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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: living room
Date: Nov 23, 2007
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Digital Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2007

My very first RAW conversion.

Lighting was with a Nikon SB-20 flash I held in my hand and fired into a 43" silver umbrella about 3 feet from my head, I had to time the pushing of the 'test' button with the shutter speed. The crinkly textured background is actually a paper lamp shade that's behind the chair.

Lowered brightness, raised contrast, cross processed a little bit. Desaturated a little, pimped the eyes a little, added a strange frame texture thing around the outside for a border(which I think should be legal), dodged and burned, convert to 8 bit jpeg and sfw.

It's not a stunning image but as it's my very first raw conversion I feel an affinity for it so am not too bothered what it gets in score; above a 6.5 would be nice but i'm not holding my breath.

Place: 138 out of 393
Avg (all users): 5.9172
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9397
Avg (non-participants): 5.8537
Views since voting: 754
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 157
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 11:41:32 PM
good job making this flat. fascinating.
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12/06/2007 11:56:03 PM
Interesting, edgy treatment for a portrait. Great job just catching that eye.
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12/05/2007 09:09:32 PM
i like the post processing
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12/04/2007 01:26:17 PM
Awesome eyes that really suck you into the picture.
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12/04/2007 09:51:27 AM
Looks like a Flemish painting caracter :)
Great ligh study and nice textures.
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12/02/2007 06:21:41 PM
Good job and I like the texture you used.
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12/02/2007 04:09:30 PM
I like the mood and cross-processed tone
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12/02/2007 06:46:43 AM
Fitting title and great look you have managed to get in post
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12/01/2007 03:39:37 PM
certainly has intensity! 7
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12/01/2007 09:48:05 AM
I like how the eye on the shadow side of the face really pops out. :)
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