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© Aggie Villanueva

Frontier Man Staff

Uploaded: October 02, 2007

Description

Resident of a small New Mexico village surveying a day's work in his huge garden. I like to post process quite a bit to create dreamy effects and accentuate certain aspects, as I did in Photoshop to this photo. I also use saturation and contrast to make the image pop.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/200, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 47mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D

Comments

Debra K. Thomas October 02, 2007

OUTSTANDING..... #752041

Aggie Villanueva October 04, 2007

Thanks again, Debra. These are the only two portraits I've really finished. No, I just remembered I did another one of this friend, but am not so happy with it. I would like to do more, but it's so hard to get releases signed etc, although this friend has already signed one for me. On this and the other man's portrait I used the Draganizer action. I'm working on a horse and rider pic where I used the same action right now. I will upload when it's done to see what you think. #4883839

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 11, 2007

Fabulous portrait, Aggie!
Eye-catching!
--Lisa #4912467

Aggie Villanueva October 11, 2007

Thank you, Lisa. I plan on taking many more of my friend. Now that it's almost winter and we can all slow down the pace I think I can hogtie him and do some shoots. His wife is all for it. #4914169

Amy JACKSON October 11, 2007

Wonderful portrait, Aggie!! #4914206

October 11, 2007

Oh this is a wonderful portrait , I love it.. he looks like he spends all his time outside in hot sun.. I love the dark background he really does pop out.. thanks for your lovely comments on my site.. Laney #4914804

October 11, 2007

Oh this is a wonderful portrait , I love it.. he looks like he spends all his time outside in hot sun.. I love the dark background he really does pop out.. thanks for your lovely comments on my site.. Laney #4914805

Aggie Villanueva October 12, 2007

Thank you so much Amy and Laney for your support. #4917731

Aggie Villanueva October 17, 2007

My friend Kristy who I met at the POTY forum turned me on to the action Draganizer and taught me to use it. That's what I believe makes this portrait pop. #4941255

Eugenio Diaz November 26, 2007

Congratulation on your finalist!!! #5129549

Steve M. Harrington November 26, 2007

Good on you, Aggie!
Steve #5132315

Jill Odice level-classic November 26, 2007

Congrats #2! Good to see you here :-) #5132678

Allen Maestas November 27, 2007

Big Congrats Aggie, this is a wonderful portrait, lovely job.

Al #5133888

Aggie Villanueva November 27, 2007

Thank you all so much. I'm excited about the "pick" #5136159

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 29, 2007

Congratulations on this finalist, too, Aggie. I really admire a good portrait--this one has so much character and does not look at all over-processed though I know you say you worked on it. Nicely done. #5148120

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 02, 2007

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist! Wonderful portrait with great lighting and detail!
--Lisa #5159654

Debra K. Thomas March 27, 2008

I have always loved this image!....wonderful woke you do! #5707904

Aggie Villanueva March 27, 2008

Thankx so much, Deborah. I'm just this week beginning to try my wings at people pictures again. I've much to learn. #5707921

Joan E. Hoffman April 30, 2008

Incredible Aggie. This one simply rocks to use a much younger person's phrasology! I am very hesitant to do portraits... Wish I could accomplish this! Congrats on the finalist my friend :) #5864711

Aggie Villanueva April 30, 2008

Thankx Joan. I have GOT to back over there this summer and get some more shots of him around his ranch. He is a perfect model! He hates it but his wife loves it. So he has agreed to a sitting. I just haven't made it over there again. #5865022

Jean E. Hildebrant June 20, 2008

Wonderful portrait, Aggie! Love the colors and tones and he does pop. Your editing is great, not overly done. Congrat's on this well deserved finalist! #6086024

Jean E. Hildebrant June 20, 2008

Wonderful portrait, Aggie! Love the colors and tones and he does pop. Your editing is great, not overly done. Congrat's on this well deserved finalist! #6086038

Jean E. Hildebrant June 20, 2008

Wonderful portrait, Aggie! Love the colors and tones and he does pop. Your editing is great, not overly done. Congrat's on this well deserved finalist! #6086040

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