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20050619 | 09:05 pm

This is a photo I took back in the beginning of the year. Since then I have really imporved my skills doing black and white in Photoshop "Thanks to amoret". I love this photo so much more now that I just have to repost it. If you have not seen it yet even better ;) If you would like to see a much larger version of this photo please take a look over here: DeviantART
Homeless veteran at anti-war protest

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Aerinea

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from: aerinea
date: 20050620 02:20 am (UTC)
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Amazing.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050620 02:22 am (UTC)
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thank you so much :)

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from: ex_crissy
date: 20050620 04:36 am (UTC)
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looks good danny

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050620 08:14 am (UTC)
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thank you and thank you ;)

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from: pr_melissa
date: 20050620 05:33 am (UTC)
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you are amazing with a camera. =o) very talented and a very good eye!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050620 08:15 am (UTC)
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thank you ;P

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That Skirt

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from: dewkissed
date: 20050620 01:13 pm (UTC)
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That conversion IS great!!
what'd you do?

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050621 05:55 am (UTC)
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Thank You ;) It is a bit difficult to explain but I will give it a shot. I first convert to gray scale using the gradient map. Then I adjust the levels to get the black and whites just perfect for the subject. I then use the history brush to apply the levels changes exactly where and how much I want it. I do a little dodging and burning and then I sharpen. I sometimes use the history brush for sharpening as well so I can have more control where I sharpen.

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prince_edward

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from: prince_edward
date: 20050620 08:47 pm (UTC)
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excellent shot. i've been playing with the nik color efex filters, and they include some great black and white conversions. if you don't have them, try to get ahold of them (maybe that's what you used, who knows).

i just bought the nikkor 80-200 F2.8 AF D lens to take to brazil. i'm psyched! i believe you mentioned that you shoot nikon, so you'll know the joy i'm feeling about getting this lens.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050621 06:05 am (UTC)
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Thank you... I have not used the nik color efex filters but I have heard good things about them. I have used some B&W filters in the past and have never been as happy as I am with the results I am getting now. I am however always up for trying out new things.

Yes, I do use Nikon :) the Nikon 80-200 is an excellent lens! I use the Nikon 70-200 AF-S 2.8 VR. I would say it is pretty much my main lens. Actually this photo was shot with this lens! My second most used lens is my Nikon 17-55 AF-S 2.8 for any wider angle shots I may be going for. To tell you the truth though, I am really starting to lean more towards focusing in on individual people more, so I may use the 70-200 90% of the time :) Be careful in Brazil with that lens, it will really stand out!

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Blackdove

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from: blackdove1978
date: 20050621 12:48 am (UTC)
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his eyes are mesmerizing.
well done.
xo

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050621 06:06 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much... again ;)

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