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A true Patriot
A true Patriot

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Woodland, WA
Date: Jun 12, 2011
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Political
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2011

My Father-in-law is running for mayor and asked me to take a few photos for his website. This is the Flag in his front yard. Its nice in that it is able to be lowered down from 20ft to about 10 ft. I stood him on a step stool and had my wife use a leaf blower to get it to fly.

snooted flash on the flag
flash shooting through white umbrella to light him.

minimal post proccessing. most changes made converting from RAW.
curves layer to bring out his eyes
cloning out of a few random power lines and tree branches
slight burn in around the edges

Place: 248 out of 312
Avg (all users): 5.2656
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 5.2500
Avg (non-participants): 5.3056
Views since voting: 379
Views during voting: 188
Votes: 128
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2011 01:50:51 PM
good illustrative image
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07/04/2011 07:19:39 PM
Responding to the title, I can only take your word for it. The composition and pose are good, even if the eyes are a tad unbelievable.
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07/01/2011 09:14:42 PM
the flag makes it so? thats teabagger logic.
07/01/2011 09:12:47 PM
Ok...is it someone we're supposed to know? Just looks like a guy in front of a green screen.
07/01/2011 11:40:51 AM
This man ought to be proud of this picture! Nice job. Love the muted feel of the colors and the composition with the flag. One thing... the eyes are very unnatural. No one has Ice blue eyes like that. I think you just worked them too much in PP.
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