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Copyright: nuxa gil (nuxa) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 27 N: 121] (1035)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Artwork, Friends/Family, Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 75-300
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-08 20:12
Viewed: 1972
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shame on me. So many pictures of Mariana and none of Luís. He wasn't very pleased, and rightfully so. This weekend i decided to make things right, and took loads of pictures of him. this is the first of a series dedicated to him. Don't think badly of him: he his the most dedicated brother Mariana could have. But he was beginning to feel left out. Forgive me... I love you dearly...

The PP work was actually quite simple. The original was in color, converted to bw using a gradient map layer. In a separate layer painted over the left side with a white brush (opacity 100%, hardness 50%; i used an unusual small brush, considering the size of the picture, to preserve the sharpness around the edges). same thing on the right side of the picture, but using black. in the gradient map layer painted through to show the blue on the top and bottom.

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Very original - very creative. Excellent processing on this shot. Great composition.
What else can I say, it's fun and interesting!

wow, very creative work, i like it so much, is atractive to the eyes, congratulations for this fantastic image, the tones are the rightlys, TFS

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  • luisa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 73] (1408)
  • [2006-10-08 22:04]

Pelo inicio desta série o Luís ainda vai acabar em vantagem no final!:)
Linda a foto!!

Excelente composición y resultado del trabajo de edición.
Felicitaciones Nuxa.

Astonishing, dramatic and excellent image. And thanks for the technical details.

Hi Nuxa

Very interesting compo you show us here.
The dividing into one half black and the other half (well 2/3 would be mor exact *g*) white is very attractive for my eyes.
With Luis on the third you center the concentration on him, not allowing anything else to pull the eye's attention (I should keep this in mind).

Good work


Hi nuxa,

indeed a great shot ,
very nice idea and art work,
goes to my favorites!


original and creative.
I like the way Luis seem to rule the world in his comfortable royal chair:)))

Great one, Nuxa!!


Interesting composition and the picture is well taken.

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  • drum Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 119 W: 45 N: 22] (625)
  • [2006-10-09 5:03]

às vezes lamento não passar por aqui mais vezes.
as probabilidades de passar por cima de bons trabalhos é altissíma
este é um bom trabalho, sem dúvida
pela ideia que o gerou, pela composição, pelo pós processamento



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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2006-10-09 16:28]

Very good portrait, and
it looks good with the B&W
Good looking young man
Good composition.
Well done,

Wow this is simply superb Nuxa

Your creativity is truly amazing
The result of your effect is fantastic

Thanks for sharing ;)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-10-12 14:40]

Excellent shot, bold BG, nice light on the boy and a really natural pose.




Olá Nuxa
Boa composição e montagem

Superb image. I like really much.
It very creative, successful and pleasant to look at.
Good work!

excellent B&W Nuxa, beautiful composition and great idea, compliments, beautiful work.
have a good week

i love the pp ist feets so right to the shot ! and the perspective is really good too , it leaves place for imagination and dreams ! :)

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