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Little Big Man
Little Big Man
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Male Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: May 27, 2008
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2008

I am going to go ahead and document this much earlier than usual cause its just kind of silly.

Votes: 46
Views: 103
Avg Vote: 6.9348
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 05/28/08 12:34 pm

I just dropped out of the 7 range. Now i am not complaining - not by a long shot. But I must say that I have been confused alot with some of the scores I have been getting on my images. Images I thought would skyrocket dont and images I suspect will be in the mid 5s go the opposite direction as well. This is not a high 6 shot. I have to assume that through the rest of the week my score will drop steadily but I just dont know anymore. But what are you people thinking?

Anyways - just a silly shot of my boy wearing my clothes. They are a bit too big for the effect I wanted. I didnt take the wrinkles out, I didnt clean up the threads on the collar, my backdrop is messy, the lighting isnt the best. But I have an entry addiction so in it went.

PP - RAW conversion, S/H, selective color tweaks, level tweaks, NI, resize, USM, border and another round of S/H and selective color.

Post Challenge - Well look at that. I almost ribboned. LOL!!! There is just no way that this shot was .25 off of Louis' shot and .002 off of the yellow. Every image in the top 10 was better than this one. But who am I to complain. Thank you for the votes and great comments. You guys are making it hard for me to not enter silly setup shots. ;)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.7237
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8146
Views since voting: 2495
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 228
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/07/2008 04:04:21 AM

I kinda like this - a sentimental favorite for me.
[DPC: Don't you guys think it is time to have another section for sentimental favorites?]

Perhaps if the kid was shot looking into the mirror it wd have been a more 'natural' shot - just my thought.
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06/06/2008 03:19:13 PM
I appreciate the fact that you think you just threw this shot together and that the lighting isn't perfect, but you created a wonderful shot here nevertheless. His stoic expression is great and the lens angle accentuates how big the clothes are on him. This was one of my favs in the challenge. My only complaint is that the red tie is oversaturated, otherwise, I love it wrinkles and all!
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06/05/2008 07:03:20 PM
Very nice Tim now press that jacket!! :-P
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06/05/2008 06:10:45 PM
How did I miss this?! I didnt vote in this challenge though. That little man has become such a wonderful little model! funny photo too!
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06/04/2008 03:34:18 AM
Hey 4th ain't bad at all man. Congrats
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06/04/2008 03:02:15 AM
Carried on the cuteness and imaginative and well-executed setup factor, though to be fair, Joe should have beat you. :-) Oh, and the title is pretty good, too.

Message edited by author 2008-06-04 03:20:41.
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06/04/2008 01:35:33 AM
LOVE it... LOVE it... LOVE it... Well done Tim.....
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06/04/2008 01:07:15 AM
Hey Tim, congratulations.. thought I recognized the little guy under that hat. ;-)
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06/04/2008 12:17:10 AM
You just can't help yourself as far as high scores go, Tim. :) Another creative idea pays off. Congrats!
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06/04/2008 12:08:45 AM
How are you updating the details of your photo during voting?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2008 11:51:27 PM
LOL! Love it! :) 10!
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06/03/2008 10:12:36 AM
Great composition and background :)
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06/03/2008 12:45:44 AM
Cute idea.
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06/02/2008 11:58:53 PM
Great imagination, 9
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06/02/2008 02:42:19 PM
i dont think this is an okay background.
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06/01/2008 09:50:25 AM
all litte boys dreams
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05/31/2008 10:04:11 PM
Wow, very nice.
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05/31/2008 02:05:04 PM
Very original, i like it very much.
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05/30/2008 06:55:13 PM
Love it!!! 10
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05/30/2008 03:00:33 AM
sooo cute
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05/29/2008 10:13:24 AM
I recognize that hat! Just Wonderful! the red tie makes it for me. 10.
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05/29/2008 09:00:34 AM
This is great. All men feel like this a some point. That we are just big kids inside. This photo works on somany levels. love it!
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05/29/2008 08:20:52 AM
If this is Tim's image I know you're probably going to be annoyed I've recognised it! But you shouldn't worry as your shots are always inventive and interesting, and I like this one a lot too.
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05/29/2008 02:26:41 AM
This is great! Totally reminds me of the subject in a painting in the movie "The Thomas Crowne Affair". Contrast maybe just a tad high.
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05/28/2008 08:48:23 PM
One of the Best in the theme so far.
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05/28/2008 07:59:36 PM
It is like that famous painting of the guy who's face is obscured by an apple - but much funnier.
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05/28/2008 04:55:46 PM
I'm not sure I really go with this concept as a portrait as such. I feel that a portrait should articulate something of the individual inside the model - be it in the environment, expression, or just that look in the eyes, but here I don't feel any of those thongs. Just empty.
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05/28/2008 03:15:06 PM
Made me chuckle :) Great shot.
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05/28/2008 02:43:42 PM
Ha, Little Big Man was playing while I was having my youngest, he goes by that quite a bit. Good job on the photo, Neat idea.
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05/28/2008 12:38:38 PM
Creative, funny, poetic - surreal even...
And moreover, technically excellent.
Deserves (one of the) best places.
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05/28/2008 09:34:31 AM
I really like this one, just wish the floor/background was more solid white.
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05/28/2008 08:59:47 AM
So cute!
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05/28/2008 08:42:15 AM
Great image man. You have such a wonderful model.

Message edited by author 2008-06-04 03:33:51.
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