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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200 Ooops
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

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Shoot details:
Lighting is a single strobe with 45 inch umbrella from the left of the frame, tilted down at the beautiful model. Slightly to the right of the camera from a low angle is a 48 inch gold reflector. This gives me a bit of the clamshell effect.

The rim light is produced by a ramped up curves layer with a blurred mask around the subject. This gives a boosted halo effect while retaining transparency and detail around the edges.

I used the Digital Anarchy Background Designer filter to add texture to the background (which was a blue wall). I then used a layer mask to cut out the subject.

Statistics
Place: 138 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.5373
Avg (commenters): 6.8125
Avg (participants): 5.2645
Avg (non-participants): 5.7015
Views since voting: 1408
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 322
Comments: 37
Favorites: 0


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12/17/2007 06:19:12 PM
Quite the handsome fellow and I love the facial expression. The sweater is a nice contrast. Maybe you can show us a few without the hat?
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12/12/2007 08:52:56 AM
Sweet shot, really. (Don't worry about the "1" -- even the first place photo got one.) Well done!
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12/12/2007 03:43:36 AM
I wonder what was going through Mr. 1's head? I'd just like to know how anyone could justify that vote? Maybe he thinks I'm a dick, but I'd at least like him to balls up and say it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2007 05:52:42 AM
Hey, i really like this one! Multiple things, the lighting, the neat complimentary colours and the sweater too! ;) That cap coming over the glasses is irritating though!
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12/10/2007 01:45:52 AM
Nice colors, they compliment well. Green gift, and background. Red hat and shirt. Just sweet! BB

PS. Leroy you are one of the COUPLE that I recognized.
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12/09/2007 07:44:32 PM
Merry Christmas to you too. I am glad you have this photo here. Simple, very nice. Technically excellent. A very good job overall :)
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12/09/2007 06:27:26 PM
The expression on your face is kinda ambiguous. Can't tell if you're wishing the viewers happy holidays, or silently wishing they'd all get lumps of coal. ;-).
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12/09/2007 08:27:27 AM
Fun to look at and it has the Xmas cheer as well..... I like it a lot.....
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12/09/2007 02:51:10 AM
Good, nice light. I guess, you don't have to take my word for it, but I think if you placed that, how do you call it?, the ball at the top of the hat?, so, if you placed that thing better, and if you got rid of the presents, this would have been a textbook example of lightning portraits.
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12/08/2007 06:28:09 PM
Great Santa hat, love the idea of this, well done!
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12/08/2007 07:13:27 AM
Fotomann forever?
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12/08/2007 12:48:49 AM
Personally, I hate it when there are balls hanging in my face. But that's just me... personally...and all...nice picture...you're a gifted photographer..

;)
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12/07/2007 07:48:31 PM
Merry Christmas to you too, Leroy.
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12/07/2007 03:45:03 PM
Aw, good timing! Sharp and colorful, wonderful composition and use of lighting!
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12/07/2007 12:51:15 PM
Very festive. Merry Christmas. :)
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12/07/2007 12:14:11 AM
That sweater doesn't say christmas at all. haha
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12/07/2007 12:03:36 AM
lol nice capture
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12/06/2007 09:24:42 PM
put your &*(&(& in the box
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12/06/2007 09:30:27 AM
Merry Christmas to you too! I like the colors and lighting. Good.
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12/06/2007 08:57:34 AM
Nice, simple, good lighting -- nothing odd.
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12/06/2007 05:03:52 AM
beautiful shot except I find the pom pom from the hat annoying when it is so close to your right eye
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12/06/2007 04:44:16 AM
Well theres one of the most familiar faces at DPC good shot Leeroy
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12/06/2007 01:15:45 AM
Very nice Xmas portrait!
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12/05/2007 11:37:08 PM
fotomann?
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12/05/2007 08:15:02 PM
I know everyones probably saying it but the shaddow from the pom pom is destracting. Nice back ground colour and texture though 5
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12/05/2007 07:41:57 PM
Dang Leroy, the goatee is getting long!!

Great Light (as Usuall)...
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12/05/2007 06:02:51 PM
I'm not sure I like the placement of the pom pom on the hat. Very nice texture detail in the sweater, though.
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12/05/2007 05:42:48 PM
nice and festive - gotta love the package, the hat and the nice warm sincere face - good work!
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12/05/2007 05:41:07 PM
I have to ask myself - would I buy a cell phone from this guy? Well, would I? Oh- wait, I was asking myself.

Nice hat, nice sweater, good lighting and- oh, is that present for me? :D Love the absence of cheese!
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12/05/2007 03:36:01 PM
AWWWWW! :)
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12/05/2007 02:11:11 PM
The tip of the hat and the light need to be on opposite sides.
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12/05/2007 09:35:29 AM
And a Merry Christmas to you too!
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12/05/2007 08:43:04 AM
Great pose and expression. I like your take on the challenge this year, no shock factor, lol, and you have everyone in mind. Great work!
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12/05/2007 05:00:11 AM
hehe I love it!8
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12/05/2007 04:30:05 AM
awww, is that for me?

great colors
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12/05/2007 02:55:15 AM
awwwwwww.... i love it :D
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