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I was playing with this image when a track appeared playing on my ipod in shuffle mode from the Riceboy Sleeps album I thought it was a coincidence. Boy in title - piano in tune. So this is dedicated to Jonsi and Alex and here's the song...Riceboy Sleeps - All The Big Trees

Title:Riceboy Sleeps
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:23 Feb 2010 - 3:15 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 3:28 PM

This has a very moody feel to it created in most part by the processing. The very tight framing of the face creates a strong image with the reflections in the goggles adding a mysterious undertone.

I always try to avoid looking at the photographer's name before I decide to vote/comment so I was surprised when I saw whose it was - perhaps I shouldn't have been. This is the first of your images that I have come across since joining the site and I hope that it is not the last.

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DiegoDesigns
23 Feb 2010 - 3:31 PM

Really needs to be seen large to fully appreciate all that's going on. Great tonal quality and I like the playful reflections.

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 3:38 PM

This is very nice Pete, love the comp, the mystery created by the juxtaposition of unlikely elements and the ps/toning is fab. I hope this gets picked up by the guest editor.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 3:50 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Intriguing title and a suitably intriguing image to go with it Pete. And it suits the rather mystical quality of the music too. The reflection in the left spectacle lens looks a teensy bit light to my eyes, maybe run a grad across it to darken towards the edge of the image? All in all though this is a very good looking pic.

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Gary_Macleod
23 Feb 2010 - 4:03 PM

very powerful image, has a real futuristic feel to it

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 4:11 PM

A portrait with a difference, nice work. - gary

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 4:19 PM

Good image with the subtle processing...Jools

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 4:30 PM

The viewing of the portrait in large whilst the music plays in the bg is worth the time and effort. Can you award yourself an HC Wink Deserves it Colin

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 4:41 PM

Excellent work, I like the lighting.
Pete.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 4:46 PM

Awesome work.
Ty

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 4:46 PM

Quality tune. Works so well with the image. Really like the processing and the reflections in his goggles. Very powerful viewed large.


Quote: I hope this gets picked up by the guest editor.

Is this a first? Not the reason, just think it's a fabulous piece of work.

Last Modified By Scaramanga at 23 Feb 2010 - 4:48 PM

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motorsportpictures

A stunning capture, it caught my eye from the DP< WOW!
!
Scott

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User_Removed
23 Feb 2010 - 5:17 PM

nice one Pete, like your use of layers and textures, wish i could do something like this

rgds
Dave

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andy210966
23 Feb 2010 - 5:45 PM

A good gritty appearance to this Pete! Like it!

Andy

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81102 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 5:48 PM

This is so in harmony , relaxed tones and ambient thought. Dreamstate! Great work.

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youngwooly
23 Feb 2010 - 6:18 PM

Great work Pete and really thought provoking

Mark

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Vincent_Chapman

Very beautiful work

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 - 7:05 PM

Lips and skin tone are fabulous,
Will it get an H.C too???
Mavis

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Feb 2010 - 7:08 PM

Looks like a cert for an EC to me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers
Alan

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 9:04 PM

I agree this is a great image and a good idea. It opens up all sorts of concepts for reflections in the goggles.

Ian

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 9:32 PM

Blimey that was a good response. Thanks for all your really thoughtful comments...they lift me... like the music.
Also big thanks to DaveU a useful suggestion. I did a flat opacity blend...a gradient would indeed be an improvement.

Blimey and my first award...thanks very much Smile

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kitsch
kitsch  8431 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 10:42 PM


Quote: It opens up all sorts of concepts for reflections in the goggles.

just what i was thinking...
although that's not to take away from the image as is!
love the subtlety & mood you have created!

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User_Removed
23 Feb 2010 - 10:47 PM

like it!

di

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Mark_Callander
23 Feb 2010 - 11:18 PM

nice shot like the reflections in the goggles.
Mark.

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2010 - 11:42 PM

the reflections offer a great intensity to the mood of this image (and so does the tune of course)

Like this very much

Diana

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LukeParkinson
24 Feb 2010 - 8:43 AM

Love this one. Excellent reflections

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BreadandShutter

excellent work

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 5:01 PM

Lovely work Pete, re the track, it's amazing what atmosphere can be created with just 3 notes, sounds like G, Bb G Eb Wink, never heard the track, thanks for the link,
Geoff.

Last Modified By FeatherFriend at 24 Feb 2010 - 5:02 PM

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2010 - 4:19 PM

Excellent work Pete.
Bob

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TheWanderer
27 Feb 2010 - 9:21 AM

Very clever.

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alyismad
alyismad  8 Wales
27 Feb 2010 - 12:04 PM

Pete this is a stunning shot I love the processing .congrats on your first award

Steve

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photophantom
2 Mar 2010 - 6:02 AM

love the toning, an intriguing portrait
Dennis

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Frontier
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2 Mar 2010 - 10:48 PM

Reminds me of a character from the film Dune.
-frontier

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2010 - 10:45 AM

Like the reflections in the glasses and moody textures too.
Regards Richard

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