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self portrait. went for a documentary feel. coming or going?


first i fixed the slight tilt. and then i decided to keep it because it adds character. what do you think?
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drackar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The tilt adds a bit of character. To much symmetry just doesn't work well for interesting images.
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xBORNx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
great photo love the effect
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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vakial Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
nice shot)

btw, you've got a cool tatoo, i love the big ones)
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
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shannonsky Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
This is a very good picture. The tilt add texture and character to the picture and so des the bass or guitar I cant tell wether its guiter or bassist.
I loe the focus of the lense it is very well captured although you might want to increase ether the brightness or contrast just a little.

~ShannonSky
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Wannabe-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You yourself, as the subject don't seem to be noticeably tilted, and between that and the shallow DoF I get the feeling that the world is tilting around you, and I'm just watching. I like it. I like the atmosphere.
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
nice, i hadn't seen it that way, i like your interpretation!
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Wannabe-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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YOSHIMETAL Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009   Photographer
Nice shot :) were you missing one shoe?
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
my foot was lifted out ot he other shoe, its on the floor hehe
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robinism Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
are those capris? :paranoid:
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
capri length footless tights
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Vayde Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
I'm trying to decide whether the depth of focus makes me think you're leaving or arriving. But all my brain is telling me is that you're just standing there neither coming or going, just being cute with a bass guitar! lol
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DRSPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The slight tilt is great and adds a sense of skewed vision to the already out of focus subject and the ambiguity of coming or going. I dig this image quite a bit. Plus there is nothing better than a great looking girl bass player. But thats besides the point.

Great job and I would love to see more like this
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lol: thanks!
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DRSPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
YOu are very welcome of course!

So when you gonna come out to callifornia so ^quietchildae and I can hang out with you and shoot!
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
AGGH i know i need to hahaha there are so many people out there i want to see! but i want to finish my sleeve before i do shoots. which is august 20th i think. and then...like. gotta buy a ticket and plan a trip so we'll see lol
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
The tilt works. It's enough to look like it isn't a mistake, but not so much as to be super distracting.
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Samarai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Hmmmm.. closet door ajar, front door closed; one shoe on, one shoe off.. slightly out of focus. All kinds of possibilities here.

Indecision.

I like it. Makes one stop and consider. Sometimes it's not the quality of the photo, but the subject. Ya think?
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks! sometimes perhaps this is true :)
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skulkey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you're a bassist?! :excited: that was my first instrument, and i still have a deep love of the bass. unfortunately, due my current financial crisis i am baseless [!], but at least i have my beloved Schecter C1 - Lady Luck.

anyways, i've been playing since i was sixteen (24 years now, :paranoid: ), so if you ever want to talk bass... :B btw, is that a Schecter Stilleto, perchance?

oh, yeah, the picture! it's great. i love it. the focus is perfect for the mood, and as for the tilt, i think it gives it a bit of " 'tude". =P
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
hehe yes i am!

and actually...
my main bass is a schecter stiletto elite

but the one in that picture is an ibanez (it was my first bass)


and i just got a stiletto deluxe as my backup bass :)
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skulkey Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ibanez was my second guess. ;)
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cynferdd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Better with the tilt, I would have increased it a little bit more :)
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ElectrikPinkPirate Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
snazzy!
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JohnSzarkowski Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
narcissist.
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think its cute! good work
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opioid Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
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NinjaMaster13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I think the tilt works, it's a great shot.
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