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Challenge: Portrait with Closed Eyes (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Date: Jul 11, 2015
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2015

Boy was this a tough challenge. No models around, so this was shooting myself. I find getting the focus right really tough.

I had some lovely natural light coming in from a bay window, and I tried playing with getting nice light on just one side. I'm not sure that really showed up well, but after two days this was the best I had.

I (like many) really hate being in front of the camera. I can't wait for my next DSLR which hopefully will have a flip screen allowing for easier self portraits. (I have a point and shoot that does that, and it's great.)

But I give cheers to myself for the bravery of submitting. Had this not been part of league I would have sat this challenge out. Too much discomfort.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2015 11:11:36 PM
Perhaps a bit more DOF or slightly shifted focus point would enhance this shot. I like the blurred area of her shoulder. Sharpest area of focus seems to be in her hair near the top of her head, and also a small area of the frame of her glasses.
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