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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Bear_Music


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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Self Portrait, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

Tone mapped from RAW, exported to CS3, shadow/highlight, B/W adjustment layer faded do desaturate overall, Dodging (around the eyes especially) on an overlay layer, image flattened, duped, "apply image" in soft light mode, shadow/highlight again, vignette, resize, sharpen, border, save for web.

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unprocessed original:

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 241
Avg (all users): 7.1094
Avg (commenters): 8.0192
Avg (participants): 6.8487
Avg (non-participants): 7.2637
Views since voting: 5640
Views during voting: 696
Votes: 320
Comments: 72
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/04/2010 05:14:48 PM
This is an absolutely brilliant portrait. Very well done.
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04/19/2009 07:01:51 PM
Loved the book, the movie, and now your picture!
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01/11/2008 12:06:00 PM
Tone mapping? What is that?
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12/23/2007 01:44:45 PM
Bear Music does Bukowski is my take on this. Dan_Cottle's comment is very valid, IMO. It is indeed a brave commenter to say that. Nice to see some have the guts to make that type of comment around here. There is some sort of repulsive inspiration in this photo though. I can indeed learn something from it. So thanks. I'm glad you entered it.
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12/17/2007 07:53:58 PM
After looking at the original I have to say that you did an OUTSTANDING job at editing. I love the effect of the after shot. Congrats on 7th place.
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12/13/2007 04:31:29 PM
Great photo, congrats on your high finish!
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12/13/2007 12:28:23 PM
What an awesome job with the processing - there's so much more drama to it now. It fits in perfectly with your theme. Congrats on the top 10!
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12/12/2007 09:29:33 PM
you should retitle this Revenge of the Self Portrait. congratulations!
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12/12/2007 09:11:18 PM
awesome!!!!
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12/12/2007 08:34:09 PM
I really expected this one to ribbon, still love it and congratulations on your high placement you deserved it!
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12/12/2007 07:36:44 PM
I dont understand this type of processing at all. I cant stand it
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12/12/2007 10:16:56 AM
Hey, congratulations displaced Sailor!! I love it when my top picks shine back at me from the front page :)

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12/12/2007 09:42:32 AM
Wonderful!! Congrats on top 10 - Excellent!!
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12/12/2007 08:51:18 AM
So pleased. This is killer, Rob. Congrats.
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12/12/2007 05:01:37 AM
Congrats on your top 10 Robert!! Wonderful detail!
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12/12/2007 03:32:49 AM
Congrats Robert! No harsh light probably accounts for most of that .8 increase over your entry in Self Portrait V.
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12/12/2007 03:28:05 AM
Awesome detail Robert...great to see you in the top 10
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12/12/2007 12:53:23 AM
Congrats on 7th!! Great macro! ;-P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 09:36:23 PM
Man - you would think you could have found yourself a prettier model. ;)
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12/11/2007 07:20:29 AM
You did a wonderful job snapping this shot. Processing is wonderful as well.
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12/11/2007 12:49:36 AM
I think theres a bit too much in the background but i love the detail on the face :) well captured
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12/10/2007 07:28:32 AM
this is great rugged weathered old salt love it! 7
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12/09/2007 11:38:21 PM
A striking portrait. One of my favorites.
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12/09/2007 05:49:47 PM
Tone Mapping-Music
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12/09/2007 02:53:45 PM
Love the reference to that movie. Great segway, the photo is fitting.
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12/09/2007 02:10:05 PM
The crazy beard makes this for me, both echoing and reinforcing the play in the background, both of the landscape and the few stray hairs. I assume this was shot on a windy day--hair doesn't grow that way naturally!

Very Hemingwayesque, despite the Mishima title. I'm not sure the title really fits.
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12/09/2007 10:20:42 AM
Very nice!
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12/09/2007 09:46:08 AM
great
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12/09/2007 09:44:56 AM
I have a thing for sailors..LOL.. Nice photo!
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12/09/2007 08:36:12 AM
perfect portrait.....
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12/08/2007 08:49:25 PM
Oh, this is awwwwwesome! Absolutely awesome!

