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Challenge: Portraits Without Children (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
Location: UK
Date: Jul 16, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2009

This is my mate Roy, his dreadlocks touch the floor yet he is over 6' tall. I have known him years and we have played music together.

I am hoping for this to break my run of bad scores


Thank you very much for the ribbon
I am delighted with this


est score 6.7

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.2303
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 7.0339
Avg (non-participants): 7.3548
Views since voting: 4806
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 152
Comments: 47
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/02/2009 07:11:06 AM
Originally posted by Simms:

Mate, you are cooking with that lens.. sooo jealous.. amazing portrait worthy of the blue IMO. Great choice of tinting as well. works perfectly.

What aperture was this shot at?


f1.2 mate
08/02/2009 07:01:01 AM
Mate, you are cooking with that lens.. sooo jealous.. amazing portrait worthy of the blue IMO. Great choice of tinting as well. works perfectly.

What aperture was this shot at?

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07/29/2009 11:25:47 PM
The eyes are captivating! Excellent work with the toning. Congratulations!
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07/29/2009 12:40:22 AM
Excellent tones!Greatly composed and processed. Interesting model. Well done MAK! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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07/28/2009 09:47:57 PM
The lighting and the tones are excellent. Congrats!
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07/28/2009 06:41:55 PM
The background goes great with the lighting of the model, glad this won.
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07/27/2009 11:54:51 PM
Very cool, nice soft touch.
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07/27/2009 10:24:44 PM
An inspiring portait. Love this style of portait photography. Congrats on the ribbon. Shot easily made my top5.
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07/27/2009 02:58:50 PM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon. Great portrait.
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07/27/2009 12:09:46 PM
Nice lighting, congrats!!...(an image of him with his dreads down...would be the male version of "Chrystal Gale hair")
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07/27/2009 11:46:08 AM
Really nice, MAK. Love the tones, the light, everything.
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07/27/2009 11:24:05 AM
Great portrait MAK.
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07/27/2009 09:52:42 AM
Loving the shallow DOF congrats on 2nd place, love this photo. I'm a sucker for awesome portraits and this fits the bill!
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07/27/2009 09:18:13 AM
MAK, congrats!!! Beautiful work.
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07/27/2009 09:02:27 AM
Woo Hoo! Way to go, MAK! Isn't it great when your photo exceeds your expectations? Roy makes a fabulous subject, and you did him justice. I'd love to see a picture of his floor-length dreadlocks too. Do you have any???
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07/27/2009 07:53:56 AM
Awesome work Marac. This is such a great portrait.
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07/27/2009 07:53:14 AM
a new one for the page, awesome Mak!
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07/27/2009 04:23:21 AM
Fabulous shot Mak well done
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07/27/2009 04:00:31 AM
Nice Shot MAK!
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07/27/2009 03:39:53 AM
Really nice, Marac - he looks like an awesome person to know - warm, caring, and a fellow who is a true friend. Which in my opinion, means you very much succeeded with this portrait, regardless of scores or ribbons. Very worthy indeed.
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07/27/2009 03:03:51 AM
very nice well done on your ribbon this is a nice portrait
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07/27/2009 02:36:21 AM
beautiful portrait. Congratulations on your ribbon
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07/27/2009 02:26:51 AM
Congrats marac, a well deserved ribbon!
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07/27/2009 01:34:20 AM
Congrats, Marac! My top pick and my only 10.
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07/27/2009 01:14:09 AM
Congrats on the red, Marac! Beautiful guy and stunning portrait.
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07/27/2009 12:45:26 AM
Perfect subject and lighting!
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07/27/2009 12:19:25 AM
There is something about this man that screams essence of "cooool". Congrats on the red!!
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07/27/2009 12:15:21 AM
Congrats on the red. Love the mood.
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07/27/2009 12:08:11 AM
Beautiful man and beautiful portrait. Congratulations on your ribbon. Well deserved.
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07/27/2009 12:06:13 AM
Brilliant dude, what a fascinating lookimng character, and well brought out in the photo......
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07/27/2009 12:03:53 AM
Congrats !!!! Perfect.
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07/27/2009 12:02:45 AM
Gratz Mak. This was my top choice on the challenge.
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07/27/2009 12:02:40 AM
Brilliant and congrats...hope Roy gets a print of this...your predictions are as bad as mine!
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07/27/2009 12:01:45 AM
You beat your estimate with a GREAT portrait. well done, man.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2009 01:08:10 AM
Great use of duo tone here. Love the light and the details.
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07/24/2009 08:42:25 PM
A classic exposure. Well done.
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07/24/2009 04:46:47 PM
the blur in some points gets a bit distracting (like the nose) but the photo is nice, i like the choice of sepia
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07/24/2009 11:00:08 AM
lovely!!!!!!
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07/23/2009 11:33:50 AM
Shallow depth is really well used here, I'd like to know which lens this was.
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07/22/2009 08:21:50 AM
Well done...good DOF and light.
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07/22/2009 12:15:48 AM
Magical... The tones & focus are great - would not change a thing. My top rating in this one.

Edit: Sorry; Dropping from my favs due to distracting watermark.

Message edited by author 2010-04-07 19:18:48.
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07/21/2009 10:51:25 PM
Nice shot. The sepia works beautifully with this.
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07/21/2009 03:57:18 AM
nice portrait. Great lights and composition. 8
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07/20/2009 11:17:35 PM
love how his kind eyes just jump off the page
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07/20/2009 09:21:15 PM
Wow! Beautiful work. Love this one.
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07/20/2009 12:41:18 AM
great tones and lighting 8
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07/20/2009 12:30:21 AM
The slightly shallow DOF draws my attention to his nose, otherwise I think this is an outstanding portrait. Wonderful light and tones to it, and an interesting subject.
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