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By backbeat    
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

Tags: General Self portrait Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: MissPea, Shutterbybaby, TommyStr and 38 more

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MissPea 11 8 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 8:06PM
what a great composition - like the treatment too!

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Shutterbybaby 10 529 England
27 May 2008 8:06PM
I like the treatment youve given this one, and also the comp
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
27 May 2008 8:10PM
Just great Phil, from treatment and toning to framing/composition
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 8:12PM

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

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
27 May 2008 8:14PM

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

27 May 2008 8:37PM
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.

Strobe 10 1.3k United States
27 May 2008 8:42PM
I like the treatment and the crop.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 8:56PM
Like the processing Phil and I'm also impressed with Kitchs award, wouldn't mind one of them.

backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 8:59PM
oh yeah...thanks jo!...and everyone of course...

blackbird 11 159 15 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 10:12PM
a powerful composition
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
27 May 2008 10:38PM
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
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 11:31PM
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

Sezz 13 617 15 England
27 May 2008 11:38PM
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 *
28 May 2008 6:50AM
excellent Phil. the post processing very well done. large is even so much more impressive
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 7:27AM
oh dear.... now you three are always going to wonder, when you get my RA, if it's just because you asked.... lol Wink
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 7:52AM
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!!

User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 9:40PM
love the tones, love the crop and i just says so much by having so little.

di x
Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 9:26AM
Excellent portrait, love the crop and processing.
Well deserved Kitsch Award Smile
shortski 12 3 1 England
30 May 2008 2:30AM
'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
30 May 2008 5:17AM
nice to see and neat treatment... I'm a little iffy on the crop but you still look good ;-}
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 10:26PM
thanks for your award also jojo!

Bye 10 United States
31 May 2008 3:15AM
Well,, I mean...well done! Smile

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