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Not as Simple as B/W
Not as Simple as B/W
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 300
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

Applied makeup to face, hand, and hair. Even though it is difficult to tell, the white half does have makeup on it. But I do enjoy the b/w better then the colour version.

Post, I converted to jpg and opened in cs2
Duplicated the layer - Auto Levels
Duplicated dup layer - Virtual Photographer Black/White
- Shadows/Highlight
- Lucia Arts
- Layer mode soft light
- combine visible
combined image - usm - masking layer
lucia b/w layer mode set normal
- usm
- masked colours desired (eyes, ribbon, ball, bit of wall)
Photo Filter - masked - enhanced eye colour
- combine visible
- dodge/burn (hair, face)
- clone bits of light flash in ball (removed)
Resized
Save for web
Submit.

I believe that is everything. Happy viewing.

Statistics
Place: 97 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.8553
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7983
Avg (non-participants): 5.8906
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 311
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/28/2008 12:54:12 AM
Fuuuhhhhrreeeeaaakkkkyyyy! :) I like all the contrasts and variations, including the blue touches.
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12/15/2007 10:16:35 PM
very good work Gett....getting better all the time
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2007 10:17:29 PM
hot stuff
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12/10/2007 04:20:46 AM
A for originality
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12/10/2007 02:25:14 AM
Yeah, no kidding! This is crazy. Nice blue accents. BB
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12/09/2007 08:01:55 PM
Nice. Although too many things going on, I like the idea. nice preparation and execution. Overall, good job :)
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12/09/2007 06:42:16 PM
You should make holiday cards out of this ;-). Love dark fingernails and the twinkle effect on the ribbon.
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12/09/2007 09:47:08 AM
Weird but neat. Good luck
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12/07/2007 01:26:28 AM
The image gives a very cluttery feel, i guess lighting must be tough on this one, but still the harsh shadows do not help
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12/06/2007 11:46:58 PM
Very interesting pp work. A tad too busy for my taste but kudos for having the talent to do it.
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12/06/2007 09:40:22 PM
i really feel like this does not feel like a 'true' portrait due to the fact of how your holding the ball...It would had been really cool without the ball and with just your face instead to tell the story. Because a good majority of the color is in that ball, you want to focus on that and also the fact that your holding it up and really close to your face.
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12/06/2007 07:36:56 PM
Looking very metal!!! Great job on make up, pose, and post processing, I like the black nail varnish and the lil star burst on the ribbon!
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12/06/2007 09:19:24 AM
Great lighting... otherwise quite weird.
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12/06/2007 08:06:57 AM
One word: Cool.

Okay so that wasn't much of a comment. Well thought out, well executed.
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12/05/2007 11:07:10 PM
I love the glimmer of light coming off of the coil. I like the PP.
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12/05/2007 02:06:04 PM
Nice one, Andrew! You are the SP master. I'm usually not a fan of selective desat, but you totally made it work here. How you come up with so many unique and refreshing ways to portray yourself is beyond me. Great job!
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12/05/2007 09:02:38 AM
Love your take on the challenge. Great job with the blue mixing in there also. I think the paint looks great and the composition rocks. Nice work man.
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12/05/2007 05:35:07 AM
Very creative. Love the processing. I really admire the effort which might have gone into all this makeup and processing. Goodluck. 10.
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12/05/2007 04:30:21 AM
interesting, some kind of weird Santa!
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12/05/2007 01:39:17 AM
very cool! great editing
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