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Half of Me is Blue...
Half of Me is Blue...

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Hotel Room, Holiday Inn, Tours, France
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

I know this type of shot is something of a cliche but nevertheless I wanted to try it. Unfortunately, the only time I had was on a business trip, so I balanced my camera on a chair in my hotel room and lit my face with a flashlight.

Place: 123 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.1931
Avg (commenters): 5.7000
Avg (participants): 5.2246
Avg (non-participants): 5.1645
Views since voting: 770
Votes: 290
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2003 10:39:19 AM
Interesting... very minimalist. It definitely has a mood to it. Can't think of any constructive comments I'd give -- lighting, composition, it's all very nicely done.
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06/21/2003 12:51:27 AM
it the fifth beatle---good work
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06/20/2003 12:12:07 PM
I hope your other half is joyful! Nice effect here, with the fade to black on the left. I like it.
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06/19/2003 02:40:45 PM
nice shot, good composition and lighting, but honestly i will like it more if its black and white (just my opinion), still a great pix, congrats and good luck.
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06/19/2003 11:29:03 AM
very interesting 8
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06/19/2003 08:49:04 AM
There are lots of creative portraits in this challenge. This is one of them. It would fit well in the kow-key challenge to. I would have been tempted to title this one "Black and Blue"
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06/19/2003 08:03:23 AM
Just a little too dark.
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06/18/2003 09:16:38 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...so glad you included a good focus on your eye.

artistic/creativity?Creative use of lighting.


Overall? Good moody picture. Good luck!
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06/18/2003 05:09:16 PM
Great dof, not sure what to think about the blue, but shot is good though.
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06/18/2003 04:49:00 PM
Nice lighting.
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06/18/2003 01:59:08 PM
I think the crop could be better here. I guess you were going for the neg space thing, but based on your face in the frame, I don't think it works too well. Might want to crop out all the black on the right then crop so your nose is centered - more of a portrait orientation rather than a square.
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