FRIDAY CHALLENGE 9/27/13: BROWN IS FOR FARMER

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GMMcL, Sep 26, 2013.

Who did "Brown is For Farmer" Best?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2013.
  1. Don Cologne

    8 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Sugarbutch

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Betelgeuse

    10 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. GMMcL

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. Pingson

    19 vote(s)
    23.8%
  6. YRR92

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. Holdfast

    9 vote(s)
    11.3%
  8. Porcelain Monkey

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. Victor Elfo

    10 vote(s)
    12.5%
  10. An Acute Style

    4 vote(s)
    5.0%
  11. Kulata

    17 vote(s)
    21.3%
  12. Son of Porcelain Monkey, The Revenge

    9 vote(s)
    11.3%
  13. Coxaca

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  14. TTO

    23 vote(s)
    28.8%
  15. Claghorn

    48 vote(s)
    60.0%
  16. Sharply Tailored

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  17. Tira1

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  18. EFV

    7 vote(s)
    8.8%
  19. Upr_Crust

    15 vote(s)
    18.8%
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  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Photoshop is too complicated (and expensive) for me; I use Photoscape (it's free). It has a fairly good auto level & auto contrast ability (I tend to use it on my own photos, and then jack up the gamma as needed to compensate for my routinely terrible/dark lighting), but I did need to use the remove colour cast tool on crusty's pic. I have no photo-editing skills though, so I'm sure someone else could do much better if they feel motivated.
     
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    No need to adjust so much. A simple cooling filter and adjustment of the white balance does the trick, while preserving the color quality. Of course, only crust can tell us if this retains the actual appearance of the colors he was using.

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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    My work here is done! [​IMG]

    Yeah, as some have mentioned, photography is an element most people take into consideration for these challenges, and everything else on SF. But as for me, I don't consider my photos very good either. They just get by. My trousers, in this challenge, are navy for instance. Although they look almost charcoal in some of the photos.
     


  6. Victor Elfo

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    My posting today made for quite an exercise in photo-editing. For the record, true color for the full-length shot is between my own photo, and Caustic's - not as yellow as mine, not quite as cool and pale as Caustic's. For true color, my close-up shot is the most accurate (see WAYWRN posting) - the main light sources are LED bulbs.

    The yellow bias is due to the use of fluorescent bulbs in the floor lamp which lights all of the shots with the Oriental carpet in them. LED bulbs provide much better light (true white), but will not work in the floor lamp in question (the lamp is some 40-50 years old), and I've not seen a comparable lamp with as many sockets (there are five). If I buy a new lamp, rest assured that it will be lit with LED lights.
     


  8. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I suppose I can't use the pics from the opening post?
     


  9. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Here goes nothing.

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  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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  12. jrd617

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    Sorry Victor Elfo and Caustic Man, neither of this fits qualify. I'm going to have to DQ these Brown jacket or suit is a must. Brown pants do not count. A tan jacket does not count.
     
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  13. jrd617

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    Because TTO messaged me yesterday at a busy time to create the thread, but also messaged GMMcl, who took it upon himself to make the thread before I could do so myself. Kinda short notice
     
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  14. jrd617

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    This is borderline tan too.
     


  15. moddey

    moddey Well-Known Member

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    another "styleforum Classic Menswear has jumped the shark" moment
     


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