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    Default Reflective Portrait

    As you may have noticed by now, I don't have a lot of people that'll model for me -- so here's another self-portrait

    Aside from the towel in the background on my chair that's a little distracting, what's wrong with the picture? Should I crop the bottom part a bit more?

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    Great and Creative Shot!!!

    Cropping the bottom part a little more to put the image in "perfect symmertry" would be what I would do. Looks like that symmertry is a major part of what you want to express, as I see.

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    You could crop a little off the bottom, it wouldn't hurt. I would have liked to to see more light used on you. Maybe a fill flash?

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    Hi! Very nice self portrait; creative use of the tile floors, I like it!

    Aside from the cropping, which I agree would help, I think there is a white balance issue going on as well. Is your shirt white? There seems to be an orange-ish/pink-ish tone to it on my monitor.

    If corrected, it may brighten the image up a bit.
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    Hi. Thank you, I appreciate all for your comments. As suggested, I've cropped it and adjusted the white balance.
    I think the towel in the background is much more apparent now though. Is it or am I thinking too much into it?

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    cropped and much better, about the b'ground, it is a bit distracting.
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    I think the towel does get more distracting with the correct white balance but you could always get rid of it, or downplay it a bit like this.
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    Or you could just get rid of all the distractions in the background. But then your hair may blend in a bit too much.
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    I think the edit is much better with the crop and white balance. The towel is more distracting, but as Katie suggested, easily removed with some burning.
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    Wow, thanks a lot Katie. I really like the edit with the backround blacked out. You're right about the hair though. But when I converted it to Black & White, the hair thing wasn't too much of a problem anymore and the whole picture looked so much better.
    Thank you everyone for your help

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