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Casino Royale 007
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Challenge: Scene It! II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Top 10 Finish
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mogadore, Ohio
Date: Nov 1, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2007

Well this movie was actually my first inspiration to join DPC. (Besides ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Larus and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' De Sousa that is). My very first DPC challenge was the James Bond challenge. I believe this one compared to my first challenge is night and day. Here is a link here to my first one ever. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/593/120/433798.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/593/120/433798.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I credit DPC and all the people involved here, for everthing I have learned with photography. Its amazing how far I feel I have come from my first challenge.

This is me just goofin off again. I loved this movie and thought I could try a go at it again. (Not so great the first time around). I took this shot down in my basement, I felt it had the dark feel to it and was able to light it pretty good. Lit with a homemade soft box above and a droplight on the wall behind me. I had my wife stand where I was gonna be, while I made the adjustments on the camera, such as focus, aperature, etc... then I ran into the shot and she hit the shutter for me. Gotta love that woman. She is there at every shot helpin me. Hope everyone enjoys, and would love to hear some feedback on my lighting.

Adjustments:
Shot in Raw
Sharpen, Brightness, White Balance
In Jpeg
New Layer for Brightness & Contrast, Curves, and
Hue & Saturation.
Created Layer Mask on a few of these Layers to bring out background and tux.
Selective Color, USM, Created Layer for Neat Image. Flatten Image. Sharpen. Dodge & Burn, Hue & Saturation again. Crop, Resize, Save for Web

Thanks everyone for the great comments. The OOF gun was on purpose, just tryin to copy one of the posters from the movie, it was so difficult to get that OOF, the other 20 shots the gun was in focus, and everyone wanted it in focus. DOH!! Thanks again. :)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.6771
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9348
Avg (non-participants): 6.8701
Views since voting: 3556
Views during voting: 423
Votes: 223
Comments: 23
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11/12/2007 07:59:06 AM
Great job :) Congrats on top ten!!
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11/12/2007 07:47:16 AM
Hey Mr. Matos, I mean Mr. Sean Matos. You really look like a sexy movie star, not to mention the great job you did with this shot. A ribbon, it was the fair award for this great work. Parabéns!
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11/12/2007 01:06:01 AM
Great finish in a tough challenge. Big congrats on top 10 with this excellent shot, Sean.
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11/12/2007 12:08:23 AM
very slick!!
congrats on Top 10 finish!
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11/12/2007 12:03:39 AM
I knew that was your sexy A$$!!!!! way to go!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2007 07:07:07 PM
The model is very clean however I find the background and tip of the gun to be distracting.
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11/10/2007 11:12:39 PM
How'd you get a silencer...respect
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11/10/2007 07:24:49 PM
Brilliant!
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11/10/2007 10:32:44 AM
Very well done. The pose, the tux, the gun, the look...all perfect.
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11/10/2007 12:04:52 AM
Shadows are a bit out of control and the gun barrel is a bit out of focus. I'm not sure what the meaning of this photo is.
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11/09/2007 11:14:36 AM
Didnt see it but I like the submission here good job. psart 7
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11/09/2007 06:31:27 AM
very nice, crisp image. the background works well with the rest iof the image...only thing is the loss of detail on the gun. that's only if i had to nitpick. great tonal range in the face, clarity is spot on. nice work!
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11/08/2007 01:05:30 PM
Good lighting, but the gun needs a little work to prevent the blur. 8
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11/07/2007 09:56:49 AM
Love it! Very nicely done.
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11/07/2007 09:09:22 AM
That's excellent. Perfect lighting and DOF.
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11/05/2007 11:04:55 PM
Well done.
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11/05/2007 05:24:02 PM
It almost works, if only the DoF had been deep enough to get the tip of the silencer, too.
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11/05/2007 03:38:54 PM
nicely done
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11/05/2007 12:44:16 PM
hot!
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11/05/2007 08:45:14 AM
Excellent composition, pose and lighting
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11/05/2007 07:57:39 AM
Nice lighting. It definatly says James Bond to me.
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11/05/2007 06:31:03 AM
Cool, I love that movie. I think the gun should have been a little closer to the camera and then desat the entire image some to give it that cold feeling. This would have been a perfect image.
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11/05/2007 12:30:39 AM
I think I would have liked this better if the model wasn't engaging the camera, but was looking over his sights.

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