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The Soul, Portrayed
The Soul, Portrayed

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Sep 27, 2010
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2010

Another self portrait, a little different this time.

Took the shot with this very feel in mind, though I intended to look more serious and "knowing" but came off a little psychotic!

Single flash from above, with a reflector directly in front picking up some of the light from the flash.

I get the feeling I'm going to get torn apart on DPC for the selective saturation of the eyes because a lot of people don't like it purely on principle, but I thought for this shot it really worked.

Place: 16 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.6541
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.5104
Avg (non-participants): 7.0270
Views since voting: 1708
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 133
Comments: 10
Favorites: 4 (view)

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03/23/2011 07:57:19 PM
Excellent self portrait. Such piercing blue eyes! I love it.
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10/09/2010 06:10:38 AM
Striking shot.

I am a little undecided whether I would have preferred it slightly offset or not . . but a striking shot all the same.
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10/08/2010 08:19:39 AM
I'm glad to see it didn't get ripped apart. The selective desat really helps emphasize the intensity of the gaze. Lighting is awesome too.
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10/08/2010 02:20:14 AM
This has a great emotional impact and I find it a little intimidating to look at for long. Because it actively involved me like that, I gave you a 9 on this one. Congrats on the nice placement!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2010 10:07:29 PM
Very deep ... 10+
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10/07/2010 12:56:00 PM
Nice image,one of my top picks.
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10/07/2010 10:04:44 AM
I think i saw this on 1x
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10/04/2010 02:23:44 PM
Wow. Well done in every aspect. (not voting)
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10/02/2010 07:57:05 PM
House, is that you? Very intense, I like this portrait, even the partial desat on the eyes. 8
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10/01/2010 01:53:59 PM
He looks like a younger version of Hugh Laurie (House)!
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