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Challenge: Sci-Fi Celebration (Expert Editing)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Nottuln
Date: Jun 27, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Portraiture, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2007

Thank you for all your comments and votes. It is always nice getting a ribbon here at DPC.
This is not really as edited as I wanted to do it originally. Even though this is an expert editing challenge, I find that less seems to be more going by past challenges.
The model already had one set of shower tubing around his neck, I just added another two. The tatoo I added and the background was airbrushed in onto a grungy kind of photo I took of a wall.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 93
Avg (all users): 7.4235
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.7931
Avg (non-participants): 7.6091
Views since voting: 9670
Views during voting: 696
Votes: 255
Comments: 69
Favorites: 18 (view)


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06/04/2008 12:42:17 AM
an impressive photo, my newest favorite!
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07/11/2007 07:22:13 PM
OMG THIS ROCKS!
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07/11/2007 04:49:12 AM
damn, i did score this photo too low ... congratz. this is excellent image !!
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07/10/2007 08:40:44 PM
I have to say, your portraits have _significantly_ improved in the past year or two. Way to go!

Who's doing makeup? That's awesome, too.
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07/09/2007 03:16:58 AM
Still can't get over how great this looks. Just fantastic.
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07/09/2007 12:11:22 AM
Top shelf
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07/08/2007 10:47:59 PM
Every time I look at this one, I can't get over how much this model resembles (IMO) a younger, thinner, George Michael. Does anyone else see that?
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07/08/2007 10:41:25 AM
You're the man gary! Nice finish!

Message edited by author 2007-07-08 10:42:01.
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07/08/2007 07:01:59 AM
Told you it would ribbon.
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07/07/2007 03:05:52 PM
Very nice Gary! Glad to see you on the front page again.

Congratulations on your ribbon

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07/07/2007 10:38:06 AM
Congratulations. Great image!
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07/07/2007 01:47:14 AM
Great job on this ! Congrats!
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07/06/2007 11:57:30 PM
FanTastic image Gary Nice to see you are back again although it will make it even harder to get up there at the top

I love your work and I gave this a 10

Go Kiwi Congrats on your Ribbon!
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07/06/2007 06:29:49 PM
did we all know you'd be up there!
great work. congrats.
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07/06/2007 05:58:05 PM
Thanks for all the comments. It is good to be back. I will be entering a little more this year due to a late evening bet with Pedro and Kosmikreeper :)

Originally posted by mouten:

Would you mind letting me know which ring flash you used?


It is a continuous light ring flash we used extensively at the Europe workshop/GTG this year. You can get amazing effects with it, look at a lot of photos in the GTG thread.
07/06/2007 12:23:07 PM
Congratulations Gary! This image has some kind of unconscious appeal (in addition to the obvious pull) that I can't quite put my finger on. Beautiful work (as always).
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07/06/2007 10:40:43 AM
congrats on the yellow Mr. kiwiness!
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07/06/2007 08:50:43 AM
Very nice...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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07/06/2007 07:26:57 AM
Congrats! look at that average from commenters. wowsa!
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07/06/2007 06:31:23 AM
great shot! Perfect!
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07/06/2007 04:10:56 AM
Wow, I expected that this would be from somebody famous :)
Congrats on yet another ribbon.
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07/06/2007 03:37:38 AM
Congratulations on the yellow! A great shot which kinda reminds me of the 80's for some reason! : )
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07/06/2007 03:16:20 AM
That is definitely one hot drone. Great shot, Gary. Love the colours too. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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07/06/2007 03:12:34 AM
Great shot. Congrats on the ribbon. Would you mind letting me know which ring flash you used? Always wanted to try this kind of lighting, but never quite got which flash worked for portrait and on which didn't
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07/06/2007 03:07:52 AM
Good work Gary! Were you expecting that one? Great editing!
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07/06/2007 02:40:01 AM
Congrats on your finish! I gave this one a 10 and for good reason. Excellent work.
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07/06/2007 02:31:36 AM
Congrats Gary!!! Judy's right .... he is hot!
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07/06/2007 01:04:58 AM
Well deserved, my friend. This is fab and he is HOT!!!! ;~D

