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Challenge: Portraits Without Children (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Date: Jul 19, 2009
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2009

Thanks for your comments all... Encouraging! : )

This is a self portrait... I took this Sunday night after a rough weekend... I used a sigma 30mm 1.4 prime and fiddled with the focus manually. took a few shots as I held the camera in front of me. the close proximity also enlarged my nose a bit : ) The high ISO added greain which I liked...

I am happy that this shot appealed to some...

Statistics
Place: 146 out of 159
Avg (all users): 4.5541
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 4.4737
Avg (non-participants): 4.6044
Views since voting: 802
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 148
Comments: 19
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/29/2009 10:34:27 AM
4.5? Really? It's an awesome shot - very artistic, excellent light. Too bad it's not appreciated here.
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07/28/2009 01:16:01 AM
oh... one of my favorites.. I didn't have time to vote this challenge and I couldn't wait to come back & see this one.. I'm coming back to make it a favorite.. Please please please keep this creativity coming.. I appreciate this so much.. it's beautiful !!!
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07/27/2009 01:07:25 PM
Whoah man, person in my photo is even in bigger blur but I scored higher. Hilarious!
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07/27/2009 12:44:34 PM
Ah, glad to see your big nose face to face! Sorry I didn't vote this challenge.
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07/27/2009 10:12:57 AM
Originally posted by pawdrix:

For a learning site this image shows that how many voters don't know shit.

I would gladly slap the 3, 2 and 1 voters upside the head, if you could find their names and addresses for me. I'll do it...

Give them time. Some will come around and just need a few shots like this to be spotlighted (as it rightly is) in the threads. It will slowly strike them that "hey.... I like that." They may not know why - heck I don't know why I like some of the stuff I like, I just do. Some will never come around - won't help to slap 'em upside the head. Though it may provide a bit of satisfaction. :-)
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07/27/2009 10:10:22 AM
For a learning site this image shows how many voters don't know shit.

I would gladly slap the 3, 2 and 1 voters upside the head, if you could find their names and addresses for me. I'll do it...

Message edited by author 2009-07-28 14:54:05.
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07/27/2009 05:41:25 AM
Outstanding!! And light is superb - meant to mention that. And nice to see you! :-)

Message edited by author 2009-07-27 10:11:14.
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07/27/2009 04:35:55 AM
Perfect example that not all photos need to be razor-sharp. Love the effect. Congrats for being so daring :)
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07/27/2009 04:30:57 AM
Like a memory .....
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07/27/2009 12:55:33 AM
Totally underrated. I didn't know it was you, and was really surprised not to come across it much sooner in my after the ball is over perusal. Definitely my favourite and most remembered in this challenge. Hope you like it as much as I do.
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07/27/2009 12:30:28 AM
Well, I figured a lot of the quick fire power voters would not take the time to 'see' this one, but 4.5??? Man, seriously under-rated, IMO. But at least from the comments, there are some that see the magic here. It's a really great portrait, feel good about this image man, feel very good. :-)
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07/27/2009 12:09:55 AM
Very underrated image. It got a 9 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2009 12:27:55 PM
Best in show. Focus is immaterial. I hope the crowd can see your intent and NOT judge this as a mistake...but one can only be hopeful.
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07/23/2009 08:08:25 PM
It's an interesting strategy. I hope you get a nice score. 6
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07/23/2009 11:29:20 AM
Very daring submission for dpc :-) I really like it though. I think it works very well for this image, for this person. I think it helps in showing who this guy is, which after all, is the goal of a good portrait, no? Good job with the lighting too. So, nice job! Good luck with the rest of the voters. :-)
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07/21/2009 10:15:38 AM
Totally effective use of DOF and softness, wonderful image. Really stands out from the crowd in this challenge. 9 from me.
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07/20/2009 10:44:41 PM
I don't think the DOF worked well here. It looks like it may have been intentional but it still hurts the photo.
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07/20/2009 02:16:31 AM
Not a typically dpc friendly shot.. but I really like it. The softness really drew me into the image.. It has a breathing quality to it.. a 10 for me.
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07/20/2009 12:20:47 AM
I'll be very curious to see how this does in voting. You have managed to pull off an out of focus portrait and it is totally clear that this is intentional. It works, too.
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