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The Souls of My Feet (New Type of Self Portrait)
The Souls of My Feet (New Type of Self Portrait)

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Challenge: Something New II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: My balcony
Date: May 8, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2004

I don't think I've ever taken a self-portrait this way before! Now I just hope I can get the permanent marker off...

Place: 87 out of 187
Avg (all users): 5.5141
Avg (commenters): 5.9000
Avg (participants): 5.4902
Avg (non-participants): 5.5467
Views since voting: 1304
Votes: 177
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/20/2004 10:20:20 AM
Hi Amanda and * Greetings from the Critique Club *

Yes - it's definitely a new style of self portrait - very original.

It's ironic, but your image finished right next to mine in the challenge.

Note that even the commenters who didn't rate the image high had an emotional reaction. That means the image is a success - as it should be.

It is very creative - even the way you elected to write the text: font, text size, positioning and boldness.

The "printing" is just a tiny bit less contrasty that I'd like, perhaps because the backgroud is such a middle value. Did you try a very dark background? Note how well the image looks in the bottom right corner with the dark background next to the ball of your left foot.

Compositionally - it's near perfect but perhaps a bit crowded on the left, right, and bottom.

As you know - these are just "one man's opinion" on how you might take an already great image and make it even better. Thanks for sharing it - and I hope the magic marker wasn't that hard to remove.


PS: I really loved your entry in Abstract!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2004 08:04:12 PM
Composition: (Subject Placement, Cropping, Background): 8
Technical: (Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing): 7
Appeal: (Is it Interesting, Motivating, etc.): 7
Challenge: (How well it meets the challenge): 8
Average (rounded): 8
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05/16/2004 04:35:46 PM
Funny but I don't expect it to get up with the ribbons.
05/14/2004 03:44:46 PM
creative ... and original. Oh for a feather. good job.
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05/13/2004 07:27:23 AM
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05/12/2004 11:37:41 AM
I know more than am I am ... who's am I am? just kidding ... very creative
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05/11/2004 09:43:44 PM
interesting idea!! Looooooooong feet!!
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05/11/2004 04:20:37 PM
Put a large white matte around this and hang it in a modern art museum. I like this, clever idea. 8 -danny
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05/11/2004 03:49:54 AM
That must have tickled. Cute shot I like it.
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05/11/2004 03:40:42 AM
looks like it was taken indoors.. at your home I am guessing? challenge not met
05/10/2004 08:33:31 PM
I gave this a six. I like it quite a bit but somehow I didn't feel I wanted to give it a higher rating. I can't quite put my finger on why. I voted yesterday and am commenting today. I may have given it a higher rating today so it just may have been my mood. I think I just don't care for the saying. I like the idea.
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05/10/2004 06:22:22 PM
Ok, because it is written on your feet I believe you...I love the contrast here!
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05/10/2004 02:18:23 AM
Funny :), thanks for the chuckle. Great imagination.
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