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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: People & Portraits
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Armissan France
Date: Feb 13, 2005
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

Was not sure I wanted to go through this agonizing self portrait exercise once more. Decided to give it a quick try nevertheless. Took this one to check available light. The camera set on timer surprised me; my glasses were covered with cement dust. Practically a candid; once I saw the result, I knew there was no use to carry on this experience.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 247
Avg (all users): 8.1447
Avg (commenters): 9.3373
Avg (participants): 8.0000
Avg (non-participants): 8.2706
Views since voting: 34412
Views during voting: 718
Votes: 318
Comments: 183
Favorites: 349 (view)


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11/16/2017 12:33:09 PM
I just realised I did not comment on this image - WOW!!
:)
10/01/2011 10:39:44 PM
How can you tell a Great pic? - By the number of question
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02/23/2011 09:12:40 PM
Where are you sitting/standing if you don't mind me asking? is it a window?

Message edited by author 2011-02-23 21:13:22.
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07/23/2010 01:05:50 PM
Haven't seen this before - love the photo!
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02/05/2008 04:40:16 AM
I was just surfing thru the site and saw the thumbnail of this shot. Even as a thumbnail this one stands out far and above the rest. I don't think you could have picked a more appropriate setting for your self portrait, as the rugged surroundings only enhances you and your candid glory. Some of my favourite shots are my accidental shots, and your accidental self portrait is a prime example of a "right time, right place" magical moment. Cheers, Sandra.
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02/17/2007 09:22:24 AM
This is still my favorite photo of all time on DPC. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a photo that so well evokes a mood. This should be hanging in a museum somewhere.
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02/16/2007 09:52:28 PM
I'm glad I am not the only one who thought it was sexy... great picture!!
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01/17/2007 11:05:16 AM
One of your fan. Love the texture among other things and the genuine side of the portrait.
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01/02/2007 06:58:07 PM
Real nice photograph.
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01/02/2007 06:17:07 PM
What can i say that hasn't been said before? Nothing. So excellent once agin,great shot.
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12/24/2006 11:56:13 AM
Thanks to 21.gif posthumous's Christmas poem, I visited your profile page to find out about the last stanza. What a special treat it is to see your work!!! And I am awed by this self-portrait.
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06/06/2006 02:17:12 AM
This self portrait of yours has been my personal favourite for as far as I can remember - and I cant believe I have never left a comment on it! So here I am, though a little late, but better than never, to leave a comment on this wonderful, fascinating, photo.

what do I like about this?
- the model: inviting, warm, and looked like he has stories to tell.
- the lighting: inclusive of the exposure, I'd say you've captured it well. Just look at the hair, and the face. Superb.
- tilted: it must have been accidental? but it works great. it somwhow makes the window-frame (naturally framed) stronger.
- editing: the desaturation is very very suitable, with a brownish hue. Love it.

crayon
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05/09/2006 09:28:59 AM
fastinating results and what a handsome model ;)
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04/02/2006 03:45:10 AM
I love this
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03/14/2006 06:23:46 AM
It works for me. excellent
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02/21/2006 04:52:13 PM
The hair and cheekbones here are outstanding! You should model more often my friend!
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01/23/2006 05:47:28 AM
WOW!!! That's it - just, WOW!!! There are no other words, in any language, that can express what I see, here. No need for analytical mumbo jumbo - WOW!!! says it all! Astounding work!!!
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01/08/2006 10:30:28 PM
YOU LOOK LIKE JESUS
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01/01/2006 11:15:32 PM
Hey are you this man??? You sure look like him. Amazing picture too..
Kris Kristofferson
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11/29/2005 01:33:35 PM
so many tens! gorgeous, gorgeous photo!
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08/04/2005 06:16:50 AM
I can't believe that I never added this to my fav's or commented before. I voted this a ten and loved as soon as I saw it.
This image has something special about it that we all strive for a certain intrigue and mystery with a subject that looks like he is everyone's friend so warm and inviting. simply superb I wish it was available for print.
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07/06/2005 11:39:30 AM
This shot should be perfect for a cover book!
Extraordinary! :)
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04/28/2005 08:18:56 PM
i really love this picture. its great, nice job.
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02/27/2005 01:07:11 AM
The contrasts, the tone, the textures...everything is amazing. I am especially impressed with the way the viewer is drawn into the frame. There is just so much to look at in this shot, no wonder it has been so popular. Congrats.
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02/26/2005 09:02:24 PM
What can possibly be said that hasn't been or simply can't be? This is what the eyes and soul dare to see when it reaches perfection.
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02/26/2005 01:35:19 AM
Quite possibly the single best photograph to grace the pages of DPC. I, too, continue to click into this one and look at it several times.
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02/25/2005 08:29:19 PM
Absolutely awsome self portrait
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02/25/2005 07:48:07 PM
i've looked this over a dozen times since it made page 1.
nothing but quality here. envious...

