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 Retired. Amateur Photography
Retired. Amateur Photography
BrianR


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Occupation III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home, Hervey Bay,Queensland,Australia
Date: Aug 8, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.8
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2008

Amateur Photographer

As a retired person, and spending most of my time taking photos for my hobby as a member of DPC, I have tried to create an image that says amateur but has a quality about it as well. The rotation and border are all part of the original theme I was trying to achieve.
The art work in the background is a piece of art hanging in my room, the lighting streaks are from the venation blinds onto the wall, the frame is set up on a tri-pod supported by the camera and mini tri-pod, I positioned myself to the angle of the frame and shot with the remote in my hand.

Opened raw file in Light room
Tone/rotate/crop

Photoshop CS3
Lens correction, concave.
Perspective correction
Sharpen
Noise
Spot heal
Brightness/Contrast
Rotate 33deg arbitery
Apply border to canvas.


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Statistics
Place: 16 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.4105
Avg (commenters): 7.5500
Avg (participants): 6.2292
Avg (non-participants): 6.4718
Views since voting: 1326
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 190
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/19/2008 11:39:56 PM
Fantastic!! You remind me of Wilson on Home Improvement (I think because the frame crosses your nose)!
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08/18/2008 01:50:27 PM
Love your creativity here. It's amazing how you lined up yourself and the frame so perfectly. Congratulations on the good score and placement.
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08/18/2008 10:20:57 AM
This is one of your best. Congrats!
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08/18/2008 10:20:47 AM
I thought this would do better. Grats; top 20
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08/18/2008 04:22:09 AM
VERY cool shot, Brian. Congrats on 16th place.
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08/18/2008 02:12:05 AM
Great finish for a fun, fun shot!
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08/18/2008 01:44:17 AM
Congrats, Brian! Just a really fun shot, and you got a posthumous ribbon to boot!
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08/18/2008 01:09:28 AM
WOW Brian, just 'LOOK' at that score, and placing..... Well done mate, and yes, I love the format of this one..... Just excellent.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/17/2008 11:13:28 PM
The conflicting angles are uncomfortable to me, but not entirely unpleasing. Good colors and great lighting. I don't like the nose getting cut off though.
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08/17/2008 07:00:45 PM
I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but I like the way you did it.
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08/17/2008 10:01:26 AM
Wonderful idea for a shot. I like the angles, but I'm guessing some don't, huh?
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08/16/2008 04:00:57 PM
I quite like this - love the odd angle/framing, REALLY love the whole cut the face in half with the frame thing. Nifty with the remote and tripod in the shot. All told, just works really, really well! Nice hat, too.
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08/15/2008 12:15:29 PM
great job of composition - and i love the humor in 'framing the eyes'
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08/14/2008 03:12:05 PM
one of the best!! congratulations!!
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08/13/2008 02:14:15 PM
There's a lot to figure out here, but I like the monochromatic attempt to unify the photo.
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08/13/2008 07:30:12 AM
The black frame is way too big.
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08/12/2008 09:35:15 PM
very neat, cool pic, just looks a bit odd with the nose hidden. 7
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08/12/2008 09:41:52 AM
this is outstanding 9
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08/12/2008 08:20:59 AM
I just love this photo. Is this Brian? This photo blows my mind. AND it's funny. AND it's beautiful. Posthumous Red Ribbon.

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08/12/2008 01:26:07 AM
That is one of my dream, all the best.
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08/12/2008 01:18:41 AM
Fun angles! Can't quite tell which way is up, so you succeeded at that! :) Also love the S2 IS - my first digital camera.
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08/12/2008 12:34:47 AM
Nice framing!
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08/11/2008 07:58:29 PM
I'll bet you're getting a lot of comments about the border. This isn't one of them. I think the image is very well thought out and quite creative.I have to wonder how much time you invested in this one. :)
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08/11/2008 07:38:21 PM
Great shot!
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08/11/2008 11:03:12 AM
Nice angles used. Simple yet looks very creative.
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08/11/2008 07:41:55 AM
That is GREAT!! Love the geometry and the tilt. Nice job.
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08/11/2008 02:11:16 AM
Very well set up, and I like the strong element of the lines, shapes, and angles, all fitting together, working perfectly....... 7
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08/11/2008 12:29:42 AM
I want this job!
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