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The Balance of Life
The Balance of Life
Sunshine86


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Challenge: Male Portrait II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Aug 29, 2011
Aperture: 1
ISO: 2
Shutter: 3
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2011

My inspiration started from Ron Mueck's "Boy 1999". I just really liked the pose, and the vulnerability about it.

I actually can not pull of that pose though as my achiles tendons are too tight and my heels would not be able to be flat on the ground... however I am able to balance on my toes pretty easily as I am a toe walker. Running off the balance idea, the rest of the concept materialized from there.

Aging yourself is kinda creepy, but kinda fun!

Editing included:
Combining 5 photos
2 for the general posture. I was only using a two light setup with a gridded beauty dish directly above and a speedlight for lighting the underexposed areas. One photo has the speedlight lighting my feet and legs, the other has the speedlight lighting my face.
The three other photos are wrinkles to add to the aging effect. They are my wrinkles, exaggerated, so they should be pretty realistic.



Statistics
Place: 5 out of 47
Avg (all users): 6.8187
Avg (commenters): 8.8889
Avg (participants): 6.3793
Avg (non-participants): 6.9020
Views since voting: 1796
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 182
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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09/15/2011 03:51:01 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Excellent Work!
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09/13/2011 07:39:10 PM
ugh i hate this picture
09/09/2011 01:34:30 PM
top 5 nice! one of my top picks ;)
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09/09/2011 11:14:45 AM
wow - very powerful. REALLY nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2011 11:55:40 PM
8 - very cool. At first I didn't notice the faces
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09/08/2011 11:43:43 PM
Bumping. Subtleties are becoming clear to me. Very nice work.
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09/08/2011 03:01:59 PM
So...' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Sunshine86? This is great processing and a great idea. I'm curious to read about your execution after the challenge. I think you could very well be on the front page.
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09/06/2011 07:17:21 AM
nice idea..9
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09/04/2011 05:44:05 PM
And this is my 10 for the male side of the challenge.
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09/04/2011 03:52:34 PM
quite a bit of emotion here! 7
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09/04/2011 05:00:57 AM
top 5, no vote
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09/03/2011 06:42:23 PM
I love the replication of pose in this and the father son participation. Excellently lit. Great work.
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09/03/2011 02:49:41 PM
WOW Love this!!... Did you Old up the kid, or is this really his Dad. So Origional!
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09/03/2011 05:57:47 AM
Great shot very meaningful 10.
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09/02/2011 06:01:43 AM
This is great. Not only a wonderful picture but also a great idea behind it!
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