Methinks tho that your excellent photography reveals a man very much in sync and harmony with the sea :)
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12/08/2007 06:20:50 PM
Excellent, excellent, excellent... I think I like it. 10
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12/08/2007 09:21:45 AM
Wow I love it because it is so intense. Very nice clean focus and good enhancements.
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12/08/2007 07:22:02 AM
Bear Music!
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12/08/2007 01:27:04 AM
A little too HDRish for me (or is that too tonemappish?). But I like the pose and composition.
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12/07/2007 11:42:36 PM
Nice PP on this to give the edgy look to yourself. Well Done!
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12/07/2007 04:30:03 PM
There is definitely a story on this face. Very sharp, nice colors. I like it overall.
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12/07/2007 03:07:21 PM
This one obviously deserves a 10 .
While some others try to hide wrinkles and show an expresionless face with no personality and without life , you don't cheat !
La arruga es bella ( spanish saying = wrinkle is beautiful), so is this portrait .
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12/07/2007 01:27:05 AM
I like the way the eyes pierce into the viewers eyes through the photograph
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12/07/2007 01:19:55 AM
Applause!
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12/06/2007 11:42:45 PM
Wonderful texture and pp work.
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12/06/2007 10:08:27 PM
I hope this ribbons it's one of my favorites 9
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12/06/2007 04:48:06 PM
I've never seen a beard that goes upwards! Anyway, great shot 9
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12/06/2007 03:41:41 PM
Impressed
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12/06/2007 02:16:43 PM
Moving
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12/06/2007 11:36:24 AM
Bear_Music? Nice detailed shot shows a lot of life experience. I can't figure out if this is shot straight down at water way below or at an angle of water just behind. The title fits well. Nice crop.
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12/06/2007 11:31:18 AM
very good photo, but a little over processed for my taste. It looks as if the guy just came off the fridge...8
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12/06/2007 11:29:12 AM
Great post processing, really brought out the textures.
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12/06/2007 11:25:47 AM
love the title. great detail.
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12/06/2007 09:44:41 AM
This photo is really really sharp too sharp for my taste. However, if that was toned down just a tad, it would be great. The lighting is excellent to me.
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12/06/2007 09:06:06 AM
Nice texture and lighting.
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12/06/2007 01:54:10 AM
Hi Robert! GREAT shot of you - love the setting as it suits you so very well.
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12/05/2007 11:00:12 PM
Beautiful. Very sharp. The burning of wrinkles works very well. Goodluck.9.
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12/05/2007 09:50:41 PM
HDR? You have really sharp detail here! Nice. BB
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12/05/2007 08:13:04 PM
Nice. Crisp and clean.
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12/05/2007 08:03:28 PM
wish there was more to the composition. I want to see more the beard and the head and the scene just a bit. love the colours. A little surreal, but striking.
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12/05/2007 07:01:16 PM
You sure love them shadow/highlights bear :)
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12/05/2007 05:53:12 PM
I don't get it - all I see is water drops. :P
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12/05/2007 01:54:17 PM
Great SP, Robert!
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12/05/2007 01:28:00 PM
Bear, what, no glasses? And if this isn't Bear_Music I'll have to eat my keyboard or something. Lovely (sounds weird for this image), but yes, lovely self-portrait! ~9
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12/05/2007 11:42:34 AM
Robert? Great detail & tones. I really like the editing.
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12/05/2007 10:50:05 AM
Hey Robert. Interesting POV! Love the wind in the beard. :)
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12/05/2007 10:00:21 AM
if this doesn't win I'll eat my own entry.
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12/05/2007 09:25:44 AM
That's terrific. Love the honest approach. Great crop as well.
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12/05/2007 08:58:04 AM
Great pose, and tonemapping. I like the feel to the shot, and your expression is awesome. Nice work.
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12/05/2007 06:07:21 AM
Stunning shot. Absolutely superb colouring and fantastic sharpness and detail, an image made for me by the eys which seem to tell unspoken tales of many things seen - both good and bad - but which retain a compassion and humanity.

Brilliant SP. Good Luck in the challenge
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12/05/2007 06:02:32 AM
not bad bear :)
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12/05/2007 05:42:22 AM
All you can say for this is wow!!
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12/05/2007 05:01:49 AM
wow check out the detail. Nice one Robert 7
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12/05/2007 04:29:49 AM
great detail, fantastic editing...wow 8
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12/05/2007 02:33:11 AM
Heh, this looks nothing like Yukio Mishima. ;-Þ
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12/05/2007 01:38:19 AM
Nice work! A very detailed contrast.;) 9++
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