.
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12/09/2007 10:29:59 AM
This is really cool and works very well. Nicely done.
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12/09/2007 09:03:05 AM
Great shot and love the perspective, but that big bright reflection is quite distracting and painful to look at.
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12/09/2007 08:31:00 AM
I like everything about this fine sahot.....
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12/09/2007 03:14:21 AM
A few days ago I saw a French film, Banlieue 13 is the name, and this image just reminded me of the movie. The guy in the movie there is full of tattoos and fights to protect his neighbourhood by jumping from building to building (I couldn't see whether he had a spider's toatto). Anyhow, if he had a camera, he'd look just like you. I enjoyed the film, and I'm enjoying your photo. I hope I can remember this longer than the film, though.
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12/08/2007 08:52:28 PM
I really love the creative pose on this. . .and the great processing. . .oh and the handsome face. Fantastic job!
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12/08/2007 06:20:39 PM
Amazing, love the pp. 10
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12/08/2007 05:18:54 PM
Interesting angle and edit work. The only thing I'm not sure about is the spot of light on the right. Good job doing something out of the box, though!
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12/08/2007 10:58:59 AM
gaah! don't fall! lovely interesting shot, just the hot spot detracts a little. 8
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12/08/2007 09:37:09 AM
Awesome use of lighting. Great coverall composition for this shot.
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12/08/2007 12:53:37 AM
Nice tones,perspective & comp.
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12/07/2007 11:34:52 PM
nice composition expression and exposure. reflection at bottom is distracting
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12/07/2007 10:04:02 PM
I really like the look of this photo. Nice job!
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12/07/2007 03:39:55 PM
A very good photo with a nice editing , great composition & original pose.
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12/07/2007 09:00:44 AM
nice tone! love it
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12/07/2007 04:31:13 AM
great shot!
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12/06/2007 09:44:42 PM
I really like the processing here. I hope you post the steps.The only thing I don't like is the bottom light. Good work!
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12/06/2007 06:27:31 PM
Great work. Lighting was perfect for your editing and your outcome is perfect in my eyes. High score from me, and good luck.
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12/06/2007 03:26:59 PM
Awesome picture! I wish your head was lower just a smidgen so we could see just a bit more of your face. Oh well, this is still one of my highest score entrys so far. BB
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12/06/2007 12:57:16 PM
Great Processing,love to know how you done it :D, the sky seems a bit gray but other than that Great.
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12/06/2007 12:50:09 PM
Great angle and creative pose! Nicely done on postprocessing as well!
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12/06/2007 12:00:38 PM
Nice shot. Great exposure in a really hard shot to get exposure right.
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12/06/2007 11:14:26 AM
very strinking and nice processing too
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12/06/2007 09:39:37 AM
Okay, definately my favorite photo so far, and I have looked a quite a few. The only thing that really distracts me is the big bright thing on the lower left. But this is wonderful capture. Love the sky. My only 10 so far.
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12/06/2007 09:27:46 AM
Absolutely fabulous
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12/06/2007 07:05:26 AM
I love the editing...wonderful...love the pov as well
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12/06/2007 01:17:54 AM
Excellent - unique, different, and nice use of the sun and the reflection in the glass (flash?).
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12/05/2007 10:59:20 PM
this will likely ribbon. nice texture, cool pose, and visually interesting.
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12/05/2007 07:59:52 PM
this is great. I like the texture from the PP.
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12/05/2007 04:47:12 PM
love the angle & the lighting--close to the "dave hill" look.
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12/05/2007 04:40:15 PM
yeah.
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12/05/2007 03:51:51 PM
Spectacular and unique.
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12/05/2007 03:14:25 PM
Wow. Great job!! I like the way this was edited. I'm not sure exactly WHAT you did, but I like it! I like the angle too! Very creative. I'll give you my first 9! Good luck!
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12/05/2007 02:29:39 PM
What's with the giant bright spot (the reflection)? Other than that this is my fav so far.
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12/05/2007 02:08:51 PM
HDR im guessing ....Awesome
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12/05/2007 02:05:29 PM
sorry..I dont know who u are but I have this one picked for the blue. I would like to see this same shot but without the spotlight. I simply LOVE the editing. great work..Ill be checking your port out!
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12/05/2007 01:30:59 PM
good one
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12/05/2007 11:15:42 AM
Oh wow I'm loving this shot!! Everything about it is perfect, pose, concept, post processing, yes I like tone mapped images

My fave shot so far!!! 10! 10! 10!!!!!
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12/05/2007 11:07:50 AM
Great POV and editing. Love the 3D feel. Very well done.
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12/05/2007 11:05:49 AM
great symmetry, I really love the effect
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12/05/2007 10:50:50 AM
Love the editing. Very cool.
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12/05/2007 09:36:26 AM
Interesting fun shot. Nicely done.
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12/05/2007 08:40:12 AM
Your editing is pretty damn sweet. Looks as if tonemapped, and its well done, not over done by anymeans, but just right. Great composition and pose.
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12/05/2007 08:26:01 AM
Well now, this is the best one I've seen so far.....GREAT pic
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12/05/2007 07:45:18 AM
the dave hill look very good processing
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12/05/2007 07:44:24 AM
Very dave-hill-esque
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12/05/2007 07:28:14 AM
Great angle and idea -- hope you had a remote!
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12/05/2007 05:15:30 AM
This is surely a winner for me. More than the (great) processing, its the angle which makes this very creative and interesting. Goodluck.10.
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12/05/2007 05:12:47 AM
nice hdr shot 7
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12/05/2007 02:01:42 AM
if my self-portrait were anything like this, i'd take my picture all the time! :)
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12/05/2007 01:36:40 AM
Cue the obligatory "WOW".
This looks almost surreal.
An excellent example of HDR and shnazzy lighting at it's best.
This had better have a ribbon next to it within the week.
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12/05/2007 12:45:11 AM
Sweet shot, good angle, lighting, colors. flash on right lower hand corner is distracting.
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12/05/2007 12:17:51 AM
Swweeeeeeet! great angle, great lighting, great processing... hope you find what ur looking for :) 10
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12/05/2007 12:13:25 AM
Great self portrait, I like the tones and HDR (?) the corner is a little distracting though
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12/05/2007 12:12:56 AM
Love the processing, and would love a tutorial on how you do it. The only reason you get a 9 and not a 10 is because your right arm looks like it's bicep is falling out of place.
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