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Challenge: Safety (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical(IF)Macro
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA - by backyard
Date: Sep 15, 2008
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2008

This is a self portrait, although I had my 7 year old clicking the shutter. I struggled with what to shoot. I love portraits and thought this was a way to incorporate safety but still stay true to the kind of photography I enjoy. My guess is the subtlety of the safety glasses won't be appreciated by voters, but I'm okay with that.

I could kick myself for leaving the ISO set to 800, which left me with a noise problem to try to fix.

Post Processing:
Lightroom - exposure, white balance, noise reduction, sharpen, contrast, recovery, clarity, vibrancy (I think that's it)
Photoshop -
Curves
Sharpen
Crop
Add Border
Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.2266
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.2955
Avg (non-participants): 6.2075
Views since voting: 1454
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 203
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2008 08:44:06 PM
looks like George Clooney.....lol
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09/22/2008 12:57:14 PM
I love the crop. Also, good job keeping the background out of focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2008 09:04:24 AM
This looks like a great stock image - very good concept of safety.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2008 08:38:00 AM
Nice image. It's nice and sharp... I like the angle too. The gloves and the green background don't work for me... I find them both very distracting. The crop might be a little too tight too, though, I'd have to see the original to be sure. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2008 08:26:38 AM
Excellent shot.
Good contrast and colour and the focus is spot on. I like the tilt of the head also. 9/10
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09/19/2008 06:28:37 AM
=]
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 08:48:36 PM
Clean and sharp and right on topic!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 06:39:06 PM
Meets the challenge: 5
Color and lighting: 1
Focus and DOF: 1
Originality: 1
Camera angle: 0
Aesthetic appeal: 0
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 05:28:18 PM
nice clean shot - good composition and colours.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 03:49:30 PM
Classic - not a trilling photo but still photographically I think it deserves a 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 02:18:46 PM
Would work as a safety poster or an add for safety glasses. Excellent choice to meet the theme, very well executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 12:27:01 AM
Nice sharp shot!! 6
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09/17/2008 08:27:46 PM
Good clean photo. I could honestly see this photo being on TV or in a magazine. The colors look perfect and I like how the DOF forces your to concentrate on the persons face.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2008 12:59:07 AM
This would make a great stock shot.
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09/17/2008 12:21:58 AM
Fantastic clarity, except on the end of his nose where it seems to lose focus a bit. This is a really great shot.
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