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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Home
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Self Portrait, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2007

Any self-portrait should be a process of self-discovery and risk-taking, and should result in an image that exposes something about yourself. This was what I hoped to achieve here.

The most fun part about this project was inserting myself into the images on the right side of the screen. It was challenging to match the lighting on the originals, but I think they turned out pretty good.

Technicals:
(I did a lot of little things and I can't remember everything, but here's what I can recall)
Raw conversion in ACR, adjusting white balance, temperature, contrast and saturation.

In Elements:
Crop
Applied Dry Brush Effect, and then erased out the monitor screen.
Cloning to fix some blemishes on my face and smooth out some of the color.
Shadow and Highlights
Resize
Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 100 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.8258
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 5.5667
Avg (non-participants): 5.9895
Views since voting: 1016
Views during voting: 493
Votes: 310
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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12/12/2007 06:51:18 AM
You were robbed!!! One of the best of the bunch.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2007 01:35:07 AM
Nice post processing and use of Norman Rockwell!
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12/09/2007 06:56:25 PM
Clever and well done.
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12/08/2007 03:23:59 PM
clever...
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12/07/2007 10:10:07 PM
liked the theme. facial expressions could have been different.
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12/07/2007 12:36:50 PM
Interesting. I like the colors. Good composition. Nicely done, :)
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12/07/2007 12:08:14 AM
I don't like the pastel look here. It just doesn't work that well.
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12/06/2007 05:58:06 PM
I like the title, it makes me think and wonder what more you mean.
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12/06/2007 03:46:49 PM
Very nice PS
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12/06/2007 09:39:26 AM
MOST EXCELLENT IDEA!!!! Well executed too!
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12/06/2007 01:28:48 AM
excellent. love the rembrandt/warhol/rockwell/ auto portraits!
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12/06/2007 12:20:17 AM
Very clever and creative!! Nicely done!
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12/05/2007 07:28:59 PM
Damn, you're creative.
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12/05/2007 06:21:20 PM
I've always liked that Norman Rockwell painting. Neat idea.
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12/05/2007 05:12:06 PM
Love the fact that this is a tribute to the Rockwell! Just seems to flat and a bit busy.
TC
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12/05/2007 04:27:07 AM
very nice attention to detail
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