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Windows of the Soul
Windows of the Soul

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Diemen, The Netherlands
Date: Jun 16, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2003

First I changed the levels of the picture. After that I removed all colors except blue and cyan with the saturation function. A little sharpening and my self-portrait was ready :).

Place: 37 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.0036
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8605
Avg (non-participants): 6.1293
Views since voting: 877
Votes: 276
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 01:11:50 PM
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06/24/2003 04:24:38 AM
Great use of selective desaturation! Well done
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06/24/2003 04:09:03 AM
More than anything, I like the grainy, gritty feel to this photo because I think it balances well with the high key tone of the image and the color of your eyes. Together they provide clues for the viewer to see more deeply and completely to your essence. Correct me if I'm wrong but from your gaze and expression I believe I see a gentle, peaceful and sensitive soul who is upbeat and uplifting. Very well done.
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06/22/2003 11:10:00 AM
I like the photo a lot, but I find the brightness of the blue eyes a little scary. I think a more subtle coloring of the eyes would've been more efective. On the whole though, I like the texture of your skin, and you have a good range of grays. I also like the somewhat serene look you have. 8.
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06/21/2003 06:20:51 PM
Don't think it really needs the blue, it works well as a b&w.
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06/20/2003 12:06:13 PM
happy image, so relax posing, classic composition..yup...you've got a beautiful eyes...i also like the grainy effect. excellent image...10!
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06/19/2003 11:35:45 PM
this is a captivating image. makes me want to know you. you seem to have honest eyes.. happy about life .. yet the high key has a slight harshness.. Very nicely done!
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06/19/2003 06:10:20 PM
I love the expressiveness, the graininess from the high contrast, and the selective color! This is a great photo!
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06/19/2003 11:11:59 AM
I love the grain, the lighting, the tones, and you really make those eyes intense! Very nice work. 9
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06/19/2003 02:39:24 AM
My favorite part of your picture is the way that your shoulders seem to fade into the background. Beautiful eyes, perfect expression. Feels haunting but elegant.
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06/18/2003 07:04:10 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? Very much so.

artistic/creativity? yes

Technical? Good

Overall? Very good treatment. Nice that you eliminated all color except in your "windows." Good job!
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06/18/2003 04:32:59 PM
it's a little creepy... but I like the idea!! :)
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06/18/2003 12:44:25 PM
Good work, nice to meet you....well done. Love the noise, light and the tones...good shootin'.
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06/18/2003 11:46:02 AM
What beautiful eyes. I like this shot a lot, very daring. I particularly like how you're about to blend into the background! I keep on getting lost in your eyes. A very appealing picture.
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06/18/2003 10:28:49 AM
Well done, I like the way the shoulders melt into the background. You have a very friendly face - 9.
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06/18/2003 01:15:48 AM
And very nice eyes they are.
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