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self portrait no. ?

By sirlatrom
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canon ps g5 1/80 s @ ~f3.5 ~77mm equivalent.
altered white balance to 8000K, desaturated -80% in ps cs camera raw.
added contrast & sharpness in ps cs.
resized & framed in ps cs.

comments and critique appreciated. yes i know i applied too much sharpening and that it's visible on the edge of my left hand.
Image details
Image size
761x811px 180.22 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot G5
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
Feb 27, 2005, 12:08:44 PM
Published:
© 2005 - 2021 sirlatrom
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iloveflowerpower's avatar
I love this pic, I'm going to add it to my favorites
sirlatrom's avatar
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :)
iloveflowerpower's avatar
NordVent's avatar
Wonderful,
interesting way to show one's personality, makes me think in many directions, the sharpness isn't such a problem, it makes details more see-able, and the contrast between the hands and the face is remarkable.
If the idea of a self portrait is to show a person i think this clearly shows how people have layers, and the thing you see from the inside is not the thing you find inside,not always...
However, wonderful like i said.
:heart:
sirlatrom's avatar
Wonderfully said. Thanks! :)
vilieto's avatar
meana's avatar
the lines of your hand are just amazing.. I feel mezmerized while looking at them... it's your life in them, you know this?

and yes, the expression of your eyes..mhh.. it makes me wish to come, to touch your lines and say that everything will be just great.

and I love your hair.
gmtb's avatar
:bulletblue: Again, great lighting. :p
:bulletblue: I like the pose and expression, it's hard and aggressive yet it's not, it has an indefinable softness to it, like dance, a projection of character and feeling. I think this comes from the position and shaping of the hand in their pose.
:bulletblue: awsome detail in the hands. :D
sirlatrom's avatar
The 'hand portraits' idea is something I copied from where I first saw it, which was in ~Renoux's photos. Thanks again for a nicely structured comment, and also for the fav on this and 'smack!' :)
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sune
AnneJulieAubry's avatar
very nice one two =)
sirlatrom's avatar
merci beaucoup :) peut-tu dire moi pourquoi tu trouve ça? et peut-être aussi les choses que je purrais avoir faites mieux?
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AnneJulieAubry's avatar
i'm not very good with constructive comments about photos but, i like the expression of your face. a mix between anger and lassitude. i like the light.. i don't no what to do to eventually make it better, i'm not enough good at photo.. so. it's just a feeling.
sirlatrom's avatar
Well, unless it's for a scientific publication, interpretations are based largely on feelings :) I'm glad you like the photo :)
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ZeoGU's avatar
too sharp? I don't think so.

Only critique I hve is you do make you self look very feminine here and i don't know know if that's intentional.
sirlatrom's avatar
ehh.. i've been told a few times I'd be beautiful if I were a woman :P so I guess I look feminine sometimes, I don't mind it though. it wasn't intentional, but I see what you mean (I think). thanks for commenting :)
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LadySilverwood's avatar
I'm am of the opinion that you're beautiful anyway. :) Lovely portrait, the sharp detail in the hands is very cool.
sirlatrom's avatar
Well thanks then :)
ClickyPenPixieOfDoom's avatar
i think it looks nice. looks like something that would be in a magazine or somethin xP nice work
sirlatrom's avatar
wow thanks :) except if you hate magazines :P but I naïvely assume you don't.
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sune :)
ClickyPenPixieOfDoom's avatar
lol no i love magazines. i use them to make collages on all of my school crap....or no wait...just on all of my crap. lol. yea im a nerd. im also super in2 fashion, so im obssessed with like vogue magazine & a few others. hehe.
ClickyPenPixieOfDoom's avatar
lol no i love magazines. i use them to make collages on all of my school crap....or no wait...just on all of my crap. lol. yea im a nerd. im also super in2 fashion, so im obssessed with like vogue magazine & a few others. hehe.
sirlatrom's avatar
thanks a lot then :) I'm not much into fashion myself, so just for future reference (like if I were ever to take fashion magazine photos intentionally), which things can you, as an expert, tell me about this photo that are fashion-magazine like?
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sune :)
vespas's avatar
you look ... complicated :)
sirlatrom's avatar
seems I've got a talent for that: [link] :D
anyway, I got a lot of inspiration for hand-portraits from looking at ~Renoux 's photos, he's brilliant at them (and at portraits in general).
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sune :)
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