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98: Be True to Your Schools | by SoCal Mark
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98: Be True to Your Schools

My heart is in San Diego, where I spent some of the best years of my life earning my bachelors and masters, and frankly growing up. While there I would have gagged if you told me I would continue on to USC, but I went there for my doctorate and it was an incredible experience. One has a legacy of college football dominance, but I have great memories from both and come Fall watch every game. Go Aztecs and Fight On!!!!


Balanced in Lightroom, then migrated to Photoshop, where I used "Tonal Contrast" within PerfectEfx 2 pro. After getting the tonal contrast right, I reverse masked it and painted the effect only on the helmets. It makes them pop (more 3D), but would mess with the nice bokeh in the background, so I left the rest natural. I tiny bit of dodging and burning, and done.

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Taken on April 8, 2014