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New but not new HDR by carlzon New but not new HDR by carlzon
Self-portrait in front of my 21-inch display Nov 4, 2006
I'm 65 years old today (or 23969 days)
...and the hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy
...and the best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time

Canon PowerShot G5
1/10 sek f/2.2 @ ISO 50
HDR made of 3 exposures generated from a single RAW file. All HDR and tonemapping work was done in Dynamic Photo HDR. Some further light and shadow, curves, levels and channel mixer work was done in Photoshop CS.

Thank you so very much for all the comment's and the 1,000 fav's!
// Carlzon
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TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
This wonderful photo is featured in The Art of Self-Portrait Photography at projecteducate :heart: :camera:
arminmersmann2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer


Kosta1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student General Artist
hello, can I use this as a drawing reference?
MatthewMartinKing Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome
gabrielarg Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice effect!
OcioProduction Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HEY! I'M JUST IN BETWEEN OF THE HARDEST'S!!   Compliments for your incredible portrait, i like a lot colors, definition, contrast, pose.... a fine work!!
AHMADfhamed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
MugenAR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pure awsomeness =)
alfredorf22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Carlzon!! I like the picture!! I draw realistic drawing by pencil and i looking for singular faces!!!
Can i draw this picture?? I have your permission?? And in case of say yes, do u have the original size??
Thak you so much!!
CardboardF0x Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your face is amazing, so filled with great lines
Across your face, twisting like vines
Each one has a story, like a book it must tell
So much knowledge to be drawn from this well
Mark-RSA Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I came across this picture on Flickr and it still blows my mind!
lhurt50 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. great picture. would you mind if sketched it?
florecita-mary Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I feel sorry for a person of my country is showing your work as their own, I hope you can clarify this matter. Congratulations for your photos are excellent.
florecita-mary Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Are you took your picture? because there is a person that shows in an exhibition like it. Be careful with your work.
florecita-mary Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Are you took your picture? because there is a person that shows in an exhibition like it. Be careful with your work.
Eccedustin Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome shot
DonMaalka Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
love it !!
VooDooDad Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your description reminds me of the saying "youth is wasted on the young" and I find that to be more true with every year that goes by. It's a stunning self-portrait and I really admire your work.
VooDooDad Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I meant to ask, may I use your photo as a reference for a Zbrush sculpt?
manaps999 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
one of the best image...
MagnaNovita Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic picture, very interesting!
It's just wonderful.
Daz260583 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
WoW!! This is fantastic.
Ombrer0 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
authentic and outstanding portrait. Did I mentioned I like it ?...
ANC4DES Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
sdsith Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
great picture.
00UFO Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
I am new to HDR and willing to experiment.
Your selfportrait in HDR inspired me and i tryed to achive something simillar but with less success.
I have used 3(EV 1,-1,+1) bracked raw photos and try to tweek them in Photomatix,later also in CS5 with topaz plugins but it simply did not work.
I would like to ask you for an tutorial or any similar sort of guidenence?

Thank you in advance.
georgeparis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Amazing work!
Duusky Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
This is raw and pure and wonderful.
Kristeenah3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Dear sir, I would like to talk to you about one matter in private. It would be infinitely helpful to hundreds of people if we get to discuss this problem. As I'm not accustomed to this website, i don't seem to be able to find your email adress. Could you please just send me an email to so I can present to you our situation?
We do need your help!
Thank you in anticipation!
Cristina Miron, undergraduate student, Birmingham
pchala Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Fantastic photo.... 5*****
bogomol77 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
indeed, very nice..
do you mind me asking how did you avoid noise on the black background?
CrowDancing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Very nice.
RolfRommel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Photographer
HDR landscapes, cars, buildings... all of them are there, but HDR portraits are really scarce (self-portraits even more...) and yours for sure is one of the BEST I ever seen. Massive congratulations!
diegotiziani Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
meraviglioso ritratto, Mr Carlzon!
Morit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Greatest HDR portrait I have ever saw - and I did know that photo before I found it on this site! Congratulations! :)
Margollia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
great work!
TheFulkrum Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Featured in a NEWS ARTICLE:


svetsen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
nice job on this picture!
onrks Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
inspiring. forever.
BlossomPortraits Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you're amazing
gunzy1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Just amazing, contrast between darks and lights, highlights, the pose... it's just amzing!:clap:
youtookmyheart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Photographer
great work!
denjazzer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Kessho Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome photo.
jakeman85 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Just stumbled upon your work. I've been looking at a lot of it, and it's really pretty phenomenal, and varied. I have to say though, this is one of my favorite portrait shots I have ever seen! Such expression and mystery in the face, so much is revealed in the HDR - wrinkles, wisdom. And all without the common pitfalls of HDR like noise or oversaturating color. Fantastic job! I wish I could get results that good.
senseiboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Love it, nothing else to say except that it's great to see how much interest people from your generation (please don't get me wrong) have for this kind of art
Great work keep it up sir
MollyUrsula Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Photographer
This is so beautiful, so full of emotion.
I love this <3
mechiz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
awesome self portrait!!! and thanks for the watch!! :)
Ave-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Very Awesome HDR,
A single RAW? oka so u took this pic in 1 exposure the u went to PS or LR and made copies in different exposures then merged them or Worked right with the one image?
Jaclav Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Perfect quality !
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