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02/24/2005 02:31:05 PM
a beautiful picture- lighting and handsome subject!
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02/24/2005 02:32:14 AM
JJ, I tried, I truly tried, but I could not help but add this to my favorites. I strive to be half the photographer that you are. If we weren't half a world apart, I would beg you to allow me to follow you around so that I could attempt to get into the mind of a true master.
Humbly yours,
TC
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02/23/2005 06:39:27 PM
wow, 98 ten's that's quite a lot!
Congratulations.
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02/23/2005 10:30:31 AM
I knew this had to be your work--BEAUTIFUL as usual! Congratulations.
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02/22/2005 06:15:30 PM
"Practically a candid..." Uh, huh. Right, sure. So basically you're telling us you scored an 8+ and 98 tens BY ACCIDENT?! Man, I've got a looooong way to go. Congrats on your bazillionth blue! ;-)
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02/22/2005 04:46:45 PM
A variety of shapes&textures..beautifully lit and neatly packaged in this wonderful photograph.
Superbly done,
Congratulations.
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02/22/2005 04:28:17 PM
bravo!!!!!
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02/22/2005 03:28:12 PM
Ummmmmmm, Wanna get married? (Just kidding) What a handsome devil!

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02/22/2005 09:55:02 AM
masterful! J'adore!
Bravo.
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02/22/2005 09:25:46 AM
This is probably the best portrait I've seen in a very long time. Everything about it is superb. It is appealing to the eye - it has interesting juxtaposition of textures, shadows, etc. Outstanding!
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02/22/2005 09:14:10 AM
This is one of the best self portrait photo I've ever seen. Subject is nicely "framed" and the lighting is great. The photo immediately draws my attention to the subject: you. Nicely done! Congratulations!
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02/22/2005 12:09:17 AM
Your photographic vision, perspective and composition brilliantly lights the way for others to learn and follow.
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02/21/2005 10:15:30 PM
Absolutely brilliant work.
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02/21/2005 09:55:58 PM
Simply amazing! WELL DONE!!
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02/21/2005 09:07:21 PM
I for one am glad you made the shot. This is a simply amazing candid portrait. It's shots like this that give me the motivation to keep working hard at my photography. Thank you.
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02/21/2005 07:26:17 PM
Hah, JJ, just read your details. Isn't it amazing how sometimes the best images come to us from totally unexpected places? LOL, an 8+ score to boot! What an outstanding result. Congrats on a well-deserved blue ribbon.

Message edited by author 2005-02-22 08:39:02.
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02/21/2005 06:25:19 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon for this powerful work of art! Even "trolls" are rendered powerless by this spellbinding image. One of my favorites all time.
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02/21/2005 04:54:36 PM
i'm just really glad this won. for some reason i didnt think it would, but it was my personal favorite.
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02/21/2005 04:29:03 PM
Just incredible. You couldn't have planned a better shot. Love it.

*fave*
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02/21/2005 04:22:07 PM
Difficult to add anything that hasn't already been said.
This is a remarkable photograph! Congrats on the Blue JJ!
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02/21/2005 02:10:28 PM
I feel amazed. Incredible shot, fell in love at first sight.
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02/21/2005 01:18:38 PM
One of my all-time favorites. What an unreal shot.
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02/21/2005 12:36:14 PM
Comme d'habitude, un chef d'oeuvre !
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02/21/2005 12:30:40 PM
Wonderful, love the tones and the candid portrait!
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02/21/2005 09:54:57 AM
I was so wondering how you were able to get a "candid" look on a self-portrait!!!! Awesome shot. Loved it while voting. Love it now. Great work (as always!)
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02/21/2005 09:40:52 AM
When I commented during voting, I knew this would win. I am glad to see it got a deserving high score.
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02/21/2005 09:12:52 AM
I have to say I missede some subtleties in this image during the voting. This is a wonderful shot JJ. congrats on a well deserved top honor!
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02/21/2005 09:09:50 AM
Congratulations. Your picture is in the top ten of the highest rated pictures. And a candid at that. Wow.

