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Copyright: David Lazic (Natasa-David) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 55 N: 722] (3840)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-17
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Auto Portrait [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-22 0:02
Viewed: 2108
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Like I promissed, I am bringing you… ME! :-) After almost a year of “rehabilitation” from the injury in the gym, I’m preparing myself for training again! Yeahhhhh! :-)

This is a self portrait I made about two years ago. And I know, I do look exhausted and covered with sweat, but it wasn’t enough for my self-portrait, so I used few actions and plugins to make it more”dramatic” and most definitely terrifying.

I was using remote control, of course…

Have a nice WE!

Royaldevon, ele_eng, Sharpshooter, daisydaisy, piccolina, lilimih33, kanton, mvdisco, suzy, milas, dareco, manujmehta, cunejo200, mesquens1, Saba, harpya, tanburi, urs0114, chrisJ, luckybry, Scharan2, mbrito has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Beger: error of writtingBeger 1 05-26 08:01
To azaf1: Thanks my friend!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:40
To lilimih33: Thank you LiliNatasa-David 1 05-23 09:39
To Teresat: Thanks so much T!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:38
To piccolina: :-)Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:37
To bracasha75: Hvala druze!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:35
To daisydaisy: :-) Thanks Daisy!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:35
To billy-m: Hvala B!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:33
To Sharpshooter: Thank you Scott!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:31
To WhiteKnight: Thanks DNatasa-David 1 05-23 09:30
To Redrubin: Yes my friend!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:29
To ele_eng: Thank A!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:28
To Royaldevon: Thank you Bev!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:26
To kanton: Thank you Kostas!Natasa-David 1 05-23 09:26
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Hello David,

This is a powerful shot.
The directness of the gaze, seems to be looking right into my heart!
Your pp has given this shot the appearance of a painted portrait. The details have been achieved by colour tone not by light and shade.
The composition and the sepia treatment combine to make this a shot of distinction.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi David
What a penetrating eyes!
I like your professional PP works here, warm colors and nice soft lighting
Cheers my friend
Alireza :)

do not be!
wonderful self portrait and good effect
I know you are waiting e mail...
good work

As usual your pp work is outstanding David - you've got a great way with this stuff.

Good self portrait - very gritty!!!!!


Hi David,
Very empowering PP with this self portrait!! Looks like something you'd see on a Playstation 3 game! Same sorts of effects on games these days. Excellent dramatic look into the camera, the signature is a nice touch too. Impressive work! I must try and do some editing of this nature myself sometime.


Born to be WilD(avid) ??:)))

Fantastican self..Odlicno si ga uradio...I znas nesto si mislim....Zasto en bi malo presao na portrete sa tvojom jedinstvenom tehnikom...Mislim da bi to bila sjajna galerija:))

pozdrav i lep vikend


I see James Dean
Excellent pp work.... wonderful result.
I ♥ it
Very good self portrait
Amazing glance
Best regards

Zdravo Davide
Izvanredan "Self" portret i jako dobra fotka u celini
Bas volis da upraznjavas sport sto ja smatram odlicnim

:):):):):):):):) i jos jednom :):):):):):):):)...i jos jednom :):):):):):):):)

To je sve sto mogu da napisem ovde ;) Ako bi napisala nesto vise...izbrisali bi moju kritiku ;) Sjajno, odlican self...mozda i ja napravim nesto ovako posle vezbanja u fitnesu ;) Dao si mi odlicnu ideju...

...i jos jednom...super!

Puno pozdrava Wil(D) ;) od Malene

Bom dia david
Great work on it. Looks great.
Have a good We
My regards

Hello David!
Great auto-portrait!
I love this PP work and this effect! Which program do you use for that?
Beautiful picture!!!
Best regards!

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-05-22 5:16]
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Good morning dear David

Absolutely dramatic pp work on it that really fits his expression. Very good colors and framing.

Have a lovely day and TFS

Hello David!
Wonderful capture and powerful shot!
beautiful portrait and good effects!
nice warm colours and fine lighting!
great pp work!
Compliments and TFS

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-23 10:32]


Qeulle iamge, merveilleux portrait, quelle position, on dirait qu'il va sortire de l'écrant, grandiose.

bravoe t amitié


Hi David,
Nice selfportrait with dramatic view,
Excellent PPwork and details.
good tone of sepia colors and effet,
Michel have a good weekend..

