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Industrial Door Contractors: Machinist
Industrial Door Contractors: Machinist
Rook3000


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Location: Columbia, TN
Date: Nov 4, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 263 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0284
Avg (commenters): 6.8103
Avg (participants): 6.0433
Avg (non-participants): 5.9481
Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 668
Votes: 493
Comments: 64
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:28:03 PM
just "machinist" would have sufficed. great tone job post capture.
03/17/2009 09:11:44 PM
Nice composition and light. I like the colors, but i wish they were stronger.
03/17/2009 09:07:18 PM
very nice pic and post processing,
03/17/2009 08:43:10 PM
perfect environmental portrait. love the colors and amazingly it's not too busy.
03/17/2009 06:50:01 PM
Fantastic environmental portrait, great lighting balance on the subject and the surroundings. I bet this would look really good bigger as well
03/17/2009 06:14:08 PM
Fantastic clarity and composition. 7
03/17/2009 05:15:19 PM
Great color!
03/17/2009 03:42:47 PM
Really good as an environmental portrait. Good pose, and background.
03/17/2009 03:11:06 PM
nice shot ;)
six from me


brano
03/17/2009 02:09:10 PM
I'm just coming back to this my review, and bumping you to an 8. I love the tonalities here, and the subtle partially-desaturated look you've achieved. If I have a quibble, it's that he's just a little too central in the frame, to my eye at least. I think the dynamics would be dramatically improved if he were as little as one body-width closer to the edge. Of course, that would create issues with the upright on the back wall, and you *have* worked very succesfully to isolate him from the clutter, so it's not a major nit for me, but...
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03/17/2009 01:23:53 PM
Lots of personality in this, it's like his surroundings are an extension of himself.
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03/17/2009 03:52:20 AM
A bit brown and underexposed? 5.
03/16/2009 10:19:51 PM
I like the PP highlighting the subject.


Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 07:27:51 PM
This looks familiar - maybe I've seen it in one of my Industrial Door Contractors coffee table books. ;-)

Really a fantastic job shooting and processing this top notch environmental portrait. Good luck.
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03/16/2009 06:16:22 PM
great environmental portrait work!
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03/16/2009 03:18:20 PM
Excellent job with this enivornmental portait. I do like the centered position of him in the frame, and the lighting and PP look very good. I'd only suggest something to make him stand out from the background a little bit more. A bit of the dodging tool applied to the subject to make him pop more could go a long way. You have a making of a a really good shot. (no vote)
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03/16/2009 02:45:52 PM
Nice shot. Good color and detail.
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03/16/2009 03:20:56 AM
nice detail
makes your eye wander around the workshop
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03/15/2009 10:27:43 PM
A strong portrait
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03/15/2009 10:25:55 PM
Great environmental portrait. Like the subtleness of the HDR effect.
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03/15/2009 08:25:37 PM
I like the processing you have done with this photograph. Makes the vote feel as if they are in the same building. Nice lighting, detail, and focus. Bump-up the score.
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03/15/2009 05:23:13 PM
Looks like a dirty job! Makes for a good photo, though. I think the only thing I don't like here is the guy in the background; He's just a bit distracting.
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03/15/2009 03:31:00 PM
Great post processing! The details and colors are excellent!!
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03/15/2009 01:20:46 PM
good environmental portrait..
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03/15/2009 12:05:00 PM
This is a really fine shot. Keeping so much of the surrounding environment really added rather than detracted from the portrait.
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03/15/2009 11:58:53 AM
The darkness of his surroundings adds to the mood and industrial feel of his job.
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03/15/2009 09:35:04 AM
nice environmental potrait, good details, 7
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03/15/2009 09:30:27 AM
Great PP job - love the tone and color of this - keep up the good work - the only complain is the centred comp.
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03/15/2009 06:16:01 AM
Great HDR work. Great composition. 7
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03/15/2009 06:10:50 AM
Wonderful portrait of a man at work.
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03/14/2009 10:48:27 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. Wow! The processing really makes this composition pop! The boost in contrasts and tones really calls attention to all the objects in the workshop, but where I our eye instantly travels is to the Machinist. He is in the center of the composition and he dominates it as the main focus. It also helps that the colors of his jeans and shirt are about the only other color differing from the grays, rusts, and blacks. The steel and denim blues stand out from all the other hues. I really like this portrait that places him in his work environment. Great work 8.
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03/14/2009 10:21:10 PM
Very nice environmental portrait.
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03/14/2009 05:44:42 PM
This would benefit from a crop or change in composition to get the subject off the center. Good post processing - love the subdued colors. (5)
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03/14/2009 05:56:51 AM
sweet shot great dof and perspective
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03/14/2009 05:44:29 AM
great environmental portrait
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03/13/2009 08:32:07 PM
I love shots like this ... men at work.
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03/13/2009 12:55:50 PM
Great environmental portrait.
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03/13/2009 10:56:58 AM
efficient portrait, great color and setting
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03/13/2009 10:56:13 AM
Great detail and capture.
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03/13/2009 10:44:50 AM
Nice shot
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03/13/2009 03:58:19 AM
Reminds me a lot of bear's fantastic example of environmental portraiture and excellent processing on Jim Talbot, Master Bookbinder. (I think that's what it was called).

