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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Aug 9, 2008
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

A day at the Seattle Tattoo Expo this Summer. SOme fantastic characters from all walks of life and some of the best shots I took all year. This gentleman wasn't half as frightening as he looked and was actually very gracious in posing when I asked him whether I could take his picture.

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Place: 248 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.7249
Avg (commenters): 6.5882
Avg (participants): 5.7882
Avg (non-participants): 5.5424
Views since voting: 869
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 229
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/23/2009 06:59:40 AM
Great shot - 8 from me. Came back to make sure someone appreciated and see you got some nice comments at least... ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 10:43:37 PM
I'm sure there's a message of some kind in this!
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01/22/2009 09:54:30 PM
I had to Google this guy and find out if these were real tattoos. Wow, they are! Sam Bloomfield really loves America! :)
What a great quirky and original portrait! It grabs your attention immediately and causes you to call someone over to your computer. "You gotta see this!" The crazy expression adds even more wow to this shot and whatever processing you've done works very well IMHO. 10
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01/22/2009 07:58:47 PM
very cool. I'm sure people will love looking at this one over the ages.
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01/21/2009 12:15:00 PM
I think she ate too many tiny squares of blotter paper
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01/20/2009 03:43:35 PM
I don't know too many people who would go this far! Very creative. I like it.
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01/19/2009 11:44:00 PM
Sometimes....it's ALL about subject.
Wish for a little more out of the colors
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01/19/2009 12:03:28 PM
Wow - wild photo - Pretty cool - something different for sure! 9
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01/18/2009 05:51:56 PM
That's quite a statement!
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01/18/2009 06:58:52 AM
"Well, we've got a few more people to see, but we'll let you know by the weekend if you get the job"

What a colourful and individual character :-)
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01/17/2009 09:27:08 PM
He might be American, but I assume the person taking this shot isn't. The title seems like an intended mockery of a nation by using the model to give it a bad image.
01/17/2009 06:35:14 PM
Oh... my.... gosh! This is funny and interesting. I bet he's got stories to tell!
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01/17/2009 11:50:49 AM
alright...someone has way to much time on their hands...interesting shot...a bit dull in the colors...
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01/17/2009 10:54:57 AM
wow interesting shot, vibrant colours and not your normal shot on here, great crispness, clean and clear, well done.
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01/17/2009 01:14:04 AM
Kind of looks like Richard Simmons gone bad.........
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01/16/2009 09:22:56 PM
It was a fierce loyalty. For years he had served his country against an evil that threatened them and their way of life. For years he had fought with his country against a people that hated his country's policies, and freedoms, and way of life. For years he had served his country for everything his country stood for.

So it was one morning, when he awoke, and looked in the mirror, and saw the very symbols of that evil country forever etched upon his very face, that he began to scream.

It was a horror from which he never recovered.
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01/16/2009 04:42:19 PM
Wow!
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01/16/2009 03:25:31 PM
hilarious :)
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01/16/2009 09:50:49 AM
The 69 on his tongue is cracking me up. What a wild and strange character. It seems slightly over exposed, but I can still see this on the cover of a news magazine "the ever changing faces of America." 7
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01/16/2009 09:43:15 AM
that is very in your face - actually...it is more 'on his face' - i like the intensity of focus, the pose, and the choice of processing to give it an extra bit of edge
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