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The old Viking
The old Viking

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Challenge: Lighting III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: reykholt/island
Date: Oct 17, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2006

uff, this is my latest last minute entry EVAH...!
this man came visit the farm, where i'm temporaray living here in iceland, this evening and i couldn't resist to take some snapshots of him (harsh light from the lamp, i know, and iso 800...;D). this guy would have fit perfect for my idea for the "beer and softdrink advertisement" challenge, cause i had the idea to take a photo of a really viking looking man together with a bottle of "viking" beer.

post editing: color balance, curves, selective colors, neat image, crop (most of his overexposed forehead),usm after resizing and saved for web

i know, it's not so much about this lighting thing in this photo, but i can't resist to submit...let's see what happens...

Place: 130 out of 311
Avg (all users): 5.4424
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.1687
Avg (non-participants): 5.6119
Views since voting: 5088
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 217
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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07/01/2009 10:03:43 PM
This man looks awesome!
i suggest a lil bit more light on the eyes..the rest of the image is fantastic.
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07/09/2007 04:24:56 AM
Originally posted by Hedwig:

I know this guy!
Óli í Kalmannstungu?!

haha, yes, that's him!
07/07/2007 03:54:06 PM
I know this guy!
Óli í Kalmannstungu?!
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11/24/2006 07:35:58 PM
very powerful portrait, great lighting.
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10/29/2006 03:58:45 AM
cool, that man. and I know that wall, that's in the kitchen, right? ;-)
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10/25/2006 12:25:40 PM
I loved this portrait. The lighting was very good and the composition, color, and character were excellent. Too bad about the vote.
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10/25/2006 07:02:44 AM
I'm stunned at the voting on this. It should've been in the top 30 at least. I cannot understand. This has very obvious lighting and is well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 03:27:26 PM
Not sure, but it looks like he visited Palestine in his last voyage.
Great facial expression.
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10/21/2006 09:42:43 PM
I think you should've cropped out the zipper on his jacket. I do really like your photo--great shot!
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10/20/2006 01:36:10 PM
Something cheeky but kind about this person, I like it
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10/19/2006 04:18:07 PM
This would have been great with more contrast!
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10/19/2006 05:25:05 AM
Nice capture.
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10/18/2006 01:15:19 AM
This made me smile. I like the twinkle in his eye.
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10/18/2006 12:47:36 AM
grizzled faces always score well...good light
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10/18/2006 12:17:09 AM
I would have prefered a more intense look, although this is warm and inviting.
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