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Dave Patterson Live
Dave Patterson Live
timfythetoo


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Challenge: DPL Album Cover (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: daves basement
Date: May 8, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

First off my models name is not Dave Patterson - its Dave Wirgler. But since the challenge is DPL album cover and not DWL album cover I made the change. Dave is our worship leader for our church plant. I had this idea on Monday and asked if him if he would be willing to pose. He was more than willing. He has this massive basement thats unfinished. It gave a great background. I used my Pedro style ringlight as the only light bouncing off the wall to the right. I used Manual settings with hopes that I would get the result I wanted. Dave gave me a bunch of different poses and I ended up with a bunch of great shots. I have several of him and his kids while they walked thorugh, sat with him for a bit and then ran off again. There were 4 kids running around the basement while shooting this.

Overall the image is a bit soft in focus, but I really think it works well for this challenge. I am hoping that it actually looks like a performers album cover that it will help it score a bit higher. First DPL entry and I hope it does well.

Post Process - RAW conversion, NI on Dave only, High Pass sharpen, full desat on the wall, cloned out a floor line, contrast mask and local contrast enhancement filters on dave only and then reduced opacity to get desired results, slight desat on his skin to reduce redness, resize, USM, minor cloning to clean up halo, big border and then text.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.6761
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
Avg (participants): 6.2250
Avg (non-participants): 6.9474
Views since voting: 1397
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 213
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/22/2007 09:02:39 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

Nicely shot.

Compositionally, I like your use of negative space and how the guitarist and text balance each other.

Technically, I like the colors and textures in this shot. I really, really like the concrete wall. For some reason, that really gives it an edge that would be lost with a typical photography background. The lighting is what I think is the strongest, though. It is dramatic without be overly so, or too harsh. The shadow is very effective as well.

So, I'm studying it to see what I could possibly suggest to get a higher score, and *wow* -- he's barefooted. That is cool.

I honestly don't know what I could suggest for improving this. I can only suspect that the one comment below that gave you a three for not having a "band" is the mindset of the other lower votes. I dunno. It never struck me that "David Patterson - -Live" couldn't be a band. But, then, I am just weird, I guess.

Nice work.

Karma
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05/22/2007 08:12:03 PM
Good humor and a solid composition to make this image speak so well. Congratulations on your 11th place finish.
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05/21/2007 04:54:45 PM
Congrats, Tim - got a 7 from me. It really looks like an album cover. :)
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05/21/2007 09:34:09 AM
Tim, this is GREAT! GREAT !!! Mega Congratulations such a great photo -- and finish.

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05/21/2007 02:47:42 AM
Well done Tim, congrats on beating me once again :)
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05/21/2007 01:20:36 AM
Gorgeous lighting. Caught my eye immediately!
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05/21/2007 12:22:34 AM
This is so effective and so cool Tim, well done mate.....
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05/21/2007 12:18:27 AM
Darn just missed the top ten.
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05/21/2007 12:06:10 AM
Nice finish, Mr. Too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2007 02:29:22 PM
Simple but effective.
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05/20/2007 02:16:31 PM
Looks like something you'd find on the shelves at the local record shoppe. I'd give it a listen! 9
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05/18/2007 08:52:33 AM
Not sure if I know who Dave Patterson is.....this is neat, though. Good job. 8
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05/17/2007 05:34:44 PM
Simple but effective.
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05/17/2007 10:43:59 AM
Professional look! Believable!
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05/16/2007 04:05:23 PM
Nice lighting and balance. Good use of text.
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05/16/2007 01:27:27 PM
Very nice, it looks like a professionnal album cover.
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05/16/2007 10:53:22 AM
This is the first real album cover I've seen here. Right to the point... clean, colorful and stands out. I really like this.
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05/16/2007 06:38:46 AM
Great work. Can see it in record stores.....9
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05/16/2007 06:23:53 AM
You know, you could slide the text up a bit, have it overlap the border... (just kidding!) Looks good. Maybe a wee bit soft on Dave, but love the setting. (Comment only, no vote.)
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05/15/2007 11:16:25 PM
One of the better band titles, I must say!
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05/15/2007 11:06:16 PM
Simply great. Less is definatly more.
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05/15/2007 12:55:47 AM
Good humor. Bump.
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05/14/2007 05:57:05 PM
Simple, effective, and tasteful. I can easily visualize this as a real album. Also, great job on creating an effective and non-contrived title.
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05/14/2007 04:39:24 PM
simple-effective-great lighting and emotive-cool shot!
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05/14/2007 04:26:49 PM
Great image, very emotive, however, Dave Patterson implies a solo performer and Live is the album title, so Dave Patterson - Live doesn't cut it as a band name. I really hate to score it a 3, but feel I must.
(When can I hear the album?)
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05/14/2007 02:37:13 PM
Very well done, great choice of font.
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05/14/2007 10:02:06 AM
great....simple and great contrast....nuf said! 8-)
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05/14/2007 12:59:11 AM
should do well, simple and effective.
although i feel the photograph is strong enough on its own with its shadows to not require the border. BUT it would change the feel of the image and would be hard to achieve the square crop.
one of the best
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05/14/2007 12:23:40 AM
Man, if THAT doesn't look like a real album cover!!!!
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