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Gooooooooooooooooooooal!

By Rollover
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

Tags: Football General Self portrait Sunglasses Digitally manipulated Composite Portraits and people LA Galaxy

Voters: MattB1987, paskinmj, PinkK and 6 more

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PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 2:23PM
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 Plus
8 23 11 Canada
24 Jul 2012 2:23PM
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
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 9:06PM
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
Rollover 7 7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 9:43PM

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

Rollover 7 7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 9:44PM

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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