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-23 11:16]

Hi Hi David,

the look on your face is saying enough, powerful and expressive more than words, wel you managed to potrayed that feeling properly and extremely! it's greaT!can I talk about the eyes expression that is strong and creates an intense impact on the overall look of the image! in general this is Exquisite, p0werful and as usual meaningful and I like it a lot!!

greetings and best best regards

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-05-23 13:27]

merhaba david...
What a beautiful work,
ps good work
striking colors and beautiful

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-05-23 16:13]

You don't scare me one little bit :) HA! I really like the pp work you've done on this. Nice lighting and excellent detail. TFS

Hi David,
Very portrait vith excellent PP work.TFS.


hello David
how are you doing?
nice PP work applied to self portrait
i like the effect you have used and made this portrait an eye catching
good tones and nice sharpness.
wonderful eye contact with the camera.
like the idea.
thanks for sharing

Manuj Mehta

MAnuj Mehta

Hello David,
I do like your playfulness, the gritty look, and the effective pp work. A superb self-portrait. My best regards.

Olá David,
It's a memorable self portrait.
Great one!
Pitty no more smiles.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-05-24 13:38]

Greet David!

Very original and interesting portrait!
Magnificently colours and light.
It pleases me very.

I congratulate realization and I greet.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-05-24 14:19]

Ciao David

I like the style of your portrait!
a male and after the sport,
a type well, which means bad man!
I'm sure that has guaranteed success as a sportsman.
I like the post-processed, the colors and details.
There is a strong expression in your eyes, do not say
terrifying. more to be exhausted.
I like how you framed the photo.
A fine balanced composition,
outstanding colors and sharp details!



Hello David,
Great portrait, amazing facial expression...
nice colors...
Fantastic auto portrait...
Selahattin E

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-05-24 15:48]

dear David,
an impressive expression of you, yourself.
quite like looking up us in the lens from the bottom of the hell,
of course through your camera and processor...
you look a nice photographer and acting model.
the most successful point is, in my feeling, the way to express matches well the state of you, this is characteristic of the self portrait, and you fully using it in this picture.
colors and enhanced contrast make nice shadows surrounding you, it is very effective to express the real state of your mind.
thank you,

Bonjour David
Un effet recherché qui est intéressant et donne a cette image une impression de forçat.
Félicitation pour ce post traitement.
Bonne semaine.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-05-24 22:40]

Hi David,
powerful shot.Beautiful self portrait.Outstanding work.TFS.Necla.

Hello David.
Terrifying, is a good word for this action shot.
Excellent work on it. Colours works perfect.
Congratulations with this excellent result.

Hi David,
That's a great self-portrait. You like like a fighting gladiator who has just won the match. :) Anyway, great effect with nice colours and PP work, perfect job! TFS.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-05-25 4:43]

Hi David

Not a bad self portrait at all! You could make it in Hollywood, with those brooding looks! Good pp work & framing. Tfs!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-25 7:24]

HI David
The intense and determined look plus the work you did to this photo is fantastic.
You made yourself so tough looking that you could crop out part of the torso so it would be just a thumbnail and add numbers at the bottom.
Dramatic and well done.

Zdravo Davide,
Odlican self portrait prijatelju,sjajan efekat i realizacija.BRAVO...

Hi David,
Amazing shot....
wonderful dedication and its perfect details.
Hate is very sharpness..
Good focus and clarity.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Ciao David, fantastic selfportrait with splendid expression, great PP work, very well done, ciao Silvio

Olá David

Excelente retrato com ótimo
tratamento de imagem. Coisa
de fotógrafo que sabe muito;)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-05-25 20:11]
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Hi David,
If I was the CEO (chief executive officer) of Levi Stauss, I would buy your self-portrait for the marketing of my brand! Energy, determination, frankness, high potency, all winners attitudes you present here, despite your sweat!! :)
Your pose is so convincing and your PP work adds a lot of credibility at this terrific portrait!
Seeing this self-portait, I had the same feeling, than the first time I have seen Tarzan!!!
Bravo! Annie

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  • mi_per Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 27 N: 369] (3825)
  • [2009-05-26 14:52]

Zdravo David:)
odlican self portret...sa predivnom obradom.
blago tebi kada imas vremena i da treniras:))

Uhhhh čoveče ,da me ovako pogledaš,stvarno bih se uplašio..heheheeh
ne ozbiljno...ovo je sjajan izraz lica...verovatno rezultat treninga ,obrade i naravno same namere...
ako si ovo hteo ,u tome si uspeo dragi moj Davide....
puno te pozdravljam...i naravno,svidja mi se tvoj rad...

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-05-28 14:54]

Hi David
please to meet you «eyes in the eyes»...
~Strong portrait with and «post-industrial» patina that adds a great and very powerful «modern gladiator» look taken from Arthur C. Clark «Robotic Tales».
Excellent artwork again, José mb

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-06-03 6:34]

Uuuuu... bravo dechki ;)))
Veoma IMPRESIVNO...Chestitke...
J ;)

Hi David;) WOW I like your pov. Great mood. Excellent work;)
Best Regards Monika

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-06-08 13:07]

Hi David,

Another top notch PP work David.
Excellent self portrait...


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-15 4:41]

wowm I've missed this great one; congrats !


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