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Challenge: Emotion II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Apr 15, 2013
Aperture: 18.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2013

A redo of my Avatar image. This one with a little more "venom" to it. I've been told I have a nasty dirty look when I'm angry, guess that was inspiration for the shot.

Lighting was simple: a single flash with single shoot-thru umbrella on my right, head height and just in front.

Really, really like this image (self-portrait) hoping it does well and challenges my Avatar image for PB. Tall order asking for a 6.5+ though.

Processing:

- Import into LR3
- Heavy crop (roughly 1:2)
- Increase Blacks (+15)
- Increase Fill (+10)
- Export to SEP2
- Apply Wet Rocks Preset
- Adjustments to global Structure/Brightness/Contrast sliders
- Local Structure adjustments to skin for more texture and to eye to make it more pronounced
- Add Orange Filter
- Add Vignette (Lens Falloff #3)
- Back to LR3
- Adjustments to Clarity (+54) and Sharpness (+62)
- Dodging and Burning on face to reduce hotspots/highlights and deepen shadows in wrinkles
- Iris enhance (twice)
- Cloned out some spots on face
- Tone Curve adjustment
- Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 103
Avg (all users): 6.7795
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2105
Avg (non-participants): 7.0225
Views since voting: 1404
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 127
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/28/2013 02:25:52 AM
Geez you look like a mean f**ker in this.

Excellent portrait, emotion displayed and post processing.
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04/28/2013 07:34:49 PM
I love black and white portraits. Great tones on this one. The expression conveys the emotion
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04/24/2013 06:14:35 PM
Goeie werk, well done
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04/24/2013 12:44:42 PM
This is a great image, and very powerful. I'd love to see it without the Wet Rocks in the middle. Congrats
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04/24/2013 11:53:03 AM
i like this, i've been shooting a lot more images like this lately (sprung from an idea from a competition here) this is quite well done.
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04/24/2013 08:48:35 AM
Top Five and a new top score for your profile, congrats! But you look like you hate it!
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04/24/2013 05:21:37 AM
Good stuff,Congrats.
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04/24/2013 03:24:42 AM
Congrats Garry! What a finish, well deserved HM!
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04/24/2013 12:26:05 AM
Well done! Well done!!
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04/24/2013 12:10:21 AM
Nice work Garry! Congratulations, both on the HM and the PB. One of my highest scores in this challenge.
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04/24/2013 12:05:13 AM
"Venom" indeed! Congrats on HM!
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04/24/2013 12:02:10 AM
Sweet! Congrats on the HM. Well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2013 10:28:40 PM
Dramatic. Excellent lighting. I would not want to meet him in a dark alley. Top 10 for me. Voted earlier, back to comment.
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04/23/2013 08:24:13 PM
The eye contact makes me feel like the hatred is directed at me and the dark concealment of half of his face accentuates the malice. This actually made me shudder, so a very effective capture of that emotion.
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04/22/2013 12:38:10 PM
Nice B/W, the power of eye contact is very pronounced in this photo.
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04/19/2013 09:10:53 AM
I'm sure I recognize you from Cell Block B
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04/17/2013 10:23:52 PM
The lighting and the pose is very nice.
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04/17/2013 08:13:59 PM
Nicely done.


Nicely done, indeed.


(commenting only)
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04/17/2013 06:19:18 PM
I really like the low key light, it really helps to drive your point.
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04/17/2013 01:24:06 AM
Top 3 for me. Well captured. I really like this.
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