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    Self Portraits 2009

    As the weather grows nastier and we spend more time indoors a favorite activity of photographers during this time of pure boredom is to turn the camera on themselves. This occurs because our family and friends have gotten so tried of us sticking a lens in their face that all we receive is a scowl or a sneer. So when Joy gave me a late Christmas present due to a size exchange I immediately headed for a mirror to check it out. And as long as I was at a mirror anyway why not a self portrait in my new hat. OK now that I have kicked it off lets have your latest self portraits. Weather they came from pure boredom or an unceasing desire for creativity let's see them.

    PS: This one could have gone to the 50mm thread or the window light thread. Yours need not be either just so you are the subject of the image.
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    wow! very nice shots

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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    once the house is finished being clean, I will take/upload a pic or 2!

    those first 2 are very nice!
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    WooHoo OT!

    Very GQ.


    Dh has that same facial hair thing going. Along with everyone on his team at work. They call it a soul patch, which I find hilariously funny.
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    I love them. Man, if only I knew what I was doing!

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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    WOW! Love the clarity of these OT. The lighting and skin tones are amazing too.
    Uh oh I feel another sp coming on from Adina. Hers are stunning! I can't compete with that!

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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    A soul patch is just a patch of hair under the lower lip, like him. I would call OT's beard more of a goatee. He does look very dapper though!

    Come on Adina I'll challenge you to a self portrait contest.
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Come on Adina I'll challenge you to a self portrait contest.

    OOOHHHH!!!

    Them's fightin' words!!

    Are we talking quality or quantity?

    eta...I think they should have to be new ones...
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Good shots. I like the top one with the glasses better.

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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Kruger
    Good shots. I like the top one with the glasses better.
    Thanks Ron. I was going for two different things with the shoots. Really just wanted to show off the D700 in that one. Wish I'd gone for a bit more DOF on it.
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    OOOHHHH!!!

    Them's fightin' words!!

    Are we talking quality or quantity?

    eta...I think they should have to be new ones...

    All right!! I feel a real self portrait war coming on. Yeah they need to be new ones. Now somebody rattle Speed's cage and get him involved. I can't wait. Wish Nat would play with us again. I hope a bunch a people will jump in and go for the golden ring on this one. You need to be challenged Adina.
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    WOW! Love the clarity of these OT. The lighting and skin tones are amazing too.
    Uh oh I feel another sp coming on from Adina. Hers are stunning! I can't compete with that!

    Thanks Ali. what can I say a cheap 50mm f1.8 and an open door to my right, Thats all you need. People try to make photography to complicated. We just need to have fun with it.
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    I don't take pictures of myself anymore. Well ... although I do like me those body parts shots, but I don't think I can post my latest ones on here .... :blush2:
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    heres one of me from last week. we were experimenting with the smoker i got my parents for xmas, and i saw the sun setting in the reflection, so i ran and got my camera, this is what i came up with.


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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    As the weather grows nastier and we spend more time indoors a favorite activity of photographers during this time of pure boredom is to turn the camera on themselves. This occurs because our family and friends have gotten so tried of us sticking a lens in their face that all we receive is a scowl or a sneer. So when Joy gave me a late Christmas present due to a size exchange I immediately headed for a mirror to check it out. And as long as I was at a mirror anyway why not a self portrait in my new hat. OK now that I have kicked it off lets have your latest self portraits. Weather they came from pure boredom or an unceasing desire for creativity let's see them.

    PS: This one could have gone to the 50mm thread or the window light thread. Yours need not be either just so you are the subject of the image.
    Damn Larry, you only get better looking with age. You make me feel old.

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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    OT-me Nat or the other Nat? Sorry I haven't been on here for a while! I have started a 365 project so I have plenty of SP to post here! HA! Hope everyone is having a Happy New Year!
    "I say, when life gives you lemons, use it so the salt sticks to your margarita glass":devil:
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by natgaines
    OT-me Nat or the other Nat? Sorry I haven't been on here for a while! I have started a 365 project so I have plenty of SP to post here! HA! Hope everyone is having a Happy New Year!
    Well I have to admit I have enjoyed your selfers natgaines but I was refering to another Nat that use to be very active and did lots of very nice self portraits. I hope you will get a few new ones and play with us on this thread.
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    Glasses O.T.?

    Going for the intellctual look? Well, it works buddy! Great shots!
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    Speed Self Portrait

    There is a story behind this one. We had company over after Christmas. One of my friends left his camera at my house, so being myself, I picked it up and took this photo. I knew he'd want a picture of his buddies!
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    Re: Glasses O.T.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Going for the intellctual look? Well, it works buddy! Great shots!
    Good morning Robert. Nice to have you aboard. I know that camera is out of the box. Now get busy and let's see a nice innovative selfer from you.
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    Now somebody rattle Speed's cage and get him involved

    Done! I've already posted, but I'll pull out the D300 and go to town...
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    Looks like a fun time. Hope your liking that D300. This will be a great thread for you to test it out.
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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    23 posts in this thread and only two shots... Lots of talkers but not a lot of photographers, Rick and Adina.

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    Re: Speed Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    There is a story behind this one. We had company over after Christmas. One of my friends left his camera at my house, so being myself, I picked it up and took this photo. I knew he'd want a picture of his buddies!

    LOL nice one!
    Reminds me of this commercial haha.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3yE43aqxw4w

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    Re: Self Portraits 2009

    I started a 365 project, so I'll be taking lots of self portraits. This one didn't have all sort of crazy photoshop, so I figured I'd add it Hurray, it's my Friday! And I'm going to bed now!!

    [6.365] Party Time
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