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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.0s
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

I got the speed challenge alert while editing some of my other photos. I figured a self-portrait should probably capture what I spend most of my time (it seems) doing: late-night computing.

The hardest part of the shot was getting the two monitors color output close. I used a wallpaper image just for this purpose, and tweaked the color for each screen.

Minimal PP: ACR, Noise Ninja, clone out hot pixels, and resize.

Place: 187 out of 193
Avg (all users): 4.3118
Avg (commenters): 3.8889
Avg (participants): 4.0270
Avg (non-participants): 4.5197
Views since voting: 626
Views during voting: 398
Votes: 263
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 11:10:58 PM
The insomnia is so bad that it finds zero entertainment except blank screens and white noise. Bump.
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11/11/2006 02:28:13 PM
the idea of this one is nice with the 2 white screens, but there's nothing in focus, unfortunately.
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11/08/2006 08:29:23 PM
a little out of focus
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11/08/2006 04:52:42 PM
Your eyes must have been tired too. Nothing is focused.
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11/06/2006 11:06:32 AM
Sorry, way too dark. The computer and half lit face motif is quite overrated and tends to be very uninteresting if not pulled off with a very unique concept. This unfortunately looks like an image that was produced, just to be able to put something in the challenge.

Score: 2
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11/05/2006 08:21:11 PM
Good idea but the screen draw attention away from you too much
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11/05/2006 02:25:39 PM
the two blank screens bug me.. 5
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11/05/2006 12:42:44 PM
Excellent idea! I'd much prefer your face in crisp focus, and I'd have edited out that distracting highlight in the corner of the center monitor. In fact, the idea is so good that if this photo doesn't do too well in this challenge then you should reshoot it. With the face in sharp focus you'd have a show-piece image for your portfolio.
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11/05/2006 08:56:18 AM
The face looks very soft
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