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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: home
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200 /strobe
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

The idea for this came right after I went to bed. Next morning I photographed one of my wrist watches, had to have light numbers and dark background. My nightmare started when PSCS started hanging on the intro screen. It kicked in and I was able to warp the clock and print the clock. Then PS dragged and came to a standstill. Reinstalled it to no avail. No real time to hack so I called Adobe and they asked me to call weekdays for help. I solved the problem just before the challenge ended so I was unable to utilize it.

My next move was to reinstall an old copy of Elements and this meant shooting my image in JPEG and to forego the finer points of the image. These consisted of a d.e. wherein the clock gets 9/10th of the time to show definition of feautures in a subdued manner. The tools in cs are needed to complete the image and so I abandoned the d.e. I had hopes of producing a very fine image because the possibilities are increased when you are dealing with 1,2 and 8 zone values. I could have even brought some parts of the shadows to the 3rd zone. This would have added to the eerie title.

You do your best and so this image is done totally in Elements with deftly cloning to complete the transition. All the while I was shook up because you pay all this money and then the program fails and Adobe wants you to wait until weekdays to access tech support. After the hectic completion of the image, yes, 10:30 pm, went back to tackle the PSCS problem and did a routine reinstalltion after renaming the preference file which was the culprit. Finished at 11:50 and too late to reopen the image and what for? I would have loved the raw.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.8481
Avg (commenters): 7.6897
Avg (participants): 6.8704
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 1948
Views during voting: 505
Votes: 270
Comments: 53
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/16/2006 01:22:15 PM
I really do like this photo, congrats on your top 11 finish!
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11/16/2006 01:55:00 AM
Well done effect; good modeling, great tones, and a fine finish. Congratulations!
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11/16/2006 12:28:40 AM
Wow. That's about all I can come up with. Going straight into my favorites folder. :)
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11/14/2006 02:40:22 PM
Daniel, Excellent work and sorry to hear about your photoshop problems. This is a great shot, I can see your creativity and strength in your eyes, superb work.
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11/12/2006 03:27:28 PM
A little ointment can clear that up. :P

Way to go Daniel! What lengths you go to! Congrats on a damn-near top ten!
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11/12/2006 12:48:30 PM
Brilliant! Just brilliant.
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11/12/2006 11:04:44 AM
Great job, Dan. This is just terrific.
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11/12/2006 09:57:09 AM
Daniel, this is sooooo cool. Creative and well executed! Congrats on a great finish!
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11/12/2006 09:53:33 AM
Daniel! You never cease to amaze me! This is fantastic! I am in awe of your expertise and creativity!
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11/12/2006 09:45:43 AM
Daniel, thats a superb image. I'm surprised it didn't make the top ten. It has all the hallmarks of a Graphicfunk classic.
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11/12/2006 08:16:59 AM
What does one say to such an eloquent commenter? Hmmmm, I think I will leave the great commenting up to you and say my congrats, well done :)
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11/12/2006 07:40:07 AM
love it! excellent detail and contrast
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11/12/2006 05:14:38 AM
This is a terrific portrait and a great idea. Congratulations on top 20.
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11/12/2006 01:42:12 AM
Your terrific idea is timeless!!! Congrats on the Top 20, but I think you were robbed!!!
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11/12/2006 01:35:39 AM
Originally posted by SandyP:

Wow! I always thought you were a true genius -- but hearing how you pulled this off and what you went through -- even more so!


I second that. Thought it would score higher.
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11/12/2006 01:13:06 AM
You do some of the best lighting work around here.
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11/12/2006 01:06:18 AM
Wow! I always thought you were a true genius -- but hearing how you pulled this off and what you went through -- even more so!

What an awesome job you did! This is amazing as always! But its so nice to put a face to all your amazing photos!

