Charles Manson Lookalike?

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Nah....just my lifelong friend Mark. We were best men in each others weddings. I met him 23 years ago and we have been in numerous bands together. As we've gotten older, had kids and gotten real jobs we've kind of drifted apart. He stoppd by my guitar shop a couple of days ago for a visit while he was passing through town. I think the 105vr captured him well.

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Nice portrait, Stuart. He doesn't look like Manson to me, but maybe it's because I think your friend has very kind eyes. He looks like he has a very gentle soul.
 
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looks like you got hooked onto the colordodge eye trick! Awesome as always Stuart! I love the character in his face.

PS Hi Eric! I haven't forgotten you!
 
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Great shot, Stuart!

looks like you got hooked onto the colordodge eye trick! Awesome as always Stuart! I love the character in his face.

PS Hi Eric! I haven't forgotten you!
Can either of you elaborate on this technique/trick? I love the way it turns out and would love to be able to give it a shot sometime.
 
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Nice shot Stuart. I love the lighting - just enough shadow on the right side of his face to add drama. I'll bet you guys have some great "remember that gig" stories.
 
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looks like you got hooked onto the colordodge eye trick! Awesome as always Stuart! I love the character in his face.

PS Hi Eric! I haven't forgotten you!
Whats the ColorDodge Eye Trick? I love tricks :biggrin:
 
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Be careful with this because it can be over done VERY easily!

Select the iris of both eyes. Right click on the selection and choose 'layer via copy'. Select this new iris layer and change the blending mode to color dodge. At this point, I take my eraser and clean up the selection (which is usually glowing white or red on the overflow areas...). I'll use a 50% eraser around the perimeter ring of the iris. Then decrease the blending mode to around 20%. Sometimes I'll throw a little extra color to this layer (like with blue eyes, just a smidgen) or give it a bit of extra sharpening... I just goof with it.

So that's it!
 
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Be careful with this because it can be over done VERY easily!

Select the iris of both eyes. Right click on the selection and choose 'layer via copy'. Select this new iris layer and change the blending mode to color dodge. At this point, I take my eraser and clean up the selection (which is usually glowing white or red on the overflow areas...). I'll use a 50% eraser around the perimeter ring of the iris. Then decrease the blending mode to around 20%. Sometimes I'll throw a little extra color to this layer (like with blue eyes, just a smidgen) or give it a bit of extra sharpening... I just goof with it.

So that's it!
Thanks!
 
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I think he looks more like Sam Elliot (Kurt Russel's older brother in my favorite movie Tombstone) than Mansion.... don't think I'd want to be compared to him...:eek:
 
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Nothing like a nice portrait of a dear friend. Very nice Stuart!
True.....and thank you Frits! I would have used my new 105 Ai-S, but Mark is too animated to hold still that long!:smile:

I bet there are stories to be told....
LOL....yeah....a few, but nothing too outrageous!

....He doesn't look like Manson to me, but maybe it's because I think your friend has very kind eyes. He looks like he has a very gentle soul.
Leigh.....actually.....you couldn't be more correct.

Cool story,cooler photo..How will we ever decide what lens to use?
I just grab whatever is handiest!:wink:

looks like you got hooked onto the colordodge eye trick! Awesome as always Stuart! I love the character in his face.

PS Hi Eric! I haven't forgotten you!
I love that technique and do use it occasionaly, but Mark's eyes are a brilliant blue and didn't need any dodging this time around.
Thanks DM!

Beautiful shot, Stu...bet you have some stories to tell...LOL...
He was always the wild one.....not me!:wink: Thanks John.

Great shot, Stuart!
Thanks Seth. See Donamarie's post for the ColorDodge technique.

Very nice shot Stuart, I hope he will get a copy of this.
Yep....I emailed him a web sized version before posting here and will order an 8X10 for his wife. Thanks Gordon!

Nice shot Stuart. I love the lighting - just enough shadow on the right side of his face to add drama. I'll bet you guys have some great "remember that gig" stories.
Thank you Fred. I took this one in the middle of my store so the lighting is just from overheads and the front window bank. I bumped contrast +15 in CS3 to add a touch more drama.

I think he looks more like Sam Elliot (Kurt Russel's older brother in my favorite movie Tombstone) than Manson.... don't think I'd want to be compared to him...:eek:
Hmm....I'm sure he'd take that as a compliment. Great movie..."I'm your huckleberry"! Val Kilmer was incredible in that flick.

Nice shot Stu!

I'm with Brian, Sam Elliot and a bit of Alice Cooper mixed in.
Thanks Peter....okay, okay...I retract the comparison to CM!:biggrin:
 
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... okay, okay...I retract the comparison to CM!:biggrin:
Good! The only bits of similarity are his hair and beard, and even those look better on your friend. Generally similarity comes when the eyes match, and I dare say, very few people have Chuck Manson's eyes. (But the title does catch ya. :Wink: )

Excellent portrait Stuart!
 
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not even close to a manson look alike ...he looks more like what's his name from the eagles (i think lol)...;-)

btw, an old pal of mine isa gaurd at Folsom Prison..he tells me Manson is still "pure evil". why they locked up that mad dog i'll never understand:frown:
 
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