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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: My bedroom floor
Date: Feb 13, 2005
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

This was a nightmare to do. With the timer, the focus, jumping up and down and getting under the tripod on the floor. I think this was came out the best after much effort.

Selective Color
Hue Saturation
Some dodging and Burning

Place: 72 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.8165
Avg (commenters): 7.4400
Avg (participants): 5.7756
Avg (non-participants): 5.8538
Views since voting: 1123
Views during voting: 632
Votes: 327
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/06/2011 09:58:19 PM
Great image. I like the even lighting.
11/15/2005 12:02:44 AM
I agree....underrated....Very beautiful Woman.
11/14/2005 08:13:53 PM
My golly... simply delicious i.e.MSP
02/21/2005 12:47:36 AM
Another highly under rated image.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 12:05:29 PM
Wonderful colors here: red lips and hair, green eyes, skin tone. Great pose and expression. Great job.
02/18/2005 05:34:16 AM
very nice, love this shot
02/17/2005 05:34:20 PM
You look like a paint. It's beautiful!
I like your freckle :-)
A very nice portrait.
02/17/2005 04:56:31 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.

what a bold, beautiful image. those eyes are just killer. to me, this is what i consider a foundation-level image, one that can either stand alone as it is, or be offered up in any number of presentations. you could crop a 5x7 from your face, and have an equally stunning headshot; in fact, any number of crops could be pulled from this. excellent work with the lighting, choice of background, and focus. the expression is perfect, and the triangular composition is well-found. great job, and good luck! 8 from me.
02/16/2005 11:08:37 PM
At last... Someone with as many freckles as I have!

Good Luck
02/16/2005 04:32:29 PM
Great balance, lovely pose and a very good choice of backdrop. -8
02/16/2005 12:36:52 PM
Nice green eyes, I might sound crazy, but did you ever notice where ever you move seems like the eyes follow you? Wish the hair was lighten a bit more, but still like you pic.
02/15/2005 07:05:43 PM
If you had set up a kicker hair light this would have been 10X better! Your hair is beautiful, we want to SEE it!
02/15/2005 01:16:13 PM
I must recalibrate my monitor again, I had to lighten to pic to see your hair. A great shot and I like the pose. Lovely expression, the catchlight in your eyes set this shot off well (bumping1)
02/15/2005 10:00:15 AM
Returning for comment:
This image meets the challenge head on. It is a highly emotive character study with great general beauty from the lovely eye colors to the red hair and then the rep lips amidst the lovely freckles. The lighting is just right. Great. Bumping up.
02/15/2005 06:51:25 AM
Beatiful model. Technically, I´d prefer to see you a little more focussed and with a little more contrast, too. Just my 5 cents. Good luck.
02/14/2005 11:07:07 PM
I love this, and not just because you look like Kathryn Hepburn (well, like she did in about the 1930's). Both the pose and the photographic treatment seem exactly right for your subject. 8.
02/14/2005 08:26:49 PM
Judi Dench meets Sissy Spacek.
02/14/2005 07:55:28 PM
nice job making the eyes draw in the viewer... my fav so far
02/14/2005 06:11:13 PM
Ok! Now you've done it. The song is stuck in my mind for the rest of the night! Very Kathrine Heburn-ish. But I'll bet you' ve been told that any number of times! BOL 7 Do have a personal taste comment though: I realize the background was to match your eyes (I'm thinking). But why not something softer? It appears harsh against the hair. IMHO
02/14/2005 03:50:54 PM
I like your defiant expression.
Great picture.
02/14/2005 03:49:46 PM
WOnderful shot, the green background helps bring out the green in your eyes:)
02/14/2005 06:26:18 AM
Wow! I really like this portrait .... It has everything to do with the fact that your beautiful eyes, hair & freckles remind me of the Celtic Princess I've been looking for all of my life. Your beauty has taken my breath away... I hope that my comments are not out of line ,,,, The color of the background is also a prfect complioment to you coloring! Even the lighting was done very well ... Neamhchoitianta Ailleacht !!!
02/14/2005 05:35:32 AM
Made me stop and look - a very nice, strong portrait. Maybe a slight rearrangement of the hair to cover the slight distraction of the background to the (viewers) right of the neck but it is so difficult when you can't see yourself!
02/14/2005 04:17:56 AM
I know you! Great Photo :-)
02/14/2005 03:41:48 AM
This is very good, I like it! However I find the background is a little distracting even if the color of it does match the eyes. I probably would have liked to seen just hair in the background. Otherwise it is fantastic.
02/14/2005 02:23:31 AM
Hey c! Very sensual. Well done
02/14/2005 02:08:09 AM
ummmm..I'd rate you higher than the composition. good focus
02/14/2005 01:33:32 AM
Looks like Kate Hepburn come-to-life!
02/14/2005 12:35:29 AM
Ah rats. I can't be objective with this photo. Redheads, for me, are a great weakness, so I will just give you an 8 and go on to the next shot. I love the colors: your eyes, the lipstick, the background. It works.

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