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look into my eyes
look into my eyes

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8400
Location: Paris, France
Date: Jul 23, 2007
Aperture: 2.9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2007

Self portrait. taken with window light. I used my nikon digital P&S to take this, which actually has very wide depth of field even at wide open aperature. I used airbrush and blur tool and sharpen tool to get the effect in this picture. Duotone gives it the contrast and the warm tones.

Place: 192 out of 651
Avg (all users): 5.9847
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9167
Views since voting: 903
Views during voting: 191
Votes: 131
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 06:50:45 PM
concept is interesting the black mask is annoying
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08/05/2007 01:28:14 PM
Nice image. Good eye closeup.
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08/05/2007 10:32:48 AM
Nice focus and clarity. Might be more powerful if the eyes were looking straight ahead.
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08/04/2007 11:37:18 PM
Captivating! Very well done.
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08/03/2007 02:32:56 AM
Yes, but her eyes are looking to her right... unnerving.
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08/03/2007 01:13:31 AM
The eyes are amazing.
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08/02/2007 03:11:40 PM
Nice clarity and focus on the eyes. However, I find this extreme closeup unsettling and uncomfortable.
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08/01/2007 05:43:52 PM
With the androgeny of eyes, it immediately brings to mind the suppression of many women hiding behind burkahs, although I'm sure many choose to wear them and are not forced. This could easily be a boy in hiding as well. Excellent detail. You could almost crop it panoramic style and only show the skin and not the dark fabric, but then the social commentary would be lost. I think though, for the title to fit perfectly, the eyes would be looking directly at the viewer. With the focus being so well done and the DOF so nicely executed - 7
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