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Photo of the Day – 10/20/09

October 20, 2009

Man_In_The_Mirror“Man In The Mirror”

Who IS this handsome guy?

39 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2009 7:58 AM

    Great self portrait Gary! How did you get the right amount of light for the pic to turn out so well?!

    • October 20, 2009 8:33 AM

      Thanks Sue!

      The lighting was very low in the Museum so I had to use a lens with a VERY large apature and use a high ISO. I shot this photo at ISO 800 @ F1.8 and 1/100 with a Canon 50mm F1.8 lens.

  2. Paula permalink
    October 20, 2009 8:10 AM

    My wonderful husband….

  3. October 20, 2009 8:16 AM

    LOL he cracks me the hell up!

  4. October 20, 2009 8:22 AM

    Gary, my agent wants to know if you are available for a commercial he thinks would be perfect for you! What is it about you say? 🙂 Should I be nice or should I be mean with my answer? LOL 🙂 LOVE IT! Cool guy, all the way~~~~~

  5. October 20, 2009 9:22 AM

    I like it also. I love the coloring.

  6. S. Le permalink
    October 20, 2009 9:24 AM

    Love, love, love this photo! Fab! Who took it? lol

    • October 20, 2009 10:53 AM

      Thanks S.Le! I took the photo….it’s of a guy that follows me around all the time. It’s kinda weird and spooky.

  7. October 20, 2009 10:02 AM

    Great photo! Handsome guy!!!

  8. LVISS permalink
    October 20, 2009 10:18 AM


    • October 20, 2009 10:59 AM

      Yep, just me standing in front of a mirror with my camera. 😀

  9. October 20, 2009 11:34 AM

    You handsome devil you!!! Paula is a lucky lady! Great shot Gary!

  10. October 20, 2009 12:26 PM

    Great picture! I love black & white shots!

  11. October 20, 2009 12:28 PM

    Oh that is GREAT! Nicely done!

  12. October 20, 2009 2:41 PM

    The position of the camera makes it look like you have had a Borg implant. I always find something fascinating about B&W photos, well done on a great photo

  13. October 20, 2009 3:09 PM

    Great photo! You got skillz.

  14. October 20, 2009 3:16 PM

    Um… Billy Joel?????

    Um.. Billy Joel before he went on a drinking binge that made him all swollen and stuff??

    • October 20, 2009 8:40 PM

      Billy Joel? REALLY? Billy Joel? I have to admit that’s a first. 😀

  15. Tosha permalink
    October 20, 2009 5:28 PM

    Tis a great pic!

  16. October 20, 2009 7:30 PM

    Sooooo….are you just trying to embarrass me because I have a simple little Canon xTi rebel and no idea how use it properly.

    You’re mean dude.

    Lets see I know how to switch ISOs and if I remember right the lower the light the greater my ISO should be correct? (dude stop laughing at me)

    I have no idea what the other who are F1.8 and 1/100 (one may be aperture?)

    How is the lens F1.8?

    Yeah I love taking pics. But I’m truly a noob.
    I have a 75-300mm lens dunno what the 1:4-5:6 means
    and the basic 18-55mm.

    Great pic though.

    What’s easier for you to use to touchup, photoshop, old fireworks or some basic quick & easy picasa?

    • October 20, 2009 9:04 PM

      LOL……I wouldn’t dream of doing that too you Mike! Don’t discount your Rebel! The Rebel is a GREAT SLR to learn with and it takes pretty darn good photos. I learned on a Rebel and still have it. It’s a great little camera.

      “Lets see I know how to switch ISOs and if I remember right the lower the light the greater my ISO should be correct?” MAYBE! It depends on how high of an aperture you can get out of your lens. If you are shooting with say with an F1.8 lens @ ISO 400 @ 1/100th of a second shutter speed @ F4 and the photo is too dark, you have a few options you can do. Assuming the photo is about 1 full stop dark, you can raise the ISO to 800 or lower the shutter speed to 1/50th of a second or raise the aperture to F2.8

      “I have no idea what the other who are F1.8 and 1/100 (one may be aperture?)” F1.8 is indeed the aperture and 1/100 is the shutter speed. The shutter will open for 1/100th of a second.

      “I have a 75-300mm lens dunno what the 1:4-5:6 means and the basic 18-55mm.” 1:4-5:6 means that when the lens is at 75mm, the highest aperture you can use is F4 and when the lens is at 300mm, the largest apeture you can use is F5.6

      I first import all of my photos into Adobe Lightroom first. I do my color corrections, adjusting of brightness and contrast, levels, etc. with Lightroom. Then I export them all to a new folder and make any final adjustments in Photoshop CS 3.

      I hope I could help you. Feel free to email me with any questions. I know when I first started I could use all the help I could get. 😀

  17. October 20, 2009 7:50 PM

    Wow! My brother would know this is a great pic. He is studying photography too.. along with film making 🙂

  18. October 20, 2009 9:32 PM


    • October 20, 2009 9:36 PM

      ROFLMFAO!! I didn’t want to cause anyone’s eyes to bleed.

  19. October 21, 2009 4:30 AM


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