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alanfreed


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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Home
Date: Nov 29, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2007

My daughter was thrilled to know I was getting good use out of her hat. I used a plain blue background with two AlienBees on umbrellas, and my SB-800 to create a spotlight effect on the background.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.4108
Avg (commenters): 7.4419
Avg (participants): 6.3471
Avg (non-participants): 6.4508
Views since voting: 1586
Views during voting: 490
Votes: 314
Comments: 52
Favorites: 0


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12/15/2007 09:30:07 PM
This really is a fascinating self-portrait. To me, this is what this contest was all about. "Chapeau!" as we say in french...!!
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12/12/2007 11:56:21 PM
LOL. You are much too serious ;) Very nice work.
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12/12/2007 07:36:49 AM
One of the truly hilarious shots in the challenge, and a shot that actually made me laugh out loud when I say it during voting. Great work Alan
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12/12/2007 07:35:42 AM
Haha, this is fantastic!
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12/12/2007 03:45:26 AM
Great quirky shot...deserved better
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12/12/2007 01:26:46 AM
Great photo, the expression is priceless! pfft Magritte and his green apples
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12/12/2007 01:23:38 AM
way underrated imo. great shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 10:59:14 PM
There should be horns on that hat, dude!
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12/11/2007 10:12:53 PM
Yes, we are facing the same milestone lol. I'm just bummed that you guessed right :) Maybe I need to get me one of these purty red hats. Happy Birthday in February!
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12/11/2007 08:25:56 PM
Too funny. The pink hat and your sideways glance lends an air of incongruity that makes this shot. 9
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12/11/2007 06:24:50 PM
I hope I'm right in my guess. You are.....' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/3102.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/3102.gif', '/') + 1) . ' alanfreed, right? Nice sharp, crisp photo.

Oh, by the way, my aunt wants her hat back! lol! BB
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12/11/2007 04:10:20 PM
You are a very funny man, El Guapo! =)
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12/11/2007 02:01:03 PM
very nice professional lighting. Perfect. added with humour = 8
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12/11/2007 07:41:42 AM
hahahahaha great shot. The expression is priceless!
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12/11/2007 07:05:46 AM
Great photo. Good luck
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12/09/2007 11:36:49 PM
A pleasure to view. Nicely done.
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12/09/2007 10:51:28 PM
lol, that hat really is your color:)
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12/09/2007 03:01:11 PM
The technical gestalt here is "mall Studio", utterly banal, but the hat and the expression are SO outside that. I have come back tot his many times and it always makes me smile, so I am giving you a large bump. My first reaction was "blehhh", but now I love it.
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12/09/2007 03:00:45 PM
A witty subversion of the Shopping Mall portrait!
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12/09/2007 02:45:17 AM
laffs brilliantly funny
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12/08/2007 05:48:49 PM
7 - You better take it back and get the next size up.
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12/08/2007 05:34:33 PM
Well, some of the portraits don't need anything but a little smile and good score. A very good photo technically, I love the way you did with hat and all that. Lights are on perfect spot... Good job :)
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12/08/2007 07:43:01 AM
Alanfreed!
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12/08/2007 12:23:36 AM
Your eyeballs are differently sized. That explains your perspective. Excellent.
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12/07/2007 05:12:39 PM
Cute hat ;-P !! Great image and so brave.
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12/07/2007 08:57:03 AM
funny! love the expression
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12/06/2007 10:25:52 PM
And what a lovely shade of pink it is. Priceless :-) It does make your lips look a little pale, though. It's so hard to carry off bright colors, don't you think?
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12/06/2007 08:04:57 PM
I can't believe you beat MY hat!!!!!!!! =p I love the super traditional set up great expression and super dooper cool and colour hat adds a great twist to the tradional idea lol
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12/06/2007 11:05:05 AM
funny!
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12/06/2007 10:22:33 AM
Ha, good details, and the background is a good match for your eyes. I'd maybe keep that hat to myself in the future though!
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12/06/2007 03:24:39 AM
LOL!!!! I'm not entirely sure pink is your color, but I'm not an expert on these things. I think this would be an excellent shot to use with your resume. Definitely shows off your slightly quirky side, but with some subtlety. :-)
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12/06/2007 12:43:21 AM
Very funny. Love the expression, with the raised eyebrow. Love the juxtaposition of the suit with the pink hat.
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12/05/2007 11:20:20 PM
Lovely, just lovely, AlanInPink! Pink suits you, and it contrasts beautifully with the blue eyes, tie, and background (although a touch of rouge/lipstick to match the pink would have perfected it). And the gray hair makes it look so dignified!

I should get serious. As a self-portrait, I think this is quite good, and one of the best entries. It is a nice "traditional" presentation, yet it has funk, and shows (I think) quite a bit of your character. I really like it. (10)
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12/05/2007 10:36:40 PM
This is really sharp image. Love the way it is technically executed. Goodluck.9.
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12/05/2007 06:26:56 PM
Is that you Alan? This is the funniest shot from the challenge :D Love it all, the hat goes great with your presidential look.
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12/05/2007 04:12:02 PM
haha! :-D
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12/05/2007 03:11:18 PM
You're too sexy for that hat.
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12/05/2007 03:08:49 PM
The way i see this picture is more formal setting, i mean like a passport photo, directly from front, and then this funny hat and expression.
Would have been more interesting, is this what you were trying to do???
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12/05/2007 01:50:00 PM
The hat does not make the man this time around, huh? Great expression. Nice lighting and composition. Thanks for making me smile!
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12/05/2007 11:40:55 AM
alanfreed! Cool hat - ha! Fantastic lighting. Technically perfect.
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12/05/2007 11:01:07 AM
Fantastic colours, super sharpness and just a wonderfully surreal image. Your expression is magnificent and I love the way this shot takes the traditional 'corporate image' and just messes with it in a way that is at once both obvious and yet (bizarrely) not overstated (ie you did not go down the man in a frock route)

Great shot which both makes me laugh and also slightly unnerves me
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12/05/2007 10:51:41 AM
You really have to loosen up, Alan... maybe a pink tie? ;)
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12/05/2007 10:31:58 AM
yep, suits you well :)
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12/05/2007 10:09:51 AM
I love this! This has got to be one of my favorites so far. Haha!
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12/05/2007 08:41:10 AM
Nice hat Alan and very professional CEO portrait lighting too. I can see you as the next mayor.
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12/05/2007 08:27:38 AM
LOL!! Love it. The hat works well with the pose and suit. Its a great hat really but just not your color. Great lighting and composition. Well done!!
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12/05/2007 08:20:26 AM
going to the races are we? ;)
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12/05/2007 07:44:03 AM
Great lighting and humourous
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12/05/2007 07:04:41 AM
+1 for the hat.
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12/05/2007 04:39:35 AM
Excellent portrait - shame about the hat! No, I' sorry, it did make me smile.
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12/05/2007 12:10:37 AM
cute hat ;) haha
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12/05/2007 12:07:45 AM
this is funny! nice idea.
good photo (:
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