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Eyes That Betray Ribbon Hog Envy
Eyes That Betray Ribbon Hog Envy
jonfrommk


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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Stony Stratford
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: f2.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.125
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2007

This challenge REALLY was a challenge for me as I much much prefer to be on the other side of the camera. I appreciate that the shot is a tad dark/noisy but this is one of the very rare occasions when my smile for a picture appears natural and not a grotesque rictus (even if you can only see it slightly in my eyes).

A couple of big thank yous are required. I used [user]fotomann-forever[/user]'s tutorial for the black and white conversion (which made this a whole lot better and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' idnic's great pimp your eyes tutorial

The weird thing is that I had not intended to 'go green' with this shot and had tried to pimp my eyes browner (their natural colour). Then when I started playing around with the hue and sat levelson the conversion it started having the effect of turning my eyes green which i then accentuated

I almost wish I could wear contact lenses (the idea of sticking something on my eyeballs makes my stomach churn) so I could invest in a green pair because the I like the effect




Statistics
Place: 108 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.7382
Avg (commenters): 6.4615
Avg (participants): 5.4211
Avg (non-participants): 5.9163
Views since voting: 933
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 317
Comments: 19
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12/13/2007 08:43:32 PM
Handsome portrait, Jon! I should have recognized you. The good humor really shines through despite the fact you are "hiding" -- the unusual pose is really great, too, and the composition is somewhat humble (in a good way). Nice grainy film look.
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12/12/2007 10:36:42 AM
I thought this might be you, you handsome devil! You did a great job on this. . but you had a very handsome model to work with :)
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12/12/2007 08:49:17 AM
Jon. I didn't know you had green eyes. The effect works very well to draw attention to a very good self portrait.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 07:02:36 PM
The green works great for the challenge. But I must admit to being quite partial to your natural brown. LOVE the direct eye contact and the hidden smile seen through your eyes. A very lovely self portrait of a very handsome man.
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12/11/2007 08:08:38 AM
hahaha You're going down
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12/10/2007 11:20:13 PM
Hi Jon! Cute photo! I like how you've tucked yourself into the corner like that. At least you aren't looking so serious this time. Are your eyes really that green or was it really just an ENVY moment? lol Good luck!
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12/09/2007 05:36:40 PM
Cool. Nice composition, lighting and post process. Overall is a very nice picture :)
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12/08/2007 01:23:01 AM
Feh. Don't envy them, just do shoot to make yourself happy. Nice touch on the green eyes, though.
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12/08/2007 12:56:23 AM
Not a fan of the processing. It makes it look like you have hair on your arms. And the eye color is un-natural. Then again, maybe it's just me.
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12/06/2007 09:30:40 PM
The selective color in this images is very subtle. I'm usually not a fan of this technique but you used it wisely here. 6
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12/06/2007 06:35:33 PM
it could be better if you have place your face in the center
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12/06/2007 01:24:15 PM
I get it, green with envy! I like your use of negative space here and your nice detail. BB
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12/06/2007 11:25:48 AM
I'm diggin the title. Lol... Nice pose, and really great lighting. I think the B&W with green really work well. Nice work.
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12/05/2007 05:53:54 PM
Nice eyes! I believe I have spotted a friend!
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12/05/2007 05:38:24 PM
cool pic, I like the eyes touch
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12/05/2007 05:34:40 PM
The eyes don´t work with the photo
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12/05/2007 12:48:24 PM
I like it! Ruggedly handsome in a very creative pose :) Good luck!
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12/05/2007 07:40:00 AM
Interesting...
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12/05/2007 06:00:29 AM
really nice portrait. Like the crop and the composition. But not sure about the colored eyes
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