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April 30th, 2009
10:29 pm
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Dark and stormy

If I can't get comfortable on this end of the lens myself, I don't see how I can expect anyone else to.

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From:wcg
Date:April 30th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
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That's a strong jaw you've got there ma'am. I'd say you look pretty good.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 1st, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
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Heh - I can trace my jawline back to one particular 2*great-grandfather (I think I've counted the generations correctly). We have a photo of him and his family of mostly daughters who all have the same chin I do - we can't tell if he does because he's wearing a ginormous beard.
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From:madshutterbug
Date:April 30th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)

Practice

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It takes practice. Also, self-portraiture is rather different from portraiture, as one is both subject and recorder. However, I agree with the sentiment, which is why I did some self-portraits a few weekneds ago. I am... working up to posting some results. *G* The portrait portion is interesting: a person interested in unusual jewelery (I know the coin necklace is associated with Middle-Eastern dance as well), and caps or hats.

Compositionally, the white window/door frame diagonal opposite grabs my eye and pulls it away from the primary subjet, which in portraiture (self or otherwise) is the person. In that sense, it is distracting.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 1st, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)

Re: Practice

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You are right about the windowframe - I might attempt a re-crop at some stage. Thanks for the crit - I appreciate it.
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