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Mambe


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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Villa Gala
Date: Feb 8, 2005
Aperture: 1:3.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/132
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2005

Self has been a real challenge for me , those who know me will understand the difficulty of this smile.
Thank you !

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Thank you all for those nice comments !
It's incredible to be over 6 !
My congrats to the winners , well deverved ribbons.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.4325
Avg (commenters): 7.4516
Avg (participants): 6.2611
Avg (non-participants): 6.5917
Views since voting: 2755
Views during voting: 517
Votes: 326
Comments: 40
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/29/2005 01:41:04 PM
lovely portrait. very real and peaceful.
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07/20/2005 10:58:32 AM
Nice natural capture. Lovely lighting.
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07/20/2005 10:48:06 AM
Hola Mambe,

No se cuales son esas circunstancias, pero esa media sonrisa me recuerda a la de Mona Lisa. No hace falta más.
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07/15/2005 09:48:29 AM
Beautiful image! I agree that it could be a tad darker and sharper, but WOW - very nice! Perfect composition and expression. You're quite a looker! <wink wink> ;-)
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03/12/2005 04:45:40 PM
The set up is flawless. I would have preferred it a touch darker and sharper. but overall, great expression.
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02/27/2005 10:37:06 AM
I gave it a 10 for the inegmatic mona lisa smile. Beautiful woman, beautiful portrait, beautiful lighting, beautiful picture
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02/21/2005 12:38:52 AM
This is beautiful Mambe. I didn't have time to vote on this challenge, but I would have scored this high. I love the natural light.. and the pain of your smile. Congrats My Friend :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 09:45:25 PM
just beautiful! i love the lighting and the soft colors. well done!
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02/20/2005 03:30:47 PM
A beautiful classic portrait! That this is a self portrait makes this all the more expertly captured! Good luck in the challenge--I'm voting high for your image.
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02/19/2005 07:39:58 PM
Lovely. This one has a real sense of serenity about it, probably helped by the soft pastel colours, and the fact that it's not a studio shot only adds to the appeal. Beautiful work.
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02/19/2005 08:07:51 AM
This is just lovely. Wouldn't change a thing!
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02/18/2005 07:07:25 PM
i don't know anything about portraiture, so i'm using your image to try to figure out what i think i would or wouldn't do in this situation, as well as what i notice and get out of your image.

what an excellent capture. you look so at home with this, it's hard to believe that it is a self-portrait. i wish i could feel as comfortable in front of a lens as how you come across. the lighting is perfect. such a lovely range of tones and details. i really hope this does well for you! thanks for sharing!
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02/18/2005 06:14:36 PM
There are so few photos in this competition that have used color or natural lighting. This one uses both and the result is stunning. The yellow silk gown, natural wood, skin, hair, and eyes complement each other perfectly.
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02/18/2005 08:56:43 AM
What a wonderful photo! Beautiful eyes, I like the way that the light reflects from them, very expressive. Great job.

From someone in Ohio!
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02/18/2005 05:14:10 AM
A good gentle portrait. The window light blowout is a bit distracting, but the colours are warm and true
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02/18/2005 05:09:48 AM
Bonsoir Mambe. C´est une bonne photo, mais je crois que el fondo seria mejor si fuera uniforme.
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02/18/2005 01:02:26 AM
hrmm...pretty good. I bet a lot of people are complaining about the blown out section out the window...that's the first thing that grabbed my eye too. The eye tends to be drawn to the brightest part of an image. Really, there's probably no way to correct the exposure problem other than ...

underexposing yourself really badly...using a REALLY bright flash hehe...or using multiple images blended together. So, I guess (on a budget) you'd be limited to finding something else for the background (still using the natural light) or cropping that section out.
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02/16/2005 09:41:17 PM
I llike the serenity and composition of this shot...
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02/16/2005 07:59:48 AM
Composition: 6
Technical: 6
Appeal: 5
Challenge: 8
Overall Calculated Average Score: 6, love the natural light :)
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02/15/2005 11:44:44 PM
This is a great shot. Light is wonderful. The arm looks the slightest bit uncomfortable since the elbow is elevated above the shoulder, and I like it better with the left side cropped in to the wooden window frame, but that is just personal preference, It is quite wonderful as is. 9.
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02/15/2005 07:50:42 PM
I like this image... very strong portrait ... well done
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02/15/2005 10:30:14 AM
Returning for comment:
A truly lovely portrait with very good lighting. The facial expression radiates confidence and kindness. The hair is great as it wraps around the neck and into the front atop the lovely shade of the body wrap. Hand position is good, except that inclussion of the pinky would have helped even more. Good focus. Bumping up.
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02/14/2005 11:32:55 PM
Simple elegance. The lighting is very nice as well!
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02/14/2005 11:15:38 PM
Your face is nicely lit. It's a pleasing picture, but the left side is just too bright. It kept distracting me.
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02/14/2005 08:02:09 PM
This is a beautiful portrait. Wonderful pose; using the window not just for its light, but also as a prop and as a graphic device in this very skilful composition. Camera work excellent & processing (if any) unobtrusive. Intelligent and mature photography. 9.
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02/14/2005 07:25:14 PM
nice portrait
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02/14/2005 06:29:35 PM
8 Here. BOL
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02/14/2005 06:04:03 PM
oh this is a lovely portrait - nicely posed with the straight verticals of the window and the colours match well , too - and then the light on the face and the folds of the fabric - really very good
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02/14/2005 04:06:41 PM
A beautiful photograph, good colours and a good sense of dignity.
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02/14/2005 03:08:53 PM
Very nice portrait, I like the natural light and colors. (9)
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02/14/2005 02:48:25 PM
This is one of the most beautiful shots I've seen so far. You've got it perfect with the light from the window and even the yellow in your shirt or robe compliments the window frame and softens your face. Very, very nice.
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02/14/2005 01:44:49 PM
Very warm picture. Seems to say "want a cup of tea?" Nice.
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02/14/2005 01:31:46 PM
thats nice, you look at home!
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02/14/2005 11:51:15 AM
Beautiful portrait mambe!!
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02/14/2005 10:55:40 AM
To me, this image screams to be reinterpreted in a duotone... The forms and lines are so crisp that the colors almost distract from the stronger qualities of this image.
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02/14/2005 10:35:47 AM
A beautiful photo of a beautiful woman. One of my favorite images in this challenge. Well done!
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02/14/2005 07:57:13 AM
beautiful portrait
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02/14/2005 01:34:10 AM
This is magnificent. An honest portrait, seems to be little artifice here, just frankness. I like it very much! 10
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02/14/2005 01:11:00 AM
Excellent use of available light. I like it a lot. But I am a bit unsure about the fingers. I don't like how the little finger is in half.
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02/14/2005 12:14:38 AM
Mambe...you are so beautiful! Yellow is a great color for you. Wonderful photo!! :o)
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