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Challenge: Mug Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Mar 23, 2008
Aperture: 3.50
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2008

Isaac (31.gif IsaacM88) with a broken coffee mug, laser-printed sign and backdrop. Ugly fluorescent light at work, high-ISO setting to emphasize graininess and muddy, harsh contrast typical of these shots. Low angle cause him to have to look down, the resultand top-lighting helping create the five o'clock shadow look and the bags under the eyes.

-Handheld
-Touch-up junction of lines over his head
-Channel Mixer in Monochrome mode: R+106 | G+12 | B-12
-RGB Curve
-Resize
-USM at 8%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 9/10 = 190k

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.2488
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.7250
Avg (non-participants): 5.3758
Views since voting: 837
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 205
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2008 10:01:14 PM
2nd viewing for me...I like it! I like your processing too.
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03/28/2008 09:35:22 PM
Good composition and literal take on the challenge. Looks like a capital offense to me. A number rather than BUSTED might have been better on the sign. Very noisy, but I'm assuming you intended that.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/27/2008 06:13:33 PM
Like, totally. Not very fond of the noise. The concept is good though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/27/2008 03:23:31 PM
ROFL! Could do with being brighter overall.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/25/2008 08:13:58 AM
Heh - he's tryin' too hard not to laugh. The grain and grayness suits and is quite representative of mug shots. I like the duality of the shot with the broken mug, too!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/25/2008 01:28:01 AM
a bit noisy...maybe that is part of what a good mugshot is in any case...good 7
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03/24/2008 11:35:47 AM
busted indeed! He even looks like he has some 5 o clock shadow, lol!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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