In the right light

This is a portrait that I took with the flash right in my face to really light up my eyes. They actually are that color in the light. I did a little selective dodging and burning to help the exposure on the left eye and to soften the line near my nose, which was thrown into a harsh shadow. As a side note, you can clearly see the mole that I have on my retina (confirmed by my eye doctor). It's reflected as the speck on my left iris. Fun fact for ya! :P


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  • ShutterPunk253 9y

    Totally Freakshow
  • LaserGuided 9y

    FT: Very hypnotic eyes ... I'm at your service ;-)
  • Molly 9y

    FTPretty eyes
  • taro@flickr PRO 9y

  • JET SO 9y

    very nice,but be careful, that light could be hurt your eyes
  • gregw 9y

    Well done :)
  • jon madison PRO 9y

    your gonna blind yourself woman!

    j(found from photo friday: golden)
  • Aliaaaaa PRO 9y

    Well, I don't photograph myself like that very often, and I live in Florida, so I probably get more light damage from just walking outside. ;) Thanks for the concern though!
  • Alan L PRO 9y

    and a very effective technique for the highest contrast.. very good..

    I wish I knew more about UTATA
  • Aliaaaaa PRO 9y

    Einstein, UTATA is a group on Flickr. Just click here and join up. It is open to everyone, and the people there are super nice and helpful. :)
  • Mark Griffith PRO 9y

    Wow those are some eyes!

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  • Kirsi Bertolini 9y

    I like the high key look, perfect framing too. Very artistic, my pic from page two in (4 Aces)
  • Clinton Barnes 9y

    wow awesome. those eyes look amazing!
  • Tim PRO 8y

    Fantastic snap - not just the idea, composition and lighting but a wonderful job with post-processing!! I am trying to do more in post -- but it all takes so very long -- with a job that gets in the way of fun stuff!! Great picture and congrats on law school (unless that is old news by now).
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Taken on April 18, 2006
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