DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Sophisticated Dinner Party for One
Sophisticated Dinner Party for One
breadfan35


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Dallas Texas
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.2
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

Levels
Curves
Dodging and Burning
USM
Crop
Resize
Save for Web

Yay, Top 10! Thanks so much for all the great comments. :-)

Here was Version 2.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/58247/120/422666.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/58247/120/422666.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I decided I wanted to go with the slighty more light hearted version.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.9018
Avg (commenters): 7.8710
Avg (participants): 6.8053
Avg (non-participants): 6.9691
Views since voting: 4619
Views during voting: 561
Votes: 275
Comments: 49
Favorites: 3 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
06/18/2008 06:42:55 PM
dude you have way too much fun with your photos:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/30/2007 08:04:22 AM
Great idea. Love this pic!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2007 09:21:20 AM
Nice shot. The black and white is great. Great lighting.
From one Dallas guy to the next, nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2006 11:19:28 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2006 03:07:23 PM
Congrats on your top 10.
I surely expected to see this on the home page - well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2006 02:31:09 PM
Great shot, I love the b&w and the mirrors help add depth to the photo. I also like youe expression on your face, congrats on your 9th place finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2006 11:02:34 AM
Great to see this one back in top 10. I like it a lot. Congratulations!
11/12/2006 10:56:56 AM
Nice one. I like the richness of the image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2006 09:51:05 AM
I like your entry more than ver2..congrats on the top 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2006 08:15:24 AM
Absolutely great; this a real was standout for me; the chandolier is fascinating and draws your eyes up, perhaps splitting the composition too much for some people. If you cropped it halfway between the windows, you would have been "better accepted", and the composition would be improved, but the tone would suffer and the bright light would not be there, with all its interest. I love the shot despite my random, rambling criticism.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2006 02:03:48 AM
Congratulations. I really enjoyed studying this during voting. It is excellent on so many levels... :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2006 12:43:43 AM
An image whose strength is discovered shortly after the first gaze. Congratulaions on your 9th place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2006 12:37:55 AM
You picked the right one - congrats on your new first place photo, a great score, and a great finish!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2006 12:19:33 AM
Wow, I'm glad this got top ten... I really loved this. Congratulations, great photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 10:14:17 PM
At least top ten, great photo, just great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2006 09:16:00 PM
Great composition and very cool idea. Technically it's dead on as well. Great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2006 08:52:09 PM
PB&J?? Your look is priceless and the composition is excellent.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2006 09:13:30 PM
Excellent light! Your expression is priceless. Great shot. bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2006 09:14:10 AM
Nice done...good expression :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2006 12:15:20 PM
Yum. PB & J. Nothing beats one of those. Nice take on this away from the typical head shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2006 07:41:49 PM
Ligthing is superb. Great pose and concept.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2006 01:56:44 PM
a 7 for working so hard. but if I find out you hired an illegal immigrant to do this, I'm taking it back!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2006 02:46:09 AM
Looks good in black n white! shot 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2006 01:56:23 AM
I like the mood u created here, dunno about your expression, though. maybe a straight face would have been better...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2006 12:49:42 AM
Very well done and very well lit to give off that old time movie feel. The gesture is timeless! Bump.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 08:38:26 PM
i really like your shot, i think the light is a bit too big and central tho
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 06:24:43 PM
I like this. Has a quirky sense to it. NOt at all expected. Good one. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 06:03:28 PM
wonderful photo, great idea, and your expression perfect!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 03:33:10 PM
All dressed up and nobody to notice...fun shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 12:36:05 PM
Your expressesion says everything. Very well composed and titled.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 11:47:24 PM
Oh, my, this is just a sad picture :( I hope it's just a setup and not real life. And just a sandwich! It's nice to have cloth napkins with a sandwich. ~8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 11:37:08 PM
Idea is great and the atmosphere matches the title, well done...what's for dinner?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 04:15:56 PM
Brilliant.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 03:29:27 PM
Great capture on the expression, and good use of lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 02:16:52 PM
Good sense of humor, nice contrast and shadows
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 02:09:02 PM
This is positively delightful. Excellent concept and execution - lighting is terrific.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 01:18:10 PM
love the composition, &the expression. 10, really hope this does very well!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 12:26:11 PM
it makes me think of a mafia movie. i love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 11:01:14 AM
this is great! 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 10:40:41 AM
This is very cool. Great how you're dominated by the environment, especially that lamp. Light works very well in this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 08:13:16 AM
aah you poor thing! you look so sad!

great lighting, bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 08:12:57 AM
super sharp. great set up too. nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 06:16:07 AM
great image that tells a story...great lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 05:10:58 AM
Hmm Ive seen your face before
11/05/2006 02:06:53 AM
Outstanding job on the lighting and tones!
Great image all-around.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 01:47:10 AM
B+W works very well here. Nice composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 01:26:41 AM
great composition and b+w processing but you look way to young to own such a fine chandelier. I don't know how to spell chandelier. Hope I got it right. The best entry I've come across thus far.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 12:49:53 AM
Very well composed and executed. Great expression too. Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 12:39:34 AM
so cool, love it, think it may have been stronger without the overhead lamp?
just my humble opinion. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 01/16/2021 04:01:21 PM EST.