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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Signs
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Dec 3, 2007
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Persuasive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

Went with the classic 50mm lens. I hear it's good for portraits. Took out both of our sexy lights, one on either side of me. I think you can see which side was 500w and which side was 250w. I knew I wanted to pose with a globe, and tried a few different ideas. This one came to me during the sessions. Can you see where my fingers are?

Crop. Resize. Converted to b/w with calculations. USM.

I guess this is gonna get killed because you can't see my eyes. Too bad.


======post-challenge======

My fingers are pointing to Iraq... Couldn't you feel them, Deb? Or smell them at least? hahahahaha

and yes, a heart was drawn on the map before we got it, somewhere on the coast of North Africa.

Statistics
Place: 130 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.5784
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.4706
Avg (non-participants): 5.6471
Views since voting: 819
Views during voting: 440
Votes: 306
Comments: 25
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12/14/2007 08:36:45 PM
Wonderful shot Don, the tones and lighting are marvelous.
I like the title, "Peace.... but I still squish you like ants". Just kidding.
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12/12/2007 09:22:33 PM
sorry, Don, you still look like a youngin' to me!
Happy Holidays!

~Anni
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12/12/2007 07:23:56 PM
this is a terrible self-portrait...
reason is simple, you look like a well respected, thoughtful and sober man, which makes this no different than that guy who took a picture of someone else...
DQ I say, down with top notch lighting and excellent processing!
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12/12/2007 12:03:38 PM
Why is Peace the sexy thing, what happened to Justice? No more Wise Men to tell the Right from Wrong? I know there are a few out there...

As for the photo, just like a few others, couldn't tell that's Iraq. Also, the V of fingers (wasn't this what Sir Winston did to say that he won those Germans?), so the V of fingers doesn't look very natural. Given the open but not smiling mouth, it rather looks like the globe, with everything in it, is falling and you are in great trouble to keep it there. Well, in a way, that's the truth, isn't it?

The best thing in the photo is the hair: good light, good shapes and fluidity in it. In my opinion.
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12/12/2007 10:39:58 AM
So this is the face behind all those well-deserved ribbons :) I like it, you handsome thing you! :)
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12/12/2007 09:29:19 AM
I like the hair! it has just the right amount of gel.
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12/12/2007 08:35:12 AM
you beat me bitch.

seriously, this is a great sp, lighting and everything.
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12/12/2007 08:20:25 AM
I can't quite see where your fingers are - need a bit higher resolution on the shot (or better eyes on my part.) I do like this, though. Works quite well, even without the eyes. And I still don't understand calculations. Other than the quadratic - that one I remember.
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12/12/2007 08:12:47 AM
Gee you're cute ! I can't see where your fingers are...can you tell us?
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12/12/2007 03:26:22 AM
I really like the lighting, esp. how it hits your hair. Nice shot, Don!
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12/12/2007 12:59:54 AM
Except for the handsome face and shiny curls, what I like best is the lighting and the B&W conversion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 10:29:34 PM
It's like a tribute to Al Gore - peace and love for the world. Is that a heart on the globe? Lighting looks great and I love this in black and white.
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12/10/2007 01:16:25 AM
Are you pointing towards "home" Or, just peace on earth? Nice B&W. BB
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12/09/2007 10:25:00 AM
I love the composition and lighting.
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12/08/2007 10:41:38 PM
Good way to send a message and nice portrait..
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12/07/2007 11:41:18 PM
"You are here". This photo tells me you like to travel :) nice photo, I like the lighting, posing... Good job overall :)
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12/07/2007 03:31:43 AM
i feel this is a well managed exposure and the BW suits this one a lot
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12/07/2007 12:12:16 AM
On earth, AMEN brother
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12/06/2007 11:09:13 AM
nice photo and message.
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12/05/2007 05:08:28 PM
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12/05/2007 04:56:36 PM
Sweet idea and composition. Lighting is right on, and I like your take on the SP. Nice work.
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12/05/2007 03:00:09 PM
Nice Idea and nice lighting too!
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12/05/2007 02:09:36 PM
Ahhh, like Miss America :)
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12/05/2007 07:38:03 AM
Nice lighting.
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12/05/2007 02:41:58 AM
Like the idea, the lighting, i would enfasiced the country on the map...
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