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Down there
Down there
heida


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Self portraits
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: my livingroom
Date: Feb 13, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

Taken with transmitter and a 550ex flash with an umbrella from the side

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 247
Avg (all users): 7.2922
Avg (commenters): 8.7636
Avg (participants): 7.1032
Avg (non-participants): 7.4576
Views since voting: 12176
Views during voting: 796
Votes: 332
Comments: 80
Favorites: 37 (view)


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12/13/2006 04:38:03 PM
Fantastic shot. Again i wish i could take shots like yours.
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03/03/2006 04:09:43 AM
Your face...your eyes...beautiful!!The light...the composition...brilliant!!!
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10/07/2005 09:39:04 PM
Stunning shot
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02/23/2005 03:50:56 PM
Vá þú ert falleg og tekur flottar myndir, já sagði einhver draumakonan????
en flott mynd þú ætlar bara ekki að skila neinu slæmu frá þér það er á hreinu...
Hörður Ásbjörnsson
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02/22/2005 01:56:00 AM
Smile Heida :))) Congrats to ya.
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02/21/2005 02:31:01 PM
lovely well done
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02/21/2005 10:32:29 AM
Kannske öxlin kostaði þig ribbarann?!? En annars bara vel gert og til hamingju með 5. sætið og 5. besta árangurinn þinn á DPC.
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02/21/2005 09:15:41 AM
Wow. (hint)
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02/21/2005 09:01:55 AM
Should have ribboned!! But still congrats on a top 10!
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02/21/2005 07:09:16 AM
Good one Heida!! Great emotion!! Congrats!
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02/21/2005 04:55:10 AM
Til hamingju með fimmta sætið sjálf en það er líklega meira svekkjandi fyrir mig en þig að fá einkunn langt yfir 7 en engan borða.

En þetta kemur kannski bara næst hjá manni... eða bara einhvern tíman.
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02/21/2005 04:54:14 AM
Though competition.
There should be an ribbon for everything above 7.
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02/21/2005 04:52:08 AM
awesome, heida. :)
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02/21/2005 04:43:16 AM
Thank you all for your great comments and votes too :)
Well maybe I am a little sad person :p
02/21/2005 04:17:56 AM
I like the emotion that comes across, i hope that you don't feel so sad
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02/21/2005 02:16:08 AM
Congratulations on your 5th placing! And you are not only talentated but beautiful, too! Excellent picture.
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02/21/2005 12:31:36 AM
Congrats on 5th :D
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02/21/2005 12:28:46 AM
Congratulations on your 5th placing. Never far off the top. Excellent and outstanding work.
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02/21/2005 12:22:47 AM
Hi...I loved this from the start...the craziest frame and her pretty face is so clear I want to kiss it !! Great job on top 5 finish!
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02/21/2005 12:16:03 AM
wow...you are beautiful. Good shot and congrats, 5 out of 244 is awesome!
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02/21/2005 12:14:31 AM
Perfect
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 11:24:21 PM
Best framing of the challenge. Great exposure. I love the expression here and the clarity of the eyes. Good job.
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02/20/2005 11:06:34 PM
Exceptional(h.), as always...
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02/20/2005 10:00:32 PM
beautiful job on capturing your eyes and making the picture have a soft desaturated look. well done, 9
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02/20/2005 09:14:50 PM
Nice use of negative space.
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02/20/2005 10:48:38 AM
The darkness of the image matches the expression really well. Moody. Hi Heida :) ?
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02/20/2005 01:45:49 AM
record album cover? your expression with the black background fits.
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02/19/2005 10:26:52 AM
Very effective self-portrait, it really draws the viewers view right onto you. Simple composition with excellent use of negative space and it adds to the over all mood. Nice work!
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02/19/2005 09:47:38 AM
Something eerily clear about this shot - the skin tones are some of the most natural I've seen through a browser, great foto (10)
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02/18/2005 10:42:34 PM
nice use of neg space...good POV
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02/18/2005 04:40:24 PM
A beautiful portrait. A ribbon winner as far as I am concerned.
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02/18/2005 01:54:36 AM
Just a really good portrait. I really like the use of negative space in your images. It´s a little bit different and original, but I really like it. Furthermore, you seems a very beatiful girl, but just be happy!!!! 10
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02/17/2005 10:33:34 PM
Hello Heida! Why so sad? With all your talent and so much admiration from others, you should have a permanent smile wrapped all the way around your head. Nice job burning that background, too. ;-)
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02/17/2005 08:40:16 PM
you are as beautiful as your photos! I like the lighting here as it accentuates your strong cheekbones and jawline. Your lips and eyes look great, especially the catchlights. I'm not that crazy about the pose and the crop. Your shoulder seems to be sticking out a bit strangely but the way your are leaning into the frame does create a sense of intimacy. An excellent portrait overall, with the strenghs outweighing the few problems.
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02/17/2005 04:35:49 PM
Impressive and strong image presentation. Meets and exceeds the challenge with a composition that displays great focus, clarity, artistic layout and above all a mood that weaves magic in the viewer. Bumping up.
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02/17/2005 12:27:54 PM
I love everything about this picture
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02/16/2005 09:31:47 PM
Like it, the contrast is very nice.
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02/16/2005 09:27:25 PM
Nice work
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02/16/2005 09:11:16 PM
Beautiful - enjoy tones and comp.
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02/16/2005 05:38:53 PM
Your expresion is priceless, I really have to learn your photoshops tricks..
10!
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02/16/2005 05:30:01 PM
This photo might be titled ‘Down there’ but I sure look up to you! Very nice self portrait.
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02/16/2005 10:18:31 AM
Næs- or something
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02/16/2005 06:22:07 AM
very nice make up :-)
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02/15/2005 11:41:13 PM
Beautiful. Great use of negative space to convey emotion. Tones are lovely. Focus is great. 10.
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02/15/2005 10:53:30 PM
Beautiful, but you look so sad Heida. :-) Nice muted tones and great composition, love the use of negative space.
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02/15/2005 10:52:40 PM
Nice focus -- nice crop. Great photo
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02/15/2005 10:37:13 PM
Just a wonderful shot! I want one on my wall and I don't even know you! Gorgeous eyes, awesome compostion, and a 10 from me all around! I hope that this ribbons!
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02/15/2005 02:41:07 PM
Very cool. The skin textures are spot on.
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02/15/2005 01:54:41 PM
So clear. Love the off-center focus...and the void black. Great job!
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02/15/2005 01:06:09 PM
great framing, crop, colors, gesture - great photo - 10 ...some sadness in your eyes, worries on your forehead and locked up soul in your mouth...
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02/15/2005 12:58:21 PM
I'm becomming a fan of negatve space, I just can't do it as well as you have. Great shot, and an excellent choice of model ;) I
02/15/2005 12:50:56 PM
Well done...good light and expression.
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02/15/2005 11:28:13 AM
Excellent lighting. 9
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02/15/2005 11:21:11 AM
Is that possibly Heidi (klum?) Anyway a good shot, not really taking my breath away though but it´s technically flawless so it´s hard not to give you a 9 anyways. Good luck in the challenge.
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02/15/2005 06:01:25 AM
Brilliant. Great perspective, amazing lighting and I love the use of negative space. As an added bonus you make a really nice model. Take more photographs of yourself ! :).
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02/15/2005 01:26:59 AM
Again your style is so visible. A great picture and great mood. How you get those deep contrasts and depth and with such detail... Just fantastic.
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02/14/2005 10:19:31 PM
Like the unique composition / crop. Great lighting, love the eyes (the eyes always get me). Super job!! (You kind of resemble Sheryl Crow.... to me.)
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02/14/2005 10:19:30 PM
This is awesome! Your the master. I quit :P
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02/14/2005 09:38:59 PM
Great Job! Could be an album cover! Beautiful eyes!!!!!!!!
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02/14/2005 07:20:28 PM
Nice composition.



