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    Another Self Portrait

    I know we have a thread somewhere with self portraits, but it's getting kind of long in the tooth and I since I just did an impromptu selfer Sunday I thought I'd start a new one so I wouldn't have to look at my last feeble attempts again. I was just passing a mirror on my way back in the house with a camera in my hand and couldn't resist the urge. Feel free to post up any new selfers you have or rush right out and get a few and post them.
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Hey there Larry!

    Great shot........great subject (your model)......

    Good idea to begin a new thread......since we're all older now.

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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    I know we have a thread somewhere with self portraits, but it's getting kind of long in the tooth and I since I just did an impromptu selfer Sunday I thought I'd start a new one so I wouldn't have to look at the my last feeble attempts again. I was just passing a mirror on my way back in the house with a camera in my hand and couldn't resist the urge. Feel free to post up any new selfers you have or rush right out and get a few and post them.
    Great shot Larry!

    Too bad you had to use that toy camera...

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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    Hey there Larry!

    Great shot........great subject (your model)......

    Good idea to begin a new thread......since we're all older now.

    Liz
    Thanks Liz. You are so right about that getting older thing. I feel really ancient when some of these young dudes post selfers climbing mountains and the like.
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

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    Great shot Larry!

    Too bad you had to use that toy camera...
    I knew I could count on you to jump in with a selfer. And I hate to admit it but since I've been reading about the D3 and D700 the D200 does seem more like a Canon.
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    ...D200 does seem more like a Canon.
    Then it must be a more decent toy than I thought...;)
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    Then it must be a more decent toy than I thought...;)
    Just kidding of course. Doesn't matter to me if a photographer is using the latest and greatest or the a throw away from the discount shelf. It's the image that counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Just kidding of course. Doesn't matter to me if a photographer is using the latest and greatest or the a throw away from the dicount shelf. It's the image that counts.
    Yes, that is the plain truth. As I always say when someone asks me what camera they should buy: I don't tell people what cameras to buy, or even suggest what I think is best. I always say, get the camera that feels right to you. Don't worry about brands, or trends, or any of that nonsense. Get the one that fits you.

    I shoot with Canon because physically it feels right, image wise it makes me the happiest, and performance wise, I can control it like no other. It didn't work for me and Oly, or Pentax, however, those were two very good cameras from both ends of the spectrum. The E-500 reminded me that I was an advanced user, and the K10D reminded me how big my hands are...

    To be honest, the only reason I never tried Nikon was that I could not afford it at the times I was looking to switch. Believe me, I researched the hell out of it, but I could never make it work. Who knows, had I been able to I might be using a Nikon now, but I doubt it...
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    What a great shot! You dont look old to me , a freind of mine just went to Napal to base camp at Mt. Everest and he is 64, the only climbing I am interested in is the stairs :lol:
    How do y'all get past feeling silly doing a self portrait? Well. besides almo LOL I always end up laughing, I will try it again I guess ha!

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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Lori11
    How do y'all get past feeling silly doing a self portrait? Well. besides almo LOL I always end up laughing, I will try it again I guess ha!


    I have built my name on being silly. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    I love it

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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Lori11
    What a great shot! You dont look old to me , a freind of mine just went to Napal to base camp at Mt. Everest and he is 64, the only climbing I am interested in is the stairs :lol:
    How do y'all get past feeling silly doing a self portrait? Well. besides almo LOL I always end up laughing, I will try it again I guess ha!
    Thanks Lori. I always have the opposite happen. I come off way to serious in my self portraits. I don't do many and I never get creative enough. I'm hoping that others will post some really creative shots that will inspire me.
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    I took a class one time and the instructor said to practice selfs because you will be more critical of yoursef then you will a model. Maybe thats the problem for me LOL.I am hoping others will post too, I need some ideas, hope they are all off taking them now

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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Wow! That's an awesome SP Larry. Great lighting.
    You look fantastic!

    And, as always John, a fun SP.

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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison


    And, as always John, a fun SP.
    My selfs are always very serious...
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    [QUOTE=Alison Wow! That's an awesome SP Larry. Great lighting.
    You look fantastic!
    [/QUOTE]

    Thanks Ali, but it was a complete grab shoot with a combination of overhead tungsten and daylight coming form a an open door to my right.
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    OK, here is mine
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Wow, OT, that goatie really does something for ya, lol.

    Great shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Wow, OT, that goatie really does something for ya, lol.

    Great shot!
    Yeah that's the new look. Joy approves of it, so it will probably be around for a while.
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    OT - you are looking good! I like the goatee!

    And... does anyone else see a little bit of Tommy Lee Jones in him here?
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    :lol: Javier

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    OT - you are looking good! I like the goatee!

    And... does anyone else see a little bit of Tommy Lee Jones in him here?
    Boy Tommy Lee Jones never heard that one before it's always Brad Pitt or George Clooney. LOL
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Come on people where are those selfers??? Turn that camera around and make a fool out of your self. Don't leave Almo and I hanging. Here's another from the same session just to bump the thread.
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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Boy Tommy Lee Jones never heard that one before it's always Brad Pitt or George Clooney. LOL
    Geez Dad! I was eating when I read that and about spewed my turkey sandwich all over the computer! Just kidding! ;)

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    Re: Another Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper523
    Geez Dad! I was eating when I read that and about spewed my turkey sandwich all over the computer! Just kidding! ;)
    And just when I told you your new hair cut made you look like a movie star!!!
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