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Challenge: Black and White Portrait (Classic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Studio
Date: Dec 26, 2002
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2002

Self Portrait

No-one else will model for me :P

Place: 8 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.8889
Avg (commenters): 7.3684
Avg (participants): 6.9041
Avg (non-participants): 6.8462
Views since voting: 4125
Votes: 99
Comments: 22
Favorites: 8 (view)

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11/02/2003 11:51:38 AM
The negative space in this photo adds a mystery to you. It like part of you is out in the open and part of you is hidden. Or, maybe there is a darker side to you LOL? Just kidding...Great photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2003 09:50:26 PM
very appealing.. almost renaissance in style. great use of negative space, too
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01/05/2003 06:21:41 PM
Excellent light side/dark side shot. The two lines of light (lips & eyebrow) making their way into the dark side are the only things wrong with this shot, and they don't detract from it much. Focus & composition are absolutely spot on.

On the verge of what? A win? ; )
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01/05/2003 04:09:17 PM
Great focus, DOF (clarity of face as compared to shoulder). I like the dramatic lighting. Your eyes lead me to the left, where the fram ends. I think this would work much better with more blackness to the left of the face (at least for my personal tastes). Nice shot and good luck in the challenge. Smellyfish1002
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01/05/2003 11:25:11 AM
wow this is definitly a stunning powerful image,there is so much emotion,i think it is one of the best photos i have ever seen on this website you deserve to be in the top 10,and i will put you as a favourite.
i can't tell you how beautiful this image is,good luck,im crossing my fingers for you-anz
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01/04/2003 02:08:43 PM
Wow! I love the incredible shadow, with just a hint of browbone catching the light on that side. Incredible, and handsome, too!
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01/03/2003 04:15:34 PM
I like it. I love these really shadowwy pictures.
01/02/2003 02:24:08 AM
Tells a lot about the subject without revealing the whole face.
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01/01/2003 10:20:21 PM
Somewhat similar to my shot. I like the framing and the shadow a lot. The face here strikes me as being remarkably crisp and smooth, with a perfect complexion (almost to the point of looking surreal or made up) which creates an interesting effect. It might have improved it slightly if the lighting weren't more concentrated on the cheek than the forhead. Great shot though. 8
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01/01/2003 09:03:55 PM
I would like to see the man in the right side of the frame. When you look at a picture you look at it from the left side to the right. And with the man on the left side you just stop. Good picture though. One of my highest rated in this challenge. (arnit)
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01/01/2003 04:54:44 PM
I like this one. Focus and composition is good. Perhaps some reflected light in his face at right would have made it more interesting. Anyway a good shot = high score.
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12/31/2002 05:56:31 PM
Looks like Ben Afflek's little brother. I think his name is Cassey. Anyway, I like the lighting very much. The dramatic shadow is really cool. Focus and clarity are good as well. You show some awesome detail here. Great angle and framing/cropping. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/31/2002 10:26:10 AM
Good dramatic lighting, great shot.
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12/31/2002 09:17:48 AM
of what?
12/31/2002 05:57:04 AM
This shot feels unbalanced to me. I really want to see just a bit more light on the right side of his face. I like the lighting that makes the clean sharp edge of his face on the left, and I like that the other side fades into the blackness, but I really feel like I need to see just the hint of his features on the right.
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12/30/2002 10:39:34 PM
Nice lighting, very dramatic!
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12/30/2002 05:55:14 PM
Good light, good focus, good tones. I like this very much. Good luck to you.
12/30/2002 04:17:52 PM
Nice effect. The composition put it in the rule of 1/3rds catagory. This would have been an awsome shot for the "negative space" challenge.
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12/30/2002 02:15:45 PM
Interesting Idea. I like the lighting up of only half the face. I am not sure about the expression or the title, maybe a littl too depressing to me.
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12/30/2002 12:16:50 PM
Nice shot. Great shadows and wonderful tonal range. One of my highest this week...
12/30/2002 11:48:51 AM
nice one. love the dramatic lighting. good composition.
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12/30/2002 08:08:30 AM
Fantastic composition and lighting. I like how the light is only half on his face. Nicely done.
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