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 After Dinner Pursuits
After Dinner Pursuits

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Challenge: Portrait with Chair (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Location: Home
Date: Sep 18, 2010
Aperture: 13
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2010

So ended up with a self portrait for my first properly posed portrait entry. Took the opportunity to have a bit of a play with my new lights too. I got the mood I was looking for with this, although the absence of space means the lighting wasn't quite where I wanted it to be. Nevertheless, a fun experience and I kinda like the shot.

Place: 11 out of 71
Avg (all users): 6.6437
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.3889
Avg (non-participants): 6.6844
Views since voting: 1684
Views during voting: 526
Votes: 261
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2010 03:16:18 PM
Fits the challenge very well. Image well done! ~8~
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09/27/2010 10:20:06 PM
I like this setup and composition. B&W was a perfect choice for this.
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09/24/2010 08:46:23 PM
I love this photo. I captures this guy's persona so well. It is well lit and really conforms to the challenge. I like the black background as well.
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09/24/2010 02:36:55 AM
Great photo, love the expression and it works well in B&W.
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09/24/2010 01:12:06 AM
well done
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09/23/2010 12:55:20 PM
Looks like the mafia.
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09/22/2010 08:14:38 PM
Wonderful! Contrast, lighting, expression is great.
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09/22/2010 01:43:31 PM
some smoke on the cigar would of made this less staged but I still like it! 7!
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09/22/2010 12:22:38 PM
Terrific. The only thing missing is a lipstick kiss somewhere, on the collar or the cheek. Terrific lighting, but for some reason, the focus on the face is not nearly as sharp as on the chair and the hand with the glass.
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09/22/2010 08:43:28 AM
Terrific. I love the lighting and the simple black and white. His leg is perfectly parallel with the bottom of the page, and the chair cushion's lines. Nicely done. I think the untied bow really adds, as it is a shape against the white shirt, that we aren't expecting in the shot. 8
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09/22/2010 08:01:41 AM
Cool image with nice light. Separating black shoes and a black jacket from the background is pretty difficult, but you did it perfectly.
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09/22/2010 07:22:49 AM
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09/22/2010 12:48:59 AM
Gaze of sin.
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