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For Survivors, Pink is not just a Color. Itís the Only Color!
2nd PlaceFor Survivors, Pink is not just a Color. Itís the Only Color!
littlemav


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pink IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Nikon
Date: Oct 7, 2013
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2013

Ever since I saw the SCAR project, I've wanted to try for a worthy picture. I cringe a tiny bit at this, not so much that my scars show, but that it is emotionally revealing. I laugh and make many "boob" jokes, but inside there is a shame, I know that isn't justified. I think you just have to have been there to understand.
My aim at this shot is for women not to be ashamed of what their breast cancer has done to them physically, but to know they have sisters out there, willing to share with them our body image and hopefully that it should not be as scary or embarrassing as what one would imagine.

[Oct. 10th, 2013 04:46:21 PM]

PS... Ladies that might be facing mastectomies, They look GREAT under clothes, ya don't have to wear a bra any more, and When I'm 90 everything else may fall but my boobies are gonna be perky!!! (sorry the stuff above was getting entirely too serious) Also just FYI my implants are saline, it's been 11 years, I've smashed em a couple of times from horsey falls, but they take a lickin' and keep on tickin' :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.6632
Avg (commenters): 8.9000
Avg (participants): 6.7317
Avg (non-participants): 6.6111
Views since voting: 2611
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 95
Comments: 47
Favorites: 16 (view)


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10/20/2013 08:32:18 PM
Hey Katie, I don't comment much, I'm mostly a silent stalker here but I just had to congratulate you on such wonderful image. I saw it during voting and thought it was amazing. I'm so happy to be sharing the front page with you.

I agree with Nadine, with your courage and perseverance you deserve the blue.
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10/19/2013 01:00:31 PM
*This* is great photography. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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10/19/2013 10:28:47 AM
Congratulations Katie!! Wonderful image!
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10/17/2013 05:33:51 PM
thank you Katie, wonderful, lasting image
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10/17/2013 11:13:25 AM
Congratulations!
This image is beautiful! I give it a 15 on a scale of 1 to 10. (for the following reason)
The image is artistic, creative and very nicely processed/it is a perfect example of photojournalism as it documents a sign of our times, it is very difficult to cover both aspects in an image. This is what makes for great photography, I know it is hard when it comes from your core, thats what makes it moving for the viewer.
An unforgettable photograph! Hats off to you!!!
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10/17/2013 06:15:16 AM
Wonderful image and very impressed by the way you shared your story with us. Congrats on the RED (should be PINK for once)
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10/16/2013 10:03:04 PM
New here, I'm slowly getting familiar with the characters. :-)
What I saw and read on this page is amazing! THANK YOU!
Have to warn you though, there's a typo on your profile page: you can not be 95!!!
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10/16/2013 08:43:02 PM
So much heart and soul in this shot, really provokes thought and emotion, very well done. Thanks for sharing!
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10/16/2013 08:35:06 PM
Congrats on the red Katie. Inspirational and courageous!
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10/16/2013 06:13:08 PM
This was my pick for the blue. Thanks for being brave enough to share your story. Beautifully shot and processed.
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10/16/2013 05:32:11 PM
WOW, Katie! What an image. I knew you'd had breast cancer but didn't know you'd had a double mast. Had to laugh at your descrip of the result of what happens when tossed rider meets ground...owww..

Anyhoo huge congrats girl!

(careful) hugs, Susan

Message edited by author 2013-10-16 21:56:36.
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10/16/2013 09:43:28 AM
I didn't vote on this challenge, but I would have given this a 10. A wonderful image that meets the spirit of the challenge. Congratulations!
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10/16/2013 09:14:44 AM
You go girl. This is an awesome photo. Congratulations on your ribbon. Going into my favorites. :)
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10/16/2013 09:11:57 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon - wonderful shot from an exceptional lady!
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10/16/2013 08:19:07 AM
The lengths you go to to practice this craft are admirable Katie.
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10/16/2013 08:03:56 AM
As they a say ... A picture is worth a thousand words ...
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10/16/2013 08:02:39 AM
Wonderful shot Katie, inspirational-congrats!
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10/16/2013 08:01:28 AM
Exceptional and brave, a real winner. Congrats!
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10/16/2013 07:52:36 AM
Beautiful in every way. congrats
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10/16/2013 07:51:15 AM
Congratulations Katie on a wonderful tribute and a wonderful image. Love your speech too, brought tears and laughter, which a good speech and movie are suppose to do, lol.
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10/16/2013 06:47:22 AM
beautiful and encouraging. bravo.
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10/16/2013 04:41:03 AM
Huge congrats! On the ribbon and on the admirable step making this image.
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10/16/2013 03:58:53 AM
You are such a champ! Brave and beautiful.
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10/16/2013 03:39:41 AM
Congratulations Katie,great to see this ribbon.
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10/16/2013 03:30:57 AM
Extreme congrats on your image both for the ribbon but also on your braveness...
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10/16/2013 03:00:28 AM
Thank you all so very much for such heart warming comments and Compliments!!!
10/16/2013 02:29:53 AM
You are an amazing woman, Katie! Congrats on the Red/Pink ribbon!
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10/16/2013 02:29:44 AM
A real winner. Thank you for this very brave shot. I did not realise its a self portrait. Im survivor too. Oh and congratulations on a beautiful image.
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10/16/2013 02:23:10 AM
A goosepimple moment seeing this and reading the description. A huge congrats on a very well deserved ribbon! Ah such a shame this was not counted for the TPL. Well done Katie!
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10/16/2013 02:05:37 AM
you have my attention.
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10/16/2013 12:23:36 AM
Wow, this is a terrific shot, but even more, it's an incredible way to share your heart. I am honored to get to know you and be on your team.
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10/16/2013 12:22:34 AM
Respect, admiration, so strong. A real winner and