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Hello Blue Eyes
Hello Blue Eyes
Sunshine86


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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

I am not entirely happy with this... BUT I spent a lot of time attempting a self portrait so I might as well enter something. This is lit by a florescent light setup I got from home depot via the Strobist article if you saw it a while back. It is backlit by my Christmas tree that got setup a little earlier then normal this year.
Editing included changing the background to black and white, selective sharpening, selective blurring, cloning, healing brush... etc.. etc.. etc..

*** strobist article for those who may be interested...
Strobist Article

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.3386
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.2562
Avg (non-participants): 6.3897
Views since voting: 1650
Views during voting: 568
Votes: 316
Comments: 39
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/09/2008 10:55:29 AM
HELLO Blue Eyes!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 05:35:11 PM
cool, what kind of light did you use? neon lamp?
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12/11/2007 07:01:59 AM
WOW, I love the lighting you have used here and a great BG. Only thing I would suggest is the ring around your neck should have been in focus also.

I would love to know what you used for lights.
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12/11/2007 02:25:28 AM
Nice focus and smile. Bumped to 8
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12/09/2007 10:13:38 AM
Very nice. I love the simplicity of the color in the background. It makes your blue eyes pop!
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12/08/2007 07:47:18 PM
Well HELLO! LOL ..
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12/08/2007 05:43:48 PM
That's quite a title for a self portrait. Good unusual background, focus is good on the face but seems off balance with the head chopped like this.
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12/08/2007 07:32:48 AM
Sunshine86?
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12/07/2007 05:40:39 PM
Nice shallow DOF. I like how your necklace is just out of focus and your face/eyes are sharp and clear.
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12/07/2007 05:03:29 PM
Very sexy !
Good lighting , the effect in the background is cool.
my vote 8
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12/07/2007 04:22:13 PM
8 blade lens ;) Clean, nice photo. Eyes definitely focused, good composition :) nice DOF. it's a nice portrait photo overall :)
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12/06/2007 11:37:15 PM
Cute! Love the eyes!
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12/06/2007 08:03:00 PM
Nice and simple, I like the bokeh at the background with the xmas lights
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12/06/2007 12:58:43 PM
The lighting is Perfect.
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12/06/2007 09:28:05 AM
WOW, beautiful eyes. They pop right out to me. The background to me is distracting and takes away fromt he eyes.
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12/06/2007 09:05:29 AM
Perhaps the light a little more over would have move that reflection into a less distracting spot.
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12/06/2007 07:01:14 AM
great lighting...
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12/06/2007 01:56:34 AM
Hello, indeed! Love the lights behind. Very well done.
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12/06/2007 01:55:11 AM
oh, you're SO cute! love the bokeh and the clarity as well as how your necklace ties in with the background :)
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12/05/2007 11:23:32 PM
Wow I would love to know what the lights are in the background, VERY cool I love the catchlights too, very cool
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12/05/2007 08:22:49 PM
Ohh.. Gorgeous.. The picture aswell ;) hehe.. Love the eyes...
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12/05/2007 07:46:05 PM
good exposure. Eyes look amazing and you have lovely features, but the composition doesn't work. I would have cropped this to just be the face. Why not focus on what you've focused on?
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12/05/2007 05:28:13 PM
Good job! Lighting, DoF, focus - all great.
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12/05/2007 05:07:03 PM
Nice looking model and beautiful eyes. I find the shallow dof a bit distracting though.
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12/05/2007 04:42:47 PM
Jamie? Great shot. Killer eyes and I love the background bokeh. Well done.
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12/05/2007 04:20:04 PM
Cool Bokeh in the background...nice shot :)
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12/05/2007 03:59:34 PM
Nice lighting and composition.
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12/05/2007 03:51:50 PM
Look, there is a UFO behind you :-D Nice eyes dude :-)
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12/05/2007 03:46:56 PM
great eyes! Usually I'd say that the lights behind you would distract from the picture but I actually really like it here. Good luck!
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12/05/2007 10:08:35 AM
Why, hello... I really love the lights in the background too.
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12/05/2007 09:22:45 AM
Well done. Love the bokeh.
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12/05/2007 08:13:53 AM
Hello indeed! Nice work.
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12/05/2007 08:02:32 AM
Nice specular highlights in BG. Smart.
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12/05/2007 06:09:48 AM
nice...I like the lights in the background. nice dof too.
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12/05/2007 05:57:48 AM
would take the crop closer excluding a tad of his body. Otherwise a nice shot and a beautiful bokeh
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12/05/2007 05:35:31 AM
Nice and Simple. Shallow DoF works for this one. Goodluck.9.
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12/05/2007 04:50:17 AM
Nice image - think I would prefer a little more DoF - great eyes!
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12/05/2007 03:52:36 AM
Very handsome. I think the lights in the back are almost too much though... I can't decide. It's nice that it's not just a black background but I think the lights take too much attention away.
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12/05/2007 02:45:37 AM
Lighting is great,
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