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Challenge: DPChallenge User Portrait (Advanced Editing VII*)
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2010

Thank you Leo 21.gif LVicari for your time and patience with me while I got everything just so.

Your a great friend. I'm very thankful that I met you and you have taught me so much about photography and editing. I hope your happy with what I have done with your portrait.

The Edit:

Shot in RAW
Levels
Nick effects
Some topaz
Levels
USM
Slight crop
Re-size for web
Sharpen

Well now this just blows me away!!!!!!

Even though this finished where it did I was convinced that it would not ribbon. There are so many outstanding images in this challenge and I thought I was among the top ten at least not the blue. I base that on the start for this shot, in the beginning I did hold out hope for a top ten finish after I looked through the challenge but after the first two votes a 3 and next a 4 I was just hoping to finish out of the basement. Once it started to climb up in score and it hit 7 and stayed there I couldn't keep from looking. Update, update, update....... I was beginning to have visions of the update button in my sleep:)

I would like to thank everyone for their votes and all their wonderful comments both durning and after the challenge.

I feel so blessed to have won a challenge here at DPC and with an image of my good friend Leo. He has taught me so much and I am pleased that I can honor him with this blue ribbon.

Thank you Leo and all my friends here at DPC. I have learned so much. I have so much to learn.

Thank you for looking.

MAX!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 83
Avg (all users): 7.0721
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 6.7917
Avg (non-participants): 7.1494
Views since voting: 5322
Views during voting: 495
Votes: 222
Comments: 54
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/23/2010 09:09:58 PM
actualy this photo is superb andits well finished well done
this result first become to your good team work and really you disorve it
welldone max
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05/23/2010 06:36:51 PM
Way to go Max, your on a roll, this is a great shot. It helps to have a great model ,lol nice Leo.
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05/20/2010 10:22:01 PM
MAx! Back to back ribbons - this is awesome! What a great shot too. You know, I think Leo kind of looks like Liam Neeson in this pose. Really cool. Congrats!
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05/19/2010 11:13:15 PM
Congrats! Go MAX!
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05/19/2010 05:09:43 PM
Hey Max, how good is this. Just a brilliant image of Leo. Well done and sincere congratulations on the blue ribbon and PB. I'm sure there will be plenty more.
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05/19/2010 03:53:28 PM
WTG Max - this is wonderful !!
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05/19/2010 03:18:42 PM
MAN !!!
how fantastic to see you in such a place of honour on our home page max .. the blue, a PB and such a brilliant shot ..
congratulations CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS .. !!!!! ..
it appears that nice guys dont finish last after all .... !!!!
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05/19/2010 12:41:08 PM
Way to go!!! Getting back in the saddle are we...Congrats to you!!!
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05/19/2010 11:31:37 AM
WAY TO GO MAX!! Congrats on the Blue ribbon!
Great portrait
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05/19/2010 09:38:27 AM
Congratulations on your blue and PB!! Bravo!
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05/19/2010 09:07:17 AM
Well, well, well....nicely done, Max. The lighting is absolutely perfect. You're the Man Now, Dog. Keep up the great work.
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05/19/2010 08:23:39 AM
Booyah Max! Congrats on the Blue!!!
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05/19/2010 08:10:25 AM
Brilliant, and well deserved ribbon. Bravo.
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05/19/2010 06:37:58 AM
Max!!! You had me going all week! Congrats on another ribbon! Of course it was the model that made this shot what it is :)
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05/19/2010 06:32:51 AM
Back to Back ribbons during the DPL is Epic. Congrats Max!
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05/19/2010 06:31:47 AM
WHOA.... awesome blue ribbon MAX!!!!
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05/19/2010 06:22:42 AM
Max? You with a blue ribbon? All right!! Congrats on a great photo!
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05/19/2010 06:14:40 AM
Way to go Max!!! Congrats on the blue and for a new personal best. :)
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05/19/2010 05:29:32 AM
This photo can be placed in an album cover. nice!
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05/19/2010 04:20:51 AM
Congratulations for the blue!
He looks a little like Liam Neeson. : )
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05/19/2010 04:02:32 AM
Congrats mate, fantastic photo.

The only possiblity for blue IMO...I knew it the second I saw it.
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05/19/2010 03:55:11 AM
Excellente!
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05/19/2010 01:51:56 AM
Go you, Max! And Leo! Excellent portrait, and certainly very worthy of the blue.
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05/19/2010 12:30:58 AM
WOWOWOWOW. When you break through, you really break through! Congrats on your second ribbon in a row and your new personal best!
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05/19/2010 12:22:58 AM
Congrats man!!!
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05/19/2010 12:19:58 AM
Max, congrats on the blue! Great image! :)
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05/19/2010 12:17:20 AM
Congratulations on a great portrait, this was an obvious ribbon.
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05/19/2010 12:17:02 AM
cool shot, well done on the blue
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05/19/2010 12:10:02 AM
Congrats on another ribbon!!. Man, you are dangerous :-)
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05/19/2010 12:04:10 AM
Well done great image!! love the colours in it.
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05/19/2010 12:04:01 AM
OMG MAX THATS AWESOME!! GRATS ON THE BLUE!!

-dave
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05/19/2010 12:03:46 AM
Max, you're on FIRE! Your days with Team Suck are over as far as your photography goes, and have been for some time, but I do hope you'll stick around with us just the same. Congratulations!
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05/19/2010 12:03:37 AM
OMG, another ribbon. You are on a roll. CONGRATULATIONS.
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05/19/2010 12:02:58 AM
Woohoo! You look great in blue Max! Outstanding photo. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2010 02:15:08 PM
This picture almost looks like Eric Bana. Nice shot.
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05/17/2010 11:49:42 PM
I like this one. Very much. The edgy feel suits it well!
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05/17/2010 09:58:31 PM
Well done.
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05/17/2010 06:49:49 PM
Great composition and colors! 10
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05/17/2010 03:36:43 PM
i like the whole set-up
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05/17/2010 02:54:36 PM
Great framing and attitude, but a bit of oddness in the face from some less than stellar dodging holds it short of full marks. Top ten
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05/15/2010 06:33:13 PM
My top pic, superb lighting
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05/14/2010 11:28:53 AM
Very creative with the selective De-Sat!
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05/14/2010 10:42:38 AM
Great light, composition and process, should ribbon (not voting)
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05/13/2010 10:06:34 PM
very mysterious I do like it though he is handsome
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05/13/2010 09:27:36 AM
One of the better photos. Possibly oversharpened as I think I can see traces of halos around the hat and handrails??
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05/13/2010 04:30:23 AM
This is a great shot - love the lighting and the stance of the subject. I've given you a 10....hope you blue :)
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05/13/2010 12:53:55 AM
nice view. i like the lighting in this. i'd be interested to hear about it. good job, and good luck with this.
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05/13/2010 12:45:47 AM
I can't vote, but if I could you know what the score would be.

Is this guy Agency represented?

No? He should be!
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05/12/2010 10:11:09 PM
Niceeeeeeee .. Like the gelling allot ..
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05/12/2010 09:14:13 PM
Interesting. I like the blue/cool tone that kinda contradicts the look from the subject feeling "followed".
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05/12/2010 08:55:23 PM
Is this Leo Vicari? Look like him... great shot.
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05/12/2010 10:46:27 AM
Nice use of color here. I really enjoy this shot
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05/12/2010 08:56:30 AM
This is excellent. I love the use of blue. His face has perfect light. Outstanding.
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05/12/2010 03:52:11 AM
That is some sweet lighting.
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