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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE A1
Location: My bedroom
Date: Feb 13, 2005
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

Used natural light from a window plus a small 100w lamp for fill. Used the 10 sec. timer. Cropped, ran neat image, turned the image B&W using two hue saturation layers, ran levels on an adjustment layer, flattened and ran unsharp mask.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.5353
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 6.3289
Avg (non-participants): 6.7239
Views since voting: 2283
Views during voting: 554
Votes: 312
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/26/2008 07:39:07 AM
Great shot! You are a good boy :)
08/28/2007 11:54:36 PM
Meant to add this as a favorite so very long ago.
It's natural. The higher contrast works well.
The smile and your eyes say a lot here.
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11/29/2005 01:40:09 PM
i love this. you look really pretty, and smooth, and the background is nicely framed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 11:49:55 PM
Nice effect.. bumping up
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02/20/2005 11:07:51 AM
Hot! Great lighting and subtle shadows on your face. The background (bed headboard?) is a distraction.
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02/19/2005 05:26:32 PM
Great look you have. I like the lighting and the only thing I would nit pik is the crop. I would have gotton rid of some of the right side. Very nice though8
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02/19/2005 08:03:52 AM
i don't know anything about portraiture, so i'm using your image to try to figure out what i think i would or wouldn't do in this situation, as well as what i notice and get out of your image.

my initial reaction is that this is a strong, sharp image. while i like the contrast, i think the lighting is just everso slightly too strong. the expression and pose is perfect, especially for a self-portrait. the only things i really have qualms with are the centering of the subject and background on right. i think if you went with a 1:1.25 crop from the left, it would be perfect. but then again, what the hell do i know? i shoot bugs and blurry taxis. you have a fine image, and i hope it does well for you!
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02/18/2005 03:35:35 AM
Good lighting and I like how that thing in the back adds to the composition, nice smile too :D - 8
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02/17/2005 08:47:41 PM
I like how the mischievous nature comes out in the eyes
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02/17/2005 01:42:48 PM
Very nice pose, light and tones. It might be worth considering a crop to put the face more off-center. I think the rightmost part can be cropped almost halfway across towards your ear. I'm sure this will do well. Good luck.
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02/16/2005 09:15:46 PM
Nice shot, but I would like to see some of the bars out of the background.
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02/16/2005 08:31:43 PM
Very appealing with great shadow tones that breathe. The accented side lighting adds zest and vigor. The facial expression are sweet and the background adds a good ambience. A very good study. Bumping up.
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02/16/2005 08:47:22 AM
Composition: 7
Technical: 8, Adjusting the bar going behind the head is the only tiny suggestion I have for this shot
Appeal: 7, Excellent lighting and full range of tones! Nice soft shadows and great expression
Challenge: 8
Overall Calculated Average Score: 8, Great Job :)
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02/16/2005 02:21:11 AM
What a very nice shot. I like the lighting..
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02/15/2005 11:40:12 PM
The focus is the slightest bit soft on the eyes, but other than that, this is pretty much perfect. Great angle and expression. I love the metal work in the background. Nice tones.
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02/15/2005 08:30:28 PM
Beautiful -- most women don't like their profiles
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02/15/2005 07:59:30 PM
like the black and white ...good lighting.. beautiful shot
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02/15/2005 01:11:11 PM
very beautiful picture, good crop, nice light and colors - good work
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02/15/2005 11:30:36 AM
A little more off center would have been nice. 8
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02/15/2005 06:27:56 AM
I like your choice of background. Black and white really strengthens this shot. Great work!
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02/15/2005 12:45:41 AM
pretty!
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02/14/2005 09:34:57 PM
Nice job. Great angle!
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02/14/2005 07:59:34 PM
I like your choice of the wrought iron. It accents the graceful facial curves of your profile. Nice use of b/w and crop. Good luck on this well executed portrait...
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02/14/2005 07:04:30 PM
Nice shot. I like the fact that it is black and white. 9
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02/14/2005 10:31:02 AM
Beautiful! And the photo isn't bad either. :) A wonderful image, and one of my top picks.
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02/14/2005 09:15:21 AM
Very nice photograph of a very beautiful lady. Well Done <8>
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02/14/2005 08:25:56 AM
Great portrait. Love the expression and the b&w treatment is very nice.
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02/14/2005 05:34:24 AM
Fantastic although I am not really too fond of the background you chose with the steel frame running through your head. Everything else is good though, super lighting and expression.
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02/14/2005 05:16:09 AM
Nice smile, nice gentle lighting too.
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