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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: My bedroom
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: f/2.7
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

I wanted to photograph how I was feeling, sick with the flu. I captured the moment in black and white, as it gives it a more moody feel.

Place: 111 out of 193
Avg (all users): 5.4946
Avg (commenters): 6.7333
Avg (participants): 5.4052
Avg (non-participants): 5.5590
Views since voting: 646
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 277
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 05:27:38 PM
aah... :(

with advanced editing you could've cloned out the cat-hairs. I like the compo here.
11/10/2006 10:50:47 PM
I have this incredible urge to pick off your lint, but I'll control myself. Great composition! 7
11/09/2006 10:56:23 PM
This is a lovely, natural image. The eyes are emotive - not easy to capture in a self portrait, well done;)
11/08/2006 04:03:13 PM
No, don't cry. Please don't cry. You're going to cry aren't you? I think you nailed the emotion. Now nail the list and stuff on your shirt. This is advanced editing, you can clone that distracting crap out.
11/07/2006 07:48:34 PM
Great pose. Great focus. Nice lighting. Lovely model.
11/07/2006 08:40:29 AM
A tighter crop, almost to the ear and almost to the top of the horizontal part of the arm would preserve the major element in the composition and possibly improve the impact of the image?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2006 03:17:47 AM
nice shot beautifull eyes 7
11/06/2006 03:38:26 PM
I like the feeling...a little less of the white foreground maybe...nice job!
11/06/2006 01:15:28 PM
Direct and very sincere capture with a lovely relentless gaze. Bump.
11/05/2006 07:38:19 PM
This would be a pretty good shot but for a few things. Mainly the string/pet hair/lint, or whatever it is on your shirt is very distracting. Instead of focusing my attention on your eyes, I immediately start to think, "There sure is alot of stuff on her shirt". Next time take a second and run a lint roller over the shirt if you think about it. However, if you are like me, you don't usually think about that at first. No problem. This is a member challenge with Advanced Editing, so next time just clone the stuff out.

Second, I find the image to be a little flat. By flat I mean a lack of contrast. (some people use terminology differently so I want you to know for sure how I am using "flat")This is really more of a personal opinion. I tend to like higher contrast so for me this photo would benefit from a contrast boost.

Those few things make me score you kind of low, but other than those things it is a nice photo. :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 02:34:02 PM
Expressive eyes.
11/05/2006 07:52:01 AM
Very simple and elegant - truly a nice way to show the eyes are the windows to the soul, since yours are beautiful and expressive eyes. The toning in this is very good!
11/05/2006 05:12:24 AM
like the nice simpleness
11/05/2006 02:20:34 AM
I'm sorry. I feel it from this image. This is a good example of a title really helping a photo. Nice work.
11/05/2006 02:09:02 AM
awwwww :-(

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