Date night by rockinrobyn

Date night

Taking a selfie through the reflection in the mirror in less than stellar light was WAY beyond my skill set! Ah well.
Oh, Robyn, I LOVE THIS. I'm not very good at explaining why I like a photo, but there is something about this--perhaps the blurred reflection, the wallpaper, just something! A fav for me.
August 25th, 2012  
Jim
Robyn I actually really like this. Very mysterious. Love the hair over your eye and the blurred reflection. And the pearls add a nice elegant touch.
August 25th, 2012  
I like it too! Good job!
August 25th, 2012  
@yonnie Thank you, Yvonne! I really appreciate that! Makes me feel a tad better because I was frustrated that I couldn't seem to pre-set the focus so that the reflection would be in focus. Thank you for the fav!!
August 25th, 2012  
@jcarrollphoto @tara11 Thank you, Jim and Tara. Appreciate the feedback!
August 25th, 2012  
Great clip...
August 25th, 2012  
So subtle, delicate and creative, a Fav! Love the focus on the hair, the reflection, the composition. The pearl necklace...every detail works. Is your hair color changing? :-)
August 25th, 2012  
@anzere03 thank you for the Fav! My silver is really only at the front of my hair, still very brown in back. It is sort of funny to see the back side of my hair bc I'm so used to seeing the silver that frames my face. Just my own unique self. :)
August 25th, 2012  
I like it. I think having you in focus and the reflection not in focus works far better. This puts me in mind of younger days. Very nice.
August 25th, 2012  
Great tones and composition! The focus works well too!
August 25th, 2012  
Don't think I could have done this well without getting the camera in the shot. REally nice. Have fun on your date!
August 25th, 2012  
Splendid selfie, Miss Robyn. It has such a suttle intemency about it which is both sweet and appealing. FAVed!

One question though, what are you gonna tell your husband when your date arrives to pick you up?
August 25th, 2012  
This is brilliantly creative Robyn!....Love this! @cromwell does have a point though! ; )
August 25th, 2012  
Oh I think this turned out beautifully! I love the focus on that flip of your hair and string of pearls, with your face in mysterious blur. Really nice.
August 25th, 2012  
I think this selfie reveals an underlying sensuality: show of shoulder and intimacy of flesh, the pearls, and subtlety posed by the question of whether it is a black frock or something that would be hidden beneath but only seen in the dressing room. The blurring of the face lends an anonymity, that also serves to mask, the subjects feelings and expression, and except for the title, all we know that is you might getting ready for success.

