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Self Portrait In Search of the Perfect Background

Self Portrait In Search of the Perfect Background

probably an overused type of self portrait but I needed a break from school and decided to have a little fun for today.



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Registered: April 2008
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Date: Wed July 2, 2008
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Lol - like the new avatar! Nice to meet you Rob....even if it is only a! Viv
#1 Wed July 2, 2008 10:46pm

What are you studying.Interesting portrait i must say.
#2 Wed July 2, 2008 10:47pm

Hiya All! Smile Thanks!

Bridget, I put a comment on your viewing profile in response. Smile
#3 Wed July 2, 2008 11:19pm

Hi, Rob! The lines form arrows that point right at your brain and camera eye, two important parts of the whole, so this is pretty good as a definitive portrait. Plus, it doesn't show the whole you, so your secret identity is safe. Smile

#4 Thu July 3, 2008 12:26am

The new avatar definitely catches THE
#5 Thu July 3, 2008 12:47am

Nice compostion. I am being frequently reminded about creating an eye-path - you certainly managed that perfectly.
#6 Thu July 3, 2008 8:39am

Thanks Chris and Alan and CannonH(I don't know your real name cannon)! Smile

Yeah Chris, my wife still thinks I am a superhero and can do anything. So until that illusion wears off I have to keep my identity safe. Wink

Btw, I am glad you all agree about the lines in the background. I was trying to get away from the stereotypical plain background that I see with these types of shots. I chose the colors red and yellow to give some attention to the background and not let it just be a meaningless part of the photo. The shapes were, as you guys noted, intended to channel the eye to a focal point. Smile Thanks for the Appreciation on this one. Smile
#7 Thu July 3, 2008 11:44am

Super Avatar, Robert! I like the concept of the shapes, it's really eye catching! What is your course of study? Nice to meet a quarter of you! Smile Daenna
#8 Fri July 4, 2008 5:10pm

Thanks Daenna!! Smile I am studying Construction Management with a minor in Business. I am hoping to build a business that focuses on building Acadian style homes. The style used to be the only one you could find in Louisiana. National builders and even locals have diluted the culture (IMO) by moving away from the styles. I will try to put some pictures up of some examples of the old architecture around here. Smile
#9 Sat July 5, 2008 4:18am

That would be great, Robert! I would love to see the Acadian style architecture that you mentioned. I know I have seen this style in magazines and television, but without the mention of the particular style, it escapes my point of reference. It's really wonderful to know that there are people like you that want to preserve and build structures that have style, history and beauty. It's a little like our barns here in Iowa... we used to have beautiful barns made of wood and limestone, but everything is now being replaced by metal sheds. No one wants the expense of preserving these structures. Looking forward to your photos!!! Best wishes in your studies and career! Thanks for sharing that with me! Smile Daenna
#10 Sat July 5, 2008 5:04pm

Nice avatar, Rob, I like it. Now I'm a bit confused because I'm very bad remembering names, I'm more a visual person. So, had you got a dog in you avatar before??? Nah!
#11 Sun July 6, 2008 10:19am

No problem Daenna! Smile I will be taking a trip to a historic district in the near future so I will try to get some pictures posted.
Thanks Carmen! Yes, I was the dog but I have been getting more creative with the camera as I learn to use it more effectively so I thought it was time for an update. Smile
#12 Sun July 6, 2008 10:15pm

Snap Happy
I have solved the problem of the 1/4 Rob - make a double width canvas in PS, flip through 180 horizontally, add to the original, and "Hallo 1/2 Rob!" LOL Smile
One of the best and instantly recognisable avatars on PBlog.



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