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I'm a Model Idiot
I'm a Model Idiot

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Challenge: Male Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Excelsior, MN
Date: May 26, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2008

Extreme last second shot. Sitting down for a grill out at the folks and I asked my brother to make a "Zoo Lander Face", I snapped away and I liked this shot. I know it won't get any kind of a good score but I wanted to submit something for this challenge. The reason I went to the Grey Scale was he had orange lips after eating chips. Didn't notice until I put the photo on my computer.

-Canvas Size (for Border)
-Cyan Channel Color

Place: 99 out of 153
Avg (all users): 4.9434
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.1220
Views since voting: 716
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 212
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/15/2008 08:16:18 PM
Haha. Paul. =D
(this is Kaylee)
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06/09/2008 05:18:39 PM
by karmat

Compositionally, I typically don't care for straight on portraits, but his expression makes up for it. That is funny.

Technically, the bw works well (especially if his lips were orange, though that might have been interesting as well). A touch brighter may have made it seem less "gray," and if the focus had been sharper, it would be a bit more compelling, I think.

Overall, I feel you met the challenge well, and think your score is a bit lower than I would have expected.

Best to you in future challenges.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2008 11:40:05 PM
Miffed, are we? :} LOL! Funny...
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06/03/2008 08:32:46 PM
the overall sharpness of your image makes it stand out.
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06/02/2008 02:42:32 PM
this seems a little dark.
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05/30/2008 10:34:35 PM
Nice, seems a little grainy and dark, but that's just me. For serious.
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05/30/2008 09:30:21 AM
it looks like he's concentrating very hard on something
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05/28/2008 02:45:47 PM
A little too dark for my tastes - also, the background is a little too distracting.
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05/28/2008 10:09:01 AM
Haha... The power of "Blue Steel"!! Nice one!!!
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05/28/2008 09:59:11 AM
a little dark but good concept
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05/28/2008 09:58:17 AM
the levels are very monotoned, some more contrast would help
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05/28/2008 12:36:59 AM
interesting hair and stubble. background is too cluttered.
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