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Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S500
Location: marina, ca
Date: May 18, 2006
Aperture: ?
ISO: ?
Shutter: ?
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2006

it was a cloudy day, a little breezy. the photo went through so many variations from me sitting on a chair, to me holding up my hand, carrying the chair, just standing. Finally, I realized I really didn't have a clear and concise vision of my portrait, i just knew i didn't want to have a close up photo of my face (too cliche). anyways, I started experimenting a bit, tilting the camera, different facial expressions, and finally, this came about. I liked the leading lines in the photo too. I cropped it a little tighter, changed it to black and white, had to play around the dodge/burn tool so my face was visible, i sharpened some spots, cloned out telephone lines on the left side. Overally, I am pretty happy with the results. It's not a typical portrait so I hope people don't judge me on that.

Statistics
Place: 61 out of 236
Avg (all users): 6.2982
Avg (commenters): 7.1481
Avg (participants): 6.1194
Avg (non-participants): 6.4570
Views since voting: 1239
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 285
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/25/2006 10:15:15 PM
Very good use of tilt here. Nicely composed. Just slightly a tad too dark. 7
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05/25/2006 02:26:44 PM
Very nice..... btw.....TRAIN!!!!!!! 9
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05/25/2006 01:37:39 PM
The composition is very nice. The leading line of the tracks and flowers ad some nice drama.
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05/25/2006 01:36:15 PM
Like it. Don't usually like tilted horizons, but this really adds to the story here. Good processing.
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05/25/2006 07:45:09 AM
Love the angle. I think it could look better if it wasn’t black&white. Nice work there.
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05/25/2006 06:39:40 AM
very nice!
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05/24/2006 11:31:14 PM
Very cool POV.
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05/24/2006 08:17:02 PM
Great angle and I love the B&W treament, great range.
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05/24/2006 09:22:45 AM
love the angles here!
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05/23/2006 06:31:35 AM
Like this a lot! Nice converging lines. Nice tones.
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05/22/2006 10:20:13 AM
love the angle you've used here. the perspectice of the train-rails is great. 8
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05/21/2006 01:05:12 PM
Good expression and composition.
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05/21/2006 07:25:05 AM
Fantastic. The rails lead the eye perfectly, love the angle and cropping. a 9 from me.
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05/20/2006 06:34:52 PM
black and white works well
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05/20/2006 03:07:44 AM
I love this one.
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05/19/2006 10:51:28 PM
At a straightfoward angle I think this might be boring, but the counterclockwise tilt is really cool. Nice effect with the rails.
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05/19/2006 07:38:48 PM
I like this
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05/19/2006 07:03:45 PM
Great location. Interesting angle. I like B&W as well. Good Shot.
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05/19/2006 04:00:47 PM
Very nice.
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05/19/2006 10:46:52 AM
great composition makes it interesting...well done
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05/19/2006 09:59:12 AM
great photo ... I think the tilt adds to the image ...
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05/19/2006 09:41:41 AM
Very Cool Shot.... myself dont really like the tilted look but i like the way this one looks....Nice job
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05/19/2006 08:33:23 AM
great shot, like the B/W
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05/19/2006 04:36:10 AM
nice!
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05/19/2006 03:58:41 AM
i like the feel here.. not sure about the tilt tho.. giving you a 6 i might change my mind ;)
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05/19/2006 03:02:13 AM
Great perspective - totally adds to the image - nicely done!
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05/19/2006 01:19:45 AM
I like the angle you used. Great shot.
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05/19/2006 01:18:58 AM
I really like this composition, and the black and white works very well. Good focus all around and the border is nice.
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05/19/2006 12:58:39 AM
I like the angle and the leading lines here. Nice shot
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