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A Canvas Upon Which to Draw
A Canvas Upon Which to Draw
danh669

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Redmond, WA
Date: Jun 11, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2003

Draw your life onto my body
Cut your thoughts into my heart
Paint your memories across my soul
Live my life a creature whole

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.8512
Avg (commenters): 7.9474
Avg (participants): 6.0441
Avg (non-participants): 5.6797
Views since voting: 4359
Votes: 289
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/08/2005 08:10:44 PM
It's a terrific picture and deserves high marks.
07/09/2003 09:00:51 PM
Great Photo...nice form!
06/25/2003 07:27:15 PM
You need to put some meat on them bones!
06/25/2003 12:07:05 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments. I am really surprised that 1. so many people gave it below a three, and that 2. so many people gave it a nine or ten.

For me personally, this is one of my favorite pictures that I've ever taken. Maybe it could've used a little less green, but I've played with it a lot and been very happy with it in many incarnations. And I had to pick one :) I definitely felt it was better with a little color as opposed to black and white, but also that full color detracted from the shot.

Anyway, thanks.

Message edited by author 2003-06-25 10:06:00.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 05:38:32 PM
I like the way you've use the space of the shot to contain the subject - like he's in a box. The background could do with being slightly darker - you can just see some folds. But his is a nice shot - well done.
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06/24/2003 01:39:33 PM
brave
06/23/2003 06:49:47 PM
A gorgeous, expressive and vulnerable self photo. I applaud you. This is my pick of the week.
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06/22/2003 08:12:16 PM
focus a bit soft on your eyes, but cool pose. :) brave dude.
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06/21/2003 10:52:16 PM
Simple but effective pose. Adding some backlight would have given more definition to the outlines and hair.
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06/21/2003 07:19:21 PM
This is one situation where the amount of extra black on the right doesn't hurt the composition but sort of balances it. I like the rawness of this.
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06/21/2003 01:48:26 AM
I was almost going to mark this down, cos I'm jealous of your body - LOL. But it's too well shot for that and so had to give it a high rating :)
06/20/2003 03:23:43 PM
While nude males don't attract me at all, I do think that you have made a very good and tasteful image. The choice of colors is great. The composition is wonderful. It almost looks as though you're trapped between the borders of the photo. One of my favorites this week. (8)
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06/20/2003 08:47:28 AM
Good lord - not a scrap of fat on you. Lovely study of form. Great light and crop. Great work and brave. Well done. 9 - floyd
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06/20/2003 06:57:28 AM
Saw similar pose in Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition recently - this is equally interesting. I like the lighting too. Focus seems soft at left side?
8
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06/19/2003 11:49:02 PM
Way too much green in the shot. Use "Levels" to add more Blue tone. Or to remove the Green also.
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06/19/2003 01:40:16 PM
finally some girls can say DROL DROL DROL!!! Nice idea - 9
06/19/2003 01:18:02 AM
black and white would have been a nice touch to a great shot
06/19/2003 12:56:20 AM
Nice, nice. Very nice.
06/18/2003 09:26:59 PM
Very cool. My son says" Why do all you people have to get naked" He dosent get how we go about expressing ourselves artisticly.
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06/18/2003 06:43:57 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 it did.
artistic/creativity? Nicely composed

Technical?/good lighting

Overall? good job
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06/18/2003 12:33:15 PM
Wonderful.......nakkid man!!!!! Amen.....yeah. Sorry..just a rare site here. You did this so well, good taste...love the pose. TY
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06/18/2003 12:19:37 PM
I love the delicate light and the good use of negative space on the right. Very artistic. I also like the way you're peeking at the camera.
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06/18/2003 11:01:34 AM
the color of your skin is yellow, and the background is not black 100%... you should have adjusted your camera for this kind of light, and use another aperture and speed..(
06/18/2003 07:03:23 AM
Risque! But very cute.. love it. 10.
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