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Challenge: Update Your Avatar (Expert Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Jan 15, 2012
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1.6
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2012

Taken in very low ambient light.

Quite a few filters and a couple of passes through Snapseed.

Believe or not I actually look a lot worse than this - thank goodness for Photoshop and Expert Editing!

Place: 31 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.1364
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8627
Avg (non-participants): 6.2480
Views since voting: 646
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 176
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/23/2012 10:39:55 PM
Paul, I beat you! thanks to expert editing and a lucky shot of a church tower. I'm going to enjoy this nanosecond of score heaven... ahhhhh
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2012 08:28:34 PM
That's a beautiful portrait, Paul.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2012 12:54:01 AM
Bored. Over it. Challenging gaze.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2012 09:37:49 PM
beautiful portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/21/2012 12:31:36 AM
There is something very tintype about this. Finally love the pp'ing. Splendid balance between formal and cynical.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2012 05:27:41 PM
Very well posed and personal, the different exposure/processing on the resting hand adds quite a lot to the image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2012 04:22:07 PM
I like this version the best, just can't stop staring at your right hand.
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01/16/2012 11:18:53 AM
I like the painterly feel.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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