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Steamed Up
Steamed Up

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1H
Location: NYC, NY
Date: Jun 16, 2003
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

This was a challenging picture to take... getting it focused in the right place was tough, then getting it showing the right parts was tough (yes there are outtakes, no you can't see them), and trying to keep the lens from getting too fogged over was tough. This was an attempt at a sexy without actually showing anything pictue. I think I did an ok job I just hope you all do :-) Let me know what you think!

BTW This was one of the most fun photos to take! Hehehe...

P.S. thanks to CrabAppl3 for helping me get the levels and curves and colors just right :-)

Place: 127 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.1678
Avg (commenters): 6.1176
Avg (participants): 5.1481
Avg (non-participants): 5.1854
Views since voting: 2672
Votes: 286
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)

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07/11/2004 09:53:34 PM
It looks like the only thing steamy in the room was the dump someone took while you were showering...what's with the flared nostrils?? This photo needs everything from better focus, lighting, you name it. A little less nostril and a little more somebody else.

ps: Do you people even LOOK at the pictures before you critique them?
08/08/2003 11:51:45 AM
Very good idea for a self portrait... it combines the elements of beauty, intensity, and a unusual setting. I like it, you should find other unusual places to combine these elements.
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07/16/2003 02:33:12 PM
Nice Idea for a self portrait. It's a shame more of them weren't like this (;
06/25/2003 10:47:25 AM
I wish this had scored a little better. This is one of the most imaginative images here. Regardless of score this is a wonderful picture and shows a lot of creativity on your part. Keep going and don't change a thing.
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06/25/2003 12:15:38 AM
Sorry to see this didn't do better -- I like it a lot! You're quite a fine specimen, I might add! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 11:55:02 PM
Nice shot. I think though that the lighting above your head is a distraction and a bit too bright. Overall though, I like the foggyness and the orange cast over the photo. Original and definately shows you. I like your shower curtain too, adds a nice bit of color to the shot. nice to meet you. ~Heather~
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06/24/2003 06:20:17 PM
beautiful shot! congrats!
06/24/2003 05:09:08 PM
Very steamy. Great shot.
06/21/2003 06:11:38 PM
Great idea! Just a little less glare and it would be a great photo.
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06/21/2003 12:26:12 PM
I like the composition on this one...the light source is a bit too harsh and washes out the top of your head a bit too much, though, even for the "steam" look.
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06/20/2003 11:18:18 PM
Bit too grainy and the light is a bit harsh - but the touch of colour and the sultry look are winners
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06/20/2003 08:45:48 PM
Great expression! Very captivating. Might want to see the saturation or something pumped up, because the softness of the image doesn't match the intensity of the expression to me.
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06/20/2003 09:12:34 AM
The lighting is way to harsh and the shower curtain has to go. It take my eyes off the subject. I like the mist adds a great effect to the photo. The bubbles are good too. Good luck
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06/19/2003 11:42:39 PM
You should have shown less of the shower curtain I think. :) The lighting gives a nice effect in this shot, although it's a little grainy.
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06/19/2003 03:32:08 PM
If you shot this yourself, I wonder how is doing your camera under water and soap!
06/19/2003 12:01:09 PM
Steamy!! Good job!
06/18/2003 08:55:36 PM
wo very sexy. Any roomfor me in there? :) Jacko. Good work. 10
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06/18/2003 02:15:21 PM
I think i have the same shower curtain. that backlight is a killer - washes out all the colors.
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06/18/2003 12:20:35 PM
Cute shot. lol
06/18/2003 12:06:47 PM
nice shoot.. but you could choose another pose.. and maybe enhance the details..
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06/18/2003 11:09:59 AM
Very clever and sexy. Well done. One of the very best here!
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06/18/2003 10:36:20 AM
Now we're talking :) Nice shot, even with the strong light from the background.
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06/18/2003 12:11:32 AM
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Seriously, great photograph. Nice, pose, sexy without being too revealing to really be a portrait. A hard shot to do well but you succeeded.
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