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Posted by
Abena (Illinois, United States) on 2 May 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

You looked at me as if you knew something about me that even I didn't know, bore your eyes into my soul. An uncomfortable gaze that shifted right through me and
In a flash you were gone. A ghost. And unresolved ending.
(Excuse the puffy eyes, I blame that on late nights :))

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STEED from D, France

Wow !!! Strong and Obsessional....The Killing Glance........".Hitckokian".....or "Lynchian".....Love this !!!!!

2 May 2013 5:52am

@STEED: I like "Lynchian" ;) Thanks a lot !

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Really stunning composition Abena, beautifully done

2 May 2013 6:23am

@Doug: Thank you Doug !

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful eyes! Get some sleep. ;-)

2 May 2013 6:33am

@Steve Rice: I finally have a summer break now, I'm done with exams and definitely going to get my fair share of sleep ! :-)) Thanks a lot Steve !

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France


2 May 2013 7:38am

@Gérard Beullac: Why thank you very much !

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I also see a future one with an ominous look.

2 May 2013 7:41am

@Basile Pesso: Oh yes, now that you gave me the idea I might ! Thanks !

julie from Aregno, France

Superbe autoportrait, regard sublime ... 5* Bravo Abena ! Bonne journée.

2 May 2013 8:22am

@julie: Merci infiniment Julie et bonne journee !

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

très beau regard, superbe lumière et cadrage ! have a nice day Abena !

2 May 2013 8:32am

@Anna.C: Merci beaucoup Anna, have an excellent weekend !

LeLudo from Charenton-le-Pont, France

What an impressive look ! Beautiful framing.

2 May 2013 8:39am

@LeLudo: Thank you so much !

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo avec ce panoramique!

2 May 2013 9:56am

@Martine: Merci infiniment Martine et bonne journee a toi!

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Interesting framing-it brings drama to the light and shadow.

2 May 2013 10:00am

@Julie L. Brown: I'm happy it does just that, thanks a lot!

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, excellent light management on those deep, deep eyes ...

2 May 2013 10:19am

@franz: Thanks a lot Franz ! I always appreciate your comments :-))

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

A beautiful and dramatic self-portrait. Love the light you had on the right side of your face for this - it really creates a moody piece.

2 May 2013 10:54am

@Jason Politte: I had a mirror right in front to help me out which is the reflection visible in the right eye, gladly it's moody. Thanks a lot Jason !

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like color and I look forward to B / N. ​​.. A beautiful, penetrating eyes ... A woman with character ... A hug, Adela

2 May 2013 12:25pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you so much Adela ! I had a mirror to help me see how I was looking into the camera. Have a lovely day! hugs, Abena.

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A captivating capture of these eyes! A very strong image.

2 May 2013 3:04pm

@Slackwater - Don: That's a fantastic comment, glad it's captivating. Thanks a lot Don !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the intensity of the look.

2 May 2013 5:27pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you very much Ruthiebear ! Have a fantastic day :)

Mohammad/N from shiraz, Iran

its so impressive

2 May 2013 6:59pm

@Mohammad/N: Thank you !

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very impressive look! A strong image, well done.

2 May 2013 7:37pm

@maximage: Thanks a lot! I'm glad it came out this strong.

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Love the shadows from the hair and most of all the reflections in the eyes, which really sharpen the stare. Very intriguing!

3 May 2013 1:32am

@Jeremy: I had a lovely mirror in front of me to help me see a bit of what I looked like and that is the reflection in the right eye. Huge thanks Jeremy!

CarineB from Paris, France

Impressive shot and stunning atmosphere!

3 May 2013 12:22pm

@CarineB: Thank you Carine !

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh ça intrigue ces yeux

3 May 2013 1:42pm

@L'angevine: Et je suis content qu'ils sont intrigant, merci infiniment L'angevine !

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Where visceral meets dream scape, in a very good black and white. I like the text, too. We have a lot of power in our eyes, and it works in the sending as well as the receiving.

3 May 2013 9:22pm

@Rick: I love that description of it, and as usual, I appreciate you reading through the bits and texts I put up. That is true and it's exactly that which can be at times slightly uncomfortable, with specific people.

Juliette from Fougères, France

Gorgeous ! I love the light that is different on your both eyes, with the soft shadow in the shape of wave between them. :)

5 May 2013 10:00am

@Juliette: Thank you so much Juliette ! The sunlight streaming in through the window and on the mirror was perfect that day. This wavy shadow was the shadow of my hair :)

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

I love the intensity of the whole picture. The sharp contrast between light and shadows is extraordinary. And, of course, the look in your eyes is magnificent.

9 May 2013 11:59pm

@Regina G. Santaella: Huge thanks Regina! The way the morning sunlight was streaming in through the windows had me itching to take pictures and I didn't know what of, so I thought why not do a self portrait :)

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