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my first public mug shot, I'm not one for being the subject of my photos but liked this one so I thought I'd see what you guys thought of it, again comments and criticisms very welcome.

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikon dx 18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Self Portrait
Username:Lou_Pink Lou_Pink
Uploaded:8 Mar 2009 - 1:05 AM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, Portraits / people
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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 - 1:09 AM

Very original work, love the colors, very well set up an excecuted

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photophantom
8 Mar 2009 - 1:11 AM

The pose and setting works for me. I'm not familiar with the effect you produced for your face and other part of your body. it's a love or hate stuff Lou. Above all, you're a pretty woman.
Dennis

Last Modified By photophantom at 8 Mar 2009 - 1:11 AM

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Wellspring
8 Mar 2009 - 1:28 AM

Hi Lou

An unusual piece of art - I have looked at it and am not sure what I make of it. I come from a more conventional background but there is something inside of me that wants to produce work like this.

I like the way that you the lighting has managed to show the texture and richness of the sofa/ I like the way my eyes go straight to your eyes - stunning eyes and expression.

I am not sure I like the bright spots of light on the knees, arms, face etc. It seems to make the picture a bit 'disjointed' but then that may be the very technique that gives it a bit of edge. I am a hung jury on that aspect.

Oh and i do like the boot!

Am looking forward to seeing what else you show us here.

John

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kateVHB
kateVHB  5 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 - 1:40 AM

The colours are working really well in this. I'm wondering if your right leg should have been tucked in with your left? Your body looks a bit disjointed, as if you are uncomfortable.

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Lou_Pink
Lou_Pink  5 Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 1:44 AM

Hi guys, crikey its only been up a few minutes, I'm very new to all this, and for the most part I prefer doing landscapes, but decided to bite the bullet and get in front of the camera, and truth be told I've just been playing about with Corel Photoshop until i get an effect that I like, I was never really a fan of photo manipulation, but in this case it purely is for artistic or creative reasons, and for a bit of fun. Its easier being in front of the camera when I take on another persona, and I intend to develop my character in different scenarios, and hope to learn and improve every step of the way, so all your help guidance and critique is gladly welcomed
Lou

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Lou_Pink
Lou_Pink  5 Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2009 - 1:47 AM

Hi KateVHB

truth be told I was a little uncomfortable, but if I'm honest i wanted to show off my kinky boots Grin

Lou

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IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
8 Mar 2009 - 5:59 AM


Quote: Hi KateVHB

truth be told I was a little uncomfortable, but if I'm honest i wanted to show off my kinky boots

Lou

Good for you, its a cracking image, I feel a lot more at home behind the lens,

Ian..

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jairathore
8 Mar 2009 - 7:53 AM

beautiful art work....love the image

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diphoto
diphoto  7 England
8 Mar 2009 - 8:48 AM

I like what you are trying to achieve, but feel you should let the character be the star and just use photoshop for finishing, well done anyway and keep em coming.

Des

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kay_pink
kay_pink  6
9 Mar 2009 - 2:10 AM

I love this

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steviehutch
steviehutch e2 Member 7steviehutch vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2009 - 11:10 AM

great image,well worked lou,rgds steve

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GreyMoonRising
18 Mar 2009 - 12:59 PM

Beautiful shot of a beautiful women.
Peter

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GreyMoonRising
18 Mar 2009 - 1:22 PM

(woman) Grin

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spadxiii1918
22 Mar 2009 - 8:07 AM

Hi louise,
If you like dressing up and having your pic taken, then there is a website that could use your talents.
deviant art.com, use the search bar for models fullbody, a lot of artists use the images to do some fantastic manipulations.

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2009 - 10:15 PM

Hi Louise,

This is a very eyecatching shot. I love your pose and whilst your knees are evry bright, my eyes are drawn to your face and stunning eyes. The post processing that you have undertajen is certainly unique and I've not seen anything quite like this before, so hats off (or is boots) to you for creating something so original. That's a hard feat to pull off on this site!!!

Regards,

David

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Lou_Pink
Lou_Pink  5 Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2009 - 10:38 PM


Quote: Hi Louise,

This is a very eyecatching shot. I love your pose and whilst your knees are evry bright, my eyes are drawn to your face and stunning eyes. The post processing that you have undertajen is certainly unique and I've not seen anything quite like this before, so hats off (or is boots) to you for creating something so original. That's a hard feat to pull off on this site!!!

Regards,

David

wow thankyou so much, I never thought in a million years that this shot would draw so much attention! I'm so new to this so thankyou for your encouragement

Lou

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richard20d
25 Mar 2009 - 12:40 PM

I like the self portrait best. Also not sure about the knees being blown out and around the face, but the effect you have is different and I really like this. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. And from one new member to another .....welcome to epz. More of you in self portraits would be nice as you attractive and different.

Regards Richard

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paulashby
paulashby  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 1:46 AM

Its an effort that has worked, nice one.
Paul

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RWPhotoGraphix
28 Mar 2009 - 9:51 PM

Stunning!! keep up the good work!! Tongue

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chieflong
chieflong  8 Canada
29 Mar 2009 - 10:09 PM

Great shot my friend!! Excellent use of selective colouring!! Thanks for sharing!

Guy

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 1:42 AM

Very nice, 30 i think,,

Aidan,,

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