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Back to the old days
Back to the old days

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS v3
Location: France
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Galleries: Vintage, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003


Place: 126 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.1697
Avg (commenters): 5.1333
Avg (participants): 5.1484
Avg (non-participants): 5.1888
Views since voting: 771
Votes: 271
Comments: 15
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 08:51:47 PM
great background, but can you go closer? nope, everything is just okay..good luck.
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06/24/2003 03:25:42 PM
Maby a little closer would be better 5pt
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06/24/2003 02:03:51 AM
I think the background takes priority over the portrait in this shot
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06/23/2003 08:18:23 AM
Pleasant scene, but I don't think your obviously modern clothing fits with the setting or the sepia tone. Perhaps you should have dressed in period costume? :-)
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06/20/2003 01:18:45 PM
I like the concept, the environment and the sepia tones here, but I think you need to work more on your focus. Good work.

Message edited by author 2003-06-27 13:51:38.
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06/19/2003 11:43:44 PM
Wow, it's really tilted to the right. Should have rotated it a little. And the sepia tone is too strong in my opinion. Nice looking surroundings however.
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06/19/2003 12:51:15 PM
I like the feel of this photo, but I would a) kick up the contrast a little to go for an even more dreamy effect, and b) make yourself more of the subject of the photo than the architecture. I like the photo overall, but I'm not sure "self-portrait" is what jumps to mind because you almost blend into the background and don't really stand out as the subject.
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06/19/2003 08:42:08 AM
A little more light on your face and this would be even better.
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06/19/2003 01:29:50 AM
I love this shot, but probably for the wrong reason. The buildings and setting is absolutely beautiful and very interesting to look at but completely overwhelms you to the point where I would think this to be a shot taken by tourist aiming more to cature the setting. But you should be the main event in a portrait. Tones are very pleasing to look at, but you get lost and blend in to the point of becoming part of the background. Also, you needed to rotate this picture as it appears to be leaning right. BTW...is "Back to the Old Days" the name of a magazine?
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06/18/2003 02:05:22 PM
whoa, easy on the sepia. i'm a little overwhelmed by that. that stairway is nice, should have used a bit more of it. also, you should have done something to stand out from the background. nat light, a flash, something
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06/18/2003 12:29:04 PM
Good job with the tones.....wish you had been lit a bit more.
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06/18/2003 12:26:29 PM
What great context!
06/18/2003 11:17:59 AM
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? Not really, although there is some body language.

Lighting: Fair

Exposure: Good



Composition: tighter crop would be better


Overall I think you get lost in the picture. If you cropped closer, perhaps around the arch, it would have made a good natural framing.
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06/18/2003 03:11:08 AM
The subject is too small in the frame for a portrait.
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06/18/2003 02:50:02 AM
Very nice colors and attire, perfect for the area, 8
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