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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: home
Date: Feb 10, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2005

I took this photo in my bathroom (the shower curtain is the background) holding the camera with my outstretched arm.

Place: 89 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.7013
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5742
Avg (non-participants): 5.8221
Views since voting: 1286
Views during voting: 559
Votes: 318
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)

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02/05/2006 11:17:04 PM
I have always had a fondness for B/W photography ever since 1965 when developed and printed my first. B/W is one of the most artistic, creative, and powerful mediums within photography.

Within this photograph there is soft range of gradation of b/w/grays that works well complementing the soft texture of the background and subject. The background although a soothing texture maintains an inanimate coolness offset by the warmth of the subject. Capturing the moment, the magic of still photography, is accomplished well. A wonderful clarity of gaze on a face giving few clues of expression pulls this soft and gentle photograph together.

This photograph merits a 9.


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04/13/2005 06:52:25 AM
I love this picture...so deep... makes you wonder what thoughts inspired the picture :))
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02/23/2005 06:07:21 PM
This is well done, expressive, good composition adn contrast. Very good at displaying a touch of innocence with a feel of experience, whatever that means. good job.
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02/21/2005 02:52:17 PM
Hey..good finish with this.. I originally gave this a 6. You are improving..keep it up~ !!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/18/2005 04:56:43 PM
cool shot
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02/17/2005 07:06:34 PM
. I hope your score is way up there. Love this self-portrait. 10.
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02/17/2005 08:08:13 AM
interesting background
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02/16/2005 08:24:24 PM
i don't know anything about portraiture, so i'm using your image as a guinnea pig as to what i think i would or wouldn't do in this situation, as well as what i notice and get out of your image.

i think one of toughest aspects of portraiture is to capture the essence of an individual, without unnecessary props. you certainly have done that here! great job. the lighting, pose, composition, background, exposure--they all come together to make this image. good work!
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02/15/2005 08:29:57 PM
i really like your picture..it shows meaning to it...
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02/15/2005 07:57:49 PM
like this b&W entry ...nice tones ... well done
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02/15/2005 09:53:29 AM
Returning for comment:
Lovely hair and great expression to give the viewer enough information to capture the essence. I would have cropped this right below the chin for a more highly defining feel. Bumping up.
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02/14/2005 08:36:18 PM
One of my best scores so far.

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02/14/2005 08:09:47 PM
The softness of this pcture is great
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02/14/2005 02:12:10 AM
nice background...good job
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