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Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Brighton, UK
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10 sec
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2003

Long exposure and handheld (and fired) flash.

Place: 32 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.0592
Avg (commenters): 7.3889
Avg (participants): 6.0821
Avg (non-participants): 6.0392
Views since voting: 1090
Votes: 287
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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06/25/2003 12:17:36 AM
Hey Rob, you did quite well. Congrats. Really hope i didn't offend you by calling the guy in the middle a scary sob :) That's the result of the middle getting the longest exposure. I'm sure you look just dandy in real life. Am curious now though how you really look like. Hope you post a picture sometime somewhere :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 11:51:10 PM
JEB did a shot similar to this for the illusions challenge, I think it was. I saw it on photo know how on photosig. I'm totally sure that's not the first place it ever showed up, but I still think it's an interesting effect. I think you did an excellent job getting the center face centered and clear. And also getting the side faces symetrical. I like it. Good lighting as well. Nice to meet you. ~Heather~
06/24/2003 05:55:12 PM
Interesting effect. Weied but cool.
06/23/2003 09:25:29 PM
Good job blending the images and making the middle stand out more than the others.
06/23/2003 05:15:58 AM
This is my favorite image so far, and from the thumbnails I've seen, will most likely continue to be my favorite.
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06/23/2003 02:18:51 AM
Whoa! Really cool and seamless how all three faces sprout from the same neck. Very dramatic!
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06/21/2003 09:51:30 PM
What a scary sob you are! Am afraid that if i give you a low score the guy in the middle will come after me. So, the National Enquirer is right after all: 3-headed monsters do exist!
Some suggestions: there's a lot of useless black space at the top; would have cropped near the top of the forehead. Would have recommended wearing a black scarf or something since the neck is rather uncomfortable to contemplate and since it has very light shapes, it draws attention to that area and away from the face, eh faces, and tend to lead the eye out of the pic.
The portraits on the left and right are great. Great lighting resulting in beautiful and intriguing shapes Particularly like the catch light in the eye on the left portrait. Mr Left and Mr Right look like sympathetic characters (also seem to have a very sensual mouth but let me not dwell on that, lol).
It's the guy in the middle that gives me the creeps. Oddly enough, he seems about double the age of the other two guys. That's what you get with those double exposures, i guess :) It isn't really a double exposure but a long one. He looks like he's a debt collector or a repossessor of automobiles on which payments have fallen behind or a mafia hitman or perhaps he represents the prototype of the dpc does-not-meet-the-challenge-1 voter. I really feel sorry for Mr Left and Mr Right that they have to put up with this creep. They ought to stick their heads together and come up with a scheme to eliminate the middleman. Poison him or burn him into oblivion (burn not dodge!) or drag him to the recycle bin. Hope it all works out for Mr Left and Mr Right.
This image has Dostoyevski overtones to it. It seems to tell the story of good and evil. I hope for you that it will have a hollywoody happy ending and not end up being one of those Dostoyevski miseries where everything and everybody is going to hell and you already know that by page 3 and then have another 700 pages of the most depressing miseries to go through.
My initial reaction to this pic was that i did not like it. However, it obviously generated a lot of interest in me and got my imagination all fired up. In other words, it has a lot of impact. I also love the title. So, i'll give it my top score for now and hope this pic does well in the challenge.
Sorry for writing such a long comment but when an image really hits me, i get carried away. Oh, and i also hope you drop the rule of thirds and reclaim self-rule. 8
06/21/2003 01:06:22 AM
I've seen a couple of attempts at this style of mutli exposured shot and yours is one of the better ones. Two small criticisms thiough. There's more lighting on the left face than the right one, so symmetry doesn'te feel quite right. Also because of the ears in the middle photo, they look a bit odd when you look at the faces on the left and right. They look like they should be part of those faces too, but they don't match.
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06/19/2003 09:13:54 PM
Wow, interestingly contrived.
06/19/2003 08:11:32 AM
Interesting. A little more light on the center shot would have been better I think, but all in all, I like it a lot.
06/19/2003 01:25:16 AM
Bazaar...but I Like
06/19/2003 12:40:15 AM
good composition. I know that this kind of shot is difficult to bring off well. You did a good job.
06/18/2003 08:13:16 PM
I think a portrait should reveal some character, or emotion of the model, by showing expression in eyes or other facial features. Did your picture accomplish that? yes

artistic/creativity? Very

Technical? Great lighting

Overall? Quite good
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2003 04:56:06 PM
A very nice composition - how did you achieve this without a time exposure or multiples?
06/18/2003 11:10:13 AM
This is a crazy shot! I love it! Well done.
06/18/2003 10:43:27 AM
Great title!
06/18/2003 10:14:40 AM
Wow, impressive! Can't imagine how many tries it took you! lol 10
06/18/2003 04:42:38 AM
good idea and work. well done.
06/18/2003 01:15:23 AM
Scary cool!
06/18/2003 12:55:57 AM
This is a cool, but spooky looking photo. Very creative, and nicely executed.

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