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'self portrait 3' by aeli2468
'self portrait 3' by aeli2468

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Challenge: First Entry (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Stockport
Date: Jul 17, 2010
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2010

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[My own first entry - a very dull puzzle macro left little room for manoeuvre, so I wasn't even going to go there.]

Hopefully this take is faithful enough to the 'original' not be considered DNMC whilst allowing me to maintain some artistic ownership.

We'll see....

Place: 5 out of 76
Avg (all users): 6.7815
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9036
Views since voting: 2885
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 119
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/26/2010 11:53:16 PM
This one was one of my only two 10's in this challenge. I would have loved to see it with a ribbon, but I'm glad it won an honorable mention! Congratulations. It is an outstanding portrait. So fresh and beautiful. Who IS she????
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07/26/2010 06:51:48 AM
Just GORGEOUS Paul! Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2010 09:59:35 PM
Love the light and a nice smile.
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07/25/2010 09:59:28 PM
Great image. I love it.
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07/25/2010 08:34:59 PM
excellent. Love the pose and also how the left side is high key.
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07/24/2010 12:00:33 AM
This is my favorite one in this challenge. I love the high key look, and I don't know if this is a self-portrait like the original, but it is a beautiful face and smile -- totally at ease with the camera. 10
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07/21/2010 03:31:50 AM
Excellent photo!
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07/20/2010 08:06:15 PM
A huge improvement over the original in every way.
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07/20/2010 09:51:29 AM
Very nice improvements.
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07/19/2010 09:50:00 PM
Really nicely done. :)
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07/19/2010 01:07:11 PM
Good take on the original. I especially like how you cleaned up the background to put more focus on the subject.
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07/19/2010 12:43:24 PM
Gorgeous portrait! Love the rotated angle and the high key on the left. Fabulous process. Doesn't hurt to be so gorgeous either!!
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07/19/2010 11:33:30 AM
I like the lighting in this and the shadows, well done
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