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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX160 IS
Lens:5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 450.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Nov 2013 - 5:48 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:6400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Accidental Self-Portrait
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:7 Nov 2013 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Black and white, Caracas, Portraits / people, Self portrait, Venezuela, Woman
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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

A happy accident, I'd say. Si.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 12:23 AM

Very cool. I see you took the first upload down.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 12:23 AM

Intriguing - we're slowly seeing you bit by bit!
A lady of mystery!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
7 Nov 2013 - 12:28 AM


Quote: Very cool. I see you took the first upload down.

I realized it had very poor quality once I saw it on EPZ. I have found that the pictures don't look the same as the look on FB or other sites.
Thanks for noticing!
M

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 12:46 AM

I love this shot. I could't wait to open it up once I saw it was another in your self portrait series. The whole thing is sooooo creative.
I'm looking forward to more.

-\=Walter

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
7 Nov 2013 - 12:49 AM


Quote: I love this shot. I could't wait to open it up once I saw it was another in your self portrait series. The whole thing is sooooo creative.
I'm looking forward to more.
-\=Walter

Thanks Walter, I am not sure about another one that seems to grainy in EPZ. It doesn't look that way in the editor...You are such a great supporter of my experiments!
Gracias, un beso.
Marian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 1:35 AM

Minimal but showing JUST enough to make it a worthy portrait!

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 5:03 AM

I don't understand this, Marian but the fault is with the receiver not the transmitter.
Another vote for the accident.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 6:19 AM

A great accident, Marian. This is the best so far, although it is only a quarter of the face, it speaks a lot. Well done, my friend!

Last Modified By nonur at 7 Nov 2013 - 6:20 AM

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 7:42 AM

Accidentally brilliant...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 7:50 AM

Works well.......

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 7:54 AM

So eye catching Marian. An excellent portrait, one of my favourites on this site so far.
L

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 8:10 AM

You have an eye for these things Marian. Grin Peter.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 8:29 AM

Looks better on the thumbnail and probably a case where smaller is better. The composition is good.

Albert

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 8:35 AM

Nice MarianSmile

Cliff

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 11:24 AM

We're getting to know more about you all the time, Marian!!

Richard

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 1:21 PM

I really like this one!
IB

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carmenfuchs
7 Nov 2013 - 3:09 PM

good stuff. love it. =)

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 3:23 PM


Quote: Accidentally brilliant...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Well done

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 6:32 PM

A creative crop and I like the effect too, Marian.

P.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43692 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 7:05 PM

I would be very happy to have this hanging in my home, Marian. I find myself being drawn inexorably into her eye and thereby her soul.
Have you thought of doing a b&w version?

Malc

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
7 Nov 2013 - 7:35 PM


Quote: I would be very happy to have this hanging in my home, Marian. I find myself being drawn inexorably into her eye and thereby her soul.
Have you thought of doing a b&w version?
Malc

I will upload a B&W version. I am very happy that it received the Saltireblue seal of approval! YAY! Gracias Malc!

Quote: Looks better on the thumbnail and probably a case where smaller is better. The composition is good.
Albert

I guess you are right, it looks better in a more compact version. I have no idea of how to do it, though...Sad

Quote: So eye catching Marian. An excellent portrait, one of my favourites on this site so far.
L

Thanks Linda! I am honored with your preference for this portrait. SmileSmile

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dudler Critique Team 1092 forum postsdudler vcard England262 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 9:52 PM

This may make it a 30...

It works - and don't ever worry about grain. It's OK!

I'd love to see more description of how the accident happened - but the result is nice.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
7 Nov 2013 - 10:22 PM


Quote: This may make it a 30...
It works - and don't ever worry about grain. It's OK!
I'd love to see more description of how the accident happened - but the result is nice.

Thanks for the 30th vote John!
I pointed the camera at my sister and myself to take a picture cell-phone style but forgot I had zoom in for a previous shot. That's why it is not grainy from lack of light but from lack of focus.
I only desaturated it, increased contrast and tinted, that's exactly the crop straight from the camera.Smile
M

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 10:28 PM

Superb, especially in colour.

( If you put a wide border around it the same colour as the background, i.e. black, then when you resize it for uploading, the actual image will be smaller and the border will not be visible )


Alan

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Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
7 Nov 2013 - 10:33 PM


Quote: Superb, especially in colour.
( If you put a wide border around it the same colour as the background, i.e. black, then when you resize it for uploading, the actual image will be smaller and the border will not be visible )
Alan

(Jeez, you are supersmart, Alan...I would've never thought about that, thanks...Smile I am not being facetious, I am serious, I can be very silly quite often...Wink)

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 4:57 AM

Sometimes as artists the best work we do are our "mistakes" and sometimes they take us to new places.

Peter

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Source
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11 Dec 2013 - 11:15 PM

Brilliant portrait
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peekay2001
4 Mar 2014 - 4:36 AM

brilliant image..

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