Message edited by author 2005-02-21 09:10:18.
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02/21/2005 08:45:19 AM
Excellent work as usual... congrats on blue :)
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02/21/2005 08:40:40 AM
Great shot !!! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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02/21/2005 08:11:51 AM
This photo rocks ! I'm wondering about the frame used. Is this inside a old window ? Now that I look closer it looks like it's a mirror leaning against that wall maybe ???

Congrats on a well deserved win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Message edited by author 2005-02-21 19:06:02.
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02/21/2005 07:14:02 AM
add one more member to the 8 club!
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02/21/2005 07:03:11 AM
JJ you rock!!! :-) Congrats!!
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02/21/2005 05:52:47 AM
Indeed the holding of the glasses and the messy hair, give you much personality !
Well-deserved winner
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02/21/2005 04:48:08 AM
This picture is a simple masterpiece and you are the master
I am so glad this won the best I´ve seen here in a long time
Congrats man :)
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02/21/2005 04:48:01 AM
brilliant.
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02/21/2005 04:12:55 AM
the tones are beautiful, the candid expression is great, and the composition is superb. THAT'S part of why i love it so much. great job, i have a new favorite of yours :)
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02/21/2005 03:32:03 AM
I sure wish I knew what has made this image so irresistible to so many of you.
Whatever the answer is, I am pleased you did!
02/21/2005 02:56:15 AM
Way to go JJ, a well deserved win indeed, with and awesome quality photo. Congratulations from me :)
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02/21/2005 02:34:10 AM
Wow! Bravo!

Message edited by author 2005-02-21 02:34:40.
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02/21/2005 02:23:22 AM
Congrats! A true masterpiece :)
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02/21/2005 02:16:38 AM
If ever the title master's challenge was fitting, then this was it. So glad this was at the top - and forgot to mention the icing on the cake with that witty title too.

As always though I simply gaze in disbelief that there can be any votes below 7!
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02/21/2005 02:09:51 AM
Your high scores, number of favorites and comments say it all. Congratulations!
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02/21/2005 01:27:26 AM
deserved.
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02/21/2005 01:09:36 AM
Yet another one for the collection!
Extremelly well done! Congrats
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02/21/2005 01:07:47 AM
Ridiculously amazing!
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02/21/2005 12:33:56 AM
This was the best photo hands down...congrats!
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02/21/2005 12:31:17 AM
Congrats on your blue
Amazing work and well deserved
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02/21/2005 12:29:04 AM
Extraordinary work - a masterpiece in every sense. We can all learn so much from you. Congratulations!
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02/21/2005 12:28:24 AM
perfect. Everything about this...no explanation needed.
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02/21/2005 12:26:02 AM
What else can anyone say:>? Just wonderful!
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02/21/2005 12:23:09 AM
This is one of those images that will be revisited over and over again. It is indeed a work of art giving the viewer that magic of the play of light and shadows and rich textures to weave an illusion like only photography can. A master execution which stands high above at the apex of the pyramid in this challenge.

Congratulations on your esay access to the Blue.
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02/21/2005 12:21:15 AM
A decisive win and my favorite. Glad to see it win and glad to see you in the blue again, JJ! Congrats! RoB
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02/21/2005 12:20:31 AM
All I can say is WOW!

I knew this would be the blue (ok, I am seldom right but this time I was) and am not at all surprised you got a score as high as this.

This is an absolutely sensational shot, I can see this quite easily hanging in large photographic exhibits. Amazing.
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02/21/2005 12:19:00 AM
In what was a terrific field this image is simply incomparable. I think you've re-affirmed yourself as the grand master of DPC with this one.
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02/21/2005 12:06:30 AM
Must be the highest rated of all time on DPC?

