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Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200 f4-5.6 G IF-ED
Location: Los Osos, CA
Date: Jun 4, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2 s
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jun 7, 2008

Self portrait. I've been wanting to try some experiments with low-key or rim-lighting. When I read about this challenge to honor Sean on DPC, I thought this would be appropriate. I hope it is. This came out pretty much exactly like I had envisioned it.
My condolences to the family. I'm new around here and didn't know Sean, but I am very saddened that such a young and talented person had to leave us and this world.

Not a lot of processing.
Just levels, sepia toning, resizing, and some selective sharpening and blurring.

POST CHALLENGE:
Wow. A top 10 finish, and my PB. Thank you everyone for all of the very nice comments. This is very encouraging for me as a newcomer to this.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.9514
Avg (commenters): 8.0435
Avg (participants): 7.0465
Avg (non-participants): 6.9225
Views since voting: 2870
Views during voting: 436
Votes: 185
Comments: 25
Favorites: 9 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2008 11:09:25 PM
Your faceless portrait has additional poignancy in this "memorial" challenge.
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06/15/2008 09:11:22 PM
One of the better of the many hat-over-the-eyes shots. A seven for you.
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06/15/2008 07:33:27 PM
Nice moody lighting suits the challenge description well.
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06/15/2008 11:37:54 AM
Beautiful composition and lighting. Great dof approach. Larus?
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06/14/2008 11:33:43 PM
Love this effect awesome processing.....
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06/13/2008 12:26:25 PM
Very very nice image. I have absolutely no suggestions or thoughts for improving this. Awesome!
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06/12/2008 01:46:38 AM
effective use of lighting to really create a sense of ruggedness in the model. Some might not agree with going without a title. I believe that its a better way to go sometimes. A great shot that I think Sean would have enjoyed.
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06/11/2008 08:27:27 PM
The lighting is dynamic but I would like to see more in focus.
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06/11/2008 02:25:33 PM
Beautiful and so fitting!
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06/11/2008 10:19:22 AM
Doesnt' feel so much like a portrait, though maybe that's not what this challenge was about. Lovely shadows, but feels much too posed for my subjective taste.
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06/11/2008 07:13:34 AM
Bump to a 10. Beautiful lighting and a respectful tribute.
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06/10/2008 10:01:00 PM
Great shot. I wish he had some light in the eye.
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06/10/2008 09:37:49 PM
Love the lighting and tone!
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06/10/2008 04:31:49 PM
My favorite in the challenge. The lighting on this is, imo, perfect. Enough is lit that it is obvious it is a "cowboy," but enough is "hidden," that it could be any man. Great composition.
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06/10/2008 09:39:15 AM
Wonderful lighting! 9
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06/10/2008 01:28:48 AM
LOVE IT! Such emotion without even seeing the face. I think this is a wonderful tribute.
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06/09/2008 11:30:15 PM
"The Stranger" Nice shot
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06/09/2008 09:54:28 PM
Just the perfect amount of light for this beautiful tribute. Well done.
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06/09/2008 09:14:43 PM
Beautiful composition. Love the low key and sepia. Hope you do well with this.
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06/09/2008 07:24:40 PM
great idea but too much face in shadow. 7
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06/09/2008 04:51:15 PM
I think you've got a fantastic diagonal going on here and the lighting is magnificent.
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06/09/2008 11:19:36 AM
Very nice. I like the lighting and colortone choice. Kind of wish the hand was in focus, but that's tough to do without going deep on aperture. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/09/2008 01:38:21 AM
Beautiful a fitting tribute
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06/09/2008 01:11:05 AM
Great use of light and shadow. Gives a good gritty feel.
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06/09/2008 12:06:34 AM
Mysterious and sexy all rolled into one. Love the dramatic lighting. Well done.
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