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Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Gold (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: back rooom
Date: Jul 23, 2006
Aperture: F/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2006

I've spent most of the weekend doing detail shots of the Alto but non really grabbed me (apart from 1 but I'd already reformatted the CF). So here is another self portrait. No, I can't play (guess you could tell that) but have been practicing my embouchure ;)

I 'purchased' the Sax with a gentlemans agreement that I can take it back on Monday and receive all but 25 pounds back. However I may just give learning to play it ago (and annoy the neighbours)

Converted from RAW
Hue/Sat desaturation
levels and a little curves
history brush to paint back sax
(over) sharpened

Place: 69 out of 296
Avg (all users): 5.7906
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 5.6696
Avg (non-participants): 5.9620
Views since voting: 727
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 191
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/31/2006 07:18:47 AM
Love the 'emotion' in this shot and on my screen the Sax definitely looks Gold (calibration needed me thinks!). I felt this image was nicely composed with good detail in the Sax and the persons face and arms :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/30/2006 04:40:05 PM
The selective desat left the sax a little green. If you can tweak that this image will be even better. What emotion on the guy's face!
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07/29/2006 11:47:28 PM
Wonderful example of selective desat. There's so much energy in this shot!

Going in my favorites.
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07/29/2006 05:23:04 PM
I like the selective desaturation but I think the black and white part is too contrasty, would have worked better with less contrast IMO.
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07/27/2006 07:56:45 PM
disturbing body hair
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07/26/2006 08:32:56 AM
this is good, and I don't want to be picky, but my eyes go to his hairy arms...it's a great pose and a great action shot, obviously live...good job
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07/26/2006 06:28:08 AM
Brilliant shot, meets the challenge perfectly IMO. Good luck! 10
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07/25/2006 04:13:23 PM
The desaturation here really works nicely. It's a 10 for me. The character of the man is a really good capture.
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07/24/2006 09:04:28 PM
really like this one.. very 'street'
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07/24/2006 04:13:52 PM
Lots of feeling in this shot. Perfect for the challenge.
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07/24/2006 12:55:37 PM
It looks a little green but nice idea
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07/24/2006 11:28:49 AM
Great photo!
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07/24/2006 08:01:15 AM
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07/24/2006 12:44:16 AM
Great Job!
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