Great!
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02/21/2005 12:03:56 AM
Congratulations, love this. 10
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02/21/2005 12:03:48 AM
great shot i couldn't say more about it!!! it is just simply 1 of the top 10 most artistic shot that has ever won a challenge. (IMO)

and its in the top 5 of those

very well done glad u got this blues
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02/21/2005 12:03:47 AM
Well that shoots that "bell curve" theory all to hell. Nice work. Was my pick for first.
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02/21/2005 12:03:05 AM
Wow this is fantastic! Great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 11:59:23 PM
One of my top picks. Very nicely done.
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02/20/2005 11:07:56 PM
Wow! Does image have flair, richness, detail, superior focus and technique. Hey, I know when I have been outdone. This is perhaps the most impressive image of the collection. Bumping up. Returning for for my highest vote!
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02/20/2005 10:14:07 PM
Great textures. Very interesting pose. Awsome way to frame yourself. Bumping up.
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02/20/2005 09:55:47 PM
this is an insanly wonderful photograph
loads of character and well captured
the texture is amazing and the shadow and light is well used
brillent!
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02/20/2005 09:36:56 PM
outstanding! wonderful mood and i love all the different textures.
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02/20/2005 09:23:48 PM
Great candid. Love the tones.
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02/20/2005 03:32:09 PM
Gritty! What an interesting window into your personality. Love the textures and the play of light! Best luck in the challenge.
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02/20/2005 02:44:13 PM
a very intriguing photo... I like it very much
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02/20/2005 12:35:59 PM
This is absolutely stunning. Looks like it should be on display in a museum of fine arts. This is the kind of photograph that inspires me to pursue photography.
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02/20/2005 01:39:46 AM
reflection pose (or are my glasses clean?) gives the surrounding a nice compliment. works perfectly. tone wraps it all together. fantastic!
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02/19/2005 07:31:44 PM
Stunning clarity - DOF is perfect, everything is so sharp and perfectly lit. The toning really finishes this and makes it shine. Awesome work.
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02/19/2005 06:15:35 PM
The B/W works superbly here, and I love the selction of textures to create this image.
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02/19/2005 05:01:40 PM
art

GL
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02/19/2005 03:17:54 PM
Love the character in this shot. The textures are gorgeous.
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02/19/2005 02:20:46 PM
One of my favourites of the challenge. This photo has great lighting and the framing makes one really wonder about the story you have to tell.
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02/19/2005 01:12:17 PM
Beautiful composition and lighting. A fine work of art.
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02/19/2005 12:24:35 PM
my fav. like the composition, tones, textures and exposure. Very interesting image to view. You are a great subject.
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02/19/2005 08:08:31 AM
fabulous! I love the tones and the exquisite sharpness of everything
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02/19/2005 01:11:40 AM
This is my favorite shot. If I could vote it would be a 10.
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02/19/2005 01:10:50 AM
A stunning picture. I keep coming back to it. Great detail and contrast.
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02/18/2005 10:51:20 PM
this is my kind of portrait ...my fav for the challenge ...love the textures great shot
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02/18/2005 10:22:28 PM
Great photograph
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02/18/2005 07:06:20 PM
Yes, there is a B&W film I get this look with .. but never mind. I imagine one could do the same thing with levels and curves - gotta try. I've now been at this for two or three hours and even though B&W is overused this is the first photo I've seen in thie competition that has the visceral feel of a B&W print from film. It's a nice look (gotta check out the vintage section of this site, I guess) I like the composition, lighting, and richness of texture in hair, iron, wood, plaster, and chickenwire. Very nice.
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02/18/2005 04:39:42 PM
Outstanding. 10 My favorite of the challenge
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02/18/2005 04:10:21 PM
Fantastic!
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02/18/2005 12:41:09 PM
Aweseome shot, I love the tones in it and it wasn´t hard to give this a 10. Hope you do well in the challenge.