(The pretty face doesn't hurt the image either.)
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02/14/2005 07:03:55 PM
Nice maybe crop a little more off the left side. 9
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02/14/2005 06:11:03 PM
Negative space!!!
I like it.
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02/14/2005 05:59:02 PM
I love the use of negative space.
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02/14/2005 05:51:10 PM
Seems like another ribbon is coming your way. :) this is just another wonderful shot... Love your expression. It seems like you are really sad, nice mood with the negative space, OH, Well! heres my 10. :) good luck
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02/14/2005 04:49:15 PM
Awesome backround. I like how it is not all black and has a certain greyish wave which matches the mood. Great work!
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02/14/2005 02:29:24 PM
Down there, but a the top of the scoring list is my guess. :)
Very interesting how all that space 'works'.
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02/14/2005 01:05:53 PM
Beautiful clarity on your face and eyes Heida. Lighting is great. The composition doesn;t really do it for me though - but I can't put my finger on what I'd do to improve it. I find myself wanting to see a bit of 'something' in the dark area, despite some mottled background.

Anyway, I'm sure this will do well.

Cheers
Jon
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02/14/2005 12:04:22 PM
Stunning.I wish your hair was parted straight as it seems to draw my eyes off your face. This is still tied for my top pick and I expect to see you ribbon again.
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02/14/2005 10:47:44 AM
he darling! once again you deliver a fantastic image with perfect lighting & simplicity. Wish you all the best, and a ribbon for sure. :) 10
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02/14/2005 10:43:23 AM
Hard to be anonymous in a self portrait. As usual, very creative technically excellent work. How long until you put out your first book? Seriously though, this is one of the first portraits I critiqued that uses a lot of negative space, but does so in harmony with the subject. Your exporession is perfect for the vast frame, and subtle shading in the backdrop. I expect to see this near the top.
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02/14/2005 07:42:02 AM
did you know your parting was crooked? ;)
cool photo
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02/14/2005 03:37:44 AM
Wow! I absolutely love this... The negative space reveals a lot of soul. The light is fabulous, the bright spot behind your head is a very nice (noticed) touch. The model is wonderful ;-). Very nice. I've only seen a few so far, but yours already look like a ribbon. Good luck!
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02/14/2005 03:37:31 AM
Hi Heida, don't look so sad. Either you have a very tall tripod or you are standing in a hole :)))
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02/14/2005 02:54:10 AM
Your eyes DOMINATE this photo, which are the window to our soul and the essence of who we are. Great self portrait!
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02/14/2005 02:12:50 AM
the clarity and emotion are great! also really like use of negative space
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02/14/2005 01:13:20 AM
IMO you did a great job only using a bit of the frame. I also like the desaturation. Eyes are clear and engaging. Very nice.
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02/14/2005 01:12:32 AM
Here comes another ribbon . . . . . . . . . . you are too amazing.
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02/14/2005 01:00:39 AM
G I wonder who this could be. Great as usual. Like the negative space. 10
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02/14/2005 12:52:57 AM
the background is amazing..how did you get it so black? I love the border , it goes well with the background, and your focus is real good ...good job..(8)
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02/14/2005 12:37:59 AM
Hi there :)

Love the negative space and angle...
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