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Essence of Self
Essence of Self

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Living room
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/8 sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003


Place: 91 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.4876
Avg (commenters): 6.6316
Avg (participants): 5.5912
Avg (non-participants): 5.3904
Views since voting: 848
Votes: 283
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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06/25/2003 12:52:25 AM
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 02:53:20 PM
I like the darkness and use of color, but would prefer to see just a hint of an eye (or two)
06/23/2003 04:35:05 AM
Dramatic expression, sharp macro, good angle of view, great lighting and color.
One of my favs.
06/22/2003 07:53:46 PM
I'd have liked to see some light on your eyes.
06/22/2003 08:57:42 AM
Quite ugly, but worth good points
06/20/2003 08:47:26 PM
Wow, great lighting. Ominous feeling!
06/20/2003 08:29:54 AM
Your nose is the essence of yourself? You must have really bad hayfever or something. Seriously, though, nice study of form but a little too tight a crop I think. Also a very unflattering light angle. Totally obscuring your eyes which greatly dehumanises the shot. 6 - floyd.
06/20/2003 06:55:54 AM
One of the more unusual entries - I like the viewpoint, the close crop and the abstract nature. Don't like blue choice. 8
06/20/2003 03:35:05 AM
I've tried to drop this from 7 to 6 three times and can't do it. the thumbnail looks awful, but the pic is really quite nice. shows lots of character (what you really need are some good ol' scars - kidding). it will remain a 7 (which is in my top 10)
06/19/2003 07:39:20 PM
I like the idea here.. but.. it's hard to make a good portrait when the viewers eyes are drawn to looking up your nostrils. Perhaps a different angle would have been preferable for this. The shadowing and the blue tone are good ideas but that nose kinda throws this shot off for me.
06/19/2003 03:43:13 PM
I love the lighting and the angle. This is a small detail, but I really like how your eyelashes look against your skin. very cool. you're not Rob Zombie's long lost twin brother are you? lol
06/19/2003 01:10:24 PM
Wow. This is freakishly close! I keep trying to see your eyes but I like the mystery. Also I think the large dpo works great here. Awesome job!
06/19/2003 12:42:15 PM
Interesting perspective. I like the blue tone to the photograph. Honestly, I would have liked to see your whole face in this light. I like it
06/19/2003 11:33:10 AM
I like the purple lighting 9
06/18/2003 10:20:44 PM
quite creative!!!
06/18/2003 09:24:20 PM
Looks like an album cover
06/18/2003 03:04:51 PM
I appreciate the artistic endeavor but, in a portrait entitled "Essense of Self", I would have prefered to see at least a little of your eye. The way you have the lighting, your nose is what stands out more than anything and, sorry, but I just dont' see that as illustrating the essense of you. Interesting shot though.
06/18/2003 12:52:26 PM
should just have lit a bit more your eyes...
06/18/2003 09:48:29 AM
This light make u look like 1 hairy dude! lol,
if there was a bit catch light in the eyes that'll be better i guess
06/18/2003 01:40:13 AM
spooky! I like! thanks

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