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Challenge: Self Portrait VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: May 28, 2010
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2010

This has become my favourite location to shoot.

I owe a lot to my friend Max21.gif Quigley for getting this shot done. His tub, his time and efforts. Thx Max

Drove to Max's house to pick up the tub from his yard. Then drove another hour to this spot. Setup,shoot and cleanup. Drove back to Max's house, then back to my house.
Total time approx 9 hrs!!

Was it worth it? Definitely YES! May not score well but I know exactly what to do next time I go to this spot.There was so much more I wanted to do with this shot, but no time and under pressure got the better of me.


thx for votes and comments.

[Jun. 8th, 2010 08:13:35 PM]

Votes: 245
Views: 612
Avg Vote: 7.8776
Comments: 35
Favorites: 6
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 06/08/10 08:09 pm

I posted this here because pre submission deadline I posted that this might not score well. I guess I was wrong :)

This is the highest its been all week.

Inspiration from a pic I saw in a Mens Health Mag. Can't find it online or I would post it.

Ha! 21.gif bohemka finally asked "how I got the water to come out of the hose?"

I used a Nitrogen Beer Gas canister for pressure and hooked it up to a Beer Line cleaning jug filled with water. The hose was connected to the coupler on the jug. Once you pressurize the cleaning jug..the water flows.

And Finally the lighting set up..
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 131
Avg (all users): 7.8548
Avg (commenters): 8.8333
Avg (participants): 7.6721
Avg (non-participants): 7.9167
Views since voting: 9179
Views during voting: 635
Votes: 241
Comments: 91
Favorites: 39 (view)


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03/13/2016 12:53:19 AM
You really maxed this one out. I love everything from the comp to the color. Awesome. Thank you for sharing.
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02/21/2011 06:59:41 AM
really awesome... one of my favorite shots too. i really really like this. awesome...
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12/14/2010 08:42:57 AM
how you made it? awesome!!!
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06/14/2010 08:50:51 AM
Freaking amazing concept and execution :)
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06/12/2010 10:40:28 PM
Man! you were paying a lot more attention in class then I was. Awesome lighting awesome set up Awesome edit. Way to go Leo
Give me a call some time to shoot. :D
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06/12/2010 04:31:27 PM
A bit much pp... but otherwise, a very cool subject and setup.
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06/10/2010 12:35:23 PM
Originally posted by yanko:

Congrats Leo. Curious, why those light modifiers when the end result was a very harsh light/contrast effect?


I used the modifiers because I never know what the final result will be in the processing. Although I know before hand the general look of the pic, the final result is sometimes different. So, for me, a harsh result is easier to achieve in Post than soft light.
06/10/2010 11:54:32 AM
Congrats Leo. Curious, why those light modifiers when the end result was a very harsh light/contrast effect?
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06/10/2010 06:46:35 AM
really great shot, congrats on the blue
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06/10/2010 12:28:32 AM
This is disturbingly wickedly Awesome! Maybe my fav photo of all times!!!!!
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06/09/2010 11:36:04 PM
Wow Leo you rocked this one, what an amazing photo, just fantastic!!!! Congratulations!
xo Jo
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06/09/2010 08:14:20 PM
Interesting shot
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06/09/2010 06:46:57 PM
Freaking amazing. This got a 9 from me!Incredibly well done. Congrats!
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06/09/2010 06:34:27 PM
Yeah, this is incredible. I'm one of the lost votes in those 48 10s. 48 10s?! I've never seen it. Anyway, incredible shot. But I have to ask how you got the water to come out of the hose?
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06/09/2010 05:38:44 PM
what a metaphor on the oil spill catastrophe... great image Leo, congrats!
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06/09/2010 04:28:40 PM
Congrats on blue man! Awesome job on comp, lighting and PP....
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06/09/2010 04:23:48 PM
Its not often (so far anyway) that my favorite is actually the blue! As a matter of fact... this is the first time! What a superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Self portrait! awesome job!
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06/09/2010 01:34:37 PM
This is really great Leo!
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06/09/2010 01:23:14 PM
Congratulations on new record!! It's like an Oscar movie!

Message edited by author 2010-06-09 13:23:31.
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06/09/2010 12:01:28 PM
Huge congrats on your score and Blue!

