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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Reykjavík - Iceland
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

I´d prefer doing this in Black and white but thats not an option for this challenge now is it:)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.2658
Avg (commenters): 8.5536
Avg (participants): 7.0200
Avg (non-participants): 7.4880
Views since voting: 5437
Views during voting: 606
Votes: 316
Comments: 78
Favorites: 14 (view)


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06/20/2006 11:16:26 AM
Perhaps the best portrait on DPC. I come back to this image time and again. Very inspiring. Partly, of course, the dramatic character and whatever subtle processing you used. There is a story, in that hard face. You could build a book around it.
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12/26/2005 08:28:32 PM
rocking portrait
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11/07/2005 05:33:05 AM
Awesome portrait man!
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09/24/2005 02:18:26 AM
*Critique Club*

Well, what to say. I really dont think I can add anything to this that the other 74 commenters haven't already said.
The only real negatives I see are the odd glow around the outside of the man, Which is mostly visible in the dark areas of the background, and the jaggies around the hat.
Really, other than those 2 small details, This is a perfect photo. Fits the challenge perfectly and great focus and clarity. Excellent lighting, love the mood of the photo...not much to add.
~Heather~
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09/20/2005 09:41:55 PM
usss munaði tussulitlu að þú fengir ribbara!
Gengur betur næst :D
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09/20/2005 06:23:14 PM
congrats on 4th!,i thought it was gonna ribbon :)
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09/20/2005 05:02:54 AM
Ekki slæmt, til hamingju með þetta! Kannski er þetta betra en að vera 0,001 frá 3. sætinu.
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09/20/2005 01:33:34 AM
One of my rare 10's
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09/19/2005 10:11:33 PM
Don't sweat the missed ribbon. You had the best pic in the challenge. And you're right about the B/W. It would have only made it better.
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09/19/2005 09:06:28 PM
great job man :)
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09/19/2005 07:14:41 PM
yeeehaw! My favourite :-)
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09/19/2005 05:17:55 PM
Great shot - congrats on 4th place!
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09/19/2005 11:50:26 AM
I don't see how you didn't get a ribbon for this. Maybe next time shoot a beautiful woman instead?
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09/19/2005 10:26:43 AM
Wow, I like the colors here..Great portrait..congrats!
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09/19/2005 10:21:46 AM
I loved this one- fantastic job! Congrats on your top 5!
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09/19/2005 09:54:48 AM
told ya! :)
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09/19/2005 09:53:52 AM
Til hamingju með top 5! Þú ert nú djöfulli gott módel líka, en greinilega betri ljósmyndari ;-)
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09/19/2005 09:19:01 AM
Fín mynd til hamingju,munaði litlu :-)
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09/19/2005 08:38:24 AM
One of the most impressive cgaracter studies in this challenge. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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09/19/2005 07:57:34 AM
Uss,, munaði litlu! Hamingju með þetta, góð mynd.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:37:44 PM
nice capture, great editing-9
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09/18/2005 11:35:50 PM
very well done with detail to spare. 8
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09/18/2005 09:04:44 PM
wonderful communication with your model... I get a sense of who he is through your portrati. One of my ribbon picks
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09/18/2005 09:04:30 PM
wonderful.
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09/18/2005 08:33:50 AM
You've captured so much more than his image....great job!! Bumping --9--
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09/18/2005 03:43:46 AM
Really awesome textures here. And what great subject.
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09/17/2005 03:17:35 PM
outstanding shot! i love the muted colors and textured feel. perfect! even the background :P
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09/17/2005 03:11:34 AM
Wow! You did it. You captured "it". Perfect photograph in my eyes. The tones and contrast are just right. 10
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09/17/2005 03:06:17 AM
Stunning photo. I love the detail here.
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09/17/2005 12:00:56 AM
wonderful portrait. Excellent texture and light. I can offer no constructive criticism. I can only learn from this portrait.
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09/16/2005 04:52:35 PM
This shot looks like you might have travelled back in time to take it. It has that kind of feel. Just a great shot.
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09/16/2005 03:43:09 AM
Great Texture.9
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09/15/2005 06:28:22 PM
I love this, you have captured the texture of his skin jacket and sweater its so full of character IMO one of the best! 9
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09/15/2005 05:32:20 PM
back for comments. Nice portrait. bumping up
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09/15/2005 05:04:25 PM
great shot!, love the colors, sharpness and precessing...should be in the top 10 ;)
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09/15/2005 04:56:30 PM
Love the tones and textures in this one...reallly well done.
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09/15/2005 04:22:55 PM
There's something "off" about this. He looks great - love the rugged look. But the background seems to be competing for attention; maybe something smoother and more drab would have worked better.
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09/15/2005 08:24:38 AM
9/10
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09/14/2005 09:24:28 PM
a perfect 10!
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09/14/2005 08:06:58 PM
great shot. the tone is great.
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09/14/2005 08:06:19 PM
Great treatment and wonderful clarity. I feel that th ebackground could be slightly less distracting and more simple.
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09/14/2005 07:59:22 PM
Amazing, love the editing :-)
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09/14/2005 06:57:49 PM
Great capture, I like the tones and the light.
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09/14/2005 08:48:20 AM
Lovely, deceptively simple portrait in which the photographer and the subject were equal and successful participants. You each know what a seriously good portrait should do; provide an insight into the nature of the subject. And you each delivered. 9
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09/14/2005 01:39:59 AM
Great shot, I love what you have done. The feel is very appropreaite.
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09/13/2005 11:27:07 PM
A good, solid portrait. I like the eyes.
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09/13/2005 11:08:26 PM
Alot of character in this shot. I'm really enjoying your treatment. Coloring is nice and rich as well as contrast. The eyes look very cool.
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09/13/2005 10:41:42 PM
awesome.. i love it , just the right saturation and sharpness 9

