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My Old Man
My Old Man
smurfguy


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Colorado
Date: Mar 3, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

This is my dad. He's just joking putting on a serious face - he's actually quite a funny guy. But I really like the character that shown through in this expression.

White shoot-through umbrella to my upper-left, silver umbrella to my lower right.

I used Shadow/Highlight and sharpening to make the details stand out.

I really like how it turned out - a great shot of my dad.

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Avg (commenters): 7.6667

Wow, thanks guys! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments - I do love this shot. =)

Statistics
Place: 161 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.9477
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8596
Avg (non-participants): 6.2051
Views since voting: 760
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 153
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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04/08/2008 05:28:13 PM
I think this is a beautiful portrait and that it was severely underrated by voters. Can't think of any improvements except perhaps to soften the light coming from the left just a smidgen, because there's a little bit of glare on his forehead. However that is not a serious criticism. You should do more of these.
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04/07/2008 06:01:52 PM
VERY nice. So realistic, makes me visually think we are standing face to face talking. You did a great job on this portrait; Technically and creatively. 10
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04/06/2008 12:01:18 AM
Very blunt, upfront portrait. I like it a lot. The lighting accentuating the texture of his skin is awesome and the way it lights his eyes is really beautiful. This is so subtle in its emotion which makes an interesting contrast with how straightforward the framing, angle and lighting are. Fabulous, unique portrait
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04/04/2008 10:49:22 PM
Then he smiles and says; "now what"? I like the way this portrait seems to show personality. Nice.
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04/04/2008 05:30:51 AM
Well done!
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04/01/2008 09:43:08 AM
He has kind eyes.
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04/01/2008 09:25:19 AM
Great portrait. Great detail.
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