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Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Florida, USA
Date: May 12, 2006
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2006

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Yup, me again... I swear, last time! Well, probably not. :P

Not too much going on here. A single softbox above and slightly behind my head, a reflector near my feet and a small bg light aimed at the black paper right behind my head. PS included removing a few minor specs, NI, light gradient around the edges, sharpen, levels, slight rotate cause my tripod wasn't straight.... nothing heroic. :)

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 236
Avg (all users): 7.1315
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 7.0373
Avg (non-participants): 7.2129
Views since voting: 8734
Views during voting: 699
Votes: 289
Comments: 73
Favorites: 19 (view)


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03/28/2021 06:29:05 AM
perfect!
05/24/2007 11:44:17 PM
Being talented and beautful does help:) Great work!
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11/13/2006 03:57:28 PM
love your pose here and the grey tones, nice easy background helps the photo also plus the lighting

Great shot :-)
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08/07/2006 10:43:24 PM
Amazing self portrait! I can't belive i've never seen this before... I love how bold the chair appears because of it being so centered, along with your pose of corse! Gota add it to my favs... Nice job!
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07/06/2006 01:24:12 PM
This is an amazing self-portrait. The pose really makes it.
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06/01/2006 11:34:52 PM
Lovely. Just a little more tilt of the head would have pushed this up even higher. Congratulations on your top 10 finish with this outstanding entry.
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05/27/2006 07:56:14 PM
awesome Cindi!!
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05/27/2006 07:19:38 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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05/26/2006 07:23:15 PM
Way to go Cindi - well deserved top 10 spot! One of my favorites in this challenge.
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05/26/2006 03:00:23 PM
Hey, WTG cindi! Nice, classic work.
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05/26/2006 01:38:25 PM
Congrats on the top 10! Just an awesome image!
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05/26/2006 12:44:21 PM
Cindi, Cindi, Cindi... congrats on the top 10. Very good shot, nice processing and lovely model ;-)
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05/26/2006 09:50:25 AM
Classy shot. Great finish!
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05/26/2006 09:30:30 AM
Nice job. Like the BW. Top 10 deserved for sure!
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05/26/2006 05:56:53 AM
Great finish cindi!
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05/26/2006 04:19:22 AM
Well - I did not know this was you, Cindi - I must be losing my sight or maybe it's cuz you changed your style. Looking good! Congrats on a top ten.
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05/26/2006 03:37:49 AM
Love this shot. Great lighting. Big congrats on your top ten finish.
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05/26/2006 02:08:57 AM
"Yup, me again... I swear, last time! Well, probably not. :P "

Sounds familiar to me ;)

Congratulations on your top 10 finish, Cindi!
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05/26/2006 01:35:05 AM
Beautifully lit shot - congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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05/26/2006 12:47:55 AM
Congrats on top 10. What a great shot!
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05/26/2006 12:41:49 AM
Congratulations, Cindi!
Love the lighting on your face & hair. I was about to say that perhaps more background light near the legs would have helped accentuate the lower body, but then it's not the point. I love it as is!

-Serge
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2006 11:05:10 PM
Now THAT'S a portrait! 10
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05/25/2006 11:04:19 PM
very cool relaxed feel to this image, great lighting and tones
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05/25/2006 10:35:57 PM
Very nice. Lighting, pose, everything looks great. Expect to see ya in the top.
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05/25/2006 09:55:33 PM
Ok I know I've said this a million times but Sahweet!!!!! Not your typical shot eh? Where's the white? Is this a new look for you Cindi? Hehehehehe!
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05/25/2006 09:53:37 PM
My favorite from the challenge. Hope this one ribbons :)
Just one tiny nitpick, the left leg is just a tad too dark.
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05/25/2006 05:57:08 PM
This image grabs hold. It is such a nice approach and the execution is excellent.
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05/25/2006 01:29:34 PM
Beautiful! Fantastic! Superb! Great work Cindi! 10
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05/24/2006 09:52:16 PM
wonderful lighting. very well done.
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05/24/2006 04:10:22 PM
Wonderful mood in this portrait! I think B&W was definitely a good choice conceptually and aesthetically. I would love to establish a better connection with the subject, but without eyes to see, it makes it a little more difficult. Just a personal preference of mine when it comes to reading portraits, but overall, I really like this shot!
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05/24/2006 09:27:19 AM
GORGEOUS! My lord I have never seen so much prettiness! Great shot!
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05/23/2006 12:56:42 PM
Great light and pose
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05/23/2006 12:25:32 PM
Very calm and sophiscated feelings.
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05/23/2006 02:27:54 AM
Returning for comments:

What a perfect study in B/W. Tonal range is nothing shy of perfect. I do like the pose but it dose feel a little tense. Your lighting is amazing, I wish I could pull lighting off like this. My guess? idnic (Cindi)?
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05/22/2006 09:58:41 PM
Excellent lighting and good focus! Good tones and interesting pose. Great work.
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05/22/2006 12:55:32 PM
Excellent b/w tones, great light
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05/22/2006 09:39:48 AM
hello gorgeous!

