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Challenge: Where's Waldo? III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Jun 20, 2007
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2007

I`ve been wanting to do a shot like this for a while, this challenge was a perfect oportunity to shoot it. Thanks to Lalo for possing for me,letting me paint him and borrowed me his flashes :P

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Yay!!! :D:D:D:D Thank you for your nice comments

A couple of outtakes 541885.jpg 541886.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 150
Avg (all users): 7.8071
Avg (commenters): 8.5763
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 8.0299
Views since voting: 11545
Views during voting: 554
Votes: 197
Comments: 113
Favorites: 31 (view)


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09/07/2011 01:02:19 PM
Simply stunning!
05/29/2009 07:03:24 AM
Gaby I must thank you for your inspiration. I entered my photo of Sunflowers in a large regional newspaper photo contest here where I live and I won 1st place with it. That was out of a total of 879 entries. :)
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05/17/2009 04:11:10 PM
I loved your idea so much I decided to copy it with my wife posing as model. I painted the zebra stripe background on a large sheet of hardboard and that was more difficult then I had thought it would be. I found a pattern to copy from on the internet. Then I painted my wife's face. I could not get nice big sunflowers at the florist (only small one's as the season for them has not yet started) so I went to the garden center and found 3 nice big fake one's.
All in all it was a fun project. I hope you like it. I hope you don't mind that I copied your idea. :)
http://g.imagehost.org/0348/Zonnebloemen.jpg

Message edited by author 2009-05-25 02:11:48.
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07/05/2007 07:41:03 AM
Congratulations! Great work.
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07/04/2007 02:46:02 PM
Glad to see this formidable study walk away with the Blue. The execution with the waldo angled head placement works so fine! Congratulations on your neat accomplishment!
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07/04/2007 01:30:54 PM
I think you made the right choice for your challenge entry, as this is the best of the three photos, when compared to the outtakes. Excellent job - it's subtle, but the person isn't difficult to find.
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07/04/2007 12:59:12 PM
outstanding work !

my kind of illusions !!!

keep it up

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07/03/2007 01:34:31 AM
Congratulations, Gaby! Excellent work, from your idea through the execution. Very well deserved ribbon for such a well done, creative idea!
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07/03/2007 12:36:24 AM
Very cool. Your outtakes are both neat as well. Congrats!
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07/02/2007 08:38:44 PM
I knew this was a ribbon, but I had to give it a 7 anyway. It was just too cool not to. Besides, it kinda looks like a Surrealist send-up of Van Gogh.
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07/02/2007 06:47:52 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! I love both of your outtakes also.
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07/02/2007 06:26:16 PM
Very nice absolutly amazing!
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07/02/2007 02:44:14 PM
Very creatvie Gaby...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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07/02/2007 01:19:33 PM
ALL RIGHTS Gabs... Good job. we all knew this was a winner... Just wish it was during the playoffs.

Message edited by author 2007-07-02 18:12:59.
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07/02/2007 11:58:03 AM
woohoo! Congratulations on this most creative shot, Gaby :)
You deserve extra points for the body paint job too. wow. The outtakes are also very fun. I'd wouldn't find it easy picking between the three.
Only nitpick, with this shot, is his hairline being visible near the top right flower.
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07/02/2007 11:23:43 AM
Sooooooo creative! I love it! Congrats:-)
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07/02/2007 10:52:07 AM
You did an awesome job with this. From first thought to final production you nailed it.

Did you try any shots with the eyes behind the flowers or peaking through the flowers rather?

thanks for the new inspiration, I am going try something like this one of these days.
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07/02/2007 09:55:25 AM
Great. I didn't have time to comment when I voted. Your shot was my only 10.
So glad you got the blue, it is well deserved. Congrats.
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07/02/2007 09:26:03 AM
You definitely deserved the blue on this one! This is so creative and well done! Congratulations!!!
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07/02/2007 07:57:58 AM
Way to go Gaby .... this rocks .... proud to have you as a team mate ... GO STRANGERS!!!
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07/02/2007 07:14:23 AM
this is one creative and well executed photo. congratulations on your blue ribbon ... great job and keep up !

