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I'm getting old.
I'm getting old.

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica CD1000
Location: My Studio
Date: Jun 13, 2003
Aperture: f-2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2003

Soft window light form right side. Black background and black t-neck.

Place: 26 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.1314
Avg (commenters): 6.9630
Avg (participants): 6.0821
Avg (non-participants): 6.1786
Views since voting: 1424
Votes: 274
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 09:59:58 PM
If those reflections in the glasses could have been avoided it would have helped a lot. The detail and character in this shot is wonderful though.
06/24/2003 05:39:24 PM
Nicely lit, bot the reflections in the spectacles are distracting - perhaps take 'em off next time?
06/24/2003 09:39:56 AM
I like the way this face just sort of hangs in midair! ...not old...mature! :-)
06/23/2003 10:36:03 PM
Nice shot overall. However, I would like to see the right side of the picture slightly lighter. And I wish I could see more of your neck, it appears as though your head is floating. Is that what you were going for?
06/23/2003 12:09:56 AM
everything is great, except the glare in your glasses...good shot.
06/22/2003 08:31:34 PM
Well done. A nice portrait and a good example of the challenge. 8 Morgan
06/21/2003 02:42:41 AM
No, you are old!
06/20/2003 10:04:38 PM
May be getting old, but you have great teeth. Very good shot.
06/20/2003 03:23:06 PM
What a great portrait picture. I just love the way how you 'separate your head' from the surroundings. While the reflection on the glasses might be a little distracting I think they also add some depth to the photo. (8)
06/20/2003 12:04:20 PM
Ok, you may be getting old ... but you're in good company! I would change only two things about this photo -- 1. I would like a slight bit more light in the eyes to generate catchlights, and 2. I would like to eliminate the reflections on the glasses. Other than that, you've done a superior job!
06/20/2003 11:41:28 AM
I think this is a great photo, from one oldie to another. I would have liked to see a hint of shoulder, though, rather than the head kind of floating in space. Or, do I need to recalibrate my monitor? High marks anyhow, good job!
06/20/2003 08:10:32 AM
Absolutely super light and I love your expression. Excellent work 9 - floyd
06/20/2003 08:02:59 AM
A hovering head.. Sorta kinda creepy. Tilting your head slightly forward or backward would have killed those reflections in your glasses, might be worth considering. Nice sharpness and lighting, though. (6)
06/20/2003 05:49:54 AM
Nice idea! I like this overall though find the eyes too much in shadow and focus a little soft.
06/19/2003 09:43:13 PM
But not too old to take a great photo, obviously!
06/19/2003 06:20:08 PM
Very nice, straightforward... not sure about the black shirt on black background, kinda creates this floating-head-in-space effect. Wonder what the same shot would look like in a white shirt.
06/19/2003 02:50:49 AM
where's your body!?!?!? LOL. Neat shot. Not older, just wiser!
06/18/2003 09:21:24 PM
Glare in glasses is kind of distracting. Nicely lit.
06/18/2003 06:55:07 PM
Ahh so what! We improve with age!
About your picture. I like the black bg, which provides a good contrast for your face. Also nice to see some people still smile...lol One nitpic is the glare on the glasses. Would have been better without that, since it obstructs a view of, the all important, eyes.
Good job!
06/18/2003 04:36:09 PM
very interesting!!
06/18/2003 12:41:37 PM
nice.. but enhance the definition and maybe more light.
06/18/2003 12:26:39 PM
...but handsome none-the-less. : )
06/18/2003 12:00:47 PM
Getting?? just kidding. great lighting. well done.This is one of the best....
06/18/2003 05:24:50 AM
My first 10 - I think this is first rate, captures the spirit and the mood, nice to look at.
06/18/2003 03:25:38 AM
Reflections in the glasses are very off putting in an otherwise very nice picture.
06/18/2003 02:01:34 AM
Getting older...but still good looking.
06/18/2003 01:55:38 AM
but your aging well. and look how great the black and white works for you. 9!
06/18/2003 12:49:41 AM
Col Sanders or Kenny Rogers? OK Joke aside, nice focus and soft lighting. Good blending of darkness to make the face appear floating. 7
06/18/2003 12:39:07 AM
Great smile.......

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