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No Smiles Today
No Smiles Today
mandyturner


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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Tennessee
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: 5.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

This is my first self portrait in a long time that I did not touch up my skin. This is the real me people. I have a scar on my forehead. When I was in kindergarten I ran into a door knob and had to get 11 stitches. Converted to BW, little dodge & burn..thats it.

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.1796
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.0738
Avg (non-participants): 6.2593
Views since voting: 1336
Views during voting: 595
Votes: 284
Comments: 34
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/13/2006 05:29:22 PM
You project intelligence, and a fierce determination. You have a terrific face, and good talents with your camera and computer. I love this portrait.
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11/13/2006 09:44:38 AM
Originally posted by biteme:

why no smiles... oh I know, you don;t like to smile in front of the cam ;)

lighting looks a bit too harsh, and too much difference in contrast at the right.


I only wanted to show half of my face
11/12/2006 06:53:27 PM
That's a cool shot.
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11/12/2006 11:52:16 AM
This is great Mandy!! I LOVE your work!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 08:54:49 PM
Cheer up girly! :-) Nice job Mandy. Great use of light and shadows.
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11/11/2006 04:35:17 PM
why no smiles... oh I know, you don;t like to smile in front of the cam ;)

lighting looks a bit too harsh, and too much difference in contrast at the right.
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11/09/2006 04:00:39 PM
Very lovely image. Nice titled expression and spot on perfect brightness and contrast for me. Good luck.
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11/08/2006 02:56:14 PM
Good shot. It makes me wonder what is going on in your mind.
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11/07/2006 07:39:49 PM
Nice side-lighting. Great pose. Good focus. Lovely model.
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11/07/2006 02:08:41 PM
this shot ouses anger: great capture and lighting
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11/06/2006 08:12:14 PM
Very engaging. Technically very good as well. Excellent work.
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11/06/2006 07:07:53 PM
The lighting really makes this photo (the expression does too!)
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11/06/2006 06:13:23 PM
I like the moodiness of the photo, with the no color, and the dark eyeliner. It definitely makes the viewer feel the unhappiness you are feeling at this moment! Good job!
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11/06/2006 05:14:00 PM
Great shot Mandy. Tone looks great.
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11/06/2006 02:14:35 PM
Love the expression Mandy. This is rockin'!
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11/06/2006 11:06:59 AM
You've done a wonderful job of trailing light & shadow here Mandy... even on your emotional/not-so-happy images, it always feels as though you capture them easily.

You have a terrific smile & I hope to see it back in place soon!!
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11/06/2006 10:04:35 AM
love the lighting
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11/06/2006 09:21:43 AM
i like this one of you, it gives a very raw feeling.
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11/06/2006 06:34:57 AM
I find you so unbelievably attractive. I think it's something to do with the shape of your face. Always like looking at you. Sorry life isn't making you smile. This is great classic photography with no ps gimmicks. One of the best in the challenge in my opinion. 9
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11/06/2006 12:36:55 AM
not your best Mandy...
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11/05/2006 11:05:39 PM
A very nice character study with a semi defiant stare. The lighting is well chosen. Bump.
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11/05/2006 08:30:53 PM
Excellent lighting. The expression and shadows really convey the mood.
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11/05/2006 05:01:15 PM
Great mood and lighting. Full marks from me.
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11/05/2006 03:40:14 PM
Very nice serious look for you, Mandy!
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11/05/2006 02:07:09 PM
Even without a smile, this is a beautiful portrait. Can't but help how much it would shine if you did smile, though!
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11/05/2006 01:56:04 PM
Perfect!
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11/05/2006 01:34:59 PM
The harsh lighting works for the raw expression.
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11/05/2006 01:34:07 PM
Captivating!
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11/05/2006 10:42:37 AM
Great use of light and shadows.
7.
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11/05/2006 10:17:28 AM
fantastic 9
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11/05/2006 08:14:26 AM
great natural/honest shot. lovely
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11/05/2006 06:07:28 AM
I really like the mood here and your title is fantastic...great image
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11/05/2006 05:05:15 AM
Nice lighting
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11/05/2006 12:18:14 AM
hmm.. not bad. However I would clone out that scar. I don't think it adds to the image.
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