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Kiss me!
Kiss me!

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: home 'studio'
Date: Jun 16, 2003
Aperture: 3.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

Yup, that's me ... always trying to entertain :-)
I was very pleased with my glamour shot session. I set up my strobe and my cam on a tripot and focused on a barstool that I placed where I was about to run; switched to manual focus and hit the self-timer. My D100 was set to high contrast and sharpening to give it that colorful, fun feel. I'm very happy with the focus as well. Not bad for a shot at 100mm zoom and 3.3 aperture on a self-timer, huh?! :-)

Place: 90 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.4965
Avg (commenters): 6.3514
Avg (participants): 5.6338
Avg (non-participants): 5.3630
Views since voting: 1779
Votes: 288
Comments: 44
Favorites: 0

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07/01/2003 02:28:28 PM
*Critique Club*

Overall the focus is good, the photo is very sharp and the colors are viberant. I understand you for wanting to let the real you show but at the same time you ruined a fantastic photo of yourself by using those teeth.

From reading the comments left and my personal feelings also I would say you could have very easily finished in the top 10 if not for the teeth they just were such a distraction here.

You definately met the challenge, and overall the image is good. Next time just consider what is more appealling to the person voting.

06/26/2003 05:56:45 AM
See, this was my favorite picture! What's it doing down here? bastards!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 06:30:50 PM
Kiss you?.......uuhhh.....NO!
06/24/2003 09:55:48 AM
i chose not to rate this one... a bit too weird for my taste...
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06/24/2003 01:07:55 AM
nice hair, but the teeth kind of down the score 4
06/23/2003 06:48:12 PM
hahahaha - you scared me for a second there!
06/23/2003 05:59:39 PM
must be English!
06/23/2003 03:57:43 PM
what a great pic!! i love it! nice lighting, colors and great composition. the teeth are a hoot! beautiful eyes, too! good work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2003 09:02:32 AM
Fantastic make up including your humour.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2003 12:11:04 AM
yup, im goin to kiss you...yeah, express yourself...good idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/22/2003 09:54:51 AM
This would be a great portrait, minus the teeth. Don't think it was a sound decision to include them.
06/21/2003 09:24:57 AM
Urgh! Good shock value.
06/21/2003 08:58:09 AM
What a waste
06/21/2003 02:53:59 AM
06/21/2003 01:47:11 AM
My second highest rated photo. I love your irony in this. It's a perfectly shot glamour photograph. But the addition of those nasty looking teeth bring our attention back to the fact that we are rating the merits of the photograph and not the looks of the person. Well done - this photo really rocks :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2003 08:29:55 PM
Funny. My only suggestion is to have your upper lip farther down, so we don't see your real gums.
06/20/2003 12:35:56 PM
LOL........... I thought of doing something like this, too. You brave woman!!
06/20/2003 08:45:13 AM
Yeah baby, yeah! One that might appeal to Austin Powers. Would have been a superb portrait without the joke teeth. Lovely colour and light. Would have been a 9 without the teeth. 7 - floyd
06/20/2003 01:00:50 AM
06/19/2003 11:52:55 PM
Whoo hooo what a babe! Great lighting.
06/19/2003 07:57:19 PM
Fun stuff! I think your pose and composition/cropping work well here with the tight close up. Lighting to match your attitude would help enhance the mood even further.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2003 07:57:11 PM
I'm not a fan of the concept.
06/19/2003 06:09:35 PM
Hee hee, I really do like this, even though the teeth are just ghastly. I like the clear focus, the warm and vibrant, but not oversaturated, colors... The way your face and hair fills the entire frame. The way my focus is drawn to your visible eye. That eye has such a non-chalant, flippant attitude, I just adore it. I appreciate your sense of humor in using the ugly teeth. It's a surprising and unexpected thing to see on an obviously attractive woman.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2003 05:56:09 PM
lol very hillarious. beautiful face and great teeth. who's your dentist. Thanks for the chuckles. Jacko. 9
06/19/2003 03:55:11 PM
I have no idea what to comment here! I like it, but I don't know why. The way the hair falls really gives the whole image a kind of Jessica Rabbit gone very wrong feel. :)
06/19/2003 08:43:06 AM
Good n freaky
06/19/2003 08:20:46 AM
I know you were going for humor, but had you chosen to make this just a classic portrait, it would have been even better. I love your framing and the lighting. It highlights your hair and the way your bangs fall across your face exposing only one eye is very attractive. Speaking of your eye, you beautifully captured the color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2003 07:44:55 AM
nice teeth ;)
06/19/2003 12:17:59 AM
I deleted 4 comments before sending this one. Anything said could be taken the wrong way ; (
06/18/2003 09:58:33 PM
You spoiled a beautiful photo with those teeth
06/18/2003 09:19:50 PM
I think you need to brush more. :-D Interesting portrail here. I find this one a strange mix os semi serious and semi comical, and can't decided if it goes over well. Certainly has shock value, but seems out of place. Technically it's a good shot. I like the hair draped over one eye. I might have tried a guassian blur to soften this one (something I only read about recently in the forums here, but have not tried myself)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2003 08:00:35 PM
Hahahaha funny. The hair highlights look awesome.. the color in this photo is good. 7.
06/18/2003 06:39:25 PM
lol. Nice teeth ;) I would have rated higher if it weren't for the teeth. Pretty model, and the colors are very nice.
06/18/2003 06:36:52 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? lol...yes. The expression is in your eyes, which are well focused on. Also shows some humour.

artistic/creativity? yes...Thinking out of the box!!


Overall? Good job
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2003 06:06:11 PM
this cracks me up. focus and clarity are really good. I think that the angle and framing/cropping are just fine as well. humor is way up there. only thing bothering me is the shadow from your chin. otherwise nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2003 04:48:36 PM
in a second if you'll take that stuff out of your mouth!
06/18/2003 04:42:13 PM
Awesome shot! Beautiful AND beastly!! Love it!
06/18/2003 02:33:25 PM
06/18/2003 12:59:33 PM
ja.ajaja niice shoot.. =) it would be nice in b/w and with a title "blondes have more fun". .
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2003 10:48:25 AM
06/18/2003 06:17:34 AM
Why this "joke" to spoil a good picture?
06/18/2003 02:41:53 AM
A bit disturbing...
06/18/2003 02:40:46 AM
This would have been among the winners had you not put those teeth on, i dont understand why your intention was to make a great shot comical, or perhaps sickening. 5
06/18/2003 12:11:07 AM
Wow....love the humor!!!!!! Fantastic. Also great hair!!!!!!!!

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