'Self Portrait' is a difficult subject to broach; not only do you have the technical challenge of trying to take a photo of yourself but you also may have to overcome your shyness or internet anonymity. I just thought it would be nice to put faces to the names. For this, I sincerely salute you.
It's harder this round for me to pick the winners from all the great photos submitted. As far as I concerned all the shots are winners. But unfortunately I can only pick three.
First Place: abat - "Public nuisance?"
This photo has all the elements I was looking for. A very smart way of composing the shot with background showed where this was taken and the focal point of the subject intelligently ended through the lens filter. Congratulations
Second Place: rpolitsr - "Mirror, mirror on the wall..."
Great shot through the mirror with lovely natural light and nice side shadow. It looks like a classical photographer's self portrait! Well done.
Third Place: HungryWriter - "Looking down on creation..."
I like this photo of its great colours and lightings and very clever way of composing the shot. Are you sure this is not a shot from your security camera? Good job.
Others in order of appearance
Bryan Bedell - brushy brushy
I think this is very cute photo and another clever idea of using the self timer. The photo is a bit out of focus as the camera seems to focus on the showerhead at the back. Wish my daughter would brush her teeth with me!
Marie - Post diffused pot shot
Perfect exposure but pity the focus is not there. I noticed that your shutter speed was 1/8 and hand held the camera? It's hard for a person to hand held a camera under 1/60 I was told. Might be you want to create a dream-like image?
Magicmikey - Do you like magic?
This photo has perfect lighters and studio setup. The magic performed is amazing. How come the balloon did pop? A top contender.
partridge9 - If You Could See What My Eyes Have Seen...
A very-sharp focus photo and interesting post-processing image. I am interesting of how did you get the image so sharp and what process you used. There must be a lot of story behind the eyes, please share with me.
Txfirebug - Me at work !
Another great background which tells me that where you work. I was a bit worries to see your username is Tx'firebug' but you are the one who put off the fire. Phew! Fantastic job you guys do and I salute you.
Dchemist - waiting at the bar
Yep, I have experienced this situation myself! A good thought and an interesting way of taking a self portrait. The flash light unfortunately spoiled the photo a bit.
Alexandre Gabriel - Macro portrait
Well I can sort of see your self portrait from your avatar. Pity my eye won't look as colourful as yours. Very nice macro shot Alex but it's only a segment of the portrait.
Zero - Portrait of the Photographer Fighting Evil
A very creative and different style of self portrait. It has perfect composition and the right mood for the title. Unfortunately I am not a great friend of weapon. Another top contender.
BottomBracket - What Do You Mean You Don't Like The Pizza?
Another creative photo with spot-on elements for the title. I hope my local pizza man won't frighten me with his tools like that! Another top contender.
Belga - Self Portrait - Student/Traveller/Golf player (G6)
Invisible self portrait? Can't judge on that. May be you forgot the 'upload' button?
Teekay - Warped Me
A very clever way of post-processing the photo with great textures. Thanks for sharing.
Sara - Me, sorta..
This is a very well exposed self portrait with good light. The focus lack a bit of sharpness and the composition of half a face did work well for me.
I'm apologise if I have been made bad decisions on your photos. Please let me know, I can only learn from them. [added] Since I have been most of your self porttrats; here's my mug shot. I'll name it "A Moment of Glory"
Handover the duty to abat now.