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Day 111 of 365 days.

So far, I had more or less gone out of my way to not really repeat ideas for the entire year. But I got to thinking last night that really, the vast majority of my self-portraits (and everyone else in the world’s portraits for that matter) amount to "here’s a picture of my face." So I decided that arbitrarily not reusing a theme was silly. I want the end product to be interesting and not a repeat of the same image over and over (which actually would be interesting, but isn’t what I’m going for) but why not revisit a theme if I want a second shot at it.

So here we are, another take on the daily ritual of shaving, first visited on day 3. Thought of doing it last night and decided today would be a good day. Its nice to have the shot done first thing in the morning and having the rest of the day open to me for once.

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34 comments for “11-30-06

  1. November 30, 2006 at 1:20 pm

    It might be the same theme, but it’s a totally different picture-I really like this one-the limited color is wonderful

  2. November 30, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    @katy: yeah, I thought it was different enough. And I do like how this one turned out. I’m glad you do too. Thankyou.

  3. November 30, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    oh this is just too cool. love the colors, the crop everything. AWESOME!

  4. November 30, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    brilliant mav!

  5. November 30, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    love what you did with the color. awesome.

  6. November 30, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    This is fantastic! The selective color works soooo well here.

  7. November 30, 2006 at 5:03 pm


  8. November 30, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    ooh very cool. i like the effect.

  9. November 30, 2006 at 9:13 pm

    Great detail. Love the treatment of colour. Why haven’t you gotten more chits before mine … you deserve them!
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  10. December 1, 2006 at 12:22 am
  11. December 1, 2006 at 1:54 am

    Interesting idea of a most mundane task. I like the selective color — good choice of revealing your skin in color under the shaving cream as well. Nice focus and contrast; however as a whole it’s not a shot I would spend a whole lot of time viewing.

    Creativitity = 4 Composition = 5
    Colours…. = 3 Capture……. = 3
    Rated Total = 15

  12. December 1, 2006 at 4:54 am

    I like the idea of partial desaturation. Superb PP!

    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

  13. December 1, 2006 at 10:49 am

    This is a different kind of treatment than I have seen before. The effect of the razor opening up areas of colour is quite novel. The tonality balance of the photo is quite good with nice sharpness and detail. Superb shot!

    Creativitity = 5 Composition = 4
    Colours…. = 4 Capture……. = 4
    Rated Total = 17

  14. December 1, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    Cool shot, I like it.

  15. December 1, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Creativitity = 2 Composition = 3
    Colours…. = 2 Capture……. = 2
    Rated Total = 9

    I really like your 365days series. Some of them are fantastic…but this one is nothing eyecatchy for me…sorry, I really appriciate your work….

  16. December 1, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    As close as a blade or your money back!

  17. December 1, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    A very different type of self portrait, I like it a lot. The only thing I’m not too sure about is the black and white and colour combo. I’m just not sure I like these pictures – too artifical, but that’s just a personal opinion not a criticism in general.

    Creativitity = 5 Composition = 4
    Colours…. = 3 Capture……. = 4
    Rated Total = 16

  18. December 1, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    Cool Photoshopping! But only a Mach 3?! What about those ones with 5 blades?? (I use a Braun electric, when I get around to it.)

    As I write this comment, 365 Days is one member short of 1,500. Wow!

  19. December 1, 2006 at 11:50 pm

    1,500 365 Days members @ 10:49pm CST on Dec. 1st!

  20. December 2, 2006 at 6:42 am

    Creativitity = 5 Composition = 5
    Colours…. = 4 Capture……. = 5
    Rated Total = 19

    Must be hard to keep the creativity flowing smoothly for a year but I think you’ve managed it pretty well in this shot. I think its a fairly novel idea for a self portrait. I think the effect of the selective colouring works well and the remainder of the b&w shot is well balanced. I like the texture of the hair through the shaving cream it would be interesting to see if it worked as a straight b&w shot with the contrast between the shaven and unshaven area.

  21. December 2, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    Great crop, focus, dash of color, etc.!!
    I used to always take my shots in the morning, it was nice! But, then something woiuld come up later that would make me wish I had waited…, now I take them when the mood strikes me and post them when I can…….

  22. December 4, 2006 at 10:08 am

    this is GREAT Mav!!! The color selection makes this picture so much more than it would’ve been as a simple color or b&w only. really great detail here in the stubble too 🙂

  23. December 7, 2006 at 1:58 am

    when i saw it i just thought that it was wood… or stgh
    great shoot!
    and color work.

  24. December 7, 2006 at 10:14 am

    thankyou, everyone.

  25. December 22, 2006 at 10:26 am

    this one is my fav, great use of color and the lines really draw you right to whats important.

  26. January 17, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Very well done!

    I found this photo, because you asked me to Explore My Photostream (LEAVE 3 COMMENTS/FAVS)

  27. January 27, 2007 at 6:18 am

    fantastic. Love this.

  28. February 3, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Please post it HERE.

  29. August 17, 2007 at 4:03 am

    I usually HATE selective color, but this is really cool.

    Seen in your 365 days set. (?)

  30. August 17, 2007 at 9:29 am

    @O moon, do not keep her…: thanks. I do think its an effect that’s easy to overuse. But I thought this might be a clever use.

  31. December 1, 2007 at 6:49 am

    Manipulation on Body Mind & Nature would love to have your photo added to the group.

  32. December 1, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    @Ego Kornus: sure… it’s been added.

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