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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: Somers, Montana
Date: Jun 16, 2003
Aperture: f4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/148.9
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2003

Taken outside in the shade on my back deck with black velvet in the background. Slightly desaturated all colors but the blue (hoping to bring out my eyes a bit). Tripod mounted slightly above and tilted just a bit, so I was looking up. Nikon Coolpix 995 - the perfect camera for a self-portrait, as you can twist it around and see what you're taking a picture of, even if the camera is pointed at you. This was the best of about 40 that I took.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.9014
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.9167
Avg (non-participants): 5.8882
Views since voting: 1480
Votes: 284
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/24/2003 06:10:39 PM
Nice soft light. I like the way your hair frames the left side of the shot too.
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06/24/2003 03:05:04 PM
Pretty, but needs more contrast, and a little backlight would have been good too
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06/24/2003 08:18:04 AM
Very natural and appealing. The composition is wonderful, good job!
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06/23/2003 11:11:26 PM
Beautiful use of color. Nice composition. I like the softness. Nice eyes! Good luck.
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06/23/2003 09:13:39 PM
Nice lighting and I love how the blue in the eyes really stand out.
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06/23/2003 05:23:21 AM
Good shot. Another smile.... most are not smiling. Very nice work.
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06/23/2003 01:46:49 AM
Love how the streak in your hair plus the blue eyes give us multiple focal points in this image!
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06/21/2003 07:12:02 PM
nice coloring on the model. the lipstick and hair work well with the blue eyes :)
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06/20/2003 11:30:43 PM
10
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06/20/2003 08:49:57 AM
Very nice shot. The lighting is good but maybe a little to harsh. Try toning it down just a tad. Great pose and very pretty smile.
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06/20/2003 08:31:49 AM
Lovely pose and focus. Perhaps a little more light and warmth would have helped. Perhaps also push the blue in your eyes and the red in your lips up a touch more. Soft focus would also make you seem to glow. 7 - floyd
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06/20/2003 12:59:21 AM
Very nice. I love the way your blue eys contrast with rest of the shot. This is a great shot!! 8.
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06/19/2003 11:30:52 PM
nice job! love the way your hair is placed perfectly,and the position of the hand. great lighting, and tones.
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06/19/2003 08:03:15 PM
Strong nine...... beautiful traditional "hand tint" quality. Somewhat commercial feel, but truly unique and lovely.
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06/19/2003 04:47:08 PM
Is this Jodie Coston? I hope it is, otherwise I\'ll be (kinda) embarrased :) Good self-portrait, the eyes in particular are really nice. One of my favourites.
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06/19/2003 02:28:58 PM
I like the framing, especially with your hair. The color just seems kinda drab. I wish your pretty blue eyes would stand out more.
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06/19/2003 12:41:44 PM
Very nice portrait and I like the way your hair falls over your shoulder. Pose is also good and I like the way your hair on top merges with the background. Only thing I would have liked to have seen is you bring out the color of your beautiful blue eyes more. Maybe more saturation. Well done.
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06/19/2003 12:39:59 AM
Dreamy blue eyes...nice hair, smile, composition, good job...
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06/19/2003 12:12:23 AM
good composition
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06/18/2003 08:05:01 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....good job!

artistic/creativity? Good composition. I like the way your hair forms a diagonal and leads up to your face.

Technical? Good focus on your eyes, and good overall lighting and exposure. Coloring is natural looking.

Overall? Good job...very traditional portrait.
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06/18/2003 05:31:48 PM
Nice tones and mellow lighting. Brings your eyes out nicely!
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06/18/2003 03:59:39 PM
Very nice portrait. nice subtle tones and a pretty face!
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06/18/2003 12:23:14 PM
Darling shot....very attractive pose, light and makeup. Love the eyes, pretty.
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06/18/2003 12:12:10 PM
You have a beautiful face. I like how the main focus falls on your very pretty eyes. You just cant help but look into them. Great shot.
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06/18/2003 11:08:36 AM
great lighting. well done. (..and you're a hottie)
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06/18/2003 05:25:56 AM
Very comfortable, an appealing picture.
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06/18/2003 02:08:43 AM
Thanks For the Smile. Nice shot
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06/18/2003 01:16:10 AM
Nice eyes! ...to match those wild Montana skies? Super portrait!
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06/18/2003 12:44:12 AM
Your hair sets off your blue eyes so well. This is a lovely portrait.
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06/18/2003 12:41:21 AM
Nice lighting, resulting in beautiful colors in the skin, hair, and eyes. Well done.
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