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07/02/2007 07:12:20 AM
Atta girl Gaby! Awesome shot ... well deserved blue ribbon!! go Team Stranger!!
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07/02/2007 07:01:25 AM
Woohoo, great job! Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/02/2007 06:14:22 AM
great blue, great score, very well deserved too, congratulations
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07/02/2007 06:10:42 AM
waahoo gaby!!! Congrats on a well deserved ribbon, this is a fantastic photo!
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07/02/2007 05:32:51 AM
This is absolutely fantastic, a real stunner! Congratulations on your well deserved Blue, Gaby.
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07/02/2007 05:02:15 AM
yeah, baby...bout time you got the blue! :)
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07/02/2007 04:49:55 AM
Wowzers, Gaby! Congrats! ...I still don't see Waldo... ;-)
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07/02/2007 04:15:49 AM
I said this would be the winner! Congrats for the blue :) Paolo
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07/02/2007 02:03:39 AM
Congratulations - fantastic shot!
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07/02/2007 01:26:23 AM
This is absolutely fabulous! I was going to try to do a flag one like this this weekend....BUT painting was going to take longer than I had!
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07/02/2007 01:17:48 AM
Gabriela! Congrats on your first blue ribbon...outstanding for the challenge. Blue ribbon for Mexico!
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07/02/2007 01:00:54 AM
Gaby Felicidades, no se porque tuve el presentimiento que esta foto era tuya.
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07/02/2007 12:44:15 AM
Great idea, very creative and well-shot! Congrats!
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07/02/2007 12:43:52 AM
Excellent work, Gabby! Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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07/02/2007 12:39:02 AM
Congrats Gaby. You've been one of the unlucky ones but not today. Not only did you win but you blew out the competition. Gets a Blue+ in my book.
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07/02/2007 12:31:07 AM
Congrats -- this was by far my favorite!
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07/02/2007 12:27:46 AM
Congratulations Team mate! GO STRANGERS!!!
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07/02/2007 12:26:32 AM
nice! enjoy the blue.. well earned!
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07/02/2007 12:16:35 AM
Muchas felicidades!! La foto está verdaderamente genial!!
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07/02/2007 12:14:08 AM
Awesome shot Gaby! Congrats on the idea and the ribbon!
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07/02/2007 12:11:15 AM
Great shot! Contrats on the ribbon. What's up with the 3's??
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07/02/2007 12:08:55 AM
Wow, great job! Many congratulations!!!!
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07/02/2007 12:08:48 AM
Congratulations! Well-deserved!
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07/02/2007 12:03:34 AM
Yay, Gaby! Sensational, well done and congratulations! I am so happy for you!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2007 11:06:18 PM
Okay so I saw you immediately, but the setup was really cool.
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07/01/2007 10:30:39 PM
This is awesome. Great idea, extremely well executed.
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07/01/2007 09:51:19 PM
woah. took me a minute. Very nice indeed
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07/01/2007 08:44:27 PM
cool :) I did something kinda like this once, but with spots. Yours turned out much better than mine though. I think its because the flowers are your subject, not the person, and the great contrast in pattern and color on b/w. That and I had to model it myself. Anyway, I really like this. Great job.
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07/01/2007 05:37:10 PM
Wow, love the paint job, definitely a winner! 10
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07/01/2007 12:36:43 AM
Very good!! I almost missed Waldo! (8)
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06/30/2007 09:10:39 PM
Great... simply Great.
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06/30/2007 09:40:55 AM
Completely awesome use of the zebra camoflauge... great image!
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06/29/2007 04:47:25 PM
Well done: must have taken ages to get that make-up on. Expecting this to be a ribbon.
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06/29/2007 03:05:50 PM
clever!
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06/29/2007 01:37:44 PM
Great! One of my top 3. The makeup artist gets an award for this one. Awesome job matching the makeup to the background.
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06/29/2007 11:23:27 AM
I think that this shot is brilliant. It must have take a while to align your model with the background!
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06/29/2007 09:47:35 AM
Very clever.
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06/29/2007 12:58:40 AM
I don't like it but it's kinda cool and I can tell you must have spent a lot of time setting this one up.
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06/29/2007 12:06:35 AM
This one is so cool. I love the black and white and then the use of the sunflowers add such a great color contrast. Fun pic!
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06/28/2007 11:35:48 PM
well done finaly
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06/28/2007 10:25:35 PM
Very nice job! Great blending into stripes.
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06/28/2007 07:54:34 PM
On of the best and most original in the theme.
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06/28/2007 02:59:16 PM
Original and really stunning! I think this wins.
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06/28/2007 11:41:16 AM
must have taken ages to set up! one of my favourites of the challenge
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06/28/2007 10:41:59 AM
I love this! However it looks like the front flower is oof. But I can't tell if it is that or if I'm just getting old and my eyes are giving way (especially with the design in back) :-) Anyway, for creativity and pure genius, you get a 10 from me. Very nicely done and great make-up. 10
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06/28/2007 08:21:13 AM
Wonderful!!
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06/28/2007 02:25:36 AM
The eye closed would have made it harder but I didn't see him right away either. This is very cool and imaginative. I like it alot.... except you had to go and ruin it with flowers... just kidding.
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06/28/2007 01:52:34 AM
Good one! Painted face to the right of flowers. Nice work.
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06/27/2007 11:27:15 PM
very unique!!
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06/27/2007 08:46:27 PM
What a vision!
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06/27/2007 06:43:05 PM
Gosh, what an elaborate effort. A pure delight to view and hoping this will make it to the front page. Congrats in advance!
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06/27/2007 05:53:48 PM
Very nice idea, the only thing I wish is that the girasol cover the part of your hair. Also the sunflower needs to be a bit sharper.

