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Creeping out of winter vacation here is my first pic of 2011, haven't took a selfie in a while now so I figured that it would work well as a new year starter.
The close up portrait is my favorite kind of photograph hands down, I love peeking into someones expression, tells a long story.

I plan on spending more time on flickr in the close future since I really need the inspiration for a little project...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ZMKfFHU3U

Strobist: Usual single light setup with Lastolite 60x60 softbox and sb28 triggered by pc sync cable. Softbox was cam high right, maybe 25-30° from camera and about 1m from my face.

Editing:
- B&W conversion in Silver Efex Pro.
- Darkening using curve adjustments.
- A little structure, vignetting and grane.
- Back to color I desaturated my volcanic red skin from the darkening curve.
- Adjusted colors in RGB with curves adjustment.

CarlosBull, Eraserpaco, bluemello, and 109 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. C. Dastodd 51 months ago | reply

    beautiful portrait

  2. al_rave (♨) 51 months ago | reply

    interessante, bell'uso della luce.

  3. 64Ruby 51 months ago | reply

    very nice portrait.

  4. Bettyboo2010 51 months ago | reply

    You have a very intense stare...Nice ;)

  5. RichardTerborg 51 months ago | reply

    Very awesome portrait man! nice lighting!

  6. Haydé Negro 49 months ago | reply

    great portrait and color!

  7. SARPOV 47 months ago | reply

    great portrait!

    colours are merely the GREATEST:)

  8. corso_foto 47 months ago | reply

    Complimenti , un autoritratto intenso.

  9. ultraviolettt 45 months ago | reply

    pretty nice sp! i really like your stream! ;)

  10. Velena▲Rain 44 months ago | reply

    bellissimo sguardo!

  11. coachdrew82 42 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous -- I have used this image on my blog, with attribution of course, here: bit.ly/pBGMNO --- hope it meets with your approval, and I look forward to giving your work wider exposure with my readers!

  12. al_rave (♨) 42 months ago | reply

    IMHO it is nicer first ask for the permission and then use the image.

  13. Daniele Zedda 42 months ago | reply

    sure, just give me credit for the image :)

  14. Partenope;V 34 months ago | reply

    Adoro il suo sguardo così forte e fiero, la luce e la colorazione. E' tutto perfetto.

  15. ayresphotography 34 months ago | reply

    Great Shot! Please consider joining www.flickr.com/groups/voigtlanderportraits/ . Thanks!

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  17. nilshenrik.dk 30 months ago | reply

    You really have beautiful eyes :-)

  18. Barry.Turner.Photography 28 months ago | reply

    I must say that your portrait work is among the best on flickr. I can see the thought and work you put into each shot. Quite exceptional.

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