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...is the Best Game You Can Name
...is the Best Game You Can Name
Citadel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: My home dungeon
Date: Apr 24, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sports, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2008

Duplicated layer (X 2)
On layer marked "Clarify"
Channel mixer (100% red)
Clarify (20)
Cloned out artifacts created by this
Other layer mixed as "hard light" (100% opacity)
Set opacity for clarify to 43
Flattened
Cropped
USM
Export to JPG


Post challenge:
Top 25! Nice! Thanks to all who commented.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.0173
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.8929
Avg (non-participants): 6.0769
Views since voting: 984
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 173
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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05/07/2008 12:31:41 PM
What I like

I like the lighting of this image, it gives a good sense of mood and anticipation.
the angle has given the player a larger, meaner appearance ie dont mess with me buddy.

What I dont like
Is that the editing has made the shadows noisy and grimy!
the background is too black I would prefer to see some shadowy figures to give the feeling thiswas a real game and not just a posed shot.
Congratulations on atop 25 finish.
Sulamk
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05/06/2008 03:15:32 AM
best game ever!!

love the lighting!
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05/05/2008 12:01:15 AM
Hello out there, we're on the air, it's hockey night tonight...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2008 11:08:46 PM
Fantastic...9 from me.
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05/01/2008 10:59:05 PM
Good composition and lighting. To me, his expression looks a bit...well, sad, as opposed to intimidating.
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05/01/2008 10:49:13 AM
Nice lighting !!
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04/30/2008 04:28:08 PM
GO STARS! :P This is a great shot. The shadowing adds such mood to the portrait and the negative space to the left works well. You might be able to crop just a touch of the neg space off and still get a very impactful photo. Nice job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2008 06:30:55 AM
As an Ice hockey fan I love this photograph. I love the idea of the lighting techniques to create the shadows and make it have an impact. Looks mysterious, great photograph :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/29/2008 11:33:24 PM
stompin' tom!!!!!!!!
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04/29/2008 04:35:45 PM
Quite good lighting, well composed and with good use of negative space. Over all very well done.
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04/28/2008 01:04:20 PM
cool dramatic lighting, wish i could see more of the person. or he had skates hanging on his shoulder.
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04/28/2008 12:27:41 PM
Go Edmonton:P
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