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Challenge: Portrait II (Advanced Editing VII)
Location: Mayto, Mexico
Date: Dec 30, 2012
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2012

Est. ~4.6

I would have cloned out the green chair on the left which I will likely be voted down for, but alas, not allowed...

A pretty mediocre entry :)

Place: 80 out of 93
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Views since voting: 316
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Votes: 150
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04/08/2012 10:44:18 PM
look at those teeth!!!!!! 0_0! awesome
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01/09/2012 05:42:18 PM
Personally I don't find this a bad portrait at all, for sure Jorge has an interesting face and the surroundings give some context.
Postprocessing could have improved the colours considerably. Also, but I am not sure it would work in this case, if you work with lightroom acting on the greens (desat, hue shift, luminance) could have diminished the prominence of the chair without compromising your main subject.
Given that acts on the whole image, it's probably legal as per advanced editing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2012 09:23:13 PM
lifeless. 4.2
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01/07/2012 06:15:58 PM
A little too much headroom maybe.
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01/04/2012 03:04:20 PM
Background is distracting. Nice natural light though.
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01/03/2012 11:46:52 AM
this photo... is amazing.. the detail in his shirt, perfect. fabulous bokeh,

editing suggestion: clone out the picture... dont you dare dq yourself oz!!!!!!
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01/02/2012 07:25:51 PM
This definitely needs a crop to get rid of all the space above the head. Good choice using a shallow DoF to blur the busy background. Try to find a simpler background to let the subject stand out more. He does seem to be darker than the background. Possibly using a reflector could help him to be lit better.
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