May Photo Comp.....Self portrait

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by aurora green, May 4, 2006.

  1. Sweaty Betty

    Sweaty Betty Hemo rising!

    I think this may be a two horse race..

    My votes.....

    1,Cest Une twat-Borskysquelch. -shows loads of character.....

    2.Bare - Aurora Green..........beautiful....

    3.riot sky - im off home........ very apt and a good rendition of a self portrait.
     
  2. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

    I like the way that on the thumbnails page, my entry mirrors rollem's directly above it. Unintentionally :cool:

    Lots of great piccies this month, too many good shots to choose from...
     
  3. blackadder

    blackadder I knew a girl named Nikki

    1.Midnight Thinking - mauvais Brilliant..
    2.Untitled - Nina --Without sounding like a creep, but Phrooar!!! and excellent portrait too.
    3.Shy - mauvais

    Loads of other excellent ones.
     
  4. hedache

    hedache New Member

    would have liked to enter this month but the repair shop still has my fucking lense:mad:

    my votes:

    1. shy - mauvais

    2. me #2 - vintage paw

    3. first entry - kerb
     
  5. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl ........

    here are BiddlyBee's votes, as she's gone on holiday now...

    1) belly - Skim
    2) bare - aurora green
    3) Feet - Sweet FA
     
  6. kage

    kage half past pasty

    My choices:

    Watching the world go by - riot sky

    I'm a sucker for B&W night shots and this one is fantastic. Great shape, light and texture. It looks really natural and unstaged.

    bare - aurora green

    Very apt name for the photo, well framed and I particularly like the way the wall mimics your complexion, was it deliberate?

    Belly - skim

    Beautiful photo, the sepia works really well with the skin and the grain of the floor. There's a real feel of exaggerated perspective which draws my eyes to the cute ickle feet below.

    Other notable mentions
    Nina,
    Mauvais
    Robster970
    Sovietpop
    Tom Craggs
    Boskysquelch

    Well done all
     
  7. thefuse

    thefuse New Member

    1st. hearnospeaknosayno by boskysquelch. didnt even realise it was an entry for ages but i really like it

    2nd. when i was 18 by iemanja. for the same reasons that someone else gave earlier but also because it reminds me of my mum when she was that age

    3rd. macros by nina. this picture reminded me of a love long gone
     
  8. aurora green

    aurora green Tectonic

    I found it really hard to choose...
    But finally decided on:

    1) Belly - Skim, just a wonderful insight into the change of perspective pregnancy brings.

    2) Untitled - Nina, I like the film-noirish feel of it, a very nice portrait.

    3) Brats - blackadder, keeps making me smile this one.
     
  9. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

    1. Hearnospeaknosayno - boskysquelch (original and funny, great stuff)

    2. Me #1 - Vintage Paw (very moody, would have won first place had I not been impartial and decided that her looks were influencing my vote - hmm eye lashes!)

    3. warts and all - Robster970 (lovely black and white shot capturing the best part of any portrait, the eyes)


    edit - I really liked watching the world go by riot sky, lovely photo but I just felt it didn't fit my interpretation of the theme as well as the others. Great photo though.

    Here endeth the voting from the Barking Mad jury.
     
  10. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    My votes:

    #1 - belly - skim

    #2 - entry 1 - tom craggs

    #3 - Cat & I in shop window - Sovietpop

    *flutters eyelashes at Barking_Mad*
     
  11. Nina

    Nina muftysludge

    It's lovely reading all the reaons people have stated for choosing their three. Seems this month has dragged up lots of nostalgic feelings....:)
     
  12. salaryman

    salaryman lost in transmigration

    I'm going all out for B&W this month...

    1. watching the world go by - riot sky
    Love this. It has such good mood, a a real feeling of the world passing by as he stands there. The contrast (manipulated?) is fabulous.

    2. in the circus - riot sky
    A nice take on the 'photographer in mirror' theme. Really effective.

    3. Me #2 - Vintage Paw
    This high contrast approach really works for me, the way it brings out the key features is lovely.

    Bravo! :)
     
  13. Dhimmi

    Dhimmi Half Man Half HobNob

    Great range, hard to pick out three.

    1. me and the mrs - chriswill
    2. c'est un twat - boskysquelch
    3. serious - biddlybee
     
  14. 1) My life in cards = Must remember to get driving licence sorted !!

