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Arrrrrrrrgggggh Fatal Error!
Arrrrrrrrgggggh Fatal Error!
kingskingdom


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Challenge: Stock Photos: The Business Person (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Date: Jan 11, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 1EV under 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

Had great fun with this challenge. A self portrait of my expression every time I hit the DPC score update button.

The usual curves, levels, sharpen and resize for web. Plus a little extra local area tweaks because it's advanced editing.

Fingers crossed

[Jan. 18th, 2009 02:50:44 PM]

Arrrrrrggggh fatal error, I am red green colour blind! No seriously, I am. I only realised that I had overdone the red in the skin tones by the many comments. Even now I can't see it. Arrrrrgh! I am mad that I didn't get someone to check before posting as I had the same problem in the transparency challenge. I'll stick to black and white in future!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.7896
Avg (commenters): 7.0357
Avg (participants): 6.4800
Avg (non-participants): 6.8152
Views since voting: 2672
Views during voting: 642
Votes: 328
Comments: 33
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/27/2009 09:07:38 AM
Great expression, congrats on 4th place.
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01/26/2009 12:11:40 PM
Just make all your work B&W LOL
GREAT shot!!
Debbi
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01/26/2009 10:08:07 AM
Congratulations on your HM. Love the pose and expression.
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01/24/2009 09:16:59 AM
Oh man! I bet each comment about the skin must have been such a bummer! Oh well, a 6.78 for a color blind dude ain't too shabby! : ) Very well set up and good idea. Congrats on fourth (bittersweet, I know).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2009 10:20:12 PM
100% Stock. Nuff said except the light fried buddies hand. Oh well, you only get an 8. ;-)
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01/20/2009 06:47:11 PM
LOL

His skin is a bit pink on my monitor. :~)
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01/20/2009 01:17:42 PM
Love the pose and expression, but the saturation seems a bit much. His eyebrows and upper lip are glowing pink
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01/19/2009 04:39:38 PM
with a dell, im not surprised
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01/18/2009 01:44:53 PM
Probably exactly what the challenge called for. I just think it's slightly over sharpened: 9
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01/18/2009 09:50:57 AM
great idea
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01/18/2009 07:20:22 AM
LOL! GREAT SHOT, love the hair, but the hand on the righthand side looks a bit blown out
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01/18/2009 01:14:29 AM
Love the photo...why is there so much pink on his face and hand though? Otherwise great idea.
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01/17/2009 04:36:39 PM
Nice idea, I'm not too fond of the pinkinsh color in his skin. Good focus and comp, 6.
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01/16/2009 06:42:11 PM
Excellent stock potential with the exception of the Dell logo. Well taken, sharp, and interesting. 8
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01/16/2009 04:38:36 PM
Nice pose. I like the vibrant colours and lighting.
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01/16/2009 12:36:37 PM
What's with the pink blotches on the face?
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01/16/2009 08:05:14 AM
Great shot!
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01/16/2009 07:47:34 AM
This is a really good idea! now, you have probably heard this from many others, but there are some issues with the skin tones in the pic, the man's face has some out of place pink areas and the skin tones his hand by his face are not matching his face, and the hand touching his face is overexposed... BUT I still think it is a really good idea!
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01/15/2009 03:37:40 PM
Funny! Great lighting!
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01/15/2009 10:33:59 AM
Perfect set up, expression, etc. The skin tones are off though (red around the eyebrows, mouth) and detracts from the overall.
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01/15/2009 08:59:30 AM
I guess Dell wont like it ...
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01/14/2009 11:30:12 PM
very nice
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01/14/2009 10:31:04 PM
Well lit, nice contrast. Well balanced highs. Great, expressive model. There's little, if anything, wrong here. well done. 8
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01/14/2009 09:14:17 PM
Love the concept. I like the tones (although his skin comes up a little red on my monitor). Well done
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01/14/2009 07:57:17 PM
i like the concept of this photo but the brights seem to be too washed out...
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01/14/2009 06:17:12 PM
Great! Lots of action!
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01/14/2009 05:28:44 PM
I like this shot, although it looks like you boosted the magenta saturation for the tie and it carried over to the face and hand. This was an advanced editing challenge so you could have fixed that.
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01/14/2009 04:48:47 PM
LOL!!!! Only because the lighting is way too blown out in the upper right quadrant am I not giving this a 10.
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01/14/2009 04:35:36 PM
There's some really ODD pink stuff going on at the hairline, the eyebrows and the area between the mouth and nose on my monitor. I really like the idea of this... and it's well lit and believable... except for that pink stuff.
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01/14/2009 11:57:58 AM
Looks like a Morecambe and Wise dance lol... great shot, this will do well.
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01/14/2009 09:33:28 AM
Nicely done and suited for stock work... but some hot spots on the hand. one of the better ones this challenge - 6
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01/14/2009 09:06:35 AM
Should have bought a Mac!
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01/14/2009 09:02:25 AM
Awesome photo! However, I'm displeased that your insinuating that a Dell XPS (identical to mine) would have a fatal error. Pffff!
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