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The Pastor is HOT
The Pastor is HOT

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Challenge: Self Portrait Without People (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Mar 4, 2009
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Food and Drink, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2009

The Image: I had the idea, but the execution didn't work. YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT - but I had a small window of opportunity to shoot this and did a quick 12-15 exposures and downloaded them to check them. went back to the camera, shot the images I was hoping for - about 60 in all (I really wanted the steam to come off the pasta. I ate the pasta for lunch. I THEN REALISED ID DIN'T HAVE MY CF CARD IN THE CAMERA! Ran out of time to cook up another batch and so had to submit something from what I had. So, this is way below the vision I had for this image. It's a little on the blurry side. Once again, I lament the fact that this is not advanced editing...

Why enter? Just to stay in the loop for my team.

The edit: B and W with a tint, levels, curves, noise reduction, sharpen.

Prediction: The way I am going - 5.2???

Place: 53 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.5954
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.4694
Avg (non-participants): 5.6452
Views since voting: 1240
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 173
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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03/11/2009 12:52:42 AM
The pastor was getting hot because his camera had no card?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/10/2009 06:44:45 PM
There's a subtle code here somewhere that's telling me who this photographer is...hmmm....not quite got it ;-)

(I'm assuming this is you, Enzo ;-))

The tagliatelle looks scrumptious I possibly wouldn't have shot this in black and white or quite so contrasty. You can hardly make out the pan from the background.
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03/10/2009 05:30:52 PM
HaHa Nice one Enzo :)
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03/09/2009 01:17:28 AM
I'm cracking up. This has to be Enzo. LOL
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03/08/2009 10:35:51 AM
Not up to your normal standards if memory serves me. Sharpening artifacts are too obvious.
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03/07/2009 03:38:24 AM
hmmm....... who can it be?????
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03/05/2009 03:29:23 PM
The texture of the food I find excellent, the blinding handle of the fork I find overbearing. I would have tried a tighter crop to get rid of this.
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03/05/2009 11:18:08 AM
i like the processing of this -- very edgy feeling
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03/05/2009 11:04:25 AM
interesting composition, a little over processed and that can be seen in the unnatural shininess of the pasta. i like the fact that there is a little motion blur to the pasta, which in my opinion gives this picture some life. i like the sepia conversion.
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03/05/2009 08:21:38 AM
pasta? Pastor? Interesting
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03/04/2009 06:17:38 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hotpasta? Must be with a food photo! A bit dark, not one of your better food photos, IMO. I'm a big fan of your food photography, you always make it look so good. This doesn't look that appetizing, but don't get me wrong, it's still a good photo, just not among your best.
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03/04/2009 02:24:09 PM
Hot Pastor ... Hot Pasta?
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03/04/2009 08:43:01 AM
So many portraits and the only one I recognise so far :)
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03/04/2009 01:50:53 AM
Very, Very Clever. Finally something that stands out both as a good idea, good execution and actually being a Self Portrait as well.
Composition is good, lighting is good but could have been clightly better. I like the highlights on the bowl, but maybe being able to see a little more of the bowl shape could have helped.

One of the best in this challenge
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03/04/2009 12:52:34 AM
lmao, but where is the steam? ;)
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03/04/2009 12:32:01 AM
nice one hotpasta
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