    2) In the cirucus = Made me hungry

    3) From the hip = All them eyes carnt be right !!
     
  15. disco_dave_2000

    disco_dave_2000 la la lapland

    1. bare - aurora green ~ fantastic portrait, great cropping, lovely !
    2. Untitled - Nina ~ good stuff again, love the angle and the black n white
    3. in the circus - riot sky ~ love the composition and the distortion via the mirror on the shape of the car door
     
  16. sovietpop

    sovietpop don't shoot me

    1. Belly Skim (I like the lines and curves)
    2. My life in cards - kadge (very smart interpretation)
    3. Trainspotting - Tom cragg (I like the lines and the point of view)

    also liked
    The Sea at my feet, Iemaja
    Alef and Skim
    Watching the world go by, Riot sky
    Lunatic Assylum
    First entry, Herb
    Tarts- sweet fa.

    A very good month, well done all. :D
     
  17. e19896

    e19896 kill all ANARCHIST R.I.P.

    My three are as follows..

    Belly - skim

    Entry 1 - tom craggs

    Cat & I in shop window - Sovietpop

    e19896
     
  18. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

    I think it was the lighting that swung it for me on all three of my choices

    1. Midnight Thinking - mauvais
    This just made me giggle. Great composition. Does what it says on the tin.

    2. c'est un twat - boskysquelch
    classic photographer's self-portrait nicely executed.

    3. watching the world go by - riot sky
    Perhaps not your usual self-portrait, but it's a great urban image.

    Me #1 by Vintage Paw was very nearly my third choice.

    Honourable mentions to belly (skim), My life in Cards, bare (aurora green) and both of Nina's entries.
     
  19. dlx1

    dlx1 Well-Known Member

    1. Trainspotting - tom craggs :cool: nicey lined up
    2. Feet - Sweet FA
    3. Me and the mrs - chriswill

    camera & I - blackadder :eek: blackadder a bloke
     
  20. chriswill

    chriswill Misbehaving!

    1st Trainspotting - Tom Craggs


    2nd My life in cards - Kage


    3rd Camera & I - blackadder
     
  21. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    1. My life in cards - kage
    Great idea, well executed. Were you really struck by lightning?!
    2. Bare - aurora green
    Open and honest; love the colours too - the wall, skin tone, lips.
    3. Watching the world go by - riot sky
    The sort of photo I'd love to know how to take... (Note to self - buy better camera).
     
  22. kage

    kage half past pasty

    Nope, just some unfortunate soul with the same name :) . The clipping was sent to me by an American penpal
     
  23. Nina

    Nina muftysludge

    arrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhh I'm so indecisive.

    Here goes:

    1) Belly - Skim - Has such a great kind of animation quality for me.
    2) Bare - Aurora Green. Classic. Beautiful. Great colours.
    3) Trainspotting - Tom. The 'mind the gap' just gets me everytime.


    Riot sky watching the world go by, tough one not to include in my 3 but as someone else said, not quite self-portrait enough for me.

    Also really enjoyed blackadders, Sweet FAs and Guerillas entries.

    Really enjoyed this month :)
     
  24. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    It was taken on a £100 Fujifine Pix 2 mega pixel camera, on night mode with the flash turned off and self timer selected :)

    Thanks btw (and thanks for the fridge freezer!)
     
  25. Desbo

    Desbo Well-Known Member

    1st: Brats - blackadder (Love this photo - really puts a smile on my face!)

    2nd: When I was 18... - Iemanja (lovely natural feel this this one)

    3rd: Bare - aurora green (striking image - I like the way the eyes really stand out)
     
  26. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Nealry forgot to vote!

    1. Macros - Nina
    2. Warts and all - Robster970
    3. My life in cards - Kage

    Also really liked riot sky's bus stop one, aurora green's bare and I might've voted for Wurzel by Squelch just cos he looks like a cross between a knight and a fucking astronaut but it's just too small on his fancypants phone :rolleyes:
     
  27. exosculate

    exosculate a stagger with a beat

    I felt I couldn't enter this one.

    And now I've also missed the voting.

    So whose won?
     
  28. exosculate

    exosculate a stagger with a beat

    I like screw you guys by firky! Is that taken in Southsea?


    Watching the world go by is good too.
     
  29. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    sorry i missed the voting :( have been moving all weekend, great pics all round :)
     
  30. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned


    Cheers! Yeah it was taken in Southsea last summer, around this time actually. :)
     

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