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one of a few self portraits i tried a week or so back..i've posted a couple of them already, trying different treatments on each, but i thought i'd risk one more of my ugly mug just because i managed to get it reasonably sharp on the eye for once...

apologies to those who clicked on its brief appearance yesterday...i had to get rid of a few rough bits and that...

thanks for looking

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 18-50EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:sp
Username:backbeat backbeat
Uploaded:27 May 2008 - 7:56 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Portraits / people, Self portrait
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MissPea
MissPea  8 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 - 8:06 PM

what a great composition - like the treatment too!
Julia

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Michelle_S
27 May 2008 - 8:06 PM

I like the treatment youve given this one, and also the comp

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:10 PM

Just great Phil, from treatment and toning to framing/composition

Last Modified By TommyStr at 27 May 2008 - 8:11 PM

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kitsch
kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:12 PM

excellente

Smile love this Phil
crop/comp, clarity, colour treatment... all spot on imo

jo

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:14 PM

superb!!!

love the treatment and the crop......very good!!!

ollie

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:37 PM

Phil, you are a brave man, but the image is very well worth the bravery! This is a clever composition, and your expression adds real strength to the image with its elegant toning.

Mike

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Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
27 May 2008 - 8:42 PM

I like the treatment and the crop.
Marc

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:56 PM

Like the processing Phil and I'm also impressed with Kitchs award, wouldn't mind one of them.

Pooch.

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:59 PM

oh yeah...thanks jo!...and everyone of course...

phil

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blackbird
blackbird  8159 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

a powerful composition

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DaveU
DaveU  81344 forum posts England121 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 10:38 PM

It's an eye-catching shot Phil .... great comp and quite engaging. Why not go straight high-contrast BW though?

And I want a Kitsch award too Smile

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 11:31 PM

Gritty and somehow enigmatic... probably because I can't tell if that look is enquiring or challenging.

I want a Kitsch award too... and you seem to have far more than your fair share. Smile

Eric

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 11:38 PM

I like the composition/space you've left to the side, the toning works well but B&W would be interesting too. For me, it's the eye that makes this work - just can't stop looking at it!

Sarah *

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MediumSizeUnavailable

excellent Phil. the post processing very well done. large is even so much more impressive

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kitsch
kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 7:27 AM

oh dear.... now you three are always going to wonder, when you get my RA, if it's just because you asked.... lol Wink

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 7:52 AM

thanks folks...and yes, sod those EC's, the Kitsch Award is the one to be wearing this season, and i've got mine so read it and weep chaps!!

phil

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User_Removed
28 May 2008 - 9:40 PM

love the tones, love the crop and i just says so much by having so little.

di x

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 9:26 AM

Excellent portrait, love the crop and processing.
Well deserved Kitsch Award Smile

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shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 2:30 AM

'Ello Phil...LOL comments re the Kitsch award-I too have one of them but would love another!! Great crop on this pic, love the angle and processing...jojo

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jackieo
jackieo  8 United States
30 May 2008 - 5:17 AM

nice to see and neat treatment... I'm a little iffy on the crop but you still look good ;-}

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 10:26 PM

thanks for your award also jojo!

phil

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Bye
Bye  7 United States
31 May 2008 - 3:15 AM

Well, well....er, I mean...well done! Smile

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