Dramatic Light: Green Filtered B&W Male Portrait

Challenge #24 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Photographers who have studied B&W have a pretty good idea how filters affect the final image. While the green filter gets used in some landscapes to lighten the foliage, it is also good for portraiture. It filters out excess blue and adds tone to pale complexions. The green filter was a favorite of bygone portrait photographers because it brought out those strong features in men. Start with a color portrait of a man (not a boy). Use your editing software to perform a color separation on the image and present the green filtered result. Note that the point of this challenge is to expand your understanding of how color can affect B&W images. Don't just process the image using no-brainer software tools, experiment with the green channel and really learn something.
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Haloween at The Venue with The Good Machine performing as the undead. Mike at his usual best visually and vocally Location : Cleveleys, England
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Submitted: Sunday, 10th January, 2010 22:36 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 31st October, 2009
Focal length: 85 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F2.2
ISO: 1600
Notes: Shot in manual mode with AI Servo focus setting and a fast frame rate.
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