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They call me - The Fish -
They call me - The Fish -

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Hull
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Aperture: f4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003


Place: 104 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.3636
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
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Views since voting: 896
Votes: 275
Comments: 12
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06/26/2003 01:04:01 PM
Greetings From the Critique Club:

Hello Yanik,

Challenge: I'm assuming that this image is of you and it is a portrait, so I believe that definately meets the requirement of the challenge.

Composition: Very unique and origional. I didn't compete in this challenge because I'm not real big about having my picture taken even if it was me taking it. Using the goggles was a good idea. I wish I would have thought to do something like that. It also gives the veiwer a chance to get to know you...what you like and what your hobbies are. When this picture first came up, I thought it was taken under water. That would have been cool reguardless. It was good to think of having water drops on your face to make it seem that you just came up from the water. Your expression is great and very humorous.

Technical: I think the biggest thing that really hurts you is the lighting. I understand and appreciate that you were probably attempting to convey a mood, however I believe that if you were to only light only half of your face, that the mask should also be unlit on that side. It does look kind of awkward. If there was a choice, I would prefer the whole face to be lit, at least to see your other eye.
I also like your color choice. The desatuation of color works well here.

Overall: I greatly appreciate your orgionality. In looking back on the other pictures that you have entered in challenges, I'm reminded of your interesting eye for unique subjects and photographic techniques. This picture adds to your collection of fine work.

Hope this critique to helpful to you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 12:00:01 AM
Very creative, fun to look at and a great expression. 8.
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06/23/2003 10:57:59 PM
Creative idea. I like it, but I don't like the fact that I can't see the other eye.
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06/22/2003 02:10:39 PM
This is creative very good 7
06/21/2003 07:52:05 PM
I wish that the left side of the shot wasn't so dark. it is ok on the goggles, but your eye is totally in darkness. the focus seems a bit soft as well. The sharpest focus seems to be on the black part of the mouthpiece, where it meets the light colored snorkel. Nice desaturation though. and definately interesting.
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06/21/2003 07:21:50 PM
Haha! I like the expression on your face! The frame works for you, too.
06/21/2003 01:34:34 AM
Great shot and really gives a sense of who you are. For some reason, I really would have liked to have seen the googles half filled with water though, to make this a little more unusual.
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06/19/2003 01:44:54 PM
Interesting use of color. The scuba gear and water are definitely nice. It'd be kinda nice if the right side of your face wasn't completely encased in darkness.
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06/19/2003 10:42:52 AM
LOL this is the funniest picture! I really like it!
06/18/2003 06:29:07 PM
It's a fun picture that reveals some of your character. In that sense it is successful. Technically fine too.
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06/18/2003 03:03:45 PM
Hello Submariner,
You wild and crazy guy. Points for originality. What some people will go through to stay anonymous. LoL Interesting how you only left the green, but I have mixed feelings about the amount of shadow here. Also your mouth looks a little creepy, and I have a weak stomach. =o)
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06/18/2003 12:21:37 PM
Do you scuba, too? You know, a few good drops of saliva would clear up that fog in the mask... unless you wanted it there. Clever, innovative idea!
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