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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: livingroom
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

I had been trying to get a nice self portrait the whole evening. I tried about 5 different ideas but none of them work. Then I decided to find a nice photo and use the same idea. //flickr.com/photos/eoloperfido/133322302/ Here is the original photo

In post processing I duplicated the original photo and set the blending mode to screen. Then I duplicated it again and set the blending mode to soft light. Then I brightened the eyes and dodged it a little.

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Thanks everyone. I knew I would get a nice score for this photo, but I didn't expect 7.19.

Thanks

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 193
Avg (all users): 7.1930
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 7.0917
Avg (non-participants): 7.2667
Views since voting: 8901
Views during voting: 641
Votes: 285
Comments: 94
Favorites: 26 (view)


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08/27/2007 12:23:07 PM
Awesome eXpression....: )
Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
05/04/2007 05:02:17 PM
this has found its way into the b&w challenge via ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' rebecca .. b&w side challenge, i cant remember if you are in it so i've put this info in here in case you want to be .. there are sooooo many ppl doing this side challenge ..
& i totally remember this from the challenge .. its an excellent b&w in so many ways ... and that expression is priceless ...
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11/15/2006 10:09:19 AM
This is a great photograph.
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11/15/2006 07:50:45 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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11/15/2006 06:24:14 AM
Hehe, you're one funny looking dude! Congrats on your ribbon, I'm sure you'll get plenty more.

cheers!
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11/14/2006 03:02:30 PM
Certainly a unique shot in this challenge.
Congrats on the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Magnús
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11/14/2006 02:15:57 PM
Magnus, great shot and I love the processing on this one, another step closer to your 5 7's you have been working for. Congrats on another ribbon.
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11/14/2006 02:22:18 AM
hmm :)))
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11/14/2006 01:40:19 AM
different
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11/13/2006 01:47:10 PM
Great idea. Congrats!
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11/13/2006 10:38:12 AM
Nice one buddy!
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11/13/2006 07:24:45 AM
Fantastic shot my friend!
Congratulations.
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11/13/2006 06:30:52 AM
It would have been nice having this for our exile WPL team! Great idea and execution. I actually thought you would win with this one. Like yours better than first and second place.

Kveðja, Hrannar
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11/12/2006 11:33:00 PM
Love it!
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11/12/2006 11:25:28 PM
Excellent SP, congrats on the winning of the yellow ribbon!
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11/12/2006 10:20:32 PM
OkÖIím typing this from my local police station in Pattaya. I awoke this morning to find to my horror that Djabordjabor did not get the blue. True to my word I braced myself to run naked down my road. To cut a long story short, I left in my wake a trail of traumatised people. Including one security guard who had to be heavily sedated and will be off work for months. His colleague managed to call the police in between his dry heaves. Bad timing on my part, as I had nearly made it back to the safety of my house when the officer nabbed me.

Iím waiting for a lawyer but Iíve been told nobody wants to represent me, having seen the video evidence the police shot, no one has the stomach for it.

