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Copyright: Sabina Ul (degetica) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 66 N: 260] (2802)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-09-26
Categories: Mood, Portrait
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 70 points et plus !, My Workshop's "colorizations" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-26 11:25
Viewed: 6971
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 73
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
it rained today...
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Great portrait! Love the picture.


well Sabina, this is so moody shot, beautifull,
you look completely away in your mind, not sad or happy, really thinking, dreaming, like when we need to pass the hand in front of the face to wake you up,
so very good captured portret, and the BW is perfect, like going back in the time, like you did to your remembers....

a very mmody image, a lot of demotion, not all od it positive... one of those days... but I love the toning and the focus, thanx, M (*_*)

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  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2006-09-26 12:18]

Hello Sabina,

Superb expression, with a great feeling of calm, of contemplation.
I love the choice of the BW and the compo with a big space.
Une très belle atmosphere dans ce portrait!


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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-09-26 12:27]

cel mai mult imi place gulerul:)) si zona arsa merge f bine! bravo!

good idea and result.
Nice experiment in moody portraits, even I prefer more contrasts sometimes. I made a workshop (doesn't mean it is better...) to show you how I would have work on it.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2006-09-26 13:53]

Bonito retrato y expresión... genial elección b/w. saludos, Victor

Excelent portretul, expresie, compozitie, geamul ala aburit, ochelarii abandonati pe masa, gulerul adus peste obraz, parul intr-o usoara dezordine. Poza foarte intelectuala si sensibila.
Workshopul imi place si el.


Hi sabina,
wonderful selfportrait!
Tones are just great real nice profile pov!
Have a nice evening

Bonsoir Sabina
splendide ta composition en noir et blanc, beau portrait

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  • metall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 10 N: 158] (2964)
  • [2006-09-26 17:03]


Nice to meet you once again Sabina. In my eyes this is perfect! Color tones, Mood, Dof, Framing, Smell of dust and rain, All is perfect, this is absolute amazing.

WOW, Every time I see it, I will love it more!

Nice! Well composed and sharp, beautifully lit - a great creative idea.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

I know her...

Salut Sabina
Great auto-portait, in B&W with a touch of sepia ....... its perfect. Well done. Merci (*U*)


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  • ASB Silver Star Critiquer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 0] (199)
  • [2006-09-27 3:37]

Hi Sabina!

Spirit was excellent caught... this wet weather is getting you languor... Wonderful!

Asta e cea mai tare a ta de o buna bucata de vreme. Bravo, bre !!!


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-09-27 7:09]

Salut Sabina,
J'aime ton intensité et ta concentration dans cette photo qui génére une atmosphère très intense et touchante. Superbe.

excellent moody composition sabina :)
good self portrait here, i like the b/w and POV

are you back in civilization? :P i finally sent out that post-card yesterday :P hope it reaches all the way to romania :)

foarte foarte frumos...
chiar k poti sa simti ca ploua :)


Hi Sabina,
it's very impressive, I like her face and the eyes looking only to one point.
Also a good choice of black/white here, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Sabina,
Great portrait! love the composition you do... so beautiful:!
Thanks for the gift.


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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-09-27 19:24]
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Can you be sweeter, can you look more natural, can you appear more girly, can it be more creative - than this.

A pose that paints univisibly the sound of rain, captures that contemplative moment of silent observation of raindrops. Cracked clay on window corner, warming end of jacket, loose glasses ... This is one of your bests (so far!)


I have to agree with Alban - this is your best shot so far. You look so natural in watching raindrops on the window, someone who is completely lost in her thoughts and no longer keeps track of time. Beautiful work, Sabina, just beautiful!


Very nice portrait Sabina of you...I like the mood of it a lot and your glasses it belongs to you ;)

Hi Sabine,

Great B&W photo!!! I like the melancholic look of the composition! Nice lighting and tight crop!
Well done and TFS :)


This is really good. Why it tells a short story and it is a self portrait in one.
You are already prepared to go out. Then you look trough the window astounded that it is raining or not. You need that extra look. Your expression shows the disappointment. In Dutch we say “mooi”

I made some shots in your “Ne me quitte pas....” style
Thanks for the insperation

It rained here as well..
I do like this photo a lot .
Great control of lighting.

Hola Sabina, outstanding self portrait...so moody...so expressive...incredible detail & lighting...B&W adds.

Foarte misto mood, Degetzica, poate un pic prea trista. Imi place pozitia ochelarilor si privirea, limpede, nefocusata. Nu stiu cum ai reusit sa obtii lumina intr-o zi ploioasa, dar e tare frumoasa. Sa ai o sapt buna! (si fara ploi) :) Alex

Amazing SP my dear! Love the angle, and the great mood you have accomplished on this rainy day. Well done! :-)

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  • iGirl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 106 W: 29 N: 112] (610)
  • [2006-10-07 13:58]

Hi, interesting pose! It looks a little awkward, so maybe it would be better to put the hands under the chin for a slightly more natural pose.

Other than that small, detail, great! I love the lighting, the DOF, and the tones.

Thanks for sharing!


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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-10-10 1:52]

Nice kind moody portrait of your's Sabina! Very well mood that like listening delicate music i felt...


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-10-11 11:56]

Hello Sabina,

Great portrait!
Beautiful angle, his glance
strong and firm, beautiful eyes!
I like the self-portrait, of the color in him


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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-10-11 19:15]

Very interesting self-portrait, Sabina, very moody; probably a reflectin of the fact that it rained all day. I like your composition and your glasses on the counter with your eyes focused on the window with the rain - you look like a kid who wants to go outside to play but can't because it is raining. Well done!

You capture the mood of the moment. Great portrait, well done!

Well composed music...oh! excuse me, photograph. Nice W&B image with details, interesting expression on the face.

Very interesting portrait. is that you? emotionally filled image. The spectacles are like a signature?
'because' is a word that belongs to the rational, secondary process thinking we employ. thoughts about feelings... feelings about thoughts...

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-10-22 18:21]

What a beautiful and wonderful selfportrait,Sabina!I just love it! This is a sharp and creative picture,unusual and artistic ! Very well done! Bravo! Michel

This is a very nice portait. I like the atypical pose and expression. The natural light from the window does a nice job of illuminating and I like the streaks on the window adds to the generally lachrymose feeling of the image. Even the long foreground which under different circumstances might not work really gives the eye a direction to go. Really nice work.


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