Edit: I just finished voting and I felt compelled to come back and mention that this is the only 10 I gave this challenge and I just added it to my favorites. This is one of the best environmental portraits I have ever seen. Keep up the good work!
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02/18/2005 05:09:56 AM
one of the best here, wow
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02/18/2005 02:33:45 AM
lucky bastard.. your supposed to be losing your hair at that age... lol nice photo BTW
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02/17/2005 04:40:17 PM
Great portrait. I love your expression. The tones are wonderful and the entire scene is just great!
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02/17/2005 03:41:21 PM
Great photo JJ. You not ony framed yourself with the wooden frame and chickenwire but something tells me that the J shaped metal at the left isn't accidental.
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02/17/2005 02:25:51 PM
Exquisite tones, this has a superb feel to it. I'm not sure I understand the context as a self portrait/story, but it works visually. Bumping to 10.
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02/17/2005 03:14:28 AM
This is awesome.

I like that I have no idea where you are. And the sharpness of the photo is great. there's so much detail. 8.
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02/16/2005 11:25:36 PM
In my top ten pics for this challenge, I love the texture and mood of this shot, very impressive. 9.
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02/16/2005 10:47:31 PM
I really love the tone and texture JJ...
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02/16/2005 09:45:07 PM
I love the quality of this photo, it has a coarse grainy foreground softened by the person beyond. The textures are very good and arresting to the eye.
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02/16/2005 09:30:33 PM
Nice interesting shot, love the B&W tones
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02/16/2005 09:25:24 PM
Love the roughness of the scene
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02/16/2005 08:45:32 AM
Wow... what an excellent portrait! I really like it. IMHO, the best portrait of this week. I hope you´ll be placed in the top 3. Good luck and keep the good work. 10
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02/16/2005 06:21:13 AM
wow! amazing
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02/16/2005 01:48:01 AM
I love the way you have handled this image, the textures, toning, and composition are all superb.
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02/15/2005 11:35:28 PM
this is my favorite so far
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02/15/2005 10:11:11 PM
Just AWESOME!!! great framing, texture, and mood! Best I have seen yet! 10, and will ribbon! Congrats!
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02/15/2005 08:23:58 PM
An amazing series of textures that accent those of the subject,(yourself I hope) beautifully processed,I hope you describe your steps, I love the result. 10
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02/15/2005 07:21:00 PM
That is just awesome, great and unusual foreground.

Fantastic tones.
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02/15/2005 05:23:31 PM
this is what I would call a "Fine Art Self-portrait" it's beautiful
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02/15/2005 05:03:10 PM
Absolutly fantastic!
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02/15/2005 04:53:56 PM
This is by far my favourite in this challenge. Great composition and textures. 10.
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02/15/2005 04:22:21 PM
I would like to see the face more than the frame. Your face is so nice to get great pics. Nice job. Have my 10
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02/15/2005 03:59:20 PM
This is my pic for the blue
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02/15/2005 03:52:30 PM
This has to be a winner. Excellent.
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02/15/2005 02:39:51 PM
Bumping to 10.. Can't see anything I don't like here.. The light.. composition.. crazy angle.. you got it right on :)
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02/15/2005 01:55:27 PM
looks like an album cover. a fantastic portrait.
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02/15/2005 01:36:29 PM
Awesome framing! 9
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02/15/2005 12:44:16 PM
I've sat looking at this pic for 10 minutes trying to write a comment, am lost for words. There are so many stories this picture can tell and eveything about it is excellent.
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02/15/2005 12:38:52 PM
perfect
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02/15/2005 12:25:03 PM
Great work - 10 !
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02/15/2005 12:21:59 PM
Very nice done... like the oldish looks...
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02/15/2005 09:39:41 AM
oohh nice. I realy love the tones and textures in this shot. This does not even resemble a self portrait. This apears to be more of a candid. The lighting and the mood are wonderfull. This is definately one of my top 3 pics of the challenge. Keep up the beautifull work.
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02/15/2005 08:04:58 AM
Great picture, one of my favorites
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02/15/2005 05:55:24 AM
Wow, you should point the camera at yourself more often. I'm still only halfway through voting but that's not too early to label this one a ribbon winner!

