one day at a time

day 168: self-portrait

selfportrait © Verena Fischer

selfportrait © Verena Fischer

This picture was actually an attempt at making a hand-held self-portrait with my 50mm lens on my 450D. Since my camera is a crop body I am therefore also somewhat … cropped (oh surprise). However, what I like about this picture is the depth of field which lets one of my eyes be in focus while the other is already out of focus.

7 responses

  1. This is excellent, as you say the focus/out of focus play adds a lot to this image. Personally I would crop a little bit the left side just leave out the white area on the left top corner which I find a little distracting, but this is just my opinion which could be wrong…
    robert

    February 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

  2. I like it, the eye is definitely the focal point really standing out from the rest of the photo. I agree with Robert re. cropping out the top right.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

  3. Nice,

    February 3, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  4. Love the focus too.. and agree with Robert. Cropping out the top left light area ( which I’m sure is what David means too ) would improve the shot

    February 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

  5. Nicely done Verena !!!

    February 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  6. Wonderful, Ms. F…
    self-portraits are never easy (even with the help of a tripod), but you’ve made it look easy! Love the shallow d.o.f., too… f/1.8 sounds like a dream!
    🙂

    February 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  7. elmediat

    Excellent self-portrait !.

    February 18, 2012 at 4:29 am

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