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Challenge: Low Key V (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Southwest Missouri
Date: Jun 25, 2011
Aperture: f:5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2011

100 edits later.. I really liked it in color, but sold out thinking B/W would score better. open raw, adjusted temp, sharpened,open PS, hue/sat, Cropped, took into topaz, back into PS converted to blk/white lowered yellow and uped red in blk white. Highlights shadows, Saved for web... bada bing bada bang.. Just for funs here is the colored version Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_958698.jpg

[Jun. 29th, 2011 08:32:26 PM]

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Oh Dear Lord, I can not believe this thing hit a 7.7 the first night Almost passed out! I better clarify The B/W issue, my good buddy [user]rmac[/user] told me do it in B/W and for once in my life I listend to someone who knows more than me.. However this ends up, The first few days have been HEAVEN!!

[Jul. 5th, 2011 10:54:56 PM]

Don't know how this is gonna end, but no matter what I want to say Thanks to everyone, and what wonderful comments! AND OMG the Birthday Thread, Ya'll made this OLD gal feel so Special Tonight!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 88
Avg (all users): 7.4768
Avg (commenters): 8.8182
Avg (participants): 6.9767
Avg (non-participants): 7.6759
Views since voting: 3654
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 151
Comments: 50
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/19/2014 07:19:19 PM
OMG this is amazing!!!!! I could study it forever!
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12/24/2012 12:00:22 PM
I always associate your name with this shot although I could think of any of your numerous funny shots also, the "French Connection" where you portray someone like Colette so well... but this shot, this Robert Mitchum man, is totally seductive!t

Message edited by author 2012-12-28 13:48:32.
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12/22/2012 11:28:10 PM
The light makes the texture on the face spectacular!
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12/13/2012 08:09:30 PM
Very nice, like the low key, adds a sense of mystery to the image,
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07/13/2011 07:26:51 PM
I know the feeling to win your first ribbon! Congrats on a fantastic score and picture!
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07/12/2011 11:24:49 PM
Yaaa Birthday Girl, well deserved.
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07/11/2011 12:38:07 AM
Oh wow, I just realised this is your first ribbon, hooray for you!
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07/06/2011 10:03:20 PM
OHHH Duhh sorry every one I thought since I can see the color version every one can... Well never been the brightest bulb in the box... going to go fix that ...
07/06/2011 07:35:36 PM
very well done, congratulations on the ribbon and the beautifull picture!!
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07/06/2011 06:55:56 PM
Yeah! First ribbon! Congrats, Katie! I gave this a 9. I love it (except for that sharpening thing... lol!)

Will you please "unhide" the color version for us? I want to see.
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07/06/2011 06:26:37 PM
Great shot, one of my favs. Congrats on your first of many ribbons. :)
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07/06/2011 03:30:51 PM
Congratulations! Well done indeed. Isn't it crazy when a 7 drags your score down?
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07/06/2011 10:44:53 AM
Congratulations! Fantastic shot!
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07/06/2011 10:30:54 AM
Congrats on the blue well deserved.....congrats also for introducing me to "bada bing bada bang.. "
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07/06/2011 10:01:26 AM
Congratulations on this excellent photograph, your first ribbon (and a blue one!), your new PB and your birthday!!!!

Message edited by author 2011-07-06 10:01:45.
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07/06/2011 09:18:20 AM
whooo hooo!!!!! You did it!!! Not only did you do it, but you rocked!! Look at how far in front you are!

Now that's the way to celebrate a birthday!! :D
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07/06/2011 08:45:52 AM
big congrats and a big ol happy birthday to you!
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07/06/2011 07:55:21 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! And a blue one at that! What a birthday present!
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07/06/2011 06:57:55 AM
Congrats on the win, Kate.. This is a great image, you've done well!!!
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07/06/2011 06:51:26 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and a BLUE!
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07/06/2011 05:52:26 AM
Wishing you a very happy birthday to go with your new blue ribbon. This is the perfect photo for this challenge!
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07/06/2011 04:59:03 AM
Congrats for the first blue!
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07/06/2011 03:12:59 AM
Katie,I am so pleased for you,loads of CONGRATULATIONS. Superb shot by the way.
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07/06/2011 02:48:58 AM
Originally posted by Smart Choice Katie:

I really liked it in color, but sold out thinking B/W would score better.

Congrats and well done!

eta: first ribbon? Woot! Extra congrats.

Message edited by author 2011-07-06 02:49:38.
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07/06/2011 02:48:08 AM
well done and congrats
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07/06/2011 02:34:10 AM
Well, well!!! Look who got the blue! YOU!!!! Congrats. What an awesome image.
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07/06/2011 01:33:28 AM
Congrats Katie , just love the shot, and happy birthday young lady ;)
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07/06/2011 12:44:30 AM
Great work, Katie! Huge congrats on your win and PB!!!
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07/06/2011 12:39:57 AM
Wonderful shot, wonderful score, a big congrats on the blue.
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07/06/2011 12:29:37 AM
Great shot! I love the "film noire" feel to the image. Congrats on your first ribbon!

Message edited by author 2011-07-06 00:29:59.
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07/06/2011 12:26:13 AM
Go, you! I have a feeling that this will be the first Blue of many.
Oh, and a very Happy Birthday!
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07/06/2011 12:19:12 AM
Congrats Katie..wonderful photo...I picked the winner this time..I am sure you will enjoy the week.
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07/06/2011 12:07:00 AM
OMG>>>OMG>>>OMG went in and took a shower cause I kept hitting update and driveing me crazy!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!! OMG OMG OMG
07/06/2011 12:03:12 AM
Great birthday gift! Congrats and Happy Birthday to you!
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07/06/2011 12:03:02 AM
CONGRATS!!! Are you OK?
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07/06/2011 12:03:01 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the first ribbon and yay... it's a BLUE! :)
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07/06/2011 12:02:47 AM
First ribbon! Woo-hoo!!! I'm ashamed to say I failed to vote this challenge, so did not contribute to your success. If I don't get invited to the victory party, I will understand.
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07/06/2011 12:02:26 AM
KATIEEEE!!!! YOU DID IT! Huge huge huge congrats on a spectacular shot and a blue ribbon, all on your 25th birthday too!!! ((HUGS))
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07/06/2011 12:02:15 AM
Hah! WTG! You got your first ribbon! And a BLUE too! Bravo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2011 08:36:07 PM
A bit oversharpened... okay... more than a "bit"... yet still... one of my top three in this challenge.



I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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07/05/2011 04:40:16 PM
I will be surprised if i dont see this one on the front page tomorrow.
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07/05/2011 12:12:56 PM
Outstanding lighting and personal features. 9
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07/04/2011 03:35:57 PM
nicely moody.
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07/04/2011 09:11:02 AM
my favorite 10, cheers!
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07/03/2011 07:13:42 AM
One of my top picks for sure.
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07/02/2011 09:34:01 PM
This shot is just so film noire-ish and interesting...who is this guy, and why is he lighting a match in the dead of night? Great character you have for a model. Seeing how little light you had to work with and how sharp your subject is, I can just imagine how still he must have stayed for you! Love it. 9
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07/02/2011 01:06:41 PM
Interesting shot, i like.
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06/29/2011 09:37:06 PM
Film noir clip! Excellent. 8
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06/29/2011 09:03:34 PM
I forsee a high placement. Beautifully done.
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06/29/2011 01:03:03 AM
Very dramatic looking!
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