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Self portraits are always difficult especially when you have to use your hands to pose and use a timer. Taken with my trusty 15-85mm at 85mm :)

self portrait by Allen Cheshire, on Flickr
 

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I agree that it would be better with red instead of sparkle

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Were you looking at the lens?
 

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Nice image, agree on the sparkle. I would clone the red polish of the finger next to it to balance the composition and keep the viewer in the frame. The sparkle makes you leave the frame quickly.

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Self portraits are always difficult especially when you have to use your hands to pose and use a timer. Taken with my trusty 15-85mm at 85mm :)

self portrait by Allen Cheshire, on Flickr
The EXIF data was stripped, but I'm guessing from the lens that this is from a canon?

I'd like to fancy that it was, as this would mean that my eye was correct- I'm a nikon guy but I love the warm, nuanced color reproduction of the canons.
 

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The glitter on the one finger nail is distracting.

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Self portraits are always difficult especially when you have to use your hands to pose and use a timer. Taken with my trusty 15-85mm at 85mm :)

self portrait by Allen Cheshire, on Flickr
The EXIF data was stripped, but I'm guessing from the lens that this is from a canon?

I'd like to fancy that it was, as this would mean that my eye was correct- I'm a nikon guy but I love the warm, nuanced color reproduction of the canons.

When I post images online I use save for web exif doesn't show I use JPEG for print, ya this is Canon EOS 60D
 

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The fingers close to the eye bother me. I always tell my children 'never put your bare fingers on your face and especially near your eyes.'
It's so un-hygienic. Kind of gives me the creeps personally. I do like the rest of it though. I'd do some clump removal on the eyelashes and minimize the jagged edge on the fingernail you re-did.
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Here I closed up some pores for a softer look.

And some extra touches...
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The fingers close to the eye bother me. I always tell my children 'never put your bare fingers on your face and especially near your eyes.'
It's so un-hygienic. Kind of gives me the creeps personally. I do like the rest of it though.

To each their own, I understand telling children that as they would have dirty hands but as adults you would hope they have good hygiene lol
 
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View attachment 131438 The fingers close to the eye bother me. I always tell my children 'never put your bare fingers on your face and especially near your eyes.'
It's so un-hygienic. Kind of gives me the creeps personally. I do like the rest of it though. I'd do some clump removal on the eyelashes and minimize the jagged edge on the fingernail you re-did.View attachment 131443
Here I closed up some pores for a softer look.

And some extra touches...
View attachment 131446

I like the second edit you did, did u just soften the skin ? what did u use ?
 

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Super nice image, I really like it, especially with the clone.
 

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I used a clone tool to remove the clumps of makeup on the skin and lashes and to recreate a cleaner line on the fingernail and then used inexpensive software called perfectly clear you can get for $149.00 and used the noise remover for portraits. I used Corel Paintshop Pro for the editing. But it could be done as easily in Capture One, PS, or Affinity Photo. The last edit added a blur layer as an overlay set to low opacity for a warmer more firelight look. It's a good way to deepen blacks and lighten highlights as well for a more dramatic and deep feel to the image if used to a lesser degree than I did on this one.
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View attachment 131438 The fingers close to the eye bother me. I always tell my children 'never put your bare fingers on your face and especially near your eyes.'
It's so un-hygienic. Kind of gives me the creeps personally. I do like the rest of it though. I'd do some clump removal on the eyelashes and minimize the jagged edge on the fingernail you re-did.View attachment 131443
Here I closed up some pores for a softer look.

And some extra touches...
View attachment 131446

I like the second edit you did, did u just soften the skin ? what did u use ?
 

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