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Clocking Off at the Docks
2nd PlaceClocking Off at the Docks
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Challenge: Self Portrait VIII (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Date: Aug 25, 2013
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2013

The BG picture is Birkenhead docks. There was a flying seagull
to the left of the cranes but I swapped it for two on the right. The shot of me is taken indoors with a single softbox.
I used texture overlays to make me look grimy and the general scene more industrial.
My original intention was to submit this as a colour image, then at the last minute I thought the mono version would be more evocative of bygone days.
I still like the colour version:
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Thanks so much for the kind comments and votes. It was fun to do using some of my ebay gadgets like the remote wireless release and flash triggers. I'd love to try this sort of thing 'on location' for a non expert challenge but of course there's a lot less hassle using PS.
For the portrait shot I used manual mode and a 30 year old Nissin flashgun in a brolly-style soft box.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 81
Avg (all users): 7.3224
Avg (commenters): 8.6957
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.4667
Views since voting: 2611
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 152
Comments: 37
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/06/2013 11:51:18 AM
David, great photo - very "Wigan 10" LOL
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09/05/2013 08:52:45 AM
Congrats on the well deserved red ribbon. The black and white version of your picture is my favourite!
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09/05/2013 07:54:15 AM
Such a beautiful shot! I'm so glad it ribboned -- definitely a fav of mine.
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09/05/2013 07:30:55 AM
I looked at this image and wondered where it was set.... I'm embarresed to state that I can see Birkenhead docks from my office window 40 hours of every week :/
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09/05/2013 07:13:37 AM
Top shelf all the way!
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09/05/2013 03:19:37 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon - well deserved. I like the colour version but you chose the right one, it is more emotionally involving..
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09/05/2013 01:21:57 AM
What the heck happened to my comment??.

Congrats on the well deserved ribbon, you handsome devil.
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09/04/2013 05:52:12 PM
Congrats!! LOVE the feel to this one!
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09/04/2013 03:55:25 PM
Congratulations David! I love the black and white version and the timeless effect it gives to your expression. Very good last minute choice imho.
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09/04/2013 02:26:25 PM
This is fabulous. My favorite of the top finishers. Congrats.
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09/04/2013 12:37:58 PM
One of my top picks for this challenge. Well done and congratulations!
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09/04/2013 07:58:10 AM
Now this is environmental portraiture. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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09/04/2013 12:11:14 AM
I had a feeling this was you :)

You really look the part well done, super super shot.
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09/04/2013 12:11:06 AM
Glad to see this on the front page! Congrats, you rocked this portrait.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2013 11:07:12 PM
Top pick. 10. I love the combination of portrait and background, they work so well together.
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09/03/2013 10:14:49 PM
One of my favs of the challenge. Wonderful light and tones.
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09/03/2013 08:14:44 PM
Wonderful!! -9-
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09/03/2013 03:29:07 PM
Beautifully Done
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09/03/2013 02:00:25 PM
beautiful portrait, powerful
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09/02/2013 11:51:47 PM
I really like the sense of mystery created. Lovely light on your face, too.
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09/02/2013 10:25:42 PM
Love the lighting, composition, everything! Perfect Labor Day Weekend Photo.
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08/31/2013 07:21:59 PM
That's a really nice character portrait.
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08/30/2013 02:37:10 PM
Very 20s film style. I like it.
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08/30/2013 09:52:56 AM
Love this! A 10 ALL the way!
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08/29/2013 08:05:55 PM
love the lighting and mood. One small thing for me, just wish the moon was shining through the cloud.
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08/29/2013 03:44:17 PM
Very nice environmental portrait.
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08/29/2013 09:55:03 AM
Back to comment: A very unique environmental portrait. Great lighting. Tied with 2 others for best of this challenge. Nicely done.

Tim
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08/29/2013 03:13:17 AM
Love this
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08/29/2013 12:17:53 AM
WOW, was my first reaction, this is brilliant stuff, such wonderful mood, clothing, tones and scene, 10.
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08/28/2013 03:53:27 PM
great texture and drama.
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08/28/2013 03:25:46 PM
What a lovely way you have captured the lighting, great photo
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08/28/2013 01:55:09 PM
seems too super-imposed to be a single capture. it's the light on the face when the sun is behind but still 'out'....doesn't seem realistic.
love the detail in the portrait though
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08/28/2013 12:28:38 PM
Really, really good. B/w is perfect for the mood.
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08/28/2013 11:32:45 AM
Well done great lighting
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08/28/2013 08:59:42 AM
What wonderful light... great looking subject as well.
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08/28/2013 08:49:12 AM
While studying this composition, I see expressions and emotions in the eyes that evoke emotion in the viewer, a hidden meaning. Love it.
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08/28/2013 03:45:43 AM
Wow! 96% done voting and this is THE MOST impactful so far! VERY well done. Easy 10 from me.
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