Very nice tones and good treatment of the shadow/light areas.
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03/13/2009 02:38:44 AM
A great job of turning a photo of a guy in a workshop into something that is interesting to look at
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03/12/2009 06:57:55 PM
Environmental portraits are among some of my favorites, especially when you can get inside of the everyday, blue-collar worker's life. This one is one of my favorites from the challenge thus far. Nice capture of a very interesting machinist.
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03/12/2009 05:10:31 PM
What a wonderful image to represent this man's life's work. I hope he has a print of it! Well done!
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03/12/2009 03:02:37 PM
I've worked in places like this.
03/12/2009 02:26:11 PM
Nice environmental portrait
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03/12/2009 08:46:15 AM
I really like this image, there is plenty to like!! but just one small thing I would have done differently is to have the subject a little less central, just my personal taste. Still a great image and high score from me.
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03/12/2009 07:13:17 AM
Tells a nice story and love the tones and detail.
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03/12/2009 02:14:56 AM
Nice machine shop shot. Good detail and exposure. Nice pose of the guy, but he's too centered in the shot.
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03/12/2009 01:46:21 AM
Great environmental portrait. Your processing really adds his gritty surroundings.
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03/12/2009 12:50:41 AM
not a fan of the central subject especially so far away but i am a huge fan of the lighting
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03/11/2009 11:51:32 PM
nice composition, well lit. I like the contrasts, well done shot
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03/11/2009 10:11:57 PM
GREAT portrait. It's perfect.
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03/11/2009 09:31:05 PM
Great shot. IMO, this would have been stronger if you cropped off the left almost 1/2 of the shot. Your "punch" is the man wiping his hands with the background of the building wall and shop tools. Love the subtle colors & editing. On the other hand, my focus is so caught by the fore man that I don't even "see" the left side unless I deliberately focus there.
03/11/2009 09:29:15 PM
Well captured and good use of lighting.
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03/11/2009 09:13:50 PM
Work'n guy!
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03/11/2009 08:43:10 PM
This has a magazine spread feel to it. The post processing is interestingbut really flattens the image I think.
03/11/2009 04:23:43 PM
Nice, unique capture. I love the "mechanical" feel of the pp, just maybe have him pop a little more, lighting-wise.
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03/11/2009 03:12:02 PM
rough life isn't it...how hard and calloused do you think his hands are? Your shot makes me stop and think...you have succeeded in drawing me into the photo...
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03/11/2009 02:20:19 PM
Great shot. I love that you captured the subject in his natural environment.
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03/11/2009 01:20:17 PM
Nice environmental portrait, good job on the processing as well
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03/11/2009 10:30:17 AM
Crisp, clean shot. Nice one.
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03/11/2009 08:22:44 AM
fantastic environmental portrait! love the wide space around him and the confused yet logical alignment of elements! great lighting, too!
(not voting)
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03/11/2009 05:34:24 AM
you've managed to get some great lighting on this considering you are in a machine shop, well done
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