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Krzysztof Rogerszoon van Rijn
Krzysztof Rogerszoon van Rijn

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Challenge: Portrait II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jan 1, 2012
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2012

[Jan. 8th, 2012 06:13:04 PM]

The title is an obvious reference to Rembrandt, one of the greatest painters in European art history. I really like his self portraits, especially the use of warm tones, that work so well with oil on canvas. After looking at his work, I decided to try and create a modest tribute.

- Softbox + yellow gel on the subject's right
- Silver reflector on the subject's left
- Bowl + grid + orange gel for the backlighting
- Bowl + blue gel from behind the subject, from his upper left

Place: 13 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.4551
Avg (commenters): 7.0667
Avg (participants): 6.1961
Avg (non-participants): 6.5810
Views since voting: 2250
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 156
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/17/2012 08:34:35 PM
You are so young!! Somehow I thought you were much older...your pictures ARE AMAZING!!!
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01/09/2012 01:12:13 AM
a little too young for Rembrandt. maybe next year.
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01/09/2012 12:10:30 AM
There's lots of good in this, but the yellow was too much for my taste too. Rembrant is one of my favorite artists, and for that matter I did like the textured version on flickr a bit better. I also pulled this into PS and set the neutral point in a curves layer to about 3/4 the way up your collar (then dropped the opacity of that curves layer to about 75%), anyway, that looked a lot better IMO, and it balanced the blue a lot more. Actually, I didn't too much notice the blues before I did that. Hope that helps!
Classic pose also, except part of me really wants that to be a bubble pipe. Ha!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2012 11:41:04 PM
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01/08/2012 09:56:16 PM
Best in show
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01/08/2012 01:05:56 PM
No prizes for guessing who this is ;-)

Top notch as always but for me the purple light doesn't add anything, having said that its still a quality portrait.
I like the version with the texture on flickr, now that's awesome.
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01/06/2012 09:47:04 PM
The Baskerville's hounds are again on the loose, with the good light? Very effective lighting, as always. I perhaps like it even better with the texture layer you added in the other version, as it makes for a more unusual, more unexpected look.
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01/05/2012 10:21:07 AM
it's a great shot..but your light colors throw me off. The hair light is a purple/blue and the rest of the shot has a yellow tint. They just don't really mesh together very well...but it is still nicely done 7.
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01/04/2012 04:01:39 PM
Classic! well done!
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01/04/2012 04:34:20 AM
Very nice! :)
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01/03/2012 04:57:22 AM
Aristocratic Christophe! and a little yellow I think... the colour temperature differences front and rear are throwing me a bit.
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01/02/2012 12:39:11 PM
Great portrait!
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01/02/2012 11:34:55 AM
Nice portrait, but the color seems a bit yellow. Was this intentional and if so what was the intent? 7 for now.
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01/02/2012 10:39:52 AM
This is excellent. The yellow/blue lighting really adds to the mood of this perfectly setup shot.
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01/02/2012 10:19:58 AM
like the smoke trail :)
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01/02/2012 07:05:33 AM
good composition but why give the poor lad jaundice :) ?
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01/02/2012 01:14:47 AM
I like the pose and the pipe. Not crazy about the blue back lighting. Then in contrast to the blue, the rest of the portrait seems too warm with a yellow hue.
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01/02/2012 12:46:10 AM
Your skin looks jaundice.
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01/02/2012 12:44:06 AM
You made me laugh, thanks Christophe
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01/02/2012 12:37:42 AM
Ha, Christophe! You're always gorgeous!

I love it, but... find myself wishing for "white" whites.

Totally LOVE the smoke!!
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01/02/2012 12:26:19 AM
Hahaha! You look great with a pipe, sir :-)
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