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The Silent Samurai
The Silent Samurai
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Kyoto Studios Japan
Date: May 3, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2008

Convert from RAW
Sharpen
Duotoned (Black and a grayish color)
Used a color copy to bring back some color in overlay (Approx. 80% opacity)
Shadow/Highlights
Selective Dodge/Burn
Resize
Sharpen

This is Seizo Fukumoto who played the silent samurai in The Last Samurai. He was at Kyoto Movie Studios doing some performance piece. While getting ready behind the scenes he was kind enough to smile for several cameras. Unfortunately I didn't get all his hat in. I'm hoping for a 6.3+

This was a hard FS because I felt I had some pretty choice shots to choose from after a day at Kyoto Movie Studios. Now let's see how the DPC crowd likes it.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 481
Avg (all users): 6.6747
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.6281
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 3789
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 166
Comments: 19
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/07/2009 10:42:28 PM
Very nice work
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12/17/2008 01:39:58 PM
Should have done much better.
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12/12/2008 11:34:16 AM
This is just freaking awesome. I wish you could see more of here because she draws in your attention but still an awesome shot.
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08/29/2008 11:27:16 AM
Awesome portrait! Would love to see a little more definition in his eyes, but what can you do... Excellent work!
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06/09/2008 10:34:19 PM
The eyes are just amazing in this portrait. Beautiful image. Well done and congrats on the top 15 finish.
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06/08/2008 05:48:11 PM
Nicely done. Terrific finish.
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06/08/2008 08:01:14 AM
Great shot, such a powerful character captured here!
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06/08/2008 06:55:12 AM
Really strong shot.

Love it
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06/08/2008 04:00:52 AM
Great that you got more than 6.3...this is a fantastic image mate
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06/08/2008 01:20:05 AM
My favorite of the challenge by far. It reminds me of my time in Okinawa and the friendly people I met there.
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06/08/2008 01:15:45 AM
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exceptionally well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2008 10:40:41 PM
Stunning.
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06/03/2008 05:20:01 PM
Nice,9
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06/01/2008 04:21:42 PM
great portrait
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06/01/2008 02:54:19 PM
This truly is a beautiful entry - the lines of the face are fantastic. Excellent contrast too! 10
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06/01/2008 01:14:28 PM
Wow great portrait that captures the subject magnificently

Incerdible sharpness and the hi key background sets it off perfectly

Great job
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06/01/2008 08:56:23 AM
The eyes. WOW - really well done.
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06/01/2008 07:14:16 AM
good detail in the face and some nice selective blurring
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06/01/2008 04:35:17 AM
Lovely portrait!
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