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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Easley, SC
Date: Jun 21, 2006
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/19 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

This is a shot I took for a friend of mine and his daughter when she came up to stay with him during the summer. There's a bit of processing to this, but I like the end result. (All pp done using the GIMP.)

rotate 90 deg CW
clone out hot pixel
crop excess background
layers->copy bg
sat +25, contrast +25
overlay mode, 50% opacity
flatten image
layers->copy bg
convert to B/W using channel mixer
normal mode, 100% opacity
->copy converted B/W layer
colorize (hue 29, sat 48, light 32)
contrast -25
grain merge mode, 33% opacity
flatten image
layers->copy bg
sat +50, contrast -15
selective Gaussian blur
normal mode, 50% opacity
flatten image
slight USM

Place: 386 out of 712
Avg (all users): 5.6948
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.6603
Avg (non-participants): 5.8049
Views since voting: 726
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 344
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 08:11:42 AM
Almost surreal photo. Nice lighting. Great serious expression on his face.
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01/24/2007 11:46:26 PM
nicely done, yes, but, all the same, this type of image makes me wonder what it is about this one image that stood out to you as your best of the year.
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01/24/2007 11:45:16 PM
I like the comparision from the female to the male.....
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01/23/2007 10:52:52 PM
fantastic. you should do this for a living. I think there's a market for portraits like this, or it could be created. 7 bump to 8
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01/19/2007 10:11:58 PM
Oh cool!! 9
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01/17/2007 11:00:36 AM
Definitely has the vintage look! Great catchlights to emphasize the eyes, too.
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01/15/2007 08:10:50 AM
wow, great vintage look and feel, nice tones ... maybe highlights are too blown
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01/14/2007 02:34:44 AM
I think adding some grain and yellow to this photo to make it look older may improve this shot. Just a guess. Nice none the less.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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