beautiful lighting, B&W is spot on. great job cindi I think? :P
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05/21/2006 07:48:44 PM
Touchdown! Very very very good lighting!!!!! Nice pose, the whole thing is flawless. I don't give 10's, but you earned one today. Nice going!
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05/21/2006 07:09:57 PM
da da da...Cindi...da da da..:)
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05/21/2006 02:29:33 PM
Beautiful! Love the tones and the pose. The lighting is excellent, it sets you apart from the background very nicely. One of my top 10 photos. 9
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05/21/2006 10:28:27 AM
Beautiful image...great tonal range and lighting. I'm going out on a limb and guessing this is Cindi but I might be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time...today even. ;)
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05/21/2006 09:58:05 AM
nice shot and pose, like the B/W
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05/21/2006 02:09:18 AM
Great picture ... I like you composition. I thin kthat the black and white is awesome.
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05/20/2006 08:05:43 PM
So finally this is cindi and not idnic! :P I really like the lighting in this.
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05/20/2006 11:51:42 AM
Wow.
Great prop chair and I like how the lines of your right leg and left arm are parallel. The flowing of your hair...the lighting.
This should ribbon. What a fabulous and beautiful self portrait.
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05/20/2006 10:03:17 AM
Very well done shot...lighting and pose! My only nit pick is that sepia doesn't quite match the contemporary feeling of this shot.
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05/20/2006 08:51:56 AM
Well done portrait. I hope to see this in the top 5. Good luck! 10
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05/20/2006 05:06:29 AM
Great pose and great lighting. 9 from me.
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05/20/2006 03:34:55 AM
Cindi? Please correct me if I'm wrong ;) Nice shot. I love the mood in this one.
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05/20/2006 03:10:48 AM
beautiful .. very creative ..
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05/19/2006 10:34:13 PM
Gorgeous! And I love your shirt!
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05/19/2006 05:59:53 PM
Beautiful,Sexy,Sensual! The lighting the feel.. I love everything about this picture. Congrats on a job well done and good luck!
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05/19/2006 05:08:51 PM
I like the comp, and the pose. black and whites need a bit of tweeking I'm afraid, not enough texture to be convincing. Great movement, really first rate. top ten.
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05/19/2006 04:42:50 PM
This looks like a penrod of a picture. Good luck :)
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05/19/2006 03:10:54 PM
Good pose.. good lights.. :o)
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05/19/2006 02:54:47 PM
Cindi this is you isn't it? This is very good! I think if you had had a strong fan or something blowing to get your hair up and flying it would have brought in some movement and relieved the static feel to it. But still, as it is, it is impressive!
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05/19/2006 02:01:30 PM
The positioning reminds me of a sculpture (Michelangelo I think). It is so classic, you look like you should be in an art gallery.
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05/19/2006 12:05:37 PM
I like this shot other than the fact that you look uncomfortable.
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05/19/2006 12:02:11 PM
Beautiful! Great duotone, great lighting. What a perfect picture.
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05/19/2006 12:00:14 PM
great shot, great lighting, love the black and white 9!
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05/19/2006 11:43:04 AM
Love the pose, everything but the head, it just seems you are struggling to hold it up and should just relax it some more and tilt it backwards. Nice shot, like the lighting, maybe just a tad too dark though. 7
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05/19/2006 09:43:10 AM
Love it. Very well composed!
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05/19/2006 09:29:52 AM
this is stunning...love the lighting and the pose and the choise of chair...I cannot fault this and have to give it a 10
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05/19/2006 09:01:19 AM
Yep....good pose and good lighting. I'm guessing this is idnic.
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05/19/2006 08:36:28 AM
oooooooooh cindi, is that you? ;)

Great shot - nice lighting and an entizing um... position. I love how your hair is hanging free. Your right hand could've been more relaxed but it's not always easy in self portraits to be completely calm after stressing with the timer.
Great choice of BW! - 9 from me
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05/19/2006 07:46:57 AM
Nice work as usual cindi! You look so relaxed even tho i know how rushed one is making a self port. very well done tho i think just a touch lighter wouldve been better for me. good luck and hope to see this one at the top!

~~Cher~~ :o)
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05/19/2006 03:25:49 AM
just beautiful and perfect title.
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05/19/2006 02:17:45 AM
Great lighting! You look so relaxed - except the pose looks somewhat torturous. I don't know you, so I'll trust that this captures the essence of you in some way. :) Well done.
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05/19/2006 01:12:19 AM
Very nice. Love the lighting on your face. Cool pose too. Even being dead centered works like a charm. Good one!
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05/19/2006 01:09:31 AM
Absolutely top notch. Great lighting, setup and clarity. Well done!
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05/19/2006 12:45:48 AM
Nice lighting.
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05/19/2006 12:44:36 AM
VERY GOOD B&W!!!
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05/19/2006 12:44:13 AM
Very well done.
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