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Miss Taterbug
Miss Taterbug
Ken


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Challenge: DPChallenge User Portrait (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Backyard
Date: May 10, 2010
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2010

I predict a personal worst on this one.


Shot as the sun was falling through an old, dirty window propped up. I asked her to look off to the side and get a serious look. Later she said she was thinking of something that frightened her, and I think it shows.

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.8733
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.5652
Avg (non-participants): 6.9543
Views since voting: 2676
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 221
Comments: 38
Favorites: 16 (view)


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05/23/2010 10:47:52 PM
Good to see that you were wrong with your prediction! This is so fascinating Ken. And almost spooky too :) Congrats on 6th place!
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05/20/2010 12:51:39 PM
Ken this is one of your finest work. Have you asked this beautiful child what frightened her to get this awesome look? It makes one just want to hug her and say "it's ok". You two make a great team in your creativity.
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05/19/2010 09:42:58 PM
I gave it a 9 - it is WONDERFUL!
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05/19/2010 05:33:10 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

"Personal worst", huh? Fabulous image, and a great finish. I'm proud to be your neighbor. I gave it an 8...


I actually thought I'd score about a 4.5. Twelve minutes before rollover I said WTF and put it in.
05/19/2010 04:20:46 PM
"Personal worst", huh? Fabulous image, and a great finish. I'm proud to be your neighbor. I gave it an 8...
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05/19/2010 02:52:41 PM
Sometimes the DPC voters surprise us. I am so glad thos one scored relatively high. This is a very special image. Congrats.
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05/19/2010 02:44:02 PM
nice work!
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05/19/2010 01:58:23 PM
The scoring here has given me new hope that more artful shots might be permitted by the voters. Congratulations on your shocking placement.
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05/19/2010 01:49:12 PM
simply beautiful
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05/19/2010 12:25:15 PM
Ken, you really outdid yourself with this image. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that it scored well! The photo is absolutely brilliant. Submit it to 1X! Congrats to you!!
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05/19/2010 10:57:16 AM
This is amazing!
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05/19/2010 07:25:45 AM
Great score Ken...I love the affect the glass creates and her look is amazing. Well done.
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05/19/2010 03:01:18 AM
This is fabulous, might you submit it to 1x? I think it'd be accepted.
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05/19/2010 12:50:09 AM
Congratulations on a great image and well deserved high score and placing, this was one of my favorite pictures in this challenge and I thought it would ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2010 09:40:31 PM
Amazing. My favourite and pick for the Blue. 10.
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05/18/2010 05:29:39 PM
Outstanding job. I love the treatment on this.
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05/18/2010 05:04:17 AM
good composition.
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05/17/2010 11:53:51 PM
Love it!! So edgy and artistic!
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05/17/2010 06:54:21 PM
Very interesting - has a very grungy/contemporary feel! 9
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05/17/2010 03:44:15 PM
great photo, love the expression
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05/17/2010 02:52:28 PM
Lovely, evocative and rich, my only 10. I expect it to get about a 5.8, but its damn near perfect for this audience of one.
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05/17/2010 12:39:58 PM
I tried several times to come up with the light setup that will result in something like your GREAT portrait, the best I've been able to come up with was this which falls way short of your result. I am hoping you will tell me about your setup. This is an incredible shot and I would give it a 10 without a doubt, but I am not voting in this challenge. Good luck !!!!
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05/17/2010 11:00:12 AM
I love this shot! Shooting thru the dirty plastic/glass has really added a grungy feel and almost cinematic quality to the shot. Awesome!
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05/16/2010 08:31:34 PM
Stunning shot. The eyes!!
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05/16/2010 05:12:42 PM
Wow. I love the effect of the glass. Creative shooting.
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05/16/2010 05:04:04 PM
creepy and beautiful at the same time
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05/16/2010 11:31:53 AM
Wow!! This is awesome. Great idea, well done.
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05/16/2010 05:58:39 AM
For me - you created a world (the glass, the dust, the sideway look, the eyes, the tears like stains, the pressed hand) I can look at, yet never be able to fully comprehend - a frozen illustration of another soul. Inspiring.

Coming back to say that I see the glass playing a double role of both separation (of the figure from the world) and yet it also provides and enhances meaning (e.g. the dust suggesting something from the past, the stains hinting at tears, or maybe bubbles as the background can be deep water).

Coming back again to see if the magic has gone. It has not.
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05/15/2010 05:20:01 PM
This is really cute :) Pretty and quirky - I love how much of her character seems to come across in the picture.
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05/14/2010 12:07:33 PM
Great job on the image!
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05/13/2010 02:08:54 PM
a combination of Gump from the movie 'Legend' and Gollum from LOTR...I love the whimsical, vintage feel! 10
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05/12/2010 09:03:49 PM
Wow. Wonderful. Totally. (not voting)
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05/12/2010 10:51:35 AM
Interesting shot and very arty. Focus on the glass takes a bit away from the subject (person) but I do realise that if it was focused on the person it would look soft because of detail in glass.
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05/12/2010 10:47:41 AM
great image...has a real storybook look about it...8
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05/12/2010 08:58:23 AM
Interesting
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05/12/2010 04:55:07 AM
lovely capture and cute DPC memeber!
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05/12/2010 03:18:56 AM
Love how artistic this is!
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05/12/2010 01:00:02 AM
Beautiful portrait. 9
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