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A Shadow of My Current Self
A Shadow of My Current Self

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Challenge: Things That No Longer Work (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jan 7, 2010
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/160 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2010

I wanted to do a new self portrait for this but have been laid low all week with a miserable head cold of epic proportions. I shot this at work this past week and, since it is me, it will have to do. I am still working. The reference to not working is made to my body. The Massive Hulk that it now is. Enjoy.

Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0.
Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation.
3 Crops.
Adjust sharpness.
Another layer of levels and a layer of gradient map converting to Grayscale. Opened the levels dialog and adjusted each of the RGB channels.
Spot edit distractions, dust.

Place: 126 out of 136
Avg (all users): 4.5515
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.3433
Avg (non-participants): 4.7536
Views since voting: 574
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 136
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2010 11:42:26 PM
I like the iconic cartoony look of this, and nice title.
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01/17/2010 11:33:26 PM
This is one of the best shadow images posted in quite a while. Title of "Unemployed" would also have worked, evoking worker leaving factory gates for the last time.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2010 10:53:37 PM
I like the commentary on the current economic environment...
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01/12/2010 12:47:17 PM
Nice photo, but I don't see how it matches up to the challenge 'Things that don't work anymore'.
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01/11/2010 10:39:57 PM
Posthumous award candidate...IMO
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01/11/2010 10:03:33 PM
HMMMM!!! ok A little too arty? If you are currently unemployed then that would meet the challenge, being charitable .
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01/11/2010 03:37:38 AM
Reminds me of a 30's horror movie.
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