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Challenge: Headwear II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: home
Date: Feb 14, 2010
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2010

[Feb. 21st, 2010 11:33:55 PM]

My Husband Bob was kind enought to pose for me for this challange. As soon as I saw it I thought of his cool hat. Thanks to all for all the votes and comments.
Converted to Black and White in PS C3 addedsepia tone applied Topaz filter Portrait Drama with lower opacaity and Nik Filter Darken/Lighten Center. Set-up used one umbrella light at his front left.

Place: 2 out of 126
Avg (all users): 7.1503
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.9643
Avg (non-participants): 7.2393
Views since voting: 5510
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 173
Comments: 49
Favorites: 8 (view)

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01/31/2012 11:43:03 AM
Hello Sharon, I would like to license this picture of your husband Bob for a web video that I am currently working on. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in. It is however time sensitive. DJPooh1@gmail.com

Thank you
08/25/2011 09:48:40 PM
I have seen a lot of portraits, but this has vintage warmth and clarity- really good.
02/28/2010 01:54:19 PM
Terrific image, Sharon,it must have been pretty tempting to whomp on all that texture, your post work is first rate. Congrats on the rib!
02/27/2010 09:05:42 AM
This is an amazing potrait! Beautiful work!
02/24/2010 09:37:03 PM
Excellent! Love it! :)
02/24/2010 05:54:30 PM
Another perfect Western image from you. Congratulations on your Second!
02/24/2010 09:45:00 AM
AWESOME shot!! is there any chance that you could show us the original file without the adjustments? I'd really love to know how to achieve such effect!
02/23/2010 11:26:38 PM
I just love the tones and the textures, great image, congratulations on your red.
02/23/2010 08:18:30 PM
Beautiful shot
02/23/2010 02:21:09 PM
Sharon...What an AWESOME portrait of your hubby! Wonderful work and well-deserved on the front page!
02/23/2010 03:28:55 AM
What a wonderful portrait. Your husband is VERY photogenic. Many congrats on your ribbon, Sharon.
02/22/2010 11:21:56 PM
Pure awesomeness! Congrats!
02/22/2010 06:02:22 PM
Well looks like you and your husband can both be happy with this result - congrats on the Red :- )
02/22/2010 12:25:47 PM
My first thought when I saw this was 'Willie Nelson'. Good job on the processing.
02/22/2010 10:38:45 AM

CONGRATS on your ribbon!
02/22/2010 10:34:49 AM
I thought he looked familiar! I've seen him in your photos before. Congrats on the red ribbon!

02/22/2010 10:06:35 AM
This is wonderful. I feel like he would pull up an old weathered guitar a la Willie Nelson and play a wonderful tune while singing along. Great duotone. Congratulations.
02/22/2010 09:29:09 AM
Wow! What a wonderful, dramatic portrait. Congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon!
02/22/2010 09:22:00 AM
Wonderful portrait, congrats on a ribbon!
02/22/2010 09:17:43 AM
This was also one of my top picks for this challenge. Great portrait and gratz on the ribbon
02/22/2010 08:03:35 AM
Congrats Sharon...great portrait of Uncle Bob!!!!
02/22/2010 07:32:22 AM
Gorgeous tones and textures - congratulations!
02/22/2010 07:28:58 AM
Congrats!! This's one of my favorites. Fantastic work!!
02/22/2010 06:16:33 AM
Congratulations Sis on your Red Ribbon knew it would be a winner. :)
02/22/2010 03:20:47 AM
Beautiful work and expressive portrait. Congratulations on your ribbon!
02/22/2010 03:17:28 AM
Congratulations Sharon this is a really nice shot
02/22/2010 01:16:23 AM
Congrats! This is a terrific portrait - well shot and expertly processed.
02/22/2010 12:48:25 AM
Great lighting, great processing....congrats on the red!
02/22/2010 12:29:36 AM
Lovely edit , wonderful finish. Congrats on the red!!
02/22/2010 12:26:56 AM
oh sharon! great image. i did not know it was yours and gave it a 9!!! gratz on your ribbon, it was most deserved! go arkansas photogs, woot! kim
02/22/2010 12:25:55 AM
Nice lighting work...congrats on second.
02/22/2010 12:22:10 AM
One of my top scores, excellent portrait. Congrats on ribbon!
02/22/2010 12:15:32 AM
This is a fabulous portrait that emphasizes the hat very nicely. Congratulations on your red!
02/22/2010 12:09:54 AM
Great portrait... Congrats on the Red!
02/22/2010 12:08:19 AM
Great texture and details. Congratulations!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2010 11:40:35 PM
Great job with the processing - it really brings out the rustic feel of the shot. His eyes say a lot - full of life experiences.
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02/19/2010 11:03:47 PM
classic portrait, beautiful tones.
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02/18/2010 03:06:45 AM
so classic, kind of Marlboro man style
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02/16/2010 07:42:45 PM
One of my favorites. Nice processing - 10
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02/16/2010 06:51:17 PM
The background is perfect for this shot. Great processing and the detail is wonderfull.
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02/16/2010 02:21:40 PM
You really got the "old time" look on this.
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02/16/2010 03:11:03 AM
very nice
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02/15/2010 10:17:32 PM
Super nice shooting! Love the tone, the subject and focus.
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02/15/2010 08:50:01 PM
i like the textures , tones and lighting in this great image .. good luck!
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02/15/2010 07:25:54 PM
10! This photo shows a LOT of character. Particularly in the headwear! Awesome!
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02/15/2010 11:55:33 AM
wonderful! Great textures, the jacket, the bandanna and the hat all combine to show of the face - good choice with the sepia and the background!
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02/15/2010 05:22:04 AM
Really classic Western-style portrait, great tones you've got here!
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02/15/2010 04:04:37 AM
Such character shines through in this photograph. Well done
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02/15/2010 03:26:33 AM
best cowboy portrait in this challenge.10
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