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Self Puzzling Portrait
3rd PlaceSelf Puzzling Portrait
peter


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Puzzled (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Home
Date: Feb 19, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2009

Wow!!!! Thank you for all you votes and comments! I never thought this would finish in top three! Wow!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The idea: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' timfythetoo gets the credit; his profile picture gave me this idea, thanks' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' timfythetoo!

The setup: borrow one family picture frame from the wall, trace puzzles pieces on the glass with a black dry erase marker, hide remote control in my right hand, attempt a pose.

The processing: convert from RAW, crop, saturate greens and yellows colors, smart sharpen, take out favourite Wacom tablet and pencil and darken the puzzle pieces, increase brightness and contrast on the eyes and finally apply selective B&W for background.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.4824
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.1940
Avg (non-participants): 6.6288
Views since voting: 5846
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 199
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/09/2009 06:01:46 AM
nice. congratz on your yellow !!
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03/04/2009 08:28:56 PM
Very very cool shot. And a well deserved winner. Congratulations!
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03/04/2009 07:20:31 PM
brilliant..congrats!!!
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03/04/2009 05:01:08 PM
You and Ernie are setting a high standard for the Snowmen.... we have to ribbon every week now :D
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03/04/2009 04:53:15 PM
Love this one! Congratulations!
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03/04/2009 01:03:52 PM
Brilliant! Great shot. Big congrats on your ribbon and new PB, Peter.
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03/04/2009 10:43:49 AM
This is fantastic - very, very good photo. Congrats on ribbon!
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03/04/2009 07:07:29 AM
Congratz!
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03/04/2009 06:02:00 AM
Fantastic! Congrats on your great score and your ribbon. You should be really proud of this photo!
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03/04/2009 05:57:54 AM
Congrats for the ribbon Peter
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03/04/2009 05:02:00 AM
Really nice. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/04/2009 04:28:48 AM
Wicked. You're gonna need a bigger shelf for your ribbons.
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03/04/2009 04:19:24 AM
well done Peter, congrats on the ribbon and the PB!
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03/04/2009 03:37:43 AM
Congrats on ribbon Peter . greta shot
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03/04/2009 01:39:22 AM
congrats on top 3
i didnt vote in this challenge but this would've been my highest vote getter for sure.
i normally don't like selective desating but you'ved used it perfectly
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03/04/2009 12:54:04 AM
Congrats!
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03/04/2009 12:11:28 AM
Great work - very striking image and a well deserved ribbon. Congratulations :)
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03/04/2009 12:06:41 AM
Awesome!!!!!
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03/04/2009 12:02:30 AM
Way to go! Another ribbon for Team Snowmen! Great shot, well deserved ribbon. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2009 02:13:15 PM
My top pick. 10 I'm sure it's others', too. Ribbon! :)
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03/03/2009 12:02:09 AM
Very good pic. Great composition. I like the B&W combined with the color puzzle frame.
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03/02/2009 10:04:49 PM
Outstanding entry.
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02/27/2009 04:17:17 PM
Ooh, this is cool! I would love to do something like this sometime. The color vs b&w really pops. Will come back after the voting to read your technique, hope you will post it!
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02/27/2009 03:56:26 AM
Clever.
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02/26/2009 06:23:05 PM
Ahh, selective desaturation in all its unappealing, gimicky glory. Lot of bizarre elements in this shot and, despite the desat, an engaging and well done image!
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02/26/2009 09:43:02 AM
Great idea ( I see someone else had the same idea also) Nicely executed. You might have considered leaving a few pieces of the puzzle out for more effect (the missing pieces so to speak) I like the combination of B&W with color here and the background is interesting too. Not too keen on the angled frame as I feel it sort of unbalances the total image. 8
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02/26/2009 04:45:43 AM
Great job. good luck. no vote
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02/26/2009 02:29:18 AM
Shame! Shame! everyone knows your name. I can see right thruogh your puzzling
disguise. Good shot
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02/25/2009 05:16:26 PM
Good luck! I think you are looking at another strong finish.- No Vote
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02/25/2009 04:37:50 PM
the jig saw pattern is a little heavy handed but otherwise very effective
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02/25/2009 02:40:26 PM
Creative and interesting. Selective desaturation looks good. Appropriate expression for the occasion. 8
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02/25/2009 01:25:04 AM
A top finisher for sure. Wonderful use of selective desat. Very cool cutout, interesting composition, love the frame tilt with the head. To be really picky, the lamp or plant or whatever in the upper left corner is distracting, as is the area between the thumb and t-shirt on the right. All this work on the subject, and a distracting background. Tsk tsk. Still, love it.
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