DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Reflecting...
Reflecting...
LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portraits
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Apr 16, 2005
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1500s
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

This Pacific Beach bum was playing guitar (not really, more like imitating) and was singinig something indiscernable. He looked a bit like Ray Charles, but with bright reflecting glasses (I doubt if Ray ever wore such glasses).

In post-processing, desaturated everything but the glasses, adjusted levels, curves, a little dodging and burning, sharpening, crop, saved for web

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.5641
Avg (commenters): 7.4800
Avg (participants): 6.4474
Avg (non-participants): 6.6750
Views since voting: 2366
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 234
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
02/14/2009 10:12:13 AM
This is a most striking effect. Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/25/2005 12:37:01 AM
How did I miss this? This is outstanding. The coloration of the reflective lenses just set it off. Nice lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2005 04:34:25 PM
Thought I added this one as a favorite during the challenge.
Now added, and a congrats on this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2005 08:59:08 AM
Congrats on your top 20 finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2005 12:24:55 AM
Congratulations on your 15th finish with this intriguing study.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 11:53:50 PM
Not a fan of selective desat; but here it works. Fantastic shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 10:28:06 PM
Different. Nice selective desaturation.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 10:23:39 PM
Really cool concept and approach. Has to be one of the top 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 09:00:53 PM
I really like the use of selective desaturation on this, one of the very few that it really works for. I also like the range of tones in the face.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 03:49:20 PM
I like the way the crop divides the canvas. bumping up
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 02:35:54 PM
Interesting photo. The scene in the reflected glasses adds to it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 01:58:01 PM
nice use of selective deast. very catching photo angle
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 12:54:50 PM
excelent sharpening & color
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 12:16:24 PM
I really like the selective use of color (lense only)!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 12:09:21 PM
great image, and very effective use of selective desat. however since the title is reflecting, and the subject is clearlylooking _out_, it might have been more effective with more negative space to the top and right.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 11:03:30 AM
Very cool shot. I love the composition and the selective desat (if you even used it) is great. Wonderful focus & dof. [10]
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 06:56:48 AM
I like the composition and details, good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 06:36:43 AM
Good effect.7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 01:13:57 AM
must be close to a winner.. watch out for the blown out area on to of his head. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/23/2005 11:32:20 PM
Great capture and I like the desat, but it seems oversharp.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/23/2005 07:07:54 PM
Superb image!!!
Stunning composition & post-processing.
Returning...My favorite in this challenge - hope to see this in one of the top 3 slots.
Bumping to (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/23/2005 02:31:37 AM
Great picture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/22/2005 01:38:01 PM
i'm getting bored with selective desat ... but i must give credit when it's due, excellent job ... 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2005 05:01:50 PM
Love the black and white and thre reflection in the glasses. Great picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2005 08:45:12 AM
:) wonderful with half desaturation... nice background too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 09:49:58 PM
Very engaing and thoughtful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 07:28:43 PM
Finally a suitable use for desaturation! Perfect application...Thank you!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 06:21:55 PM
So, so interesting. I really love your composition. This is such a great "people" picture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 12:39:34 PM
Love looking at this shot. He's so kool looking. A dude!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 12:21:42 PM
ear shot, dimension minimal. nice blacks and whies..nice blur.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 11:43:38 AM
I like the use of selective desat on this one. Well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 10:26:38 AM
excellent photo in every way. Reflection of people on the reflective glass of a person already a center of attention due to DOF. Gave it a 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 09:59:53 AM
brilliant. best use of sel desat I've ever seen. nice bokeh too
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 09:03:10 AM
cool
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 02:53:10 AM
What a fantastic entry! I love the composition. Top notch. Selective desat also excellent. Post processing was a bit harsh and I would prefer if you had not sharpened this image quite as aggressively. A solid 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 01/22/2018 04:37:51 PM EST.