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Alone with my thoughts...
Alone with my thoughts...
samtrundle


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Brisbane
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 11, 2005

I never did get around to shooting anything for the self portrait challenge, so I figured 'what the hey,' better late than never. So here is my clean cut, hopefully friendly to the masses rendition of self. I have a couple of moodier shots that I quite like, but I don't think they'll be received as well.

This was pretty badly underexposed straight out of camera, but I shot it in raw so thankfully I was able to rescue it.

So here goes nothing.

The lighting was fairly simple - I just sat in front of a window at around sunset.

But that doesn't really change my overall conclusion that self portraits are hard !


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.8967
Avg (commenters): 8.0857
Avg (participants): 6.8583
Avg (non-participants): 6.9344
Views since voting: 3312
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 242
Comments: 57
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/23/2007 03:38:56 AM
Beautiful lighting!
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06/23/2007 02:19:51 AM
you have such interesting features
love this
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01/11/2006 07:11:09 PM
wonderful portrait. the lighting looks great and I like the profile composition.
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01/11/2006 06:43:36 PM
One of the best portraits going. fanstastic exposure, clarity, expression; nice!
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06/14/2005 10:39:33 PM
Your profile is really nice. The hair, stubble and shirt are all perfect. Good Job!
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06/14/2005 10:24:16 PM
WOW...... another fav.... your good.....!!!
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06/08/2005 01:47:13 PM
This is fantastic. Probably my favorite portrait to date..especially that I've seen on DPC. Really great work recovering this underexposed beauty.

P.S. Great hair :-)
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05/29/2005 03:58:54 AM
great pic
nice lighting effects!
the model is great with all those chisseled lookis of his!nice attempt to do things!
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05/27/2005 03:02:53 PM
very beautiful eyes. :)
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04/27/2005 01:06:17 PM
Congratulations on the fifth! Very nice lighting, try one of these for moods too :D
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04/26/2005 04:26:59 PM
Congrats on the 5th and a Personal best. This shot was my highest rated in the challenge.
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04/26/2005 08:09:12 AM
Congratulations on your 5th position. For me, its still the best one :)
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04/25/2005 09:53:17 AM
Great lighting. Very professional touch...
Manny
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04/25/2005 09:01:31 AM
Congrats on your 5th place shot.
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04/25/2005 04:34:54 AM
Congratulations. Beautiful work.
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04/25/2005 03:05:48 AM
Congratulations on your top 5 finish. Really excellent work. This was very well deserved. Self-portraits are difficult enough. This one is outstanding.
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04/25/2005 12:51:44 AM
Nice self portrait, simple, yet effective. Congrats!
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04/25/2005 12:29:49 AM
Well done man. You've got an absolute mortgage on the *Ist DS page.

bazz.
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04/25/2005 12:14:13 AM
Razor sharp and quite a study. Congratulations on your 5th finish. Very good work.

Message edited by author 2005-04-25 00:15:26.
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04/25/2005 12:05:54 AM
I think you've officially hit a score I won't reach with the *ist Ds ;)

Nice shot. Good Job. LOL
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 11:57:16 PM
I'm not worthy to vote on such a nice photo...gl....10
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04/24/2005 10:49:37 PM
The image quality is great, and so is the lighting. About the composition, I think more negative space to the left will helped the impact quite a bit.
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04/24/2005 10:33:11 PM
Nice use of negative space and excellent lighting and detail. One of my favorites to ribbon.
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04/24/2005 10:27:29 PM
A good study in contrast. The sheer white shirts works so well with the point upwards to the subject. The background is ideally exploited to create a pleasing negative space and a cool blending into the jacket. The focus is deftly. 7
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04/24/2005 09:13:56 PM
The lighting here is beautiful. Hard enough to make it dramatic, soft enough to eliminate very harsh shadows. The negative space works well.
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04/24/2005 06:14:54 PM
This is just a really beautiful portrait, the light if warm and comfortable, nothing seems contrived.
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04/24/2005 06:06:01 PM
absolutely excellent, love the lighting. 10
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04/24/2005 05:32:54 PM
Great capture.
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04/24/2005 02:28:03 PM
Beautiful.

Lighting is excellent. Crisp and clear. 10
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04/24/2005 12:39:40 PM
Excellent lighitng! Looks like it was sharpened a little too much... or it could just be me... however, still excellent!
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04/24/2005 12:35:09 PM
a very moody and impressive portrait..great model too
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04/24/2005 12:01:38 PM
Fantastic, dramatic lighting for this portrait. The title fits perfectly too.
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04/24/2005 09:18:35 AM
The lighting in this picture is excellent, as is composure. Technically I donít think you could improve a thing.
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04/24/2005 08:44:40 AM
Light is perfect for the mood of this picture ... wonderful job!!!
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04/24/2005 06:04:01 AM
Good lighting.
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04/24/2005 05:44:08 AM
nice framing, colours, lighting and background. nice job. one of my top photos
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04/24/2005 03:44:43 AM
Beautiful lighting... makes the shot... well done.
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04/24/2005 03:40:44 AM
Lighting and sharpness are great - I really like the composition, too. The way both sides blend easily to black really seems to work well here; lovely work - this is a stunning portrait.
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04/23/2005 03:55:22 PM
Great portrait indeed. I'd have preferred a tighter crop on the right and left - still off-centre though. An incredibly natural expression and an excellent, pro quality photo.
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04/23/2005 06:02:17 AM
great portrait
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04/23/2005 04:13:18 AM
Nice study of lightning her, one of the best in the challenge...
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04/22/2005 11:59:00 PM
I really like the use of light in this photo
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04/22/2005 04:16:22 PM
good lighting.
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04/21/2005 05:22:10 PM
very nice...great colors...maybe a little oversharpened but then again, probably not for this site
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04/21/2005 04:28:46 PM
Great lighting. Makes this a moving image. I also like the placement of the subject moving him to the right and his profile to the center. Excellent work.
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04/20/2005 02:05:34 PM
Good portrait, I love the collar of his shirt against the black jacket and black background, this should rank real well. - 8
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04/19/2005 08:57:17 PM
Against what you read about portraits this is a profile that really works! The light, the black background and colors really pop. I like this study. Good work.
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04/18/2005 11:51:29 PM
Fantastic lighting. Definite ribbon winner.
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04/18/2005 10:34:51 PM
THE BEST PICTURE OF THIS CONTEST..... I guess that says it all for me :)
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04/18/2005 07:06:14 PM
Awsome self portrait! The lighting is just perfect!! Nice composistion!! 9
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04/18/2005 01:47:58 PM
Excellent lighting and use of negative space. Well done!
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04/18/2005 12:46:12 PM
don't like ear shots. no dimensional value. blacks and whites good. lighting good.
04/18/2005 08:07:22 AM
very nice
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04/18/2005 07:22:01 AM
Excellent shot- nothing to suggest. 10.
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04/18/2005 03:27:43 AM
I really like the lighting and composition in this shot. Very nicely done!
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04/18/2005 03:16:51 AM
I like the nice square crop and effective negative space. Nice, clean processing! A solid 7.
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04/18/2005 12:14:45 AM
Great portrait. Great negative space.
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