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Tuscan Smoker
Tuscan Smoker

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Florence, Italy
Date: Mar 24, 2007
Aperture: F/9
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2007

Photographer’s Notes
Waiting for a bus in Florence’s Piazza San Marco I spotted this colorful gypsy and managed to capture his image before he cottoned on to the fact that I was photographing him.
I’m not good at photographing street people or doing candids in general. I’ve been working on it and maybe I’m making progress.

Post Processing
• Rotate Canvas
• Crop
• Remove Distraction (Clone Tool)
• Crop Further
• Correct Color (Curves)
• Sharpen (Unsharp Mask)
• Remove Bright Specs (Clone Tool)
• Dodge & Burn (Overlay Layer)
• Crop Further
• Add Noise (Gaussian Blur)
• Adjust Brightness/Contrast
• Crop Further
• Resize Image (Bicubic Sharper)
• Save for Web

Camera Data
• Nikon D200
• 2007/03/24 10:27:53.5
• JPEG (8-bit) Fine
• Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
• Color
• Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
• Focal Length: 120mm
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Metering Mode: Spot
• 1/200 sec - F/9
• Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
• Sensitivity: ISO 640
• Optimize Image: Vivid
• White Balance: Auto
• AF Mode: AF-S
• Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
• Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
• Tone Comp.: Normal
• Hue Adjustment: 0°
• Saturation: Enhanced
• Sharpening: Medium high
• Image Comment:
• Long Exposure NR: Off
• High ISO NR: On (High)

Place: 108 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.1429
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1754
Avg (non-participants): 6.0500
Views since voting: 874
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 154
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/08/2007 10:44:12 AM
Very good character study. Unfairly underrated though.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2007 05:44:11 AM
great urban presentatin.. love the colors...
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04/03/2007 06:50:28 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning. It's day two three now and I'm running late, sorry.

04/03/2007 09:32:48 AM
Great portrait shot. Nice PP.
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04/02/2007 07:54:42 PM
This guy looks really familiar, like I seen him before. What character brought out by good editing.
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04/02/2007 02:34:39 PM
What an interesting subject.
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04/01/2007 09:10:53 PM
Look at all that hair! The sweater makes this shot even better.
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04/01/2007 06:44:14 PM
What a very poignant shot.
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04/01/2007 03:44:06 PM
Honestly, I think a BW version of this would serve you better. The vivid stripes of his sweater are distracting me from his face, which I'm sure was meant to be the focal point. Nice composition and focus.
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04/01/2007 12:27:47 AM
Wow! I have no chance in this challenge. I've only looked at three photos now, and they are all far better than anything I've come up with. I could see this on the front page for sure. Nice work!
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