Really love it. Is a classic post card or even cinematic shot, leaving the viewer wanting to know more. Fav for me.
August 25th, 2012  
@cromwell lol, ssshhh. :).
August 25th, 2012  
@peterdegraaff wow, thank you for seeing all that. You just made my month!! :)
August 25th, 2012  
One can see that it is a beautiful face and apart from that the hair softly falling over the face in an unfocused shot is pure brilliance! Fav
August 25th, 2012  
Excellent selfie. Nice job.
August 25th, 2012  
Robyn this is such a beautiful shot.... you are such a beautiful lady and you have captured this so well..... you are not only beautiful but extremely talented. The shot has a soft sensuous feel and depicts an excited anticipation of your preparations for your evening out..... without doubt a fav for me ♥
August 25th, 2012  
Lovely and mysterious. Very sensual. Well done.
August 25th, 2012  
Wow, this is excellent - I really like the result. Your composition is awesome and I think you are looking gorgeous, although the blurred selfie :) Funny, but looking at the wallpaper I am pretty sure I have the same in my bedroom! :)))
August 25th, 2012  
Very pretty selfie! I like the focus just where it is...makes you mysterious. :)
August 25th, 2012  
@rockinrobyn Very nice, have a fun date night!!!
August 25th, 2012  
it's very delicate.... well done !
August 25th, 2012  
I love the tones and the dreamy reflection. beautiful
August 25th, 2012  
Great look to it!
August 25th, 2012  
I know you wanted the reflection in focus but I think it looks awesome having it blurred. Beautiful shot - fave for me.
August 26th, 2012  
@rockinrobyn Did you use a remote?
August 26th, 2012  
@anzere03 yes, I ordered one from Amazon for $3 ... Money well spent. :) on date night now. :)
August 26th, 2012  
@rockinrobyn date night and remote shutter opens a world of possibilities :-) Ok, stop looking at your phone, you are breaking date etiquette ;-) I have the same remote
August 26th, 2012  
Wow, this is fantastic! Love the sepia tones. Fav.
August 26th, 2012  
you not got zone focusing? I'd have thought the facing wall being in focus and the hair and shoulder being out would have made a nice photo. This is cool though, and well done for getting human picture on the PP. Oust the wasps and spiders and blah blah, insects....who the heck frikin favs insects?
August 26th, 2012  
@chewyteeth I Tried single point focus, manual focus and auto focus ... I had a couple of shots that were in focus in the reflection,but of course I didn't like them for other reasons. Woot woot for human on pp, though..)
August 26th, 2012  
Beautiful capture. Love the lighting, composition, dof and tones. This photo captures the beautiful essence of a woman and more importantly, you, perfectly.
August 26th, 2012  
@losthorizon thank you tremendously... :)
August 26th, 2012  
Ian
Love the mood and tones here
August 26th, 2012  
very retro cool
August 26th, 2012  
One of the best selfies you've taken! Love the composition and the retro tones. Congrats on PP!
August 26th, 2012  
It has a real vintage feel to it. I like it!
August 26th, 2012  
Very nice picture, you are so elegant, like in a movie :-)
August 26th, 2012  
Rob
Very nice self portrait! Very Mysterious!
August 26th, 2012  
beautiful!
August 26th, 2012  
It's lovel and has a real burlesque feel to it
August 26th, 2012  
@rockinrobyn Glad you like the sensibility of my critique.
August 26th, 2012  
I love this - you've focussed on your shoulder which works - fav
August 26th, 2012  
This elegant and chic - love it!
August 26th, 2012  
I like it Robyn. I think its always good to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. Hope the date night went well.
August 26th, 2012  
wow this is fabulous!
August 26th, 2012  
this is fantastic Robyn! the focus is just right and the composition rocks!!! faved:)
August 26th, 2012  
No! It's not beyond your skill set. This is gorgeous!!! Well done!
August 26th, 2012  
OooOoh this is awesome! Love it, Robyn!
August 26th, 2012  
I saw this on the PP it is a wonderful capture, love it all!! Will follow you!
August 26th, 2012  
congrats on the PP... you have some great photos
August 26th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot :)
August 26th, 2012  
I love it! It's so much more interesting than if it were a perfectly clear imagine of yourself in the mirror. I think it's perfect.
August 26th, 2012  
Such a great shot! Love the tones and the composition. Fav.
August 26th, 2012  
this is AWESOME! very moody and mysterious! fav!
August 27th, 2012  
Robyn this is such a great picture! Love the lighting and the focus is great! Well deserved PP!
August 27th, 2012  
This is great! Fantastic focus and mood going on
August 27th, 2012  
This looks like a still from some really important film. Beautiful.
August 27th, 2012  
This is lovely, really sets a scene! =)
August 27th, 2012  
You made the pp - congratulations!
August 27th, 2012  
This is fantastic. Love how elegant it is.
August 27th, 2012  
Oh my, this is good. A fav.
August 27th, 2012  
@jackiephotos Thank you!! I hope you're well. Miss you.
August 27th, 2012  
Lyn
Incredible shot, Robyn. . .I hope you've reconsidered and REALLY like it now. You are such a lovely young woman. bravo!
August 27th, 2012  
@lyno Thank you so much, Lyn! Yes, I'm quite pleased with the photo and have been so flattered & happy with the response it has received (and now I'm glad I didn't get the shot I was going for in the first place, lol.) :)
August 27th, 2012  
I think it's perfect in its subtleness, well done!
August 27th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost Thanks, Aaron. Less can be more. :)
August 27th, 2012  
All your selfies are great. Love the vintage look in this one, very feminine & elegant!
August 27th, 2012  
Have you changed your hair color. looks great.beautiful mirrow..goes well with the curves in your wallpaper.. all in all a terrific selfie.
August 27th, 2012  
Your picture is lovely
August 27th, 2012  
Congratulations on PP with this shot, it is wonderful! Love the tones and the composition!
August 28th, 2012  
Love this, lady! A fav!!
August 28th, 2012  
Great shot Robin. Congrats on the PP. It's a really beautiful photo
August 28th, 2012  
Love this! Hope your night was fun! :) Congrats on the PP!
August 28th, 2012  
Fav! i really like this pic! in a way the photo is even more beautiful with the background out of focus as it adds a sense of mystery and privacy as you prepare yourself for your special night with your husband :) love the colours of the pic and the mirror makes it even more feminine. stunning! x
August 28th, 2012  
love this one!
August 28th, 2012  
It's very nicely done!
August 28th, 2012  
Beautifully done, Robyn. Gorgeous self portrait
August 29th, 2012  
Really beautiful selfie! So creative and well done! Hope you had a fun date night!
August 29th, 2012  
Very nice Robyn! I love the tones and the focus!
August 29th, 2012  
Love the retro feel of it. This is a gorgeous selfie. Fav.
August 31st, 2012  
Yep ... Me again ... Last as Always ... Bringing up the rear Guard ... The Accolade's and Praises are well covered ... I agree Whole Heart ... The Awesome Creativity and Execution ... Praises Boundless ... The Passion of Art and Self ... Is what I Praise ... I see the Challenge of Growth ... Inspire and soar to New Heights ... I love the Energy of it ... Robyn ... The Soft and Serene Heart of a Country Girl in Love with Life and Family ... Can only be Portrayed by One ... Your Persona beams for all ta see ... I love it and Appreciate it Robyn ... But then again ... Just a " Crazy Old Man " lookin at one Beautiful ... Country Girls Heart ... Peace to You Robyn ... FAV
August 31st, 2012  
Congratulations on top 20! Gorgeous portrait.
August 31st, 2012  
Well done on Top 20.
August 31st, 2012  
Congrats on top 20!!
September 1st, 2012  
Seems that I'm the last one to see this awesome shot. As so many already said before: it's an fantastic selfie!
September 2nd, 2012  
Congratulations on the top 20!!!
September 3rd, 2012  
Well done Robyn, Congratulations. A beautiful selfie with an oldtime feel to it. Amazing what we can do when we challenge ourselves :)
September 3rd, 2012  
Great shot!!
September 3rd, 2012  
Beautifully done, I think the mood created by the light and your processing is terrific.
September 3rd, 2012  
Lovely shot...saw you on top 20 Congrats!!!!
September 4th, 2012  
congratulations on the top 20!! beautiful shot & selfie!
September 4th, 2012  
@lonewolfman Big smile from your kind & wonderful words! :)
September 4th, 2012  
great image Robyn, love it
September 29th, 2012  
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