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Michaelaw
07-08-2009, 04:52 PM
was used to hold the camera in front of the kitchen window. Testing the 50mm as a portrait lens ISO 200 1/20th/sec F9.0. The E-3 gets kind of heavy at arms length :D I'm thinking this lens would work even better if I was on the other side of the lens.


http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/me01.jpg

tirediron
07-08-2009, 06:44 PM
Well done.

JAS_Photo
07-09-2009, 12:02 AM
Lol, nice!

Marko
07-09-2009, 11:28 AM
Well done as either a regular portrait or an '"arms length self portrait" :)

Michaelaw
07-09-2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks guys...This time it is me :)

kat
07-09-2009, 03:21 PM
I like it. You have a lot of character in your face and that isn't a bad thing!

Mad Aussie
07-09-2009, 04:31 PM
I like it. You have a lot of character in your face and that isn't a bad thing!
Just say he looks 'old and wrinkly' Kat ... he knows what you mean anyway :headslap: ;)

Nice M

kat
07-09-2009, 04:54 PM
Ha ha..well if it makes any difference..I got them too! :)

Mad Aussie
07-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Ha ha..well if it makes any difference..I got them too! :)
Oh man ... think I'll bite my tongue and walk away about now. Time to go ride my bike :)

kat
07-09-2009, 05:38 PM
Oh man ... think I'll bite my tongue and walk away about now. Time to go ride my bike :)

Go ahead MA..lets hear it! :evil2:

Michaelaw
07-09-2009, 11:28 PM
Old and Wrinkley??? I must have uploaded the wrong freaking file! :D

I've seen 54 year old dudes look a lot worse. You should see me after I put the cream on in the morning, no more than 25 I swear :D

F8&Bthere
07-09-2009, 11:56 PM
IMHO it's an excellent self-portrait and apparently an excellent lens!

Michaelaw
07-10-2009, 02:06 AM
Thanks...Bought the lens a few months ago as a sort of addition to the arsenal if you will but have not really taken it seriously. Now that my beloved 70-300mm is in for repair, I may get to know this lens a little better. I'm seeing more evidence that a 50mm makes a good portrait lens and I think this fast shot attests to that. So yes, I think I'll probably go portrait crazy next and see where that goes. I like this shot because it's how I like to see portraits, realistic and in your face, cropped to a point of interest. I got lucky here :D

Mad Aussie
07-10-2009, 02:15 AM
cropped to a point of interest. I got lucky here :D
Not from where I stand you didn't http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/biglaugha.gif

Kat ... no way! And a lady shouldn't talk about her wrinkles either :headslap:

Michaelaw
07-10-2009, 02:22 AM
Not from where I stand you didn't http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/biglaugha.gif



I must now challenge you to a duel sir!

You must photograph your face (or said face) and plaster it up here using only a window for light and absolutely no makeup people on set! Well :)

Mad Aussie
07-10-2009, 02:25 AM
I must now challenge you to a duel sir!

You must photograph your face (or said face) and plaster it up here using only a window for light and absolutely no makeup people on set! Well :)
You took this without makeup this time huh? ;)

No way I'm shooting my face up close ... I'm uglier than you even when you are wearing your makeup and lacy outfits!! ;)

Michaelaw
07-10-2009, 02:28 AM
No fair...I sold my lacy outfits months ago and you know it!

Mad Aussie
07-10-2009, 02:47 AM
No fair...I sold my lacy outfits months ago and you know it!
Yes ... I'm glad you stopped hounding me to buy them too. I'm glad my wife finally got through to you that your dress sense and colour coordination is appalling! :headslap:

kat
07-10-2009, 10:45 AM
Ha ha..!

tomorrowstreasures
09-03-2009, 02:14 PM
Man. I struggle and struggle :wall-an:with blur and you break the rules and hold the dang thing out - all i can think of is wobble, wobble and your image is soooooo sharp. geez. good job *hanging head low like eeyore*