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This started out as interiors shot but developed into a portrait. I have been debating whether to upload this for a while. Apart from having a few technical issues I find looking at images of myself uncomfortable particularly the unflattering ones. But I guess thats the same for most of us and after all I do like it as an image.

Derek

3 portrait images stitched. Processed using Silver FX Pro 2 and PS CS6.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Self Portrait with Shed
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:30 Jun 2013 - 10:28 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, General, Portraits / people
Votes:45
Voters:Simon_Marlow · buxton · Chant57 · zapar40 · woolybill1 · Rende · Philip_H · PEELO · Eastlands · briantjjones · paddyman · widtink · saltireblue · joolsb · morpheus1955 · andylea · Alda · fazzer · LesF · DeSilver · geffers7 · Bzox · Paul Morgan · Alan_Baseley · cabbie · carmenfuchs · Nick_w · Richsr · charlotte · jasonrwl · petejeff · Pinnace · AnnChown · Consulo · boov · Tynnwrlluniau · Greyheron · Stephen_B · Emu72 · Sezz · dmhuynh72 · Nigel_95 · WhiteRose1 · RobD · AnneWorner ·
Views:174
Unique Views:82

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Simon_Marlow
30 Jun 2013 - 10:32 AM

Great photo, perfect in black and white.

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Chant57
Chant57 Plus Member 9395 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2013 - 10:43 AM

perdect for mono, and plenty for the viewer to explore in the paraphernalia in the shed.
Like you I dont like looking at images of myself, so hats off to you for taking the plunge and doing a self portrait, which has resulted in a very good image.
C

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widtink
widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2013 - 12:01 PM

Well done Derek its quite a brave thing to do. Great B/W image SmileSmile

Rod

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Rende
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30 Jun 2013 - 12:18 PM

Wonderful processing and tones Derek.
Rende

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Alda
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30 Jun 2013 - 12:59 PM

It's a really good photo, like it a lot GrinGrinGrin

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 645 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2013 - 1:03 PM

Excellent shot Derek ,suits mono really well with some great tones and a very well kept shed , I can't see the floor in mine. Would like to see a shot looking down the table on the right with you reading the paper (maybe facing the window) and taking a sip from a steaming mug of tea Smile

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30 Jun 2013 - 1:33 PM

Wonderful image Derek, hats of to you for uploading, us photographers must be all the same , better off at the other end of the camera LOL
That's some shed by the way, love it, architectural interior photographer, has a ring to it.


LesF

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2013 - 3:37 PM

Thanks everyone for the support. Much appreciated.


Quote:
architectural interior photographer, has a ring to it.
LesF

The intention was to enter a shot of the shed without me in the APOTY "Architectural Interiors" round but I didnt think it was strong enough so decided to make it a portrait instead.

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30 Jun 2013 - 3:59 PM

Good stuff Derek - brave too!
Geoff

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Nick_w
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30 Jun 2013 - 8:08 PM

I really like it Derek, gritty super image

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2013 - 8:11 PM

some shed Derek. Well worked.
R.

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jasonrwl
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30 Jun 2013 - 10:51 PM

This is excellent Derek - good on you
Jason

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derekhansen
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1 Jul 2013 - 7:22 AM

Many thanks for the UA Jason. I really do appreciate it.

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1 Jul 2013 - 9:29 AM

What a great shed - I'm envious! And well done for having the courage to upload your sp! Great work Derek!
Ann

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1 Jul 2013 - 1:59 PM

Glad you posted this, Derek - great shot.

Michael.

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1 Jul 2013 - 2:41 PM

Great portrayal....great in B/W

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1 Jul 2013 - 6:35 PM

Jealous of the shed / outhouse and the image. Both great, Derek.
Alun

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2 Jul 2013 - 1:36 PM

Well done Derek, I hate taking or having my photo took! An excellent mono conversion, lots to see in the shed! Smile

Sarah *

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dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 4:13 PM

That is one impressive workshop Derek, great mono conversion and you look taller than what I thought.
regards
Yung

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3 Jul 2013 - 7:56 AM

Dark but detailed, mean and moody. The whites of your eyes draw ones vision perfectly.

Dave

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c40uk
c40uk  282 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 - 7:58 PM

you need some festool gear in that shed Wink

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AnneWorner
5 Aug 2013 - 10:43 PM

Oh, I very much like this Derek - and of course I especially like this in mono, which I think suits this type of photo. There is so much to look at that color might possibly overwhelm.

Anne


If you really want to get over uploading SP's of yourself, you might do a nude Wink that'll cure you.

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6 Aug 2013 - 6:06 AM


Quote: Oh, I very much like this Derek - and of course I especially like this in mono, which I think suits this type of photo. There is so much to look at that color might possibly overwhelm.

Anne


If you really want to get over uploading SP's of yourself, you might do a nude Wink that'll cure you.

GrinGrin Not sure that EPZ is quite ready for that Anne.

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