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Old Jan 4, 2010, 4:54 PM   #1
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Default Young or Old -- Self portrait

Since I'm probably older than most -- if not all -- of you, I suppose that makes me old. So, I crept out my back door set up my tripod (since my hands shake so much), eased myself into a chair and took this. Canon 40D, 50 1.8, and a Gary Fong diffuser on my 580 EX flash. Now its nap time :-)
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 5:32 PM   #2
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That's a good one Walter. A tricky pick to shot. You did it well.
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Thats a most excellent executed shot Walter. My only concern is the position of your head. It seems like you have dropped it forward. Same shot with it held back a few degrees would be better.
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 6:28 PM   #4
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Great shot with the right amount of exposure and great clarity. The 1.8 lens does a wonderful close-up job.

I tend to agree with Bynx, the tilt of your head is a teeny winsy bit awkward.
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 7:59 PM   #5
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Here's another.
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you did a nice job on these self-portraits.
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 8:26 PM   #7
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I actually like the first one better. It makes think of someone leaning their head in towards the conversation in order to hear a bit better, much the same way my grandfathers both did.
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Well if you want to look like an old man, hard of hearing with osteoporosis then I agree with dansamy. However, while I dont know how your hearing or bones are, you arent old. So your second portrait is a winner.
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I think you mean kyphosis. Osteoporosis is weak bones. Kyphosis is an unnatural spinal curvature, frequently resulting in a hunched shoulder/back look.

You do "look older" in the first picture, though.
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What's interesting to me is the interrogative sight in both picks.
Self portraits are an almost impossible exploration.
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