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Captain H.M
Captain H.M
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Challenge: Portrait with Spectacles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Netherlands
Date: Jan 3, 2008
Aperture: F4
ISO: 250
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2008

Had a great shoot with Hanneke, we both worked on a challenge, both different ones.

Lighted her with a ringlight, just in front of her.
White background which is now different because of the WB that I changed.

PP in lightroom:
highlights, shadows, contrast, white-balance, brightness, exposure, saturation and finally a square crop.

thanks hanneke, it was fun!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.6291
Avg (commenters): 7.7917
Avg (participants): 6.2593
Avg (non-participants): 6.7835
Views since voting: 2717
Views during voting: 531
Votes: 275
Comments: 38
Favorites: 6 (view)


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AuthorThread
02/05/2008 10:48:56 AM
i knew this was yours! really excellent and the most creative take on the challenge!
superb, you and your ringlight keep it on, will ya?! :)
01/18/2008 08:48:26 PM
strong take on the theme...turned a dull challenge into something interesting...
01/17/2008 02:28:54 PM
yay, I made top 10 again!

;)
01/17/2008 07:02:51 AM
Thanks all!!

:)
01/17/2008 04:51:19 AM
Excellent shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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01/16/2008 10:49:16 AM
Oops forgot to vote! Really great picture and a well deserved 8th place! next time a ribbon?? :D
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01/16/2008 09:27:17 AM
I was so sure this was a SP of Hanneke. You got me ;) LOL.
Great job Sander!
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01/16/2008 04:32:48 AM
Ah I knew it! Gefeliciteerd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2008 11:31:42 PM
Alright. a bit scary. you should have been wearing those googles a little earlier on in the week, I think.
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01/15/2008 10:44:48 PM
Cool props. Cool makeup. I love the wings. There's nothing else I can say.
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01/15/2008 10:44:19 PM
Freaky and bizarre - love it! The eye area is interesting but for me, the ring in the iris is a distraction. Nevertheless, it's an awesome pic overall and I hope it ribbons!
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01/13/2008 04:21:36 PM
great spectacles! overall very nice!
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01/12/2008 11:36:09 AM
Not sure goggles and spectacles are the same thing.
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01/12/2008 12:12:37 AM
This just cracks me up! The expression is wonderful, love the processing.
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01/11/2008 09:29:47 PM
LOL! This should finish top 3...9
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01/11/2008 07:14:18 PM
Great quirky shot. Not sure that those pass as spectacles but such a fun shot - back to bump you up to 8.
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01/10/2008 09:24:31 PM
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01/10/2008 09:21:14 PM
borders on overexposure, but works really well in this photo. one of my faves so far in this challenge.
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01/10/2008 06:55:17 PM
Interesting how the negative space is on the "wrong" side.
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01/10/2008 12:09:09 PM
hey, that's me!

:D
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01/10/2008 05:58:30 AM
Very cool shot. Love the ring light effect. Need to get me some of them goggles. 9
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01/09/2008 11:12:09 PM
OK, so I'm staring and staring, trying to understand. Maybe I'm just too old; maybe it's an obscure reference from a country other than my own; maybe it's just a freaky picture with no real meaning.

...It's definitely a freaky picture. I like it.

Are those wings? Are the lips really chapped from flying? Is that a black eye under the glass? What's that reflecting in the bottom chrome of the goggle? Is that you?
These are all questions I'm going to need answers to...
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01/09/2008 11:10:21 PM
That vignette in the top right bugs me, but this is the best picture so far in the challenge!
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01/09/2008 10:37:41 PM
Lovely image...not sure the DMNC haters might give you a hard time with this one...but really good fun/leftfield/wacky... nice one :)
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01/09/2008 08:28:56 PM
i really like this photo... very good
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01/09/2008 07:07:11 PM
Very funny picture. I really like your focus on the goggles and the face. Nice makeup around the eyes.
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01/09/2008 06:55:52 PM
Very cool!
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01/09/2008 06:49:27 PM
I like this a lot. The only thing I would change is the crop. I would have cropped it portrait vs. landscape. The fur on the right seems to pull my eye away a little.
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01/09/2008 06:49:26 PM
Wow very cool. I really like this idea. The goggles are pretty intense. And the look in their eye. It all stands out against the white. Good job!
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01/09/2008 06:17:32 PM
LOVE it! My favorite photo in the challenge.
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01/09/2008 06:14:04 PM
Mutz!
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01/09/2008 03:48:35 PM
The face seems to be much too over-exposed except for the area around the eye - odd.
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01/09/2008 01:44:21 PM
odd concept but there's nothing wrong with that! 7
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01/09/2008 12:14:00 PM
Ah very nice :)
Your signature style alright. I like this humorous and different take on the subject. Might get voted down for the goggles, unless they're prescription ;)
What's interesting is the face is clean while the skin under the goggles are not. Trying to be different is fun. I do wonder how it would look the other way around though.
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01/09/2008 11:24:33 AM
Very cool shot, don't know if the darkness around the eye helps though.
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01/09/2008 06:39:04 AM
Heheh, Sander? If it's you it's a great combination, you taking the pictures, and (if im right) Hanneke as model.. Either way, love the way you played with the light here, the eyes look awesome, and the desaturated feel is also perfect. Amazing portrait! 10 from me, hope it ribbons.
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01/09/2008 03:19:06 AM
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01/09/2008 03:04:29 AM
this made me smile. Really nice idea, very good focus and I like the tones and the composition, too
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