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Cory


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Challenge: Secret Self Portrait (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Date: Oct 15, 2012
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2012

Not bad for my first serious self portrait! I'm stoked, thanks DPC, for all the kindness and help, couldn't do this stuff without ya!

Thanks also to my friends, Debbie and Kiersten for doing the mask / facial foliage gluing, and thanks to my friend George for serving as a voice activated tripod.

We had a bunch of fun with this. Unfortunately, I did get some chemical burns on my face doing this, but they've healed fairly well so far. :)

Enjoy some outtakes:
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Thanks for the wonderful comments and votes everyone!

As far as it being a mask, well.. I don't know, it sorta is I suppose, despite the fact it's just leaves stuck to my face. I've got to admit that I'm kinda torn about the ribbon myself, given that even I think it's arguably mask like... Of course, so is first place, so *shrug*.. Clearly image quality is more important than the finer points of the description.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 57
Avg (all users): 7.0536
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.6944
Avg (non-participants): 7.2237
Views since voting: 2878
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 112
Comments: 42
Favorites: 0


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01/20/2013 04:08:24 PM
Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Such a well composed image with such expressive eyes!
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10/27/2012 09:55:30 AM
This is awesome, Cory! Congrats on the ribbon :-)
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10/27/2012 09:55:29 AM
This is awesome, Cory! Congrats on the ribbon :-)
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10/27/2012 12:49:43 AM
Nice job on the ribbon...Be careful how far you go for a shot...I'm beginning to regret the 'dpc rox' tattoo I got in '08...I feel like such a newbie, but what's a "voice activated tripod" and can I pick up a George at B&H?
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10/26/2012 08:38:36 PM
Ha! Nice, congrats!
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10/26/2012 01:08:09 PM
ha, this is awesome! first time I looked at the thumbnail I thought you were dressed in lettuce and celery.. gotta say, was slightly disappointed when I opened the full photo
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10/26/2012 10:59:51 AM
Love the wordplay on injecting your name into the title, Cory:-) Lighting and the details are just fabulous! That single, piercing blue eye peers out of the camouflage and ensnare's the audience's attention. This Boehican obviously went hunting voters and succeeded;-)

Question: You mentioned that you got chemical burns. Did you use Spirit Gum? It's what we used in Theatre years ago to afix beards, fake noses, elf ears and the like.
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10/26/2012 10:13:25 AM
Congrats,superb image and being a "looker" really helps.
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10/26/2012 10:07:08 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, Cory. Fantastic work on the disguise.
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10/26/2012 09:53:15 AM
Congrats. My challenge favorite, and I didn't consider it a mask (though technically I suppose it is one). Looking at your outtakes I'd say you chose the best of the lot for your entry. Well done.
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10/26/2012 08:28:10 AM
Great image - I gave this an 8 in spite of it being a mask (a well made one by the way).
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10/26/2012 07:08:28 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
This was great I'm glad my top pick was in the final 3.
Well done. Oh I didn't see it as a mask.
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10/26/2012 03:54:28 AM
Knew this was you. Congrats good sir.
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10/26/2012 03:53:24 AM
Well done Cory, I thought this would be on the front page. And somehow I enjoy hearing you suffered for that ribbbon :)
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10/26/2012 03:29:22 AM
Good work Cory! Great mask and like the great Katie, you too suffered for your art. Grats on the yellow!
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10/26/2012 02:55:17 AM
Ha! I didn't quite realize this was you, Cory. So THIS is how you got the burns?? Well this has to go in the DPC history book in the Darwin chapter. ;-) Congrats - well done and a well deserved 10 from me.
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10/26/2012 02:15:03 AM
Chemical burns?...what did you use for an adhensive..Congrats on the ribbon
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10/26/2012 01:51:13 AM
Congrats on the Yellow. Great image.
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10/26/2012 12:51:34 AM
Thank you Corey for your kind words on my shot, I really thought this would be 1st place...and OH MY I see we have matching chemical glue burns on our faces!! LOL We R Sick... Weird, or I duno, just dedicated?? Congraulations on a well done shot and OH THOSE or THAT Blue eye!! Your a Cutie!!
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10/26/2012 12:45:04 AM
Congratulations, Cory.
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10/26/2012 12:24:05 AM
Every time I looked at this, it reminded me of my entry into the "Mask" challenge when... this description specified no masks. So... I was torn.

I'm so glad you've thanked "Debbie and Kiersten for doing the mask" in your notes.

It's truly not a mask... and you deserve this ribbon... but I just saw it as one every time I looked at it.

And... I looked at it many times because it's amazing.

Congrats! Well done!

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10/26/2012 12:06:33 AM
Well-earned ribbon :-)
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10/26/2012 12:03:22 AM
So you got a ribbon for your pain :) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2012 11:43:31 PM
Lots of thought went into this one, not to mention all the work and time making up this green theme!
Not my favorite, but it definitely deserves a 9 for all the above mentioned...
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10/25/2012 09:48:50 PM
toddhead?
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10/25/2012 08:52:36 PM
I think there is a place for you in the next series of Lost. Besides that you've vegetated quite well and crispy as to make a really interesting shot. 8 points and a free jar of mayonnaise.
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10/24/2012 05:05:08 AM
my absolute favourite, even that it´s kind of a mask
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10/24/2012 04:00:53 AM
!!wahou !!!! good good job !!!!!
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10/23/2012 12:03:08 PM
Wow! That works as a great disguise. Looks like you put in a non-trivial amount of work on the crest at the forehead and design of the mask.
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10/21/2012 01:06:09 PM
well executed, and I expect very DPC friendly if things haven't changed in the years I've been absent. I expect this should do quite well.
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10/21/2012 12:39:32 PM
It's Fern Man! The colors are incredible, but you may have broken the only rule: NO MASKS :-)
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10/20/2012 04:36:32 PM
Very creative image good sharpness and composition i think i know who this is ..i hope my typing has improved!.. :)
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10/19/2012 08:45:47 PM
funny, great colors, focus and exposure, good imagination on putting this together.
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10/19/2012 05:54:25 PM
LOVE this!!! Stunning clarity! :)
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10/19/2012 11:29:56 AM
That's some creative camouflage. I like it.
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10/19/2012 11:11:43 AM
I am thinkin' this is Cory.. the BLUE eye what I can see of nose shape and mouth although it looks like you have lipstick on ... This is goooood and love how it works with the challenge!!! I've been having a Blast playing "wheres Waldo" with everyone ... Last night you said this was a high score and it deserves to be!
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10/19/2012 11:01:02 AM
Kind of a giveaway title, salad-head :-)
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10/19/2012 10:54:39 AM
very good image.
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10/19/2012 09:17:46 AM
This is hilarious!
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10/19/2012 06:20:04 AM
Inconceivable! ;-)
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10/19/2012 02:23:25 AM
So far, besides one other, this is the only other photo that should be a winner!
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10/19/2012 12:20:33 AM
Cory? :) Totally love it! Good idea, colors and focus
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