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Age 40 on the 16th
Age 40 on the 16th
Sheryll


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: My room Honolulu, HI
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

Only resized for web... straight from the camera.

Statistics
Place: 154 out of 193
Avg (all users): 5.0815
Avg (commenters): 5.8824
Avg (participants): 4.9561
Avg (non-participants): 5.1731
Views since voting: 999
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 270
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/22/2007 01:28:22 PM
I came to your profile when I read your forum request to fix the baby's photo (a noble request indeed - sorry I have VERY little Photoshop knowledge). Anyway, you got ripped-off on this one. Of course since "advanced editing" was the rules, people wanted to see the dramatic. And a photo with a doorway behind you - Lions and tigers and bears - O' my!! We're all going to die! I like photos that look like I took a photo during life!! (There are doorways in life, correct?) The expression on your face is GREAT. It says, "I'm not sure if I want to do this - well maybe - then again..." You didn't use Photoshop to make your eyes "pop" out of the photo - good for you. They're beautiful the way they are. Cropping so the top and bottom is missing REALLY works well here and the door way gives the photo a feeling of "home". You did an excellent job on this and I love straight from the camera work. I can't wait to see what you'll have instore for us next!! Take care of yourself. :) Ray
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11/12/2006 04:24:43 AM
Thanks to all of you who gave compliments and birthday wishes. You really made me feel good. And that's one of the best birthday presents.
11/12/2006 12:35:02 AM
Happy Birthday Sheryll
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 04:21:52 PM
could use a bit contrast, but the pose is nice!
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11/08/2006 02:55:22 PM
Calling attention to age then using bright light to accentuate rather than hide the signs. Brave. I like the composition and statement.
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11/06/2006 03:17:41 PM
Hey..nice...like the honesty.
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11/06/2006 03:13:58 PM
may i be the first to wish you a happy birthday? i will tell you this image, except for the white-ish thing along the bottom edge is very good! i also would have preferred to NOT see the window/doorway behind you too. but lighting seems to match the mood you show here. all that to say, a 7!!
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11/06/2006 11:50:30 AM
Intense eyes. Good crop.
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11/06/2006 11:23:13 AM
Simple face shot, low/flat lighting, lots of noise in the background.

Looks like this could have been quite a 'coy' image, but fails due to the quality of light and the distracting background (walls/door opening of the room).

Try reshooting with a soft light off to one side, darkness/shadows off to the opposite and from an above angle where more bedding (or skin if you wish) is viewable and the room is not taking away from the allure of the image.

Score: 3
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11/06/2006 09:57:54 AM
Very natural and beautiful face. The shape in the background is a bit distracting but I like the composition overall.
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11/06/2006 09:33:11 AM
40..*sigh*.. I'm there with you in a few short months. Nice photo, I love that you chose a very natural look..Happy Birthday!
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11/05/2006 11:17:18 PM
A very nice character study with an unforgettable lovely stare. Bump.
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11/05/2006 06:42:20 PM
Very pretty pose. Younger girls who smoke should take a lesson from you and see how nice they could look if they would only quit.....good luck.
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11/05/2006 04:13:25 PM
Natural, and well shot.
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11/05/2006 04:12:49 PM
Nothing wrong with being 40...that's when life starts!
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11/05/2006 03:29:39 PM
Congratulations! Courageous!
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11/05/2006 03:28:07 PM
My husband's birthday too. Don't look so glum, life gets better as we mellow.
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11/05/2006 12:35:16 PM
Dang you look good for 40 - heck you look good for 30! Happy birthday a little early. You have gorgeous eyes!
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11/05/2006 06:42:41 AM
Hope you have a happy birthday :o) mine is on the 27th...
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11/05/2006 02:07:36 AM
Happy Birthday!
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11/05/2006 12:21:30 AM
Heh, I got almost 14 years on ya. You go girl! Great eyes. Not a fan of that pillow (?) at the bottom.
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