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Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/40 Sec
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

Shot in front of my Patio Door. The Background is lite from the morning sun and an extra light from inside to make it brighter. The Camera (forground) is lite by a 60 watt desk lamp.

I was originally intending to have just my profile outlined in black, against the bright background and the Camera in the forground. Exposure Comensation +1. Hooked my Camera up to the PC remote capture, to shoot at 15 second intervals. I took 88 shots. I liked this one where it looks like I am about to look through the camera. The Desk Lamp also lighting up part of my face, especially one eye.

In PS7:
Crop: Off Center/Negitive Space
Hue/Sat: Reduced the Yellowness of the Desk Lamp
Brightness/Contrast: Emphasize one eye, and darkend the rest of my face.

Place: 116 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.2255
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.2256
Avg (non-participants): 5.2254
Views since voting: 841
Votes: 275
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2003 02:22:49 AM
There's not enough light on your face, in my opinion, but I like the backdrop choice to contrast with your outline.
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06/23/2003 01:53:16 AM
the lines take away from a great shot still 7
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06/22/2003 08:35:11 PM
Well done. A nice portrait and a good example of the challenge. 8 Morgan
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06/22/2003 07:54:21 PM
hey kato, nice shot. I with your curtains were straight up and down, but i like the shadow on your face with the hint of light at the top. :)
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06/21/2003 12:47:31 PM
Love that background, and you look good, too!
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06/20/2003 03:22:57 PM
At first I thought this image is underexposed. Then the background 'started working'. Now the more I view the picture, the more I like it: the light is just fabulous just like the composition. All in all it is a very clever photo and one of my favorites this week. (8)
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06/19/2003 03:00:01 PM
The light background really sets off the dark figure nicely. I like the small amount of random light on the head with the eyes just beneath.
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06/19/2003 07:52:48 AM
Though it is apparent that you intended to keep yourself in shadow, this seems to be more of a portrait of your camera than of you.
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06/18/2003 04:52:45 PM
Love it! - "Blinds and bright shadows" would have been my (cliched?) title but unfortunately i didn't take it - here's wishing I had for a 9
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06/18/2003 04:02:22 PM
I think it would be nicer if there wasn't quite so much shadow on your face. Cool background.
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06/18/2003 10:58:45 AM
GREAT lighting. Well done.
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