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09/13/2005 10:23:06 PM
This is a very captivating picture! This fellow has stories to tell. Great job!!
:0)~

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09/13/2005 09:47:26 PM
Jut love the colrs and contrast in this one. Seems to capture the subject's personality. Nice work.
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09/13/2005 09:41:14 PM
FANTASTIC! The prosessing is a LITTLE TINY BIT too much just because the subject is really rustic looking- you kind of made it "too pretty" if that makes sense? I love it anyway though, I'm sure it'll score very high if not a ribbon! Good luck! :D
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09/13/2005 04:45:39 PM
Very well done. Love the textures.
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09/13/2005 03:55:07 PM
Best of the bunch!
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09/13/2005 03:18:08 PM
Wonderful portrait. Very human feel to it. Not all glam.
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09/12/2005 11:58:44 PM
This image made my top-10 list. GOOD LUCK!
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09/12/2005 10:46:10 PM
Great shot, there is tons of character in the image:)
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09/12/2005 10:07:21 PM
Great picture! Love the graininess that you gave the subject.
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09/12/2005 10:02:57 PM
This is good. Nice processing and the clothes compliment the portrait very well. I find the background a little too bright and distracting. Overall, still a very good image.
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09/12/2005 07:04:10 PM
Stunning portrait ! So sad the edges of the hat are a little jagged (on the left side) ... probably caused by resizing.
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09/12/2005 06:54:44 PM
Very interesting (in a good way) colors.
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09/12/2005 03:14:11 PM
Fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE this portrait! The eye speak volumes. The colors and tones are beautiful. A 10+ in my book!
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09/12/2005 03:00:38 PM
Nice picture, but over sharpened in my opinion. There is a definitive sharpening halo all around the hat and even shoulder.
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09/12/2005 02:51:05 PM
Eyes look a tad over dodged, but the rest of the photo is great. The subject looks relaxed and well lit. Nice.
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09/12/2005 02:50:14 PM
Very nice character and photo. Just a bit too sharp perhaps to look natural IMHO.
But my favorite so far
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09/12/2005 02:02:14 PM
Fabulous Character shot. I love the grunge effect used here! 8
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09/12/2005 01:00:41 PM
Great texture! I do see a bit of oversharpening on the hat, but other than that its wonderful. 9
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09/12/2005 12:32:16 PM
good
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09/12/2005 11:22:40 AM
i like whatever effect it is you're using here
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09/12/2005 11:21:40 AM
Hey, Paul Dzik joined DPC!! lol. I like the muted colors, the clothes, the hat of course and his expression. A better more interesting background would have made it perfect.
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09/12/2005 10:37:51 AM
What a look!
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09/12/2005 09:09:07 AM
Great post processing.
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09/12/2005 08:12:03 AM
Very cool grain. How did you get it like this?
Some sharpening halo around the ear and shoulder That I chose to ignore. I like this shot. 10
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09/12/2005 07:10:02 AM
Great shot. He seems to have that hurry up and take the picture look. I'll say this is technically a well done shot, and pleasing to look at.
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09/12/2005 06:22:02 AM
I like the rugedness. He appears as if he could tell a good story or two.
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09/12/2005 06:00:29 AM
Doesn´t look like RONIN anyway this p is very nice.
Great Contrast,very clear and sharp.. 10 here :)
Can u show me how to make p like this one.. :)
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09/12/2005 05:00:51 AM
this looks like a portrait from heida, very nice. nice tones and interesting color
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09/12/2005 03:08:16 AM
I think this would be great with a bit less radius of sharpening.
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09/12/2005 01:21:22 AM
one of the best! i love the dodge and burn here
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