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Close Shave
Close Shave

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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: My Bathroom
Date: Feb 11, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2005

Just the camera held at arms length while I pretended to shave.

Fiddled a lot with post processing (probably to the detrement of my score)

Monochrome then bightness and contrast to blow out all the tiles behind my reflected head.

I love the feel of this shot and am really pleased with the outcome. I'm sure it won't appeal to all .........but what the hell.


Place: 92 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.6708
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 5.6053
Avg (non-participants): 5.7305
Views since voting: 979
Views during voting: 466
Votes: 319
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 07:47:20 PM
interesting concept, tones work well
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02/20/2005 01:17:40 PM
Ywo views for the prize of one. great with a lightheartedness enforced by the askance searching glance. Bumping up.
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02/19/2005 06:25:33 PM
two portraits nice POV like the black and white
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02/17/2005 05:40:16 PM
The light is too harsh and the shiny spots to numerous
02/16/2005 08:14:47 PM
Hey, you didn't have to shave for us (OK I did the same for thing before my photo), ha ha. So, couldn't decide which side to show us, hmmm left or right. Anyway, over all excellent shot! The only thing that I wish was not there is the over exposed side of your forehead and right cheek in the mirror. Good Luck in the challenge.
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02/15/2005 11:01:58 PM
very creative pose!
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02/15/2005 01:20:45 AM
i like the high key
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02/14/2005 06:58:12 PM
There is at least one another shaving portrait in this challenge and I think your is far better. I'm thinking if it had been better if you were looking in to the lens throgh the mirror but I'm not sure. In that case you could have an accident during the shaving!
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02/14/2005 04:02:22 PM
Good work with a mirror.
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02/14/2005 03:24:33 AM
Like it! Good idea, hope you were careful there!
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02/14/2005 03:10:07 AM
Great shot.
Good thinking outside the box
10 fae me
good luck
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