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Thanks to clintQB for giving me this idea after seeing one of his images. This is a self portrait. The image on the sunglasses is a photo I took at The Rose Bowl when I was on holiday in Los Angeles in 2010. I went to see LA Galaxy play Real Madrid. The picture is of Landan Donovan scoring from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 to Galaxy. Real Madrid eventually won 3-2 with Christian Ronaldo running riot, but I digress.
I took the picture using the self timer in front of a black background. Then cropped & wrapped the penalty shot to fit my sunglasses before lowing its opacity. I added a lot of contrast which over saturates the picture with colour so I added a further layer to desaturate it again.
I then used the flare primes lens filter to create the lighting above my head. I masked out the actual flares and added the floodlights. Done.
Graham

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-620
Lens:Olympus 14-42mm Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jul 2012 - 12:54 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Gooooooooooooooooooooal!
Username:Rollover Rollover
Uploaded:24 Jul 2012 - 1:40 PM
Tags:Composite, Digitally manipulated, Football, General, LA Galaxy, Portraits / people, Self portrait, Sunglasses
Votes:9

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 2:23 PM

I wouldn't know where to to begin to get the image in the sunglasses etc, great work...although you cheated not trying to get your eyes in focus in the SP WinkTongue
Kaleena

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Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 2:23 PM

Excellent work. Like how you've even blended the grass reflection to blend in with the skin. Well done and makes a great image. .........Sandy

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clintQB e2 Member 351 forum postsclintQB vcard United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 - 9:06 PM

This is fantastic, well done on the processing it is stunning.....glad one of my photos can inspire someone Grin This defo deserves a lot more votes than it has already.......infact have an award

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Rollover
Rollover  5 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 - 9:43 PM


Quote: I wouldn't know where to to begin to get the image in the sunglasses etc, great work...although you cheated not trying to get your eyes in focus in the SP WinkTongue
Kaleena

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Special K. Its ok for people like you who have been whacked with the beauty stick! Wink I need to hide behind sunglasses or preferably the camera ! Wink
Graham

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Rollover  5 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 - 9:44 PM


Quote: This is fantastic, well done on the processing it is stunning.....glad one of my photos can inspire someone Grin This defo deserves a lot more votes than it has already.......infact have an award

Many thanks Clint for the award and the inspiration. Very much appreciated.
Graham

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