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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Bend, Oregon
Date: Jan 7, 2007
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2007

Crop--Desaturate--Levels--Contrast--Unsharp Mask

Place: 103 out of 491
Avg (all users): 5.8721
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.7669
Avg (non-participants): 5.9535
Views since voting: 768
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 305
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/17/2007 01:35:54 AM
Thanks for all the positive feedback. This was my first serious entry. I learned a lot from the comments...mainly that I would have done a lot better had I been able to do something with the burn out on his forhead, and if I had cropped him with a little more space on the left. Next time.
01/17/2007 01:10:57 AM
holy @#$%! i can't believe this didn't score higher. 103rd? Only 8 9's? (one of which was mine) This photo is so real and so un-messed with, which is how i like 'em best. This is an EXCELLENT portrait. Should have been in the top 20 imhao (and that would stand for: in my heartfelt amateur opinion).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2007 03:59:59 PM
A solid entry here ... good contrast good focus. I would probably have cropped it slightly different to off center the subject, but that is just my taste... good luck
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01/14/2007 11:57:40 PM
I like the lighting and the clarity. I ranked this really high. The only suggestion I would have is to mess with th composition- how does it look if you applied the 'rule of 1/3s'? Congrats on a superior image.
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01/13/2007 08:57:38 AM
Background somehow is wrong for this guy. I don't know why or how to fix. Great potential in that face.
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01/12/2007 03:46:53 PM
Excellent character study! I can't help thinking it needs more on the left or less on the right, though. 7
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01/11/2007 11:10:08 PM
The lighting and focus are nice. I think it might be more appealing if you crop it and just have his wonderful face filling the frame.
01/11/2007 09:35:55 PM
Outstanding in my opinion! A very expressive and captivating portrait.
01/11/2007 04:31:04 PM
Nice focus and soft feel to this. (8)
01/11/2007 05:59:12 AM
Charismatic, I detect a slight squinting though -7
01/10/2007 10:23:21 PM
the blown out section on the forehead really detracts from this image
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01/10/2007 03:54:38 AM
Its a While since this Lad saw a Pair of Scissors !
Nice Image though well Done.

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