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Challenge: Environmental Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Caloundra Fire Station, Qld, Australia
Date: May 13, 2006
Galleries: Portraiture, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2006

I had a blast at the local "fire station", taking photos for the "Enviromental Portrait" challenge, as the guys agreed to rig up in all their protection gear for me.

The three on duty firemen were Mark, the giant, Steve, the hunk, and John, the clown. You can tell that the image I chose to enter, is of Steve. I especially love the cute "twinkle" in his eye.

We had so much fun during the shoot, and I will post some "outtakes" here, and also in my portfolio, after the challenge.

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 190
Avg (all users): 6.1682
Avg (commenters): 6.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9306
Avg (non-participants): 6.2887
Views since voting: 1231
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 214
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/24/2007 10:10:36 PM
Oh yeah...he's definitely a cutie. The sacrifices you make for your art are truly inspiring....
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11/16/2006 12:48:42 PM
What a hottie!

Your images always move me - thanks for sharing such wonderful work!
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07/25/2006 12:16:35 AM
WOW!! wow wow wow wow wow!! what an amazing candid/portrait. i love this. his smile is so sincere and you've done a wonderful job capturing the essence of a fireman!
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05/31/2006 08:17:22 AM
Well he sure is a hunk :P i love this photo.. the way he's looking away from you to the sky makes it special. There is some thing a bout the postpro, that dosen't quite make it for me..maybe that the red channel is to high dont know.. but the set up and over all image is great :)
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05/27/2006 03:18:34 PM
Underrated! Great job on this, Sherryl! Didn't vote the challenge but a definite 9 from me! (a 10 if you would've started a fire in the village behind him) ;-)
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05/22/2006 09:18:34 PM
Can't wait to see the outtakes, Shez! You certainly chose well in choosing Steve the Hunk :) Fantastic job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2006 07:05:02 AM
Strong sense of character here, which is good. There's a sense, around his face, of some over-processing: the detail there seems rather created than naturally captured - some areas seem slightly blurred together, but that could of course just be compression to get the file size down.
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05/20/2006 01:05:36 AM
Nice job!
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05/19/2006 09:58:13 PM
He looks great, but it could use more environment.
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05/19/2006 05:36:18 PM
His skin tone seems a little too red, but great shot. One of the few I have seen that truly meets the challenge.
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05/19/2006 01:36:11 PM
Very nice environmental portrait! I really like how the uniform pops so brightly against the background. Good expression on the model!
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05/19/2006 06:53:44 AM
Nice shot with a good backround but I am not fond of the coloring in this photo, his skintones are very red and I have a feeling that is not how he is in real life, think it has more to do with the WB and saturation of this image.
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05/18/2006 10:00:25 AM
This is a nice image that needs some help in the coloring dept.. The pink shift is a little heavy.
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05/17/2006 03:39:20 PM
The man has an unnatural tone in his face.
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05/17/2006 08:27:57 AM
very well done..... great expression on his face.
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05/16/2006 07:57:01 PM
Amazing shot on all levels. 10. Good luck on a ribbon.
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05/16/2006 06:13:58 PM
Absolutely one of my favorites in this challenge. Nice expression. Great clarity and sharpness.
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05/16/2006 03:19:45 PM
He looks a little bit too red, don't you think? Otherise I like the portrait, especially the composition.
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05/16/2006 11:10:16 AM
It has an overall 'overprocessed' look to it, the skin tones on the face don't appear natural. Perhaps too heavy on the NI.
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05/16/2006 07:57:49 AM
Over all good pic...
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05/15/2006 08:58:07 PM
Is he really that sunburnt, or did something happen in PP?
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05/15/2006 08:42:22 PM
Great look and light but I would like to see more environment (fire truck/house/people) to add context.
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05/15/2006 11:10:41 AM
This is a great shot. Hope you do well with it.
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05/15/2006 08:19:38 AM
wonder if is face is on fire ? ice
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05/15/2006 08:16:16 AM
Great environmental portrait. There seems to be a rather a red tint to the skin though - this would benefit from a little colour correction there I think.
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05/15/2006 06:15:46 AM
awww. this could have been great if his "environment" had a fire or cat stuck in a tree, firehouse, fire truck. Something to tie it all in.
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05/15/2006 06:13:37 AM
good cheesy grin...suits challenge
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05/15/2006 05:14:26 AM
A very beautiful portrait. Good luck.
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05/15/2006 02:48:41 AM
I'll second that, great shot,really like the smile it say's it all....
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05/15/2006 02:17:37 AM
What a GORGEOUS photo! (the gorgeous guy sure doesn't hurt any :) But what a great composition and portrait pose!!! Fantastic job!!!
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