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Dedicated to *gingersfunkyphotos, whose self-portrait gave me the nudge and the nerve to try something way out of my comfort zone.

Yashica-D TLR
Kodak 400 TMax 120 roll film
Scanned 6x6 negative

Ginger's much classier photograph.
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:iconfiorinosulaco:
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
'Fraid so. :D
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:icondaddyhoggy:
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
I'm impressed. I've considered this myself...
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. This is about as bold as I get. :D
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:icondaddyhoggy:
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
:-D
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:iconrylstone:
rylstone Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Photographer
And Ginger is an inspiration.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very much so.
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:iconrylstone:
rylstone Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Photographer
Very nicely seen. Asks questions; answers others.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Sir.
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Creative!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you!
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:iconjules-101:
jules-101 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh- no, they are BOTH classy :D I love it when people get outside their comfort zones :clap:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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:iconjules-101:
jules-101 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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:iconfrodoprime:
FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great self portrait, beautiful composition and DOF - what were you camera settings, I find it hard to get the background as blurred as you did here
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
To get a blurred background you need to set the aperture wide.  The more open the lens the shallower the depth of field.  It's also more noticeable when you focus on something close.  In this case, the Yashica-D would have been set at f/3.5, its widest setting.  Had I set the aperture at f/22 with a correspondingly longer exposure, much more would have been in focus.
Steve
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:iconfrodoprime:
FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yes I gather its the  focusing on something close   
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Nina.  You may consider gingersfunkyphotos' much classier self-portrait another suggestion.  The crazy things we fuddy-duddy photogs get each other to do.
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, I love it! I admire anyone who can do something that is that much out of their comfort zone, I know I couldn't do it :D
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconimpressionoflight:
ImpressionofLight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is masterful.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Dan. I should more of this sort. Do follow the link trail in the description.
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:iconnoahsamuelmosko:
noahsamuelmosko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Photographer
nice one, i might try to take one with my flexaret :D :D :D
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.  Thanks.
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:iconmickyjenver:
mickyjenver Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really cool idea and interesting execution!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.  There's some interesting history behind it if you follow my link to Ginger's self-portrait and her link to its inspiration.
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:iconmickyjenver:
mickyjenver Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I saw her picture too and the story behind it. Very deep.
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:iconteeslpscreations:
Teeslpscreations Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
wow i've missed a lot since my last visit :wow:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
True.  Not that this one shows much of anything interesting, other than the cameras, that is.  :D
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:iconakastefan:
akaStefan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This sort of reminds me of a picture by Sally Mann, from her "Proud Flesh" I think it is. Really great and creative shot I must say!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. This was all I had the nerve for. :)
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:iconayu-ai:
ayu-ai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding. bravo!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is about as risque as I get. :blush:
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:iconagnsun:
agnsun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
really good too :)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconduncanjberry:
DuncanJBerry Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very clever!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:

(It's all Ginger's fault.)
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:iconsulamoon:
SulaMoon Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Now this is how it's done :D

Very nice shot there, sir. Now I need to be nudged out of my comfort zone too :) Let's see.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Lady Sula. :heart:

Be sure to check out Ginger's photo.

You are a beautiful woman, too, even if your body doesn't quite match those of the (ahem) gorgeous women you paint.
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:iconsulamoon:
SulaMoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconwitchlady750:
witchlady750 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Extremely out of your comfort zone, I can imagine!
But, it's always good to do something like that, I say. It truly helps you grow as an artist.
I actually like this shot a lot. Great contrast. The focus is fun and interesting. Beautiful camera, too. ;)
Bravo sir!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Ashley. Yes, the out of shape guy with the marvelous camera. :D

(You are a sweetheart, you know.)

Steve
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:iconagnes-dreamer:
agnes-dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I admire You Steve for courage! :) Gorgeous self-portrait :heart:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Or lunacy, as the case may be.

Thanks, Agnes. You're a sweetheart.

Steve
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:iconagnes-dreamer:
agnes-dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
:aww: It's my pleasure Steve :blowkiss: :heart:
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:iconbainen:
bainen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This turned out beautifully. Very brave. I just might have to try a self portrait one day.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Kate. Seems that Allie posted a couple of you, but that was a couple years ago. It's definitely time for an update.
Blessings,
Steve
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goldengirl11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Congrats on going out of your comfort zone....Just a little bit busy.... I'm all over the place looking... I think you wanted to be the second focus of the shot...I like the photos in the back round but not sure of the cup and the screw driver.
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