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Challenge: Male Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: backyard
Date: May 22, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2008

I held a reflector against the tripod, stood in the shade with the reflector to reflect the light back on me.

Edit: Crop, gradient map to black and white, selective color adjustment underneath for tonal control, curves, slight shadows/highlights. Resize, sharpen and Save for the Web.

Score estimate: 6ish, maybe higher/lower depending on voter's thoughts on bushy eyebrows. hehehe

Post challenge: So close to top 5!! Very happy with this finish and comments. I am happy ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Louis got the blue, his studio portrait work is top notch and you should all take a look.
I saw some of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' grigrigirl's photos she uploaded from when she was 18, I wanted to do something to have to look back at with no frills.
Thanks for a fun week. :)

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.6712
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4800
Avg (non-participants): 6.7278
Views since voting: 1823
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 219
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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06/06/2008 02:07:37 AM
Beautiful image Joe - just lovely. Classic, gentle - lovely!
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06/04/2008 11:15:42 AM
Awesome, Joseph. He reminds me of Tom Cusack! Congratulations on 6th place!
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06/04/2008 08:30:32 AM
Great finish my friend.
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06/04/2008 03:06:58 AM
Excellent, Joe. Like Louis, you are extremely adept at using light and at self-portraits. Pleased to see this do well, but it really should have beat out that kid in the oversized coat. :-)
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06/04/2008 02:23:14 AM
I really thought this would be in the top 5 easily. Yours was my 2nd choice for top image in the challenge (next to Louis of course). Great light, great DOF and detail. Top notch image all around.
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06/04/2008 01:36:48 AM
Hey nice one Joe! congrats on 6th place man!
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06/04/2008 12:54:36 AM
Hey Joe -- I was hoping to see this in the top three. A great self portrait and an excellent example of a strong male portrait.
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06/04/2008 12:52:31 AM
Hey Joe - congrats on the Top 10! Great image - love the expression, lighting, & DoF.
You should definitely use this as your new Profile pic! :O)
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06/04/2008 12:18:14 AM
Congrats, Joe! Good idea and now you have this great memory-keeper.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2008 11:49:38 PM
Strong image in black & white! Great work!
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06/03/2008 10:21:46 PM
Nice use of B/W for this shot. A portrait that does some story telling. Well done!
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06/03/2008 08:30:39 PM
the overall sharpness of your image makes it stand out.
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06/03/2008 12:45:07 AM
Great. REally nice conversion. Like the cropping. You're getting your money's worth out of these shots. Good luck in both challenges.
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06/02/2008 03:05:59 PM
i liek the tiny glints in his eyes.
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06/01/2008 08:21:02 PM
Bruce?
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06/01/2008 06:53:47 PM
Very nice as usual coming from Joe.. 9
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05/29/2008 07:41:22 PM
So young. :P One of the best entries Joe. Good Luck!
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05/29/2008 02:05:24 PM
Joe? Damn now I have to vote 20% so my vote will count. LOL
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05/29/2008 05:14:16 AM
Well lit and super conversion.
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05/29/2008 02:23:40 AM
Fantastic shot! Best I've seen in this contest so far!! I'm sure you'll be top 3 with this one! Well Done!
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05/28/2008 09:01:24 PM
Joe? Looking very good here, I like your gaze.
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05/28/2008 06:47:56 AM
Great lighting and expression.
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05/28/2008 02:41:41 AM
Wow! So many lackluster entries in this challenge - a few stand out as outstanding, this is one of them. An easy 10 from me.

ps: get a haircut, hippie!
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