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Self-portrait in the eye

Self-portrait in the eye
Photo Information
Copyright: Francesco Pascale (frappa76) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 51 N: 137] (1346)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-17
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Macro, Portrait
Camera: Pentax Optio S 4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-21 7:34
Viewed: 2392
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first attempt of this style of photo,so please give me suggestions and critiques for a better work.
It's a self portrait in her eye.
Not much in PP..just cropping,NeatImage for a soft touch and framing.

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Hello Francesco,

Great idea and nice first attempt. The shot is composed well and I really like the upward stare of the eye and your reflection within. Maybe a bit more contrast... things are a little washed out. Have to be careful though with the lashes...do not want to make them appear too hard. Good job and keep experimenting Francesco. Looking forward to more.

Peace and Love Everyday!

Hi Francesco, Excellent first attempt! I love the composition. You kept some of the hair and that was an excellent idea as it gives more meaning. The focus is perfect, the reflexion great and the more panoramic view is adequate.

Keep shooting :-) Marie-JosÚ

Kompliments frappa!
hai realizzato un mio continuo pensiero...
bella foto e molto nitida.
Una curiositÓ? E' una bambina o una donna...l'occhio intendo.


Nice try!, good exposure, try to crop a bit Tighter focus on the eyes where is your subject including the reflection.

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2006-01-21 8:46]
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Bravo Francesco!! Any suggestion from me :) I find your photo wonderful, not only is a marvelous autoportrait, but her eye is 'de mucha hermosura'. Bravisimo...va con mis favoritas..

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  • Jakou Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (34)
  • [2006-01-21 9:21]
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Bonjour Francesco,
It's a good attempt. I'm not sure i can recognise you if i meet you in a street, but i'm certain you have a eye to take superb photographies. The eye of your model is very nice. Well done.

Very good idea and very good result. Congratulations for this good shot.

Ciao Francesco,
non ho consigli tecnici in quanto sono attratto dalla fotografia per le sensazioni che trasmette.
Ti posso solo dire che l'idea mi piace e non ti nascondo una certa curiositÓ per la modella.

Interesting experiment, Francesco, and very good first try. The nit-picky in me would suggest to pay attention to what is behind you as it is seen in the reflextion as well so I think it needs to be an interesting one. I like the crop that shows the entire eye of your frient with just a little bit of her hair. Well done!

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2006-01-21 12:04]
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nice experimental portrait francesco! good job!


Hello Francesco,

excellent composition, great work
is being surprised, that is fantastic.
it went an excellent idea to an excellent result.
Congratulations, I adored!
great job!


Hi Francesco!
this is really well-done! I am not of a much help here as I have never tried something like this, so no clever suggestions. It simply looks fine to me! maybe I would try a tighter crop and rotate the eye a bit CCW, but Im not sure if it would be really be an improvement.
anyhow, well done!
regards to both of you:)

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  • sasa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 13 N: 46] (510)
  • [2006-02-16 16:27]
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Uuuu, nice shot!!!

Maybe, if you were standing against some white background, so that your reflection could be seen better and if the (only) light source was behind her.
Anyway, crop is really good, and colors are soft and well balanced!

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2006-03-23 18:14]
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This is a very expressive eye! The DOF is excellent, everything is clear and sharp, and the reflexion on the eye is a true bonus!

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