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Old May 13th, 2007, 05:49 PM
Paul Bestwick Paul Bestwick is offline
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Default Mr Australia - a few shots on the weekend

This is Mr Australia. He is off to Germany to compete in the Mr Universe competition. Any thoughts on the shots ? I wanted to do something unlike your typical magazine shots.

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Old May 13th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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here is a couple more.......




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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:38 PM
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Wow!

The B&W of the knee lift stand is classic. It reminds me of something I'd see from an elite photographer's portfolio!

So, do you and Mr. Australia hang out, take photos, drink beer often?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:51 PM
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Thanks Ed.........

no I just met Darran last week. Anyway, no beers for him, he is super careful about what goes into his body............strictly tuna & steroids !!!!!
He is a nice guy though & I reckon we may hang out a bit.

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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:44 PM
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Hmmm.....not much interest in my shots. Apparently don't even rate a negative comment...curious.
I will post a final shot.

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Old May 19th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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I like the deep rich color, but the contrast in the color portion seems a bit high to me - it seems like the the tonality is more suited to the b&w region...

I really like the grain effect you've achieved - especially in the b&w area. Is this standard noise from your camera or is this an intended artifact from your post processing?

With regards to no comments - there are a hundred reasons someone decides not to post. If these were my images, I wouldn't be concerned, your images are great.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 02:02 AM
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Thanks again Ed,

the noise was added & accentuated in Photoshop. The colour was boosted with levels & curves & then desaturated. I am trying to get a look similair to what I have seen in some of the high end portraiture books as well as working on developing a bit of a signature style.

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Old May 20th, 2007, 06:00 AM
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I just noticed - the color seems to be a little desaturated in the lower left corner at the leg - it seems white-ish ?
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Old May 20th, 2007, 05:08 PM
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well spotted Ed. It is a work in progress.........

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Old May 21st, 2007, 01:56 PM
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nice images
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Old May 21st, 2007, 02:46 PM
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Hmmm.....not much interest in my shots. Apparently don't even rate a negative comment...curious.
Quite impressive and powerfull images!

In fact I wouldn't let him alone around my young sister…;-) but by the hell, what could I do to protect her???
may I say "a frightening guy"?
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Can we get the links repaired, Paul?

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