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Special self-portrait

Special self-portrait
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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-26
Categories: Portrait
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-06-27 0:30
Viewed: 1738
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is me and my camera reflected by the grill of a 1920 Rolls Royce luxury car, used by Miklós Horthy, the governer of Hungary int he 1920’s, 30’s, and part of 40’s. The photo was taken at a veteran car exhibiton in Budapest last autumn. Please note that I took he shot from quite a big distance and I had to crop this part from a much larger image. Light conditions in the exhibiton hall were also tough to cope with and these ol chrome grills do not give perfect reflection.
So as PP work I had to do as much sharpening and noise reduction as I could + square crop, resize, borders.

PS: I will be away for at least a week for a 'chillout' holiday, so I say good-bye now, happy shooting and posting!

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Hello Kristof,

I really like the graininess of the texture.
It adds a 'specialness' to the shot almost like posturising it.

If you are going to be associated with a car, there is no better one to choose than a Rolls Royce!
I could see this being an interesting Advert!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-27 0:56]

Hi Kristof

Kudos for trying something different. The Rolls Royce looks very unfamiliar from this angle. The abstract reflection makes a good self portrait. I like the repetition of the vertical bars. Have a great Weekend!

hi Kristof grt idea my friend love to see poeple trying differ.nt things on here and this has work well have a grt holoiday tfs
regards bryan

Hi Kristof
At first, I think what's up with this low quality capture, but I suddenly see how you beautifly took a selfportrait in this silver symbol of Rolls Royce. well done my friend, it's a good idea
Best wishes

Comp.............. +2
Sharpness......... -1
Processing........ +1
Information/tech.. +2


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-06-27 4:58]

Hi Kristof,

I think the noise actually contributes to the shot, and there are few times that I would say that. Your reflection is still well seen on the old auto. Nice experiment that I'm going to have to try some time.

Have a great holiday my friend!


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-06-27 5:06]

ciao kristof
bello scatto
ottima lavorazione
grande pov

Hi Kristof
Nice shot ,good idea!!!!!!!!!!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-06-27 7:30]

Hi Kristof,
An amazing original self-portrait on the nickel grill of this luxurious car.
A fabulous composition adapting well the rule of thirds!
Excellent noisey structure in your presentation - it's adding impact to the composition.
An artistic outcome, indeed!
Well done,
p.s. I wish you a nice and peaceful holiday. Happy shooting!
Francis Xavier

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2009-06-27 9:23]

very original idea :)
great self portrait :)
and good choice for the car.. RR..? not bad :D

Have a great day!


Hello Kristof!
Interesting self-portrait compo!
eyecatching repetition of the chrome grills,
the abstract reflections,gives an artistic
enjoy your holiday!
Regards and tfs

Bonjour Kristof,
Belle présentation en réflection sur le radiateur de chrome de cette auto luxueuse de Rolls Royce ..
Bonne idée et belle composition...beau contraste et lumière..Bravo..
Bon weekend..

Hi Kristof,
This shot looked great in the thumbnail view, but in all honesty I was disappointed by the grain when I opened it. Nice idea, but the graininess really just keeps on bugging me. Some people seem to like the grain it seems, but I feel quite the opposite. Check out the workshop I did by removing most of the grain, does the photo justice in my opinion. Please consider this as a friendly critique :). Have a great holiday bro.


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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2009-06-28 11:06]

Bonjour Kristof,

Il y a peu de personne qui se retrouve ainsi en photo sur l'avant d'une telle voiture!!!
Originalité très créative, un joli portrait du jeune photographe nommé Kristof!!!

ciao...bellissima foto
e ottima idea...

Wooow! Great shot! Excellent idea!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-07-04 9:32]

Good advertisement for you and a this icon of car-history.

Well done Kris.


Hi Kristof,

nice to SEE you. It is always great to see something new and original - especially in self-portraits. I like the grains added, focus is excellent and colours are really well saturated.

How was your chillout holiday? I just came back from mine and in a few days I am off again. :):):)


Hi Kristof..nice shot of this great machine as well as a nice self portrait.


Hi Kristof!

wow!!! i see That You Are travelling a lot..
Great idea here..
cool self portrait and of course the car!
Its yours?
When are u coming to Poland to take Pictures and visit me ?? i would like to meet you;)
Kisses from Torun!


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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2011-05-14 10:23]

Hello Kristof! Nem rossz! Jó ötlet. Üdv. Csabi

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