Can someone call Amnesty International for me?
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11/12/2006 07:02:56 PM
Congrats. THis has a surreal sense to it. You contortionist you! LOL
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11/12/2006 05:41:16 PM
Congratulations! (Ég vona að það þýði til hamingju!)
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11/12/2006 02:58:57 PM
Til hamingju ! (I hope that means "congratulations") :)
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11/12/2006 10:19:28 AM
Right eye seems a little over dodged, but the pose and other attributes are really good. Interesting pose. Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/12/2006 09:40:22 AM
Wonderful work! Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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11/12/2006 08:50:26 AM
Congrat´s kiddo, five and counting, keep it up :)
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11/12/2006 07:58:13 AM
I love this one!! Congrats on your ribbon :)
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11/12/2006 07:26:48 AM
Vel gert, Til hamingju.
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11/12/2006 07:08:11 AM
Til hamingju með borðann flott portrait .
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11/12/2006 07:06:12 AM
congrats! .. Love it!
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11/12/2006 07:04:32 AM
oohh þetta er geggjuð mynd..! alveg borðans virði! Love your work man... just love it
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11/12/2006 06:40:09 AM
I was sure this would win... still my favourite of the challenge.. well done!
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11/12/2006 06:00:51 AM
Congrats!
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11/12/2006 03:01:24 AM
congratulations on your yellow ribbon!
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11/12/2006 01:58:18 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and capturing this unique and very cool image. Nice job!
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11/12/2006 01:56:19 AM
so odd, so good. congrats
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11/12/2006 01:05:30 AM
Congrats. The fade to white really makes the portrait pop!
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11/12/2006 12:47:36 AM
Congratulations Magnús! Didn´t recognize you! Til hamingju með þetta fína portrait.
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11/12/2006 12:34:51 AM
Magnus: a devastating super strong entry to attract a ribbon. Congratulaions on your Yellow!
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11/12/2006 12:29:12 AM
Never should have got you that membership :-) Congrats on another ribbon in your collection!
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11/12/2006 12:10:34 AM
congrats on 3rd place!!
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11/12/2006 12:06:56 AM
look out!!! amber's running down her road nekkid...but she did guess close on WHICH ribbon :-) Congrats!!! and ty ty ty for no 'pit' hair ;-)
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11/12/2006 12:06:53 AM
One of my picks to ribbon, an excellent portrait, really nicely done. Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 10:28:18 PM
Nice frame within the frame. Your eyes are very piercing.
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11/11/2006 10:09:32 PM
Great framing with the arms, one of my tops in the challenge.
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11/11/2006 08:06:00 PM
Great visual!
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11/10/2006 09:16:28 PM
This is just plain cool!!!! Love the hand positioning! Excellent!
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11/10/2006 09:15:33 PM
Very well done! Good light with good tonal qualities. bumping up.
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11/10/2006 03:17:18 PM
Very clever idea on the unique self-framing of this photo. The lighting and exposure looks very good. Well done!
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11/10/2006 01:41:43 AM
Oh wow! My absolute favourite....if this doesn't get the blue I'll run down my road naked:)
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11/10/2006 12:48:43 AM
incredible job. this is amazing. 8
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11/09/2006 03:56:31 PM
Nicely done image. I like the expression and the use of your arms/hands. I love the way it just fades into the white border. I gave it a 9. Good luck.
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11/09/2006 02:00:33 PM
Man, that's spooky!!! It freaks me out but surely deserved the top mark!!
i give it 10 out of 10;)
It's very original!!
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11/09/2006 12:35:26 PM
Sharp is more needed here i think but ill give u 6 for all other things i like here. :P
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11/09/2006 11:46:44 AM
Wonderful wonderful range of tone, detail, negative space - the framing is ingenious and works perfectly.
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11/08/2006 10:05:30 PM
nice
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11/08/2006 02:57:04 PM
Light eyes, light shot and fade to white around the edges all work well together.
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11/08/2006 02:16:47 PM
I really like the intensity of this photo. The only thing I would like to see different, would be to tighten the crop a little, so there is less of your chest shown...and the white border gone. Overall, very nice photo!
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11/07/2006 06:12:38 PM
Great Job! Seems like a lot of Dodging but it works ! 9
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11/07/2006 10:58:40 AM
Wonderful Composition
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11/07/2006 06:41:31 AM
Very nice picture. Clone that on camera flash out of the eyes!
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11/06/2006 08:14:27 PM
Great use of b/w tones and framing. Focus looks just a hair soft, but still great work.
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11/06/2006 07:46:59 PM
Excellent.
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11/06/2006 06:45:42 PM
Nice shot. I love how your eyes just pop right out of the picture. A little soft, but I like it. 8
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11/06/2006 03:25:55 PM
Great pose, also like the B&W here.
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11/06/2006 02:18:32 PM
awesome! Love the black and white tones ..great expression too
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11/06/2006 12:34:54 PM
Excellent portrait! The high key contrast and posture just make it all right.
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11/06/2006 01:10:13 AM
good shot, good comp, lighting etc
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11/05/2006 11:21:00 PM
Now, this is a super cool portraiture with a stare that can move mountains. Bump.
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11/05/2006 10:32:32 PM
Very well done. I really like the position of your arms and the choic of crop. The lightness works.
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11/05/2006 07:44:15 PM
Þetta er alveg absúrd mynd.
Ekki að gera sig fyrir mig.
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11/05/2006 05:39:10 PM
Wow!!! this looks great! I love the white tones of your skin merging with the white border... Great black and white conversion, great lighting! I can tell you will place very high...
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11/05/2006 05:36:12 PM
Awesome and unique. Love the composition and your expression. The eyes look amazing and the B&W treatment is very good.
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11/05/2006 05:10:56 PM
The eyes aretack sharp. Good execution.
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11/05/2006 04:03:35 PM
Wicked!
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11/05/2006 03:04:21 PM
Hey, nicely framed :) I like it!
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11/05/2006 01:06:13 PM
Very cool shot. Great PP.
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11/05/2006 12:15:51 PM
love it!
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11/05/2006 11:49:38 AM
Very cool but I think the dodge is too much around all the edges. Too stark a different between the various areas.
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11/05/2006 10:39:38 AM
Great effect.
9.
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11/05/2006 09:56:57 AM
Very cool, awesome work. Nicely done.
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11/05/2006 09:54:26 AM
Sccchnizzzzledooooooozzzeeeeell
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11/05/2006 08:10:28 AM
very cool. You are amazingly creative. great job.
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11/05/2006 08:04:17 AM
very good idea :)

hahaha!
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11/05/2006 06:53:04 AM
great pose and love the positioning of the hands
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11/05/2006 06:49:06 AM
Nicely done! Wish I could wrinkle my neck like this and still look young LOL
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11/05/2006 06:37:45 AM
you r so creative - I love ur stuff
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11/05/2006 05:12:16 AM
Framing/crop of this is awesome, nice shot.
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11/05/2006 04:26:43 AM
Lovely
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11/05/2006 03:59:12 AM
this will ribbon.. very well done. love it..

<a bit later>

OK,I have been through all the images now and bumped this down to a 6.... Just kidding, still one of 5 tens I dished out this challenge.. this will win, hands down, go and collect your blue now..
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11/05/2006 03:53:50 AM
very nicely done
8
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11/05/2006 02:13:54 AM
This is great. One of the top in the challenge. I would have cropped off the bottom as I find it a bit alien and spooky with so much white. Actually, where you have it cropped is fine it's just that it blends in with the border. Come to think of it, perhaps the choice of white for the border was not the right choice or maybe a 1 pixel black line before the white.
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11/05/2006 01:34:58 AM
striking, incisive, love the white edges
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11/05/2006 01:12:35 AM
love the pose!
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11/05/2006 12:39:18 AM
You and biteme can compete for the most contorted arms. LOL Love the expression composition and eyes. Good one.
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11/05/2006 12:35:08 AM
strong portrait, im not necessarily sure i like the fade to white around the edges. 8
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11/05/2006 12:26:12 AM
Strange pose and yet it works so well! This is one of my favorites by far. The lighting is great, certainly has the "wow" factor. Only thing I'd say would be to blend the border a little more in some places as, at least on my screen ,your image seems to fade into white in some places and in other places you can see a clear line.
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11/05/2006 12:06:00 AM
Nice shot, that's what I call "Thinking outside the box"
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