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Challenge: Male Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: May 25, 2008
Aperture: F/6.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2008

My other son, in his first DPC appearance. He's not as patient as his twin brother who shows up quite often in my portfoliio. This is natural light, close to dusk, with him in the basement. The basement was dark except for this single ray of sunshine shining right down the steps from an upstairs window.

Shot in RAW. Post-processing was hell -- a lot of trial and error with channel mixer and sharpening primarily. I settled with blue at zero, red at 2/3, and green at 1/3 (roughly) and a soft Sharpen.

Place: 49 out of 153
Avg (all users): 5.6186
Avg (commenters): 6.7273
Avg (participants): 5.4681
Avg (non-participants): 5.6607
Views since voting: 782
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 215
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2008 11:55:30 PM
Dramatic! Great! :)
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06/03/2008 08:29:11 PM
the overall sharpness of your image makes it stand out.
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06/02/2008 10:22:02 AM
It is very creepy how the right side of the photo darkens out his face.
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06/01/2008 08:17:57 PM
Nice shot and well done.
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06/01/2008 07:11:56 PM
Reminds me of harry potter
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05/30/2008 09:54:06 AM
He looks almost sad
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05/29/2008 05:00:23 AM
I like the stark simplicity of this. I'm wondering whether B&W was the way to go as there's not much towards the white end of things (perhaps a contrast boost) but the great control of light and blank expression gives us quite an insight here. Well done.
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05/29/2008 02:32:19 AM
I love this shot! Period! Well done!
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05/28/2008 07:58:22 PM
Just a "boyish" boy but this shot really steals me. The lighting is great. I like the fact his face is only lit from one side. You have left room for the other side of his face even though you cannot see it. Just works so well.
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05/28/2008 09:53:23 AM
good lighting would of ben better with more contrast
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05/28/2008 02:45:30 AM
This will be my third comparison to a "Lost" (tv series) character so far in this challenge. Young Ben. :) Nice job, but a little dark - not just the lighting but the expression as well. A little smile won't hurt. :)
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