Raj
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06/09/2010 11:58:00 AM
Great image Leo. I watched your average score take a huge jump forward this week. I was thinking that you possibly had a 8.0+ score. Should have been. Terrific concept, lighting, mood, and story.
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06/09/2010 11:26:38 AM
Wow! Way to go the extra mile... or extra MANY miles!

It's a wonderful SP. Congrats on it ribboning!
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06/09/2010 11:04:46 AM
what an amazing well deserved victory and score...wow...excellent!
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06/09/2010 09:50:10 AM
Well done!!! What an outstanding SP! Congrats.
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06/09/2010 09:26:18 AM
Fantastic score sweet....I am proud of ya!
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06/09/2010 09:20:50 AM
Congratulations! This was one of my top two challenge favorites as well. Amazing location shooting, though oddly it seems like a studio shot -- at least on first impression.
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06/09/2010 09:16:29 AM
Aw shucks, twernt nothin.

Of course it was worth it, you got to spend time with me :)

Leo, I am truly thankful for your friendship and once again I was a part of one of your great photographic ideas. I learn so much form you and I

will always be here for you to give you a hand with shooting (and building loft beds for your children so you can help me with a photo). I now

take chances that I never would have with my photography all because you challenge me to push the limits of what I know and the

equipment I have. You have shown me that there really is no limit to creativity.

Thank you Leo, you are a great friend.

If anyone is looking for Leo (or the tub) to do some modeling you can PM me and I'll see if we can fit you in :)

MAX!
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06/09/2010 09:13:42 AM
Congrats on your Blue!!! All I can say is WOW this is so..............
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06/09/2010 09:13:41 AM
Congrats on your Blue!!! All I can say is WOW this is so..............
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06/09/2010 08:29:21 AM
Congrats Leo, awesome shot and I love the comments that you added to the photo...funny that you thought it would score low!
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06/09/2010 08:11:04 AM
Another great shot Leo. I hope to be able to compose, capture and process photos as well as you some day.
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06/09/2010 07:47:49 AM
Congrats neighboUr! Great shot, and score!
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06/09/2010 07:36:15 AM
If this had not taken the blue, there would be no justice in the world! This is so completely well done...concept, lighting, composition, execution! Congrats!
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06/09/2010 06:50:11 AM
WHOA... monster score Leo. Congrats on the PB, this photo is awesome.
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06/09/2010 06:33:53 AM
Congrats on your new PB. Great shot!
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06/09/2010 06:23:35 AM
Congrats Leo! you are a genius!
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06/09/2010 05:02:01 AM
yep I knew this would win. stunning shot mate. congrats
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06/09/2010 04:35:44 AM
well! my vote was a 9, i'm very happy for you! GREAT photograph!
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06/09/2010 04:00:29 AM
Clear victory. Way to go :)
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06/09/2010 03:47:07 AM
Wow! Leo, really fantastic score! Really fantastic shot! Congratulations!
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06/09/2010 03:17:21 AM
Stunning shot! The colors are out of this world. Congrats, Leo. Very well deserved.
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06/09/2010 02:49:13 AM
Fantastic shot Leo--nothing to improve on in this one!
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06/09/2010 02:10:51 AM
This is a lovely shot. I gave it a 10. I really admire the lighting. I still have a lot to learn about this technique. Is there a way to get such effect without any lighting equipment?
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06/09/2010 02:07:09 AM
Congrats Leo, a great shot indeed!
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06/09/2010 01:39:29 AM
Great shot. My favourite from this challenge. Well done.
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06/09/2010 01:28:16 AM
Thought this was you. Excellent shot. Congratulations on the Blue well deserved and fabulous high score.
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06/09/2010 12:41:04 AM
Yep, nine hours of time invested was worth it. Congrats on the blue Leo! Great shot and fun too :-)
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06/09/2010 12:38:10 AM
Yep, no surprise here. A definite winner, congratulations.
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06/09/2010 12:37:45 AM
The end, in deed. Nice work, Leo.
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06/09/2010 12:13:54 AM
Oh yes! This one had to win! That was a no-brainer. Congratulations. This is truly awesome!
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06/09/2010 12:08:34 AM
congrats, very cool shot
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06/09/2010 12:04:14 AM
Congrats!!
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06/09/2010 12:03:23 AM
congrats leo, well done buddy
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2010 11:11:15 PM
A rare 10 from me.
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06/08/2010 10:45:31 PM
Captured what looks like a dramatic setting perfectly. Well done.
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06/08/2010 09:07:03 PM
captivating image
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06/08/2010 08:17:27 PM
rofl.. I think you are officially a phycho! Awsome picture.. but really.. wth are you doing taking a bathtub and a waterhose out there lol..
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06/08/2010 04:56:22 PM
i would hang this in my house
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06/07/2010 08:21:14 PM
If this doesn't ribbon it will be the end!

