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Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus C-5000Z
Location: Hartford, CT
Date: May 18, 2006
Aperture: F3.4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2006

I've never taken on such a personal project that would soon be open to thousands to critique. This is the biggest extention of myself that I've ever shown.(especially on a web site) I'm not good at having my photo taken and this is probably why I'm behind one. But... I figured if your going to do it... so I got a haircut and really prepped myself so I guess this as good as I can get. I took alot of photos with my tripod and remote switch (as I'm too self concience to have done this with anyone).This one seems to capture how I feel most days. I took the photo in B&W mode and adjusted the usual levels brightness/contrast and applied USM. I burned a bit to try and take out the slightly blownout highlights. It is what it is. I wonder if anyone will recognize me. I have to give the title credit to my wife. She also told me that this was how I appear to her most days... I have no idea what she's trying to tell me.....

Place: 80 out of 236
Avg (all users): 6.1549
Avg (commenters): 6.1818
Avg (participants): 5.9923
Avg (non-participants): 6.2922
Views since voting: 1144
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 284
Comments: 12
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06/20/2007 01:15:41 PM
You seriously look like a cross between Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks.
But then again, being a skeptic, you probably don't believe that.

Nice haircut by the way.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2006 02:26:39 AM
bruce willis is a photography nut too? LMAO sorry but thats who you're reminding me of hope thats not offensive. Love the lighting the expression and the conversion to B&W
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05/21/2006 03:00:23 PM
Oh! someone has pissed you off. Great photo.
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05/21/2006 08:00:36 AM
I like the lighting you used.
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05/21/2006 02:35:07 AM
well done
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05/20/2006 06:22:27 PM
cool expression, a bit of dodging on the eyes would have been good
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05/20/2006 11:09:58 AM
That's a great look! Nice self portrait, and great lighting.
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05/19/2006 10:58:01 PM
Heh, good expression, nice texture! A little blown out on your nose and forehead, though..
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05/19/2006 10:30:27 AM
great title for this pose...the scar make it look amazing...well done
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05/19/2006 08:13:14 AM
Wow - you seriously look like Niles Crane (his real name escaped my right now). Nice lighting
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05/19/2006 06:47:06 AM
I like the tones but I find the lighting just a tad too harsh (could be the monitor at work though).
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05/19/2006 01:13:31 AM
Great title. Your expression really looks skeptical. Nice lighting. I with your eyes weren't in shadow though. Nice use of negative space.
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