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White Hat in B&W
White Hat in B&W
jgrieco


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Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4.0 ED AL AF
Location: Calgary
Date: Jun 8, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2008

Natural light through window with reflectors. Shot at 125 mm

No cropping
Cloned out some dust
Really no edits to speak of
Convert to grayscale & duotones
sharpen & resize for web

Ran out of time to do a lot more. The background needed some blurring out but couldn't make photoshop work for me.


Statistics
Place: 13 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.5909
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.4419
Avg (non-participants): 6.6391
Views since voting: 1776
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 176
Comments: 20
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2008 09:09:25 PM
Great lighting, tones. Crips focus and clean processing. Great pose too. My pick of the challenge. A nine for you.
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06/14/2008 11:45:53 PM
Love the lighting of this fine portrait.......
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06/14/2008 07:07:04 PM
Reminds me of George Strait's son.....nice shot.
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06/14/2008 03:30:37 PM
Meets well the challenge with very simple means.
Moreover an excellent portrait in all respects: cropping, attitude, light...
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06/13/2008 04:51:00 PM
Great lighting! Nice portrait. Well done.
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06/13/2008 04:00:52 PM
Very nice tones and contrasts. Strong composition with the subject filling the frame and wonderfully lighted so that we can appreciate the details of this young cowboy (no deep shadows fall on the young man's face to obscure his features). Love the hand on the brim for it seems like he has turned his attention to us and is about to take off his hat and say "Howdy Mam'" or "Howdy partner". Very strong personable shot for your subject immediately greets us as we look at the photo. This one lassos an 8.
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06/13/2008 03:53:17 PM
Nice close-up, effective use of duotone. The handsome young lad really looks like an idealized young cowboy, not just because of the hat but also the clear eyes and open expression.
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06/12/2008 04:28:54 PM
I love this shot, the clarity is superb, very natural portrait. Well done.
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06/11/2008 08:34:47 PM
Excellent portrait of a young Cowboy
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06/11/2008 12:34:09 PM
Just a little hot on the brim of the hat in an otherwise well lit and attractive image
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06/11/2008 10:31:47 AM
Very nice photo, but doesn't feel cowboyish to me. The hat alone doesn't do it. Nice highlights in the eyes.
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06/11/2008 05:26:42 AM
Good quality pic. Good luck...
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06/10/2008 07:36:04 PM
Makes me smile every time I see this handsome gentleman tipping his hat at me. :) Good job.
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06/10/2008 12:35:52 PM
The curve of the brim is very elegant and the pose makes this a nice photo. More sepia than b/w. 9
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06/10/2008 09:52:00 AM
Beautifully lit! Wonderful composition!
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06/09/2008 09:15:27 PM
Great catchlight in the eyes, perfect expression. i gave it an 8.
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06/09/2008 07:59:32 PM
better than most others like it. Simple, not overdone. 7
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06/09/2008 11:38:40 AM
Nice portrait. Having a hard time making this fit with the challenge theme. Yes, this young lad is a "cowboy" by wearing a hat, but it feels quite staged, like something you'd put on (a prop) in a studio for a portrait setting. Quality is certainly there, although I'm leaning more toward the images that have more of an authentic feel to them. All JMO of course. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/09/2008 01:11:10 AM
Nice clean portrait. The lighting is great on this.
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06/09/2008 12:11:54 AM
Very nice portrait. Lighting is beautiful.
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