A M A Z I N G ! !

! Love the light! All START!!!
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06/07/2010 07:21:22 PM
very good editing skill. nice shot
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06/07/2010 07:17:25 PM
Deeply narrative, this looks like a frame from a stranger's dream. There is no where near enough face for this to be a true portrait, but it is so good, so well lit, executed, and processed, that it cant be denied. My pick for blue
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06/07/2010 12:01:54 PM
One of my 10s. Great commitment. Bravo.
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06/07/2010 07:53:32 AM
awesome!!! wow, i like this shot, in my fav's...
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06/06/2010 10:57:37 PM
Great composition and editing! ~9~
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06/06/2010 09:03:38 PM
Very artistic! Nicely done! 9
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06/06/2010 02:01:04 PM
A stunning image. Well done!
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06/06/2010 11:51:24 AM
Really FABULOUS shot! I'm just not sure about it as a portrait??? Going to pass on scoring this for the moment but, will come back.
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06/06/2010 06:22:26 AM
exquisite work here - a story told
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06/05/2010 11:01:48 PM
this is a really cool idea! nice job and good luck!
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06/05/2010 10:11:33 PM
Really cool shot. Love the tones and colors. Not sure what meaning the symbolism has but it very interesting
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06/05/2010 09:31:59 PM
I think I've seen this image before, I just don't remember where. But anyway, it's a great surrealistic image. 9
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06/05/2010 09:25:33 AM
Wow this is cool!!!!
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06/04/2010 11:34:04 PM
Well, here's the clear winner. Nothing to say to address the originality and professionalism. Definitely 10, maybe the 2nd or 3rd I've ever given.
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06/03/2010 10:21:53 PM
Leo, is that you? How did you get the bathtub out there?!?!
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06/03/2010 09:35:27 PM
This is truly brilliant. Love it!
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06/03/2010 04:40:29 PM
If this doesn't win -- we need to find a new site because it means fine art is truly not appreciated! This is beyond amazing! 10!
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06/03/2010 03:26:59 PM
Absolutely beautiful...and well executed! My fav of the challenge!
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06/03/2010 03:21:55 PM
great processing, great shot- top 10
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06/03/2010 02:58:30 PM
You are so winning this challenge! I wish I could vote on this one!
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06/03/2010 04:13:58 AM
Awesome processing
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06/03/2010 12:15:44 AM
Very creative! love the color tone I gave you a 10!
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06/02/2010 06:53:07 PM
This would be MUCH better if he were nekked.. hehehe
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06/02/2010 05:23:00 PM
I really like this shot. The high contrast really adds interest
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06/02/2010 12:08:48 PM
super deep too bad you're not more frail and pale ;) it might add the the macabre. Really great setup and nice post processing.
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06/02/2010 11:55:44 AM
Fabulously surreal. Nice job getting the water to flow from the hose. I don't mind the hot highlights on the shirt - the high contrast adds to the stark weirdness.
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06/02/2010 03:35:58 AM
nice effect!
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06/02/2010 03:18:14 AM
Brilliant! Some great shots in this challenge and this is one of the best. Please let us know how you accomplished this. I'm guessing HDR was used but the background is so sereal that it almost looks unreal. 9
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06/02/2010 01:06:03 AM
Cool. You obviously know what you're doing.
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06/02/2010 01:00:43 AM
well done
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06/02/2010 12:39:09 AM
um...wow? Really looking forward to seeing the details on this
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06/02/2010 12:15:37 AM
I hope you posted how you put this one together. This is a great shot.
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