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Is there something stuck between my teeth?
Is there something stuck between my teeth?
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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED-IF
Location: Sydney
Date: Dec 3, 2007
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2007

Anyone got a toothpick?

I bought two tripod halogen lights yesterday, each tripod has two 500W halogen lights. Backdrop is a bed cover taped to the wall on one side and stuck in the doorway in the other in my small room. I had the two tripods in front of me diagonal at about 30 degree angle at each side. One pointing upwards, one at eye level. I ended up with 4 catchlights in each eye so I cloned out 3 from each eye. It didn't look as low key as I wanted so in PSP, I adjusted the light in levels and curves adjustments layers. I also attempted to dodge some areas by using another curves layer. At the end I added one very dark curves adjustments layer (by dragging the middle point down in the curves), I Inverted mask of the layer and I used a very soft brush at 30 opacity to darken the right side of the face (my left cheek) little bit more without touching the chicken (that sounds funny when I read it back). I also used the same layer to darken around the face and the chicken. Resized. I added a duplicate layer, applied a high pass sharpen and flattened at 70 opacity. I'm curious to know if anyone thinks I managed to get a successful low key look.

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12/13/2007 10:57:08 AM
LOL! Great sense of humor or as I often get..."sense-less humor." Great concept! "10" :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2007 11:40:23 PM
lol I cannot wait to find out what this is you have in your mouth. You did a good job using your eyes to say - "it's kind of uncomfortable" lol
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12/10/2007 11:21:51 AM
I'm sorry, but this is just bad
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12/10/2007 01:57:37 AM
You look a little worried, I wonder why. It actually looks like a really tasty steak!
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12/09/2007 04:00:27 PM
Yuck!!
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12/09/2007 10:04:41 AM
Nope, I don'[t see anything. Looks like you ate a blasting cap though.
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12/08/2007 06:01:08 PM
It got my attention...but it's still GROSS.
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12/08/2007 03:24:13 PM
no,nothin,your good bro...
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12/08/2007 01:24:54 AM
Ick. Funny, but ick. :)
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12/07/2007 10:10:42 PM
Funny caption, a bit disgusting photo. Although clean picture technically and I can see your face here... it's not much of an "art" ;)
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12/07/2007 03:46:59 PM
No no, you look fine! :) Haha. Decent lighting, but what did you do with the rest of that chicken?
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12/06/2007 07:15:42 PM
LOL :D
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12/06/2007 06:57:50 PM
well worth a chuckle
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12/06/2007 01:50:43 PM
looks like you got in a motorcycle accident
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12/06/2007 11:39:02 AM
LOL... great title and idea. Def. some shock factor when you pop up with whatever the hell that is. Nice work.
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12/06/2007 10:59:03 AM
lol..ar you going to eat that?
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12/06/2007 09:52:59 AM
At least you made sure your face was in focus. Hope dinner was good too.
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12/06/2007 09:33:12 AM
first of all gross! lol What in the world is that? Funny photo though.
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12/06/2007 07:14:06 AM
LOL...that's great fun
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12/05/2007 11:38:04 PM
omg
12/05/2007 11:16:48 PM
Nah, it's just your imagination :)
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12/05/2007 10:00:57 PM
No I don't see anything you look fine. Hahah, Clever idea
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12/05/2007 06:13:36 PM
Amusing concept and caption, generally well executed from a technical standpoint, but not a particularly appealing/attractive image.
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12/05/2007 05:52:16 PM
Nope. You're fine.
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12/05/2007 05:22:45 AM
ups! What is this in his face?
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