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January 7, 2011
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Aperture
F/1.8
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2011, 4:11:45 PM
Software
GIMP 2.6.5

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ode to meaning by JeanFan ode to meaning by JeanFan
| JFotography | Facebook | Tutorials | Stocks | Actions/Scripts |

Dire one and desired one,
Savior, sentencer—
In an old allegory you would carry
A chained alphabet of tokens

Untrusting I court you. Wavering
I seek your face, I read
That Crusoe's knife
Reeked of you, that to defile you
The soldier makes the rabbi spit on the torah.
"I'll drown my book" says Shakespeare.

Absence,
Or presence ever at play:
Let those scorn you who never
Starved in your dearth. If I
Dare to disparage
Your harp of shadows I taste
Wormwood and motor oil, I pour
Ashes on my head. You are the wound. You
Be the medicine.

- Robert Pinsky


Tutorials and Resources
- Take self-portraits: [link]
- Bounce lighting: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 50mm F1.8 Nikkor + SB-600 for bounce lighting against a wall. See my FB for the lighting setup. GIMP for post editing. Desaturated with channel mixers. S-curves for contrast.

Additional Comments
FULL VIEW is a must! :dance: I like portraits that demonstrate my age ;P See my FB for the rest of the series. One of my favorite poems. Also part of my 2nd Concept List: [link]

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LeAKyGrAPHics Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Prose, and Beautiful Portrait. I especially like the fact it`s Black and White. 
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plumes7278 Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Done ;).

This was absolutely beautiful to draw.
Thank you :)
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phifinder Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A bitter sweet bite
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FedersStrich Aug 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Wonderful,so soft and feminin:clap::love:
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:iconflurrythebear:
Who is she? She is very beautiful!
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:iconsketchy208:
beautifully shot!
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DessieD Apr 2, 2011
great shot!
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25percent Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I still can't quite get my head round you being a "hobby" photographer. You have talent, your skills are developing and your vision is maturing. Science's gain will be photography's loss. :heart:
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Airini Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Did I ever tell you that you are one of my, like, fav artists on DA? And that's a lot to say considering I watch probably too many people. But yes, now I've told you :) Congratulations on being so amazing!
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JeanFan Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: :hug:
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