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Go Ahead, Call me Four-Eyes
Go Ahead, Call me Four-Eyes
levyj413


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Challenge: Portrait with Spectacles (Basic Editing)
Collection: Self-portraits
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: basement
Date: Jan 8, 2008
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2008

Yep, a self-portrait. Yep, I hated being called "four-eyes" in school.

I don't own an off-camera flash, so I use my point-and-shoots in timer mode. I put a piece of white tissue paper over the flash (like you'd get in a gift bag) to diffuse the light - it made quite a difference! The point and shoot was sitting on a dresser about 3 feet from me. I shot in total darkness with the D200 on bulb mode.

I'm sitting in front of a $10 piece of black fabric.

Each take went like this:
- press the shutter button to start the timer
- sit down
- lower my glasses and look at the D200
- open the D200 shutter
- flash
- close the D200 shutter
- review

Took maybe 10 - this had the best expression.

I shot this at 11:35 pm, so it's a good thing it was only basic editing! Still managed to get in some sharpening, shadow/higlight to tone down my bright forehead, some cropping, and a gradient map to convert to B&W.

Post-challenge: hooray! All week the score toyed with 6.0, so I'm happy the scrubber put me over the top.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.0284
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.6744
Avg (non-participants): 6.1837
Views since voting: 948
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 282
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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01/19/2008 06:11:47 PM
Geez, I'd a called you "Melon-Head" :P

Nice job, Jeff - great score!
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01/16/2008 11:13:13 AM
great finish Jeffrey. Not only are you kicking butt here but also on trivia :)
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01/16/2008 08:53:46 AM
nice lighting. so you use the flash from one camera while taking the picture with another camera. YOU ARE DEVIOUS!
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01/16/2008 08:26:07 AM
Hey, nice finish with that 6, Jeffrey! Great b/w conversion here.
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01/16/2008 08:25:05 AM
Ooooh not a typical Jeffrey expression, LOL. Thank goodness. Where's the smile in the eyes...oh that's right you're FIERCE.
Very nice job Jeffrey. Congrats on going over the 6 mark. You got a 7 from me. And I hate to say it ... without the smile in the eyes I didn't realize that was you.
Congrats again.
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01/16/2008 08:17:04 AM
I thought this was yours, considering it is a self portrait that wouldn't be too hard for me to figure out, but I actually gave this one a 7 during voting, congrats on it getting bumped up above a 6.
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01/16/2008 12:34:54 AM
Four-eyes. (You said to do it!)

Very nice. I love this in black and white. Great focus and nice use of lighting. Great stare. You look slightly intimidating. :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2008 12:26:01 PM
I would but I would be afraid you would come down and kick my butt. ;)
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01/14/2008 09:01:44 PM
Love the texture in his chin..
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01/14/2008 05:22:57 PM
I like your lighting, and b&w conversion. This is a very effective portrait... but you don't scare me.
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01/14/2008 11:12:13 AM
A bit contrived?
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01/10/2008 03:37:20 PM
nice portrait with spectacles, lighting very nice, love the expression.
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01/09/2008 08:44:42 PM
Now that is a true scowl. I would hate to get you mad at me.
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01/09/2008 06:43:15 PM
the model goes well w/ the title.
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01/09/2008 03:45:11 PM
Very good lighting and composition.
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01/09/2008 10:22:35 AM
FOUR EYES!!!!!!
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01/09/2008 09:59:38 AM
you look like henry rollins.
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01/09/2008 02:25:24 AM
Jeff?
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