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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Samsung GX-10
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Snellville, Georgia, USA
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

Yes, this was a single image capture. Long exposure, total darkness, firing the flash via handheld remote. Took many many shots to get the positioning right!

Let's see.

RAW file,
used Lightroom for starters, cropped
shifted to CS3 to finialize.
Adjusted levels to darken the black shirt even more,
used a gradient layer mask,
then edited the mask a little more manually.

Then applied the steps to draganize the image found at //www.ascenicworld.com/2007/11/28/a-photoshop-tutorial-the-dragan-method-demystified/.

Resized for submission.

Place: 183 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.0868
Avg (commenters): 4.4444
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.1399
Views since voting: 1022
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 311
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 07:34:09 PM
Idea is good, execution a bit poor, but nothing personal. I don't even know you so, don't start yelling "REVENGE". Too dark, the settings are ok, I can see it's sharp, focused... lighting even not bad, but overall is kind of dark.
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12/09/2007 06:49:24 PM
The lighting here seems a little bit harsh but I like your multiple set-up. BB
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2007 11:53:25 AM
good creativity.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2007 12:04:51 AM
great job
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2007 10:39:39 PM
You put some thought into this, I like that, nice use of lights and darks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2007 05:07:30 PM
I like your take on the SP. Lighting is a bit harsh on the shot in the middle, and I think you had a chance to make the shot a bit bigger. Other than that great work.
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12/05/2007 03:01:13 PM
The concept is pretty old, so would have loved to see some new treatment to it. Technically too dont like the lighting, illuminates the features randomly, atleast would liked to see the three faces lit the same way. The pic can be made better
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12/05/2007 02:59:13 PM
I wish there was a LITTLE bit more light in the shot but this is a great idea! Nice job!
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12/05/2007 02:15:34 PM
Almost can't see the hand over your mouth. Was this a strobe?
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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