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  #187 Smell, Scent, Aroma
Entry 2 of 17
A scent of man       ©2017 A.N.Other
Panasonic DMC-TZ30       2nd place, 167 points
1/59s, f6.3, ISO 100, 34mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, flash
Post-Processing: Cropped and slight rotation,
Converted to Black and White
Selective burning and dodging,
Selective sharpening,
Spot healing tool,
Nik Efex Pro 2 - Fine art process,
      Extra Info: None
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Jun 27, 2017
    I was surprised this ranked so high, not an 'attractive' shot. Thank goodness there is no rule that says an entry has to be attractive or pretty. It was my first pick from the start. Congrats!

Jun 27, 2017
    Thank you all for the lovely comments, congrats and votes :-) . I thought this would be a 'Marmite' photo and not be everyone's cup of tea, but I felt it was better to provoke some emotion in people, good or bad, rather than no emotion at all. It's good to have a bit of fun sometimes :-) .

The 'Main' in this challenge was one of those strange times where nobody thought the winning photo should win or the second photo should come second. The next photo only got one third place too!
Edited on Jun 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017
    still can't look at this image, but congrats...

Jun 26, 2017
    Absolutely loved this one - Congratulations

Jun 26, 2017
    Congrats on your stinky double top five finishes! Yuck!!!

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Jun 26, 2017
    Phew! Creatively graphic and very effective!

Jun 26, 2017
    In addition to the smell coming through, I get the feeling that the subject is a bit perturbed by what he is smelling! Focus, lighting and the filled frame really bring out the appropriateness for the theme. In my favs.

Jun 26, 2017
    This just reeks of bad odour. Well taken.

Jun 26, 2017
    I'm delighted with you generous comments. Thank you all so much :-)
Edited on Jun 26, 2017

Jun 25, 2017
    Excellent! - Well composed, well photographed and well presented in B&W. You gave me a good laugh.

Jun 25, 2017
    Excellent choice for the challenge and well composed. Kudos to your model.

Old Finn
Jun 25, 2017
    So ugly, but suits well to the topic. In my favorites.

Jun 25, 2017
    Thanks very much for the comments :-)

I'm glad you both liked the title. I was very pleased with it :-)
Edited on Jun 26, 2017

Jun 25, 2017
    Eeuk, what a way to capture a theme, but you've done it very well.
B+W was a good choice too. In my TT.

Jun 25, 2017
    Clever concept that that definitely communicates the theme, albeit somewhat unpleasantly. Extra 'bad pun' points for the title.

Jun 24, 2017
    A truly scary photo - b&w a great choice. There is no escaping the subject. Great title.
Edited on Jun 24, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
    Thank you very much all :-)

I'm glad I made you LOL cookiejar. That was the aim :-) .

forkcandles - My underarm was just wetted with water on a tissue. The shine on my face is real as we were having a heatwave at the time!
Edited on Jun 26, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
    I'm sorry but this image is just too uncomfortable to look at.

Jun 23, 2017
    was that right guard or a spray glue???
a good take on the theme

Jun 23, 2017
    Not the most appealing image; however, it certainly conveys the theme.

Jun 23, 2017
    Terrific subject and expression. Made me lol. Absolutely says smell! I like the choice of black and white.

Jun 23, 2017
    Thanks for the comments both....I think ;-) .

Sorry to gross you out jomari!

I've never seen the film I'm afraid but I'll keep my eye out for a good reaction if I ever do :-) .
Edited on Jun 26, 2017

Jun 22, 2017
    I can scarcely bear to look at this, but it does meet the challenge well and is technically well done. So into my tt it goes.

Jun 22, 2017
    if this had been more like the reaction of kevin kline in 'a fish called wanda', you would have got my vote. not sure where i'm going to place this one. but it sure does capture the theme.
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