Congrats.
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07/06/2007 12:59:12 AM
told you so! master of ringlights. :)
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07/06/2007 12:11:47 AM
Mmm, who could have thought that Drones could look smokin' hot. Very amazing shot, and congrats on the yellow.
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07/06/2007 12:10:56 AM
nice to see you back on front Gary!
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07/06/2007 12:07:01 AM
That's so you, Gary. Great image and terrific processing. I love your work.
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07/06/2007 12:06:28 AM
Probably the most finished product in the challenge. Congrats. It amazes me that a 7.42 doesn't even come close to making your profile page.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2007 11:49:00 AM
getting closer to your score mate. Watch out!8
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07/05/2007 07:32:45 AM
Nice editing work, and a great photo.
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07/05/2007 06:54:19 AM
Very good processing, well done.
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07/05/2007 06:02:34 AM
superb image wonderful model I like the make up and things around his neck colour tones and focus great 10 from me
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07/05/2007 01:19:09 AM
lovely background texture with wonderful lighting on the model.
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07/04/2007 06:03:28 PM
Wowsa....just brilliant.
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07/04/2007 04:20:59 PM
Cool!
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07/04/2007 09:42:05 AM
Very nice. 10 from me.
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07/04/2007 05:56:02 AM
Great portrait, lighting is amazing. Looks like a Londoner to me. He should be in modelling. Tell him from me. Best of luck in your future Photo work. I shall watch you closely for future sucesses
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07/04/2007 01:01:15 AM
The super-boldness of the eyebrows kind of distract me, and the light in the eyes as well a tad, but this is still a 10 in my book. I love how it's obviously coming from a photo, but still taking advantage of the expert rules. Colors and textures are great and there is so much mystery and emotion.
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07/03/2007 02:25:43 PM
Very nicely done. Very emotive.
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07/02/2007 03:43:17 PM
not sure I'd have used all of that dead space on the right. good subject though.
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07/02/2007 11:51:13 AM
This is a great photo with a great model and lighting effects. I like the background, it gives the effect of an old run down version of society that has been taken over by technology. Definitely top 5 in my opinion. 8
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07/02/2007 11:24:10 AM
Nice image, excellent colors, details, very futuristic.
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07/02/2007 08:04:26 AM
Sure this isn't the 80s? j/k. Looks good.
Mad Max of Thunderdome-ish. 10.
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07/01/2007 01:19:41 PM
I like this concept, nice and simple, however, I don't care for the ringlight in his eyes. Also, for some reason, the cords look off to me, as if they might have been added after the shot was taken. The gold moreso than the other.
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06/30/2007 01:24:23 PM
looks like larus here...
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06/30/2007 11:09:15 AM
if this doesnt get close to 8 i'll eat my sox.

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06/30/2007 09:07:58 AM
I love this
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06/30/2007 06:37:45 AM
Bobby, come home from the mall. Your Mommy misses you.
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06/30/2007 04:49:28 AM
Nice look. The cords help to wrestle him from the background.
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06/29/2007 05:42:22 PM
The sort of shot perfect for a ring flash. I like the fact that you didn't too much to the image to achive the result. Not sure about the bit where the texture is going through his hair and left bottom.

I think it's quite good.
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06/29/2007 05:27:04 PM
oooh, me likey drone! eyebrow looks pretty weird, but great sffect other wise...plus he's hot :D
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06/29/2007 02:03:53 PM
Great portrait and editing! I really like the different textures, lighting is also great! Good luck kiwiness ;)
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06/29/2007 12:56:55 PM
After spending billions of dollars developing droids they still couldn't get them to fit showers properly ;- )

Nice work - the PP really suits the theme.
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06/29/2007 11:51:14 AM
Farscape type of feel here, well done.
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06/29/2007 11:21:15 AM
Great work without making it overdone, I love the background and of course he's not too bad to look at either! :)
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06/29/2007 11:01:30 AM
Love it. Just beautiful.
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06/29/2007 10:31:53 AM
This is awesome! Love the editing/processing. Beautiful...
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06/29/2007 10:30:05 AM
Glorious colors, great composition! *7*
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06/29/2007 06:41:14 AM
Looks like he bloengs on Stargate. Well done.
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06/29/2007 04:26:31 AM
Very nice
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06/29/2007 01:07:33 AM
should have titled this "it came from the 80's" or maybe "revenge of a flock of seagulls" /7
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06/29/2007 12:35:30 AM
CRAPOLA!!!!!!!! That is absolutely fabulous. GOD - 10
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06/29/2007 12:28:02 AM
Perfect 10
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06/29/2007 12:14:11 AM
nice work!
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