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Pondering at the Ponderosa
Pondering at the Ponderosa

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Challenge: Profile/Side View (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Location: 26155 Thach Road, Athens, AL 35613
Date: Oct 4, 2015
Aperture: f/1.7
ISO: ISO-200
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2015

Lens: CCTV 35mm f/1.7

This is Matt Prater. He is a wonderful musician/singer/song writer. The shot was pretty easy, I simply asked him to turn sideways and he kindly obliged. And he was very patient, as I was again using one of my manual focus lenses.

I decided to gray scale the background to give Matt more focus. I kinda like how it turned out. We'll have to see what the voters think.

If you're more interested in Matt Prater's music, You can find him on Amazon.

Place: 37 out of 76
Avg (all users): 5.6092
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5122
Avg (non-participants): 5.6957
Views since voting: 116
Views during voting: 120
Votes: 87
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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10/22/2015 09:02:41 AM
Hello from the Critique Club

A portrait that meets the challenge

A quite straightforward portrait made more distinctive through the use of selective desat which although it separates the subject from the background very effectively I am not personally a fan of this technique. Without your comments and given his clothing I would take him for a cowboy as opposed to a musician especially against the background with the sheriff’s star symbol. It would be more representative of his profession if he was holding an instrument he uses.

The DOF, focus and exposure are all good and whilst your image is perfectly acceptable and competently done it lacks the sort of impact needed to elevate it to the front page but it has been respectably received here so well done.

Thanks for your submission, Sid
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10/12/2015 09:36:04 AM
I like your use of selective desat
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