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Dark & Light Self Portrait
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Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My Living Room
Date: Aug 28, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

Crop, Curves, selective blur to soften skin, some dodging and burning, and saturation adjustments.

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Place: 50 out of 200
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Avg (commenters): 6.8889
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Views since voting: 1146
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 262
Comments: 22
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12/14/2005 08:12:28 PM
Well thought out...good abstract feel to it.
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09/05/2005 01:32:28 PM
Thanks to all for the comments. This is only the second time I have attempted a self portrait, and yeah, not too comfortable with that process. :-)

Since several of you asked, setup was a black sheet taped to a white wall. Had a cheap clip light shining on the wall from the right to light that, and another one from the left to the side and slightly in front of where I was kneeling. Camera on a tripod centered on the black/white line. The rest was just touch-up in post (making the white, more white, adjusting the saturation, etc...).
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09/04/2005 11:40:04 PM
I was expecting to see more of this in this challenge. You really did a very good job on this without being theatrical. Excellent work and good luck!
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09/04/2005 07:55:19 PM
Good character study. 7
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09/03/2005 02:28:42 PM
this is a great take on this technique
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09/03/2005 09:20:54 AM
Really ingenious idea. Probably real hard to get right.
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09/02/2005 09:43:27 PM
That looks like it was tricky to accomplish. Good job.
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09/02/2005 07:38:52 PM
Nice effect! Well done.
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09/02/2005 06:42:26 PM
Great shot and use of lighting.
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09/02/2005 04:11:26 PM
I would rotate it so that the line is straight up and down, but other wise good shot
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09/02/2005 02:00:11 PM
Man, how come this makes me sing Garth Bookes songs? 6
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09/01/2005 07:07:11 AM
Confronting shot. Well done would go well in the High Contrast challenge as well.
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08/30/2005 09:12:14 PM
you look terrified...and face is angled..would rather see face straight on for this type of shot
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08/30/2005 08:18:21 PM
Great use of lighting!
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08/30/2005 01:58:13 PM
good job, i like the alternating dark and light, maybe look straight into the camera, or tilt your head more, to avoid the oquard ear? good job~!
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08/30/2005 02:30:10 AM
As a portrait, this would be much stronger if you reacted to the camera's presence somehow; making eye contact with the lens heightens the lack of emotional involvement in the scene. The angle and illumination on the face are misaligned just enough to be distracting.
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08/30/2005 12:20:46 AM
ying yang! well done
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08/29/2005 06:51:35 PM
Great idea, well executed!
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08/29/2005 01:19:04 PM
Great shot!!!
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08/29/2005 12:02:49 PM
Hey, I like the way you did this! Hope you tell us how. 8
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08/29/2005 09:38:16 AM
I am not sure how you did this, I would love to learn, but this is great.
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08/29/2005 12:46:26 AM
Nice clarity and the use of light and shadow is well done. Great crisp eye!!
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