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Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Nikon (Black)
Location: My pseudo studio
Date: May 16, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60th sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2006

I know some people probably won't like the high contrast, but I think that is what makes the shot. The effect came mostly from post processing. Shot in RAW, overexposed the shot 0.7 stops, then used levels to bleach out my skin and the background. Dodged my skin to smooth it out (b/c of the huge levels adjustment), and sharpened. I was inspired to recreate a previous self portrait I did almost a year ago.

Statistics
Place: 115 out of 236
Avg (all users): 5.8651
Avg (commenters): 7.2353
Avg (participants): 5.6391
Avg (non-participants): 6.0577
Views since voting: 1023
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 289
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/02/2006 03:18:50 PM
Cool photo... similar to one I have, but MUCH better...

Good job ;)
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06/01/2006 09:34:22 PM
This was one of my faves during the challenge. Sorry it didn't place higher. And btw, you're quite the looker! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2006 04:32:47 PM
nice high-key image
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05/25/2006 12:46:21 PM
Really nice!
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05/22/2006 10:07:42 PM
Good composition and details.
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05/22/2006 09:37:03 AM
the first time I saw your entry I yelled WOW! the whites are totally blown out, but who cares!? bumping to 10
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05/21/2006 06:55:02 PM
Nice eye, but I think I would clone out the light reflection.
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05/20/2006 11:39:53 PM
pretty good for high key
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05/20/2006 06:24:09 PM
very cool, i like the intensity on your shot.
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05/20/2006 12:41:12 PM
The hair and jewelry really add an intriguing element to this high key image. Nice self portrait.
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05/19/2006 11:21:16 PM
I love the use of high key. It really works. My only critisim would be that I would have liked the lips a bit darker. I think it would have balanced the image. What I mean by this is that you have dark side burns, eye browns retina and gotie. A dark area around the mouth woiuld have pulled the image into a more 3 dimentional plane. Despit this still one of my favs. 9
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05/19/2006 08:23:24 PM
this i would have to say is OMAZING
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05/19/2006 03:29:11 PM
Nice eye... Good picture :o)
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05/19/2006 12:15:02 PM
cool image bro 9
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05/19/2006 08:42:43 AM
AWESOME! Love the high key. Excellent work.
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05/19/2006 08:21:30 AM
cool and different.
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05/19/2006 02:32:07 AM
This is beautiful. Very classy and well done.
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05/19/2006 02:29:55 AM
A winner.
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05/19/2006 12:56:53 AM
You have a very pretty eye... I would say eyes, but well.... :)

Love the high key and the contrast.
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05/19/2006 12:37:11 AM
nice high-key portrait
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