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Seriously Thirty Something
Seriously Thirty Something

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 5
Location: Backyard
Date: Jun 16, 2003
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2003

Hello there, now there's a face for the name.
Was hoping for something a little more light hearted, but when I smile my wrinkles show more :)

I hate photos of myself, especially since I am not photogenic.
Almost didn't submit for this one, decided to try at the last minute. My first batch was horrible, almost gave up, tried a different lighting setup and came up with something halfway descent. Shot outside with available light bouncing off side of house. Boy did I want to use the diffusion filter on this one.
Settled for some sepia toning.
Oh yeah, I tripped the shutter all by myself :)

Place: 29 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.1056
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0580
Avg (non-participants): 6.1507
Views since voting: 1469
Votes: 284
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/03/2003 03:51:37 PM
The flow of your hair, the grain of the wood, and the soft mood of this picture make it very good indeed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 02:29:59 AM
Looks like you're taking it hard.... (much too hard for someone who is still so pretty, or, at least, could be). So, I don't like the title, but I like the photo. Good background, and seems like the b&w works good, it makes the photo.
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06/23/2003 08:21:28 AM
Good use of negative space - I think the face is a little too bright, though. Nice melancholy mood.
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06/21/2003 01:02:10 PM
Terrific portrait, and I must tell you that my favorite part of this is your hair. The light you used really highlights just how smooth and perfect it is. Nice work!
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06/20/2003 01:44:09 PM
A beautiful picture, the texture of the wood contrasts nicely with the light tones in the face. The wood grain is also mirrored nicely by the texture of your hair, the fact that these have lines running parallel heighten their textures. Nicely cropped. 9
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06/20/2003 12:36:20 AM
Awesome contrast between the hair and face. And the wood also gives a nice "balance" to the overall shot. Great, 8.
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06/19/2003 07:55:46 PM
Good crisp shot. The hair and the wood texture surround the face nicely.. The skin tone seems a little pale. It does produce an interesting contrast though.
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06/19/2003 04:26:53 PM
Beautiful expression on a beautiful face. I like the cropping, you allowed room for the viewer to follow the direction of the eyes. The wood in the background is a little distracting. This would look really nice with a white or grey backdrop, or just a blurred background.
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06/19/2003 12:41:40 PM
Very clean and sharp, the contrast of the skin tone against the backdrop is great! I like the off-center composition and I think that desaturated was definitely the way to go. Good work!
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06/19/2003 12:52:36 AM
Pretty picture, nice composition. =)
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06/18/2003 11:58:49 PM
Nice study in texture, although, with the exception of your hair, you seems to have none. Focus is soft around the lips and I'm not sure the lighting is all that flattering as your features appear flat.
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06/18/2003 12:42:58 PM
No way. I'm sure people think you're a decade younger. 8
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06/18/2003 11:22:32 AM
great lighting. well done. one of the best here!! really wonderful!!!
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06/18/2003 10:32:00 AM
Lovely pensive expression you've captured there. The sepia toning works well. Just a little blurry around the mouth area tho - 9.
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06/18/2003 12:25:46 AM
Wonderful tones, wonderful lighting.....good job.
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