Fantastic work.
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02/15/2005 04:57:44 AM
I keep coming back to look at this one its just perfect I love everything about it, Wish I could give you a more than 10 - hope it wins :)
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02/15/2005 04:43:43 AM
One of a very few 10´s I handed out in this challenge....
somehow it reminds me of Kris Kristoferson :o
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02/15/2005 01:34:06 AM
Thats fantastic. Love everything about it. Great looking old man.
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02/15/2005 12:56:47 AM
wow, ribbon i'd say!
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02/15/2005 12:11:20 AM
I love the framing and that you are the only thing you can see in the widow.
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02/15/2005 12:01:44 AM
Beautiful
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02/14/2005 11:43:59 PM
Good idea, flawlessly executed. The subject's pose, examining the spectacles, is equally thoughtful, not just for its originality but also because it creates the opportunity to feature the hands as well as the head. Maybe the "frame" and it's associated foreground props is just a bit too dominant or too busy? 7.
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02/14/2005 11:25:27 PM
Awesome. I can't vote in this challenge, but if I could, this would be a 10.
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02/14/2005 10:21:42 PM
Love the unique textures and tones, good composition, lighting. Super job!!
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02/14/2005 07:43:39 PM
Great composition
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02/14/2005 06:22:42 PM
WOW!!! About all I can say. The textures in this shot are so incredible. This is one of the best self portraits I've seen. So much character to this shot. 10
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02/14/2005 04:10:53 PM
Nice picture.
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02/14/2005 03:42:56 PM
i really like everything about this shot, a favorite so far.
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02/14/2005 03:40:00 PM
I like the mystery of this picture. I find myself wondering, why is he sitting in this weird shack in front of a window partially covered by chicken wire, while meanwhile inspecting his glasses?

It's weird but good, and the tones and angles are great.
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02/14/2005 03:08:13 PM
I hope someday I can learn to make a photo even a fraction as beautiful as this. I love the contrasts between smooth and rough, the original framing, well... everything about it. 10000, but I can only give 10.
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02/14/2005 02:13:29 PM
My first 10. Congrats :)
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02/14/2005 01:33:01 PM
Excellent! IMO the top photo. Full of feeling and originality.
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02/14/2005 12:19:24 PM
This is exquisite. My favorite o far. :o)
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02/14/2005 11:53:25 AM
great pic,nice details and colours,
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02/14/2005 11:48:46 AM
Lovely, lovely tones. You're looking great too - in fact if I had even half that Nick Nolte wild style I'd be doing self-portraits all the time!

Just a touch over sharpened, but it's a beautiful print I bet. You should be up with the ribbons with this one.

Cheers
Jon
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02/14/2005 11:21:33 AM
In my time on DPC I have given very few 10s... This is one of them. This image is amazing. I don't know if it's who you are, but I have rarely seen such synergy from every discernable element of an image.
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02/14/2005 11:16:43 AM
Best so far.


Bump. 10
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02/14/2005 10:26:50 AM
I hope this ribbon. Great portrait. 10
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02/14/2005 09:28:18 AM
Great setting and shot
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02/14/2005 08:20:36 AM
This has to be my fav so far. VERY well done. It has everything right ! The tone and textures are perfect. The composition is amazing ! Into my favs it goes. 10
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02/14/2005 05:55:40 AM
Breathtaking.
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02/14/2005 05:24:35 AM
Bonjour! Awesome shot, love the sepia toning, as I always do on your photos :)
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02/14/2005 02:44:57 AM
Each time I've looked at this I've had to raise my vote, it is now at 10 and I wish I could go more. Love the textures, lighting, everything...wow.
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02/14/2005 01:36:52 AM
Would give you an 11 if possible. The tonality, composition, texture, tone, subject...everything is perfect. I can't find anything to suggest to make this any better.
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02/14/2005 01:13:10 AM
Wow. That's all.
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02/14/2005 12:52:28 AM
Wow. Beautiful. 10
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02/14/2005 12:44:10 AM
Superb work. It's like I am looking at a fine print.
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02/14/2005 12:42:49 AM
I love this photo. Surely it will win a ribbon. Great color and texture. Beautiful.
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02/14/2005 12:20:40 AM
Gorgeous tonality, excellent sharpness and composition. Obviously you don't need the specs to compose and execute a remarkable photograph.
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02/14/2005 12:18:05 AM
and this, my friend....is why you're my hero. awesome.
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