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    and what you are is beautiful.
    the Goo Goo Dolls

    I have been struggling for almost three months, since I made this photo, and even before then, to make a photograph with which I am truly satisfied. I can't begin to explain how awesome it is to post th is photo and feel so proud.

    This shot was inspired by Utata's Me and My Camera project... it just took me a while to incubate the idea. It is a sort of follow up to this photograph, from last summer. Same photographer, same prop camera. New studio, new home, new country.. me, one year later.

    The 10 cent designer, Kalabird, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 45street | www.victorpuig.com 93 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait. Beautiful look.

    2. Fatal_Rabbit 93 months ago | reply

      For sure, a shot to be proud of! I particularly like the composition, with your elbow just touching the bottom of the frame; it gives the picture a three dimensional quality in that your arm and the camera seems to come out from the photo. Wonderful background colour too!

    3. eshu 93 months ago | reply

      love love love this Charlie girl...

      for real... this is great...

      sweet hair-do too

    4. moose_T [deleted] 93 months ago | reply

      Shooting one's self, not bad.

    5. languisity 93 months ago | reply

      lovely, miss charlie! :)

      and it's so cool to see the comparison.

    6. Catherine Reyes 93 months ago | reply

      Stunning portrait... I absolutely love the color of your hair next to that soft bluey-green background!

    7. Mary Jane 2040 93 months ago | reply

      How did I miss this? Oops just checked the date and worked it out, anyhow I'm glad to have found it at last, and can only agree with all the others.

    8. Norma Desmond 92 months ago | reply

      excellent self portrait - the colours make it extra special

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    9. toyfoto 92 months ago | reply

      beautiful in every way.

    10. ambientlight 92 months ago | reply

      great image, great camera - love Olympus.

    11. smalldogs 91 months ago | reply

      i really dig this shot. you look fabulous, like a lot of fun and someone i would totally love to hang out with. lots of personality in this.

    12. btezra [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      ~year by year, each snap of the shutter, you grow, no matter the results each image is a growth, and extension of who you are, in some manner of speaking~

    13. gi99lepunch 89 months ago | reply

      Ah, this is excellent!
      The colours are perfect, and your expression...

    14. aMbiAncE mOushKiLa 88 months ago | reply

      that's a ridiculously good portrait.

    15. Dmitry Gerasimook [deleted] 86 months ago | reply


      Found in a search. (?)

    16. fruitcake2007 [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called You & your Camera, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    17. pictureclub_2000 84 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photographers and her cameras, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    18. f8125 80 months ago | reply

      Love it. Great electric colours and funky vignetting

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