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Anger Management
Anger Management
ozdick


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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Bathroom mirror
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2003

I thought I'd go for something a bit different to the normal "happy" style of self portraits. I stood in front of the bathroom mirror having an "argument" with myself. Then converted pic to black and white, boosted the contrast to insane levels (to bring out the wrinkles ;) and dropped the brightness to give sense of anger/foreboding and to bring focus to the teeth. Anyway - don't know if it really worked - but this is me :)

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.3357
Avg (commenters): 7.9032
Avg (participants): 6.4460
Avg (non-participants): 6.2292
Views since voting: 1864
Votes: 283
Comments: 34
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/24/2003 04:48:40 PM
wow, excellent haha! a favorite for sure... better than my anger photo.. i love the harsh contrast.
06/25/2003 12:17:05 AM
WOW - I'm so happy :)
Thanks for all the great comments. This was my first challenge entry and to come 17th on my first go was a great achievement.
I'm puzzled by the big difference in high and low scores
Twelve 10's and six 1's - I would have loved to have got a comment for any of the 1's or 2's to find out why this didn't meet the challenge.
Any ideas, please post them here

Richard
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 11:37:29 PM
everything is perfect, the sharpness is great..and the expression is awesome. this is a winning shot! A PERFECT 10...GREAT.
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06/24/2003 06:46:41 PM
WHOA!!!!! Chill out!!!!!!!! Take a deep breath and count to 10. It's going to be alright. LOL! Actually, this is one my favorites. I like the extreme levels. It works well with the black and white.
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06/24/2003 05:51:26 PM
Frightening.
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06/23/2003 10:34:48 PM
OMG. Too funny. I almost made a comment about Anger Management, then I noticed your title. ESP?
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06/23/2003 06:26:05 PM
I love this picture. Cool teeth. The reflection makes it much more interesting. Good choice to put it in b&w.
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06/22/2003 06:23:52 PM
I realize that this is suposed to have dramatic lighting, but it doesn't really work for me in this case. I think that the lighting is way too harsh on the right image of you. Also, on the left images shoulder to the left of the photo.
I do think though that it works to have your eyes darkened like this. It fits the theme of the photo. The black gums are kind of disturbing though. Nice to meet you. ~Heather~
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06/22/2003 12:26:02 AM
Although I think the contrast in the photo is a little too high, I can't help giving it a 10. I love it. You used the mirror/reflection method well, and conveyed so much more emotion than a lot of the entries in this challenge.
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06/20/2003 10:23:27 PM
Stunning effect with the high contrast. Lots of stuff to look at. But please don't bite me.
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06/20/2003 01:32:58 PM
The teeth are what makes this shot particularly effective for me. Very effective shot, I admire it's 'edginess'. Effective lighting and shadows. 9
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06/20/2003 11:53:56 AM
I like the lighting--bright teeth are scary!
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06/20/2003 05:51:15 AM
Rather Jack Nicholson! A striking image!
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06/20/2003 03:38:54 AM
really contrasty, kinda nasty, and absolutely brilliant. perfect technicals for this kind of shot. I like.
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06/19/2003 09:10:09 PM
Hee, hee, hee.
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06/19/2003 06:19:08 PM
Wow! I like the use of the contrast to add even more to an already dynamic composition! This is awesome!
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06/19/2003 12:30:45 AM
Intense, dude! In your face, yeah...good b&w choice, good detail & composition...the emotion comes thru loud & clear...
JB
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06/19/2003 12:10:07 AM
very capturing image
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06/18/2003 07:13:02 PM
A well composed, grainy shot. The harsh lighting and over-exposure makes it seem like you're in an asylum or something (no offence intended!). Very memorable, however, I'd sack your manager!!
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06/18/2003 06:15:30 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? Positively!

Lighting:good

Exposure:good

Focus:good

Creativity:good

Composition:good

Background:ok

I bet you had fun with this one.
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06/18/2003 04:26:48 PM
This is a GREAT shot.... shows true emotion and makes a CLEAR statement!
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06/18/2003 03:38:08 PM
Whoa man,
Calm down a little. =o) Very in your face. But a little too close for me. Nice Texture, and shadows. But I find your teeth a little too bright.
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06/18/2003 02:27:21 PM
Love the expression, high contrast and sharpening! Nice job.
PS: Take a chill pill ;-)
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06/18/2003 01:30:21 PM
very very well done
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06/18/2003 01:07:53 PM
Awesome shot! There are three of us in the room and we all love this! Looks like something from a music video or scary movie....lol
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06/18/2003 12:49:18 PM
you should reduce the contrast.. the expression is great..
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06/18/2003 10:13:55 AM
No offense, but I have to admit that I'm not sure I'd want to run into you in a dark alley! :) Nicely done shot...
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06/18/2003 10:01:40 AM
I think I saw you on CourtTV once...or was it America's Most Wanted ???? Great shot in b/w :)
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06/18/2003 09:58:31 AM
A good take! pychotic! lol 10
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06/18/2003 08:05:20 AM
Very original indeed. The expression is priceless. You did a good job here and this is one of my top 3 favourites - 10.
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06/18/2003 03:18:13 AM
Maybe cropped too much? Very nice effect, I like it. Good contrast.
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06/18/2003 02:41:06 AM
Wow ! 9
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06/18/2003 02:16:02 AM
Gosh I'd hate to pass u in a dark alley...joke!! Great expressive photograph. B&W works really well here too!! Great work and GL in this weeks challenge.
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06/18/2003 01:02:24 AM
I really like your choice of high contrast here. Very effective, you really do look pretty angry. : )
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