Any way congratulations. I don't like to say here but you got a 10 from me because of your creativity.

By the way, by the title you must speak spanish. Y creo saber quien eres. Felicidades.
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06/27/2007 05:04:53 PM
I see images like this on DPC and I realise just how far I have to travel in terms of concepts and delivery of these ideas. Unique in the challenge and I couldnt even guess how you could improve this technically. My only possible comment would be I wonder whether with the eye shut rather than open whether you could have created an even more hidden person. Got a feeling I may well be seeing you on the front page in the next few days

Congratulations on producing such an awesome image
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06/27/2007 04:41:57 PM
This totally reminds me of Keith Haring's self portrait (but I have a feeling this is inspired by that photo). Very well done!
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06/27/2007 02:11:57 PM
Haha, you really went to far too much effort on this!! Really nice work.
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06/27/2007 12:58:41 PM
Very good
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06/27/2007 11:51:36 AM
AWESOME...this definitely screams ribbon to me. The composition of the flowers and the face is just wonderful! It makes you want to look at the flower but then its like WOAH...a PERSON there. this must have been very time consuming. FANTASTIC SHOT!
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06/27/2007 08:40:32 AM
Team mate no vote.

This is fabulous Gaby I really hope it does well!!!!
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06/27/2007 02:16:57 AM
Cool idea! Nice execution!
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06/26/2007 10:04:51 PM
I commend you for your effort, what a tremendous job! 9
The following is by no means criticism, just "thinking out loud" :
I wonder how it would have looked with a shallower DOF? It would hide "Waldo" even more, but perhaps too much? Hmmmmm....
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06/26/2007 09:15:37 PM
This is incredible...it's creative and well done.
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06/26/2007 07:27:35 PM
wow, ultra-creative!!! definitely a favorite!
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06/26/2007 04:21:49 PM
That was kinda scary. I wasn't expecting a face to be there. . . .I think cropping a bit off the left, and some of the sunflowers out would make this a stronger composition, but it works well. I would pick this to be on the front page.
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06/26/2007 11:43:18 AM
I expected to see a lot more of these kinds of images, but not done this well. Yours is quite good, with the lines of the background playing well over the surface and the flowers breaking them up with a splash of color. I wish the eye wasn't looking at me, but it's such a minor quibble I can't even dock you any points for it. 10.
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06/26/2007 11:43:13 AM
Excellent.
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06/26/2007 09:37:55 AM
very cool!!!
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06/26/2007 09:30:29 AM
great imagination. lots of work, it's worth the effort. congrats to a strong picture
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06/26/2007 07:37:59 AM
Great take on the challenge - very well done. Do we have a ribbon here...?
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06/26/2007 06:36:16 AM
wonderful concept and great effort.
Came back to bump u up
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06/26/2007 03:11:43 AM
clever idea well executed!
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06/26/2007 12:11:10 AM
WOW... incredible shot. When I saw the thumbnail of the photo, i was getting ready to type DNMC in this space, but you totally amazed me here. 10, and I hope you ribbon.
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06/25/2007 08:13:02 PM
Wow.. love the setup... great makeup to blend in, and the bright flowers are wonderful in the midst of the b/w stripes. Great job!
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06/25/2007 08:07:17 PM
neat! nicely done.
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06/25/2007 07:59:54 PM
Thats so cool! Great idea,I love it.
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06/25/2007 07:47:26 PM
Nicely done. Creative in thought and execution.
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06/25/2007 05:29:41 PM
nice. I'm sure this took some time!!
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06/25/2007 04:45:45 PM
Very interesting mimetism on the B&W part. Not sure how much the "girasoles" combine with that though.
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06/25/2007 03:39:17 PM
cool
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06/25/2007 02:02:24 PM
Oh wow, that's great! First I saw the eye..then it all came together - 10!
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06/25/2007 10:38:30 AM
Very impressive -- certainly the best I've seen while voting so far! - 10
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06/25/2007 09:52:31 AM
Fun shot!.
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06/25/2007 09:48:19 AM
Wow you really went all out on this one. Beautiful shot, with great colors and detail. Composition is right on the money and the painting is out of this world. Very creative and should be a no doubt top 10. Great work.
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06/25/2007 09:40:02 AM
Cool shot!
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06/25/2007 08:53:12 AM
Wow, nice take on the challenge. I simply refuse to paint myself for a challenge at DPC though. I've got better things to do with my time. ;-)
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06/25/2007 08:37:36 AM
wow, nice pic
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06/25/2007 07:55:53 AM
great effect...
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06/25/2007 07:30:18 AM
Excellent, wow!
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06/25/2007 02:27:37 AM
Great work on the makeup!
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06/25/2007 01:23:20 AM
excellent
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06/25/2007 01:15:11 AM
Great Photo!
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06/25/2007 01:06:24 AM
so cool!
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06/25/2007 12:53:41 AM
excellent...creative and well executed...9 especially for effort
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