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11/12/2006 12:37:02 AM
Really like this one and I was hoping it would score higher. Great job!
Congrats on 11th place!!!
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11/12/2006 12:34:49 AM
Hey Daniel... I almost feel like apologizing on behalf of the universe for the placement here. 11th of course is very good and congrats but based on sheer talent and visual pleasure on so many levels, this in my opinion deserved to place in the top .01% of all time dpc portrait entries. It's totally humbling to see what you can pull off even when you're handicapped... ;)
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11/12/2006 12:24:19 AM
Great finish Daniel! Congratulations!
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11/12/2006 12:23:25 AM
Fine finish, Daniel! Always a pleasure to see your stuff :-)
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11/12/2006 12:18:50 AM
Amazing work as always. I love to see what you come up with.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 08:50:06 PM
Your work always leaves me guessing. You have so many tricks up your sleeve and this is no exception. Great lighting and tones and as always, originality. :)
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11/10/2006 08:43:33 AM
I love the effect of the clock on your face, I hope I can read in your comments how you achieved this image.
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11/09/2006 02:47:45 PM
I'd love to learn more about how you processed this photo. Really a fine photo--love it!
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11/08/2006 12:01:19 PM
Cool! Little Dali in there never hurts. Nice portrait.
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11/07/2006 07:28:08 PM
Great idea. Great lighting. Maybe pull back the camera 6 inches...
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11/07/2006 05:15:50 PM
Don't tell me, you started working on this at 10:25pm and and very successfully squeezed it in just before midnight? Guessing this is a double exposure? As always looking forward to your excellent explaination! Very thought provoking!
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11/07/2006 01:52:28 PM
good shot and a great idea
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11/07/2006 10:38:24 AM
Graphicfunk? Awesome. Very creative. I'm very curious at how you did this.
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11/07/2006 06:32:18 AM
Mr.President?:)Excellent lighting and focus.The special effect is very cool.
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11/06/2006 04:27:51 PM
A face we've come to know and love at DPC :) And with an illusion that only GraphicFunk could pull off as seamlessly as this!
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11/06/2006 03:49:47 PM
Very creative and an excellent image!
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11/06/2006 06:20:42 AM
very nice GF, too bad you cut your chin off though.
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11/05/2006 10:34:51 PM
I really look forward to finding out how you accomplished this. The clock lends a whole new facet to a well done B&W portrait. Impressive.
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11/05/2006 09:05:46 PM
Striking. or perhaps...alarming! Nice work.
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11/05/2006 05:21:05 PM
How did you did the clock thing? very cool!!!
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11/05/2006 05:18:47 PM
Creative and excellent composition.
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11/05/2006 04:03:56 PM
Damn...this is neat.
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11/05/2006 01:07:32 PM
Very cool Dan!
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11/05/2006 12:50:34 PM
Brilliant..
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11/05/2006 12:13:27 PM
Daniel in the Dali's Den? jejeje™ Nice one, as always.
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11/05/2006 11:39:04 AM
Very cool idea. I think the transition from face to clock is a bit harsh... I would have left a little more opacity in the face so that it showed through the clock a little bit to give more of an 'overlay' feel instead of a 'replacement' feel.
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11/05/2006 09:47:10 AM
A simply wonderful portrait, love everything about it!
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11/05/2006 08:27:24 AM
wow! thats extrememly cool. good luck!
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11/05/2006 07:56:42 AM
Very clever and very well done.
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11/05/2006 06:54:07 AM
wow, really interesting, great lighting and detail...a lot of character here
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11/05/2006 05:51:58 AM
Time's up, my last vote I think ... almost, 189 of 193. Good reminder. Looking forward to how this was done ...
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11/05/2006 01:53:11 AM
I always thought it was warped but I could easily be wrong. This is excellent, esp. that you managed to get the double exposed part to mimick the contours of the face.
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11/05/2006 12:56:51 AM
Dan - this is awesome. Dahli would be proud. I'm one who loves a touch neg space on one side, but that's just me. Bravo, man.
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11/05/2006 12:43:20 AM
Very nice work, as usual.
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11/05/2006 12:18:51 AM
you don't seem to run out of your amazing tricks Dan, 10 with no doubts
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11/05/2006 12:18:40 AM
I gotta know how you did this one. Very nice.
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