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one lighter,,, is all I need

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Old city Jerosalem
Date: Oct 25, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2008

taken at the Old city of Jerosalem. looks like he had better times and defently was a good looking man.
shut in raw, made few adjustments, then continue processing at photoshop:
levels + (curves-cross process)+high pass filter + dodge/burn + unsharp mask.

Place: 45 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.3264
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3365
Avg (non-participants): 6.3000
Views since voting: 1385
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 144
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/17/2009 12:34:40 PM
Now this is more of the Joey L, look.

I like the way he looks and this really is a great photograph.
11/13/2008 06:53:39 AM
I voted this a 9.....I stand by it! Wonderfully evocative! Nicely done!
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11/08/2008 06:46:24 PM
Kobi, I know I've told you how much I love this photo already, but I want to tell you again how much character is oozing from his face. There's a harshness about his "story", but there's a sparkle in his eyes. You did such great photojournalism over there!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 11:50:40 PM
Why would you over process such a good photo?
11/07/2008 01:45:32 PM
Wish the eyes were sharper. If I had a beard like that I don't think I'd be smoking, haha.
11/07/2008 06:27:51 AM
This looks a little overdone. I like the detail you have managed to acheive but feel that in this case less might have been more.
11/06/2008 02:53:02 PM
Wish his nails hadn't been so filthy but I guess he really wouldn't know what to do with a nail brush anyway!
I love this image though. Lighting is superb and I don't think you could have cropped it any better.
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11/05/2008 12:55:18 AM
Very nice picture, but I think you sharpened it far too much as indicated by the unnatural texture of the beard and skin but mostly the white fringe around the hoodie.
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11/03/2008 01:56:32 AM
Interesting subject.. but a bit over the top on the processing for me.. it looks like he is a cutout pasted on top of the background..
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11/02/2008 08:56:32 AM
I love up-close portraits like this. Post processing is very dramatic and emphasizes the rough side of your subject. Wonderful work! 10
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11/01/2008 06:43:49 PM
well processed, brings to the mind the Jethro Tull song Aqualung..I can almost smell his rotting breath and find today's lunch in that beard!
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11/01/2008 09:51:11 AM
Super detailed portrait. Really well done.
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11/01/2008 09:34:26 AM
Interesting angle and wonderful character in the facial expression. Background looks a little odd (light halo most of the way around his hood).
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11/01/2008 07:47:43 AM
Harsh, real, & gritty. Terrific tones! Nice! 9
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