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BrennanOB


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Challenge: Between the Knee and the Neck (Basic Editing)
Collection: people
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Garage, WC,CA
Date: Apr 5, 2011
Aperture: 1/60
ISO: 400
Shutter: 2.8
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2011

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 67
Avg (all users): 7.2778
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 6.5676
Avg (non-participants): 7.4112
Views since voting: 4527
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 234
Comments: 43
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/24/2011 06:33:35 AM
Kill Saw
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04/16/2011 07:31:55 PM
To each his own. I thought the glasses were a perfect touch but for one reason only. You can see the chin of the model and it appears to be bearded. Many may not have noticed this but I did and gray beard = wisdom and age, which is why the glasses worked perfectly. Reminds me of my grandpa working hard. This is what he looked like.
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04/16/2011 12:11:27 PM
Originally posted by SEG:

Good image but I am surprised that no one has mentioned the Staples box and what appears to be PVC pipe in the upper left hand corner where it appears your backdrop is not giving proper coverage. That is usually a detail that DPC would rip you a new one about. Congrats on your blue.


Frankly so was I. Part of the reason I de-satted the reds so hard was that the diagonal of red from staples box to plyer handles to saw blade, were too strong, and really dominated the composition. The idea was glasses and office supplies, pen in pocket- the business end of the business, upper left, construction part lower right. Im not sure how obvious that metaphor was, but its attempt looked bad enough that I covered up the office supplies and put away the glasses for the rest of the takes. On review is shot was the most interesting, though my daughter said the glasses made me look wimpy, and I find the office and plumbing stuff distracting.

Message edited by author 2011-04-16 17:56:04.
04/14/2011 09:58:25 PM
Good image but I am surprised that no one has mentioned the Staples box and what appears to be PVC pipe in the upper left hand corner where it appears your backdrop is not giving proper coverage. That is usually a detail that DPC would rip you a new one about. Congrats on your blue.
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04/14/2011 11:26:47 AM
Oh, hey! Another ribbon. Nice work, Brennan.
:)
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04/14/2011 10:58:25 AM
This is excellent, a truly well deserved blue.
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04/13/2011 12:03:31 PM
Good year for your front page so far! Congrats. Great tones and image!.
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04/13/2011 09:22:09 AM
Congrats Brennan
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04/13/2011 08:27:50 AM
Congratulations!
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04/13/2011 06:54:17 AM
Congrats well deserved!
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04/13/2011 06:27:40 AM
Great shot,Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/13/2011 05:09:55 AM
Simply wonderful. Congrats on blue!
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04/13/2011 02:13:20 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Outstanding job, Brennan! Congratulations. Very well done. The uncropped version is excellent as well. :P


You are a sick sick man, I really admire that about you.
04/13/2011 02:06:26 AM
Outstanding job, Brennan! Congratulations. Very well done. The uncropped version is excellent as well. :P
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04/13/2011 01:47:29 AM
Congratulations, awesome image!
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04/13/2011 12:40:58 AM
Well done! Congrats on blue!
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04/13/2011 12:15:56 AM
Great lighting and processing. Congratulations!.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2011 11:06:02 PM
In the family of the painter Ivan Albright.
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04/12/2011 03:47:12 PM
Good shot of the gear, no mistaking the profession, the eyeglasses are a nice touch.
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04/12/2011 08:58:12 AM
Great tones, love the lighting, so much to look at. One of my faves.
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04/12/2011 05:34:18 AM
Nice take on this challenge - nice lighting. Well done.
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04/11/2011 04:58:03 PM
great detail but I find myself wanting to see the face more than the tool belt. Especially with the glasses in hand - makes me think he's wanting us to see his face
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04/11/2011 03:20:53 PM
Here's the winner! Great lighting and perfectly fits the challenge far and away the best entry
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04/11/2011 10:14:44 AM
great details.
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04/11/2011 09:29:48 AM
Love the lighting! This is a ribbon.
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04/10/2011 07:54:11 PM
My pick of the challenge. Nice light and detail.
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04/10/2011 07:36:27 PM
One of the best, nope checked again this is the best 10
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04/10/2011 11:54:55 AM
The color and the processing fit the subject very well, though I wonder if the processing hast been pushed just a little too far because of the graininess/sharpening that borders on artifacting at this size. There is enough detail from the props between the shoulders and the knees that the viewer isn't wishing to see the face as a way of learning about the subject, which is exactly what you were supposed to do for this challenge.
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04/09/2011 05:18:56 PM
I love this one! Great shot!
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04/09/2011 06:30:52 AM
Strong photo. The almost monochrome colours work really well.
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04/08/2011 01:32:22 PM
Great lighting....One of my top picks....ace
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04/08/2011 10:49:14 AM
Beautifully lit. Glasses in one hand just earned an extra point! 9
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04/08/2011 01:43:13 AM
looooove!! awesome pic! love the color too!!!!
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04/07/2011 08:46:23 AM
Love the lighting and quality here.
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04/06/2011 06:23:02 PM
Fantastic lighting, processing, subject - everything! 10
This has got to ribbon.
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04/06/2011 12:06:02 PM
Beautiful lighting. I love all the shadows and highlights. Great image!
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04/06/2011 11:37:13 AM
Great lighting and I love the grittiness of this photo! Well done.
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04/06/2011 09:34:33 AM
Oh golly! Perfect. (not voting)
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04/06/2011 02:34:19 AM
amazing picture. 8
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04/06/2011 02:34:02 AM
The superb lighting and limited colour range really make this image special.
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04/06/2011 01:36:24 AM
I really like the lighting
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04/06/2011 12:35:37 AM
I'd say this is the Blue.
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04/06/2011 12:22:17 AM
The thumbnail does not do this justice... Amazing use of light, texture, and subject matter. I love your style! 10
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