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Challenge: Portrait of a Single Human (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Oct 21, 2016
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2016

Self portrait. This is me.

And... yeah... this ain't me! Ha!

I am happy. I am content.

I enjoy being... me. All of me... my oddness... my perfectness... my doubts... my certainty... my... life.

I was shooting for the Bob Dylan challenge... I had a male model arranged, who bailed at the last minute. So... I shot me... and started editing it to take off my head (with PS, of course)... and ended up...


ended up... uhhh...


I thought I looked like a man... so I put on my son's suit jacket that was hanging in the laundry room.

I had my hair pulled back so I could open up my head more easily in Photoshop with my forehead showing

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I took off one zit (yep, I'm as old as I look, and I had a zit) and then... I let you have it... au natural...

One of our offspring has a friend who is "transitioning" between sexes. He has a penis, but wants to have a vagina so dresses like a female and calls himself "Maddie".

So... I'm thinking that way today.


I kinda like it.

This odd... masculine... me!

I remind me of my brother.

He's handsome, though... so I don't mind. *grin*

I hope people enjoy exploring my face... up close and personal. :D

I like the way the face is vertical, yet the eyes aren't level. I think that adds to it. I want to remember this for when I shoot others.

I'll be interested, if anyone gives a comment, on the gender that they think I am.

Man! I feel like a woman.



Place: 5 out of 47
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4545
Avg (non-participants): 6.5278
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 127
Votes: 58
Comments: 6
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11/12/2016 06:24:51 PM
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11/11/2016 07:35:48 AM
I would recognize those gorgeous eyes as yours no matter what gender. I love the detail and tenderness that shows through.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2016 02:01:37 AM
Female with masculine undertones but female nonetheless, I like the honest feeling this picture gives us.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2016 12:54:18 AM
Though this would finish stronger. Definately female for me but yeah a bit butch if that's what you were going for.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2016 12:31:34 AM
Definitely female to me, from first glance. If only because of the downy cheeks and upper lip. But the eyes are somehow "feminine" also.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2016 12:51:16 AM
Wow, those eyes are really a great capture. Great portrait. A 7 from me
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