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Coal: All of ya!
Coal: All of ya!
heavyj


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: My Apartment
Date: Dec 23, 2008
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 second
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2008

Convert from RAW
Photomatix
Topaz Labs (Details in face)
Whitened eyes, brought out the blue in eyes
Sharpened the white cloth of 'Santa'
Selective Dodge/Burn
Curves on 'Santa's' red suit to bring out the colors
Slight desaturation on face (too orange)
Tonal Contrast (Bring out more details in face and white lining)
Solid white color to help make the white backdrop whiter.
Sharpened
Resize
Cropped
Sharpened

Those are the basic steps I remember...lots of messing around with this photo.

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 407
Avg (all users): 6.2235
Avg (commenters): 7.1579
Avg (participants): 6.1638
Avg (non-participants): 6.3519
Views since voting: 1130
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 170
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/14/2009 09:48:49 AM
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
01/08/2009 10:30:21 AM
what??thats not santa clause!
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01/08/2009 02:09:12 AM
ROFL! This is awesome.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2009 09:17:58 PM
Tis the season! A 10 even though I'm not a grunge fan.
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01/07/2009 10:04:03 AM
Although this is a very good photo on technique I find that this type of cigar chomping character has been done here before and unfortunately itís not that amusing or even endearing to me anymore. Originality always scores higher from me.
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01/07/2009 05:22:30 AM
LOL...great image, lots of fun
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01/06/2009 10:51:40 PM
Gotta like this....lol
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01/06/2009 10:27:54 PM
The really funny shot of the challenge :D
I'm very nitpicky when it comes to HDR/Lucis treatment but think its use here is perfect.
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01/06/2009 09:34:16 PM
this is a great shot and composition. i like rustic feel and texture of the skin tone.
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01/06/2009 04:47:46 PM
ha. what a scraggly beard. just how i pictured santa.
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01/06/2009 01:14:47 PM
merry freakin christmas!
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01/06/2009 07:16:17 AM
Nice job. The kids will love you!
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01/05/2009 01:09:44 PM
lol im scared now. i like your processing, makes everything pop
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01/04/2009 11:37:53 PM
Excellent "bad Santa"
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01/04/2009 07:30:40 AM
OK, end of challenge. You win. :)
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01/04/2009 04:02:24 AM
Funny, good idea, good technique too
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01/03/2009 05:38:56 PM
Clever idea, and I like the processing in the face. The distracting thing for me is the halos that show around santas head and shoulders, especially around the ball of his hat.
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01/02/2009 10:21:31 PM
wow, very nice!!
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01/02/2009 09:33:30 PM
cool processing
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01/02/2009 12:31:50 AM
Very funny. Great PP. 7
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01/01/2009 05:10:06 PM
nice shot
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01/01/2009 04:16:09 PM
LOL!!! And well done, too.
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01/01/2009 01:04:13 PM
Reminds me of my uncle Ed, no score for you... just kidding I think it's funny and love the pp. 9
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01/01/2009 10:49:06 AM
seasonal
Hope it does well
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01/01/2009 12:16:03 AM
That is wonderful. Totally love the editing.
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01/01/2009 12:12:03 AM
Well imagined, captured, presented. I dislike the subject but can't fault your photo.
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