high contrast self portrait

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    what, did you actually think i would be crazy enough to show my entire face in this post?

    I had a bit of fun with the old d10 tonight. I set the iso to 'H' and mercifully wrapped a towel around my face for the sake of the forum members. It really came out with a funky texture. Jacked the contrast and the sharpness to give a bit of a rough feeling.

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    comments/critiques/suggestions welcome.
     
  2. MDowdey

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    float like a butterfly!!! sting like a bee!!!!!


    mark is the greatest!!!!



    md
     
  3. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    It's cool Mark!! But c'mon show us the face! :(

    I do think a bit of the crop could help. There's just a lot of towel up top that I don't feel is necessary.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm with Orie....crop out the top third or so of the towel.

    Aside from that.... I am finding this image totally sexy. It's all about texture, and suggestion. The B&W is SO in-your-face, too. WOW!!! I'm floored. Nice work, especially this spur of the moment kind, matey!!



    :idea:

    Can we see the smeared bathroom mirror one again....? Oh, never mind. :p
     
  5. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

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    Great shot, Mark! I tend to lean towards the high-grain/high-contrast shots. A crop might be a good thing, but I wouldn't much. Personally, I'd only come down halfway on that triangle at the upper right. I still like to see the curve there. Then I would come up from the bottom to give you a 4:5 ratio.
     
  6. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    thanks for your suggestions!

    hrrm, I'm having a hard time deciding how to crop this - feel free to reedit this. I like the curves on top, and i like the 'sig rune' shape of the collar on bottom (but perhaps that's distracting?)

    bahahahahhaha!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
  7. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The bottom of this image isn't distracting or bothering me a bit. I kind of like that ghostly little thing, too (whatever you called it). It's the top third of the head. Looking at the right side of the image, crop about an inch, inch and a half maybe above the line of the towel. Get in tight, about where that shoadow of crease line is. Oh yeah! :thumbsup:
     
  8. oriecat

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    Yip, that's exactly where I see it too, terri.
     
  9. AirVenture

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    Very nice indeed!

    I do get a little bit of a boxing vibe as well :D

    -Brett :)
     
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    Harpper TPF Noob!

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    Nice! It really worked well for this picture. It adds an artist individual touch to it and is far different than your other pictures. Very creative. I pretty much like the crop the way it is because, for me, the focial point is more about the towel and how it wraps around your head.

    I get the damm Mark needs a haircut type of feeling. :wink: Just kidding. Cropping too much of the towel losses that boxing feeling for me. It just depends on what you are going for.
     
  11. markc

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    I can see why you guys like it there. I think it's a matter of what kind of mood you want from it. I get a different feel from it with the closer crop. I guess I just like the mystery? of the distance. As is, it's more about a veiled figure. A close crop makes it about a veiled face. Nothing wrong with either, just different.
     
  12. Corry

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    You know, this is why I joined this forum in the first place.... so I could get to see fantasticly creative images such as this one that give me the inspiration to be more creative in my own photography. I love your posts, Vonnagy....your photography is awesome!
     

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