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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: Jun 5, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2017

[Jan. 24th, 2017 11:51:06 PM]

To my model Taytum, thank you sweet girl.

To those of you who voted and left comments on my image, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have no idea how much your kind words of encouragement mean to me.

To the judges, thank you for the time and effort you put into this challenge! I look forward to reading your eloquent comments on the winning images.

Good luck to all!

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.1000
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2564
Avg (non-participants): 5.5455
Views since voting: 132
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 100
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/25/2017 07:40:35 AM
That this didn't make the top 20, let alone the front page, is more disturbing to me than what this image conjures in my mind. You deserved so much better with this, though I suspect the jury will vindicate your selection. When I was voting my wife caught a glimpse of it and asked, "Who took that, one of your friends? That's amazing." Something to be proud of. I'm actually somewhat ashamed that I somehow placed ahead of this.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 11:15:19 PM
unnervingly disturbing
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01/24/2017 11:07:09 PM
I like how confrontational and disturbing this is. A little girl becomes a god... aloof, scary, utterly confident.
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01/24/2017 11:02:23 PM
Beguiling and eccentric portrait. Well done.
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01/24/2017 11:01:02 PM
bump.
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01/24/2017 09:26:50 PM
the light
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01/24/2017 06:59:11 PM
The different earrings and the eyes really make this photo. I love it. The crop is slightly too tight in my opinion.
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01/24/2017 05:17:40 PM
that wink casting indecision along with the earnest lips is plain beautiful.

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01/24/2017 11:40:40 AM
The one eye, the too-close composition, the imperfect skin. A marvel of photographic choices.
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01/24/2017 08:30:41 AM
wonderfully put together.
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01/23/2017 10:16:04 PM
Strikingly introspective and gritty yet ageless portrait.
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01/23/2017 09:45:40 PM
Individuality... good traits... well pictured. I really like this.
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01/22/2017 02:16:57 PM
This extreme close up with the closed eye is mesmerizing. One of my favorites in the challenge.
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01/22/2017 12:55:59 PM
Powerful from the moment I saw it. The mismatched earrings complete the dichotomy of serenity (ignorance?) and enlightened consciousness. Top of the heap for me.
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01/22/2017 12:31:36 PM
possibly i would have added textures and reduced the sharpness. but i love the image. very face on! great work.
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01/21/2017 04:43:52 PM
This image is fascinating. Somehow in the same way as some of Sally Mann's photographs - at the limit of comfort.
I stared so much at it and that my head spins.
In layman's term, yes, it's a 10
But I have tens of questions. This is art
Congratulations
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01/21/2017 04:25:01 PM
Disturbing, haunting, mysterious feeling, with ambiguity supporting any number of interpretations yet leaving our questions unanswered. One eye closed, mismatched earrings, skin imperfections, close up perspective - all contribute to a sense of somehow intensified reality.
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01/21/2017 10:31:27 AM
I'm just reflecting on how much more interesting this is for having the one eye closed (but not a wink), versus having both eyes open. That doesn't seem quite fair does it? That eye-closed is interesting and provoking, and definitely art, while eye-open in the otherwise identical picture would be nothing much to seize the attention, and merely a bold photograph. So does that difference illustrate the difference between art and not art? I say it does. Because the point of art or at least one point of art is to do the expected in an unexpected way. And you have done that. It engages and provokes, it crackles with invisible lines of force; it transcends by a country mile all the tacky faux-McCurry exotic veils and so forth. I assume that you asked her to close one eye, and yet I am entirely ready to believe that you didn't; that she simply requires one eye closed the better to see you with, my dear. Thank you.
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01/20/2017 11:42:00 PM
what a fabulous face! It is a brilliant portrait...looks very Celtic to me.
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01/20/2017 11:16:46 PM
pretty inscutable expression
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01/20/2017 11:27:19 AM
In my top 10 for sure.
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01/19/2017 07:12:05 PM
Excellent portrait! Really refreshing to see work like this. Congratulations.
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