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Challenge: Buttons (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Nov 11, 2012
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2012

[Nov. 17th, 2012 04:41:35 PM]

This was a really hard one for me to do. It's not that I'm a prude -- If I looked like Judi, I'd probably do shots like this all the time. :)

But I'm not the type that usually elicits thoughts of boudoir photography.

But... this place has made me done some bizarre things in the past, so I might as well add another thing to the list.

Let me tell you, though -- when you're an extremely self conscious 47 year old mom with stretch marks, those trolls votes hit a lot harder than the do on the great blue heron pictures!! I think I'm more cut out for the great blue heron shots. :)

However, there were some very nice comments during the week.

I can't believe I'm finding myself wondering how I'm stacking up against the other two rack shots. Readying the excuse that I made mine more about the buttons, so that I can blame the success or failure on that. :P

What an utterly and totally bizarre week. And regarding the fact that I'm still feeling embarrassed as I write this, you'll be glad to know that you don't have to worry about a nude entry from me. :)

Thanks for the comments and the kind votes. :)

[Nov. 17th, 2012 04:44:22 PM]

Oh, by the way, I did this quickly while my family was out of the house. My husband offered to help with a reshoot, offering creative input after the kids had gone to sleep -- no matter how long it took. But I decided that I'd stick with what I had. But isn't he thoughtful?? :D

[Nov. 17th, 2012 04:45:44 PM]


oh -- and nononononononononononononononononono, I am NOT going to post all of my outtakes!!!!


[Nov. 17th, 2012 04:47:03 PM]


Oh, ok.

I'll post the outtakes:

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Place: 5 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.2768
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2778
Avg (non-participants): 6.2763
Views since voting: 1497
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 112
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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11/21/2012 03:39:12 AM
Haven't posted in a while, but I thought I'd share a quote to counter your self consciousness.

"Nursing does not diminish the beauty of a woman's breasts; it enhances their charm by making them look lived in and happy."
Robert A. Heinlein from Time Enough for Love
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11/20/2012 11:03:21 AM
Whoa Doggies!!!! I say this in my most non-sexual appreciative of the art voice... Yer Hot Girl!!!

Appalude you for that work.. since I can only do silly stupid on me, you have inspired me!!!!!

Very Proud for you of your tit TOP five... sheeeze where is my mind...
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11/19/2012 03:13:11 PM
Guess I can spot your pictures without knowing sometimes :) My favorite in the challenge. I was hoping for a ribbon for it. Lovely! Congrats on the top 5!
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11/19/2012 02:43:18 PM
I'm like you, this would've been difficult for me too. You stepped outside your comfort zone and it worked!
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11/19/2012 04:04:37 AM
Congrats on a top five showing. One of my higher scores... Oddly enough, I just noticed the little buttons on the sweater, somehow I was distracted ;)

Seriously though, as a photographer/artist, I'm glad DPC has gotten you to step out of your comfort zone. This was tastefully done, well thought out, and appreciated by the people here. You have a great portfolio. Cheers.
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11/19/2012 01:09:11 AM
:) well now, nice one, Wendy!
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11/19/2012 12:39:20 AM
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11/19/2012 12:17:34 AM
Nice going, I knew the girls would hold up well in this challenge. ;-}
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11/19/2012 12:03:10 AM
You are one brave and crazy woman :) Congrats on finishing in the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2012 08:21:46 PM
lotsa buttons.
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11/17/2012 12:14:46 AM
High key was definitely the way to go. Luscious
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11/14/2012 08:04:50 PM
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11/14/2012 03:51:13 PM
Creamy and well executed.
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11/12/2012 06:44:15 PM
Love the tones, DOF, texture on the sweater, the subject. You got my 9.
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11/12/2012 10:42:32 AM
Nice elegant representation.
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