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Challenge: Self Portrait VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2010
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: May 30, 2010
Aperture: f/ 8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/50 sec.
Galleries: Cityscape, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2010

A sofa up the street from my apartment building. EVERYBODY was moving over the weekend. Never saw so many moving trucks as I did this past Friday. Stuff got tossed like this sofa. Set the camera up on tripod across the street and used the camera timer on 10 seconds and waddled across the street and sat down. Thought it different so I went with it.
Later! Hope you had a great Memorial Day Holiday!
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Post Challenge: Thanks for all the great comments and the top ten finish. I FINALLY GOT A 6TH PLACE AFTER 740 CHALLENGES! YEAH!!! There had better not be any DQ's in 1-5 or I will not be happy....well unless of course if 3 or more DQ then that's OK! LOL!
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Oh pook....there goes my 6th place. I finally had a string of place finishes from 1 to 107 now it is broke again. Oh well.

POST:
Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0:
Exposure +0.30
Fill Light 15
Clarity 45
Vibrance +10
Saturation +10
3 crops
Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue saturation
Adjust sharpness
Resize
USM
New Layer: Topaz Vibrance default, merge down 52% opacity normal blend mode
New Layer: Color curves adjustment, Increase contrast default, merge down 66% opacity, normal blend mode
New Layer of Hue/saturation, decrease saturation 30%
Merge down
Resize
USM

Could I get an honary 6th place to tide me over to my 1480th challenge when I get a 6th place again? Thx!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.8432
Avg (commenters): 8.0476
Avg (participants): 6.8226
Avg (non-participants): 6.8506
Views since voting: 3360
Views during voting: 506
Votes: 236
Comments: 38
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/11/2014 07:23:01 PM
nicely done
01/20/2012 03:07:44 AM
Great SP, lovely processing, but boy that sofa has seen some action!
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06/10/2010 11:56:56 PM
Congrat's on 5th Robert! Great shot.
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06/09/2010 10:53:21 PM
I love this picture! What a delightful SP. Worthy of keeping, I'd say!
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06/09/2010 06:47:58 PM
Excellent finish!!!! Way to go!
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06/09/2010 11:08:06 AM
Very well done. Excellent image. congrats on the top ten
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06/09/2010 09:56:22 AM
Way to go Robert! Fantastic shot.
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06/09/2010 09:52:15 AM
Way to go, Rob!! Spectacular.
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06/09/2010 09:10:49 AM
Congrats Robert on your top 10 finish. Great image and processing.
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06/09/2010 08:03:50 AM
Well done! You were hoping for a 6th place finish and well, sometimes dreams do come true! Congrats
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06/09/2010 05:45:25 AM
congrats on the great finish, I like your processing
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06/09/2010 01:25:23 AM
Wow !! Big Congrats Robert !!
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06/09/2010 12:56:10 AM
Outstanding, Robert. Congrats on top 10!
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06/09/2010 12:51:02 AM
hey robert congrats, and I hope you showered after sitting on that thing, LOL
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06/09/2010 12:15:56 AM
You did SUCH a good job on this! Congratulations, Robert! Did the passers by wonder what in the heck you were doing? What a great story too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2010 10:48:04 PM
Good idea. I like the processing and comp.
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06/08/2010 07:52:34 PM
haha...awsome! you need a couple guy in the hood sitting on the couch with you =)
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06/08/2010 06:18:49 PM
Oh, Patio furniture. How Chic! Good processing here. (not voting)
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06/08/2010 05:05:57 PM
Brilliant effect.
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06/06/2010 09:32:37 PM
I love the shabby sheek. and just enough topaz to make it interesting. Thanks for not overdoing! ;)
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06/06/2010 09:08:54 PM
Great shot! Somewhat odd, yet compelling! 8
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06/06/2010 02:02:18 PM
Well done on a great image!
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06/05/2010 10:35:39 PM
i love the very formal pose - it suits this so well
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06/05/2010 10:10:19 AM
i love everything about this shot, you got a 10 from me, gonna add to my favs
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06/03/2010 09:35:12 PM
I like the processing.
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06/03/2010 04:43:08 PM
I really LOVE it ! I love the processing. I love the creativity. I love everything about it!
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06/03/2010 12:28:16 PM
Great shot with such a story! Love the HDR you've done with this. Really a great shot!!! Hope that you will print this and frame it!
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06/03/2010 11:16:30 AM
Great shot, hope things are not really that bad over there, you have the perfect head for this shot, well done.
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06/03/2010 01:14:25 AM
great imagniation very creative!
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06/02/2010 10:37:33 PM
what a great idea.
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06/02/2010 07:04:13 PM
I LOVE this!! My highest vote so far. 9
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06/02/2010 11:55:47 AM
I would love to see this on the front page. This is great. Perfect.
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06/02/2010 08:27:04 AM
God, this is fab!!! Love the HDR too.
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06/02/2010 04:39:49 AM
Brilliant. Hey man did you steal my furniture? or do we shop in the same store :)
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06/02/2010 04:10:49 AM
Love it.
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06/02/2010 03:39:28 AM
like the colors
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06/02/2010 12:45:33 AM
Topaz. There it is. Does it work here? mmm...yes. I might be getting tired of everything getting topazed but it does work here. You're lucky.

:)
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06/02/2010 12:12:37 AM
what a great "set" love it, I'm hoping it's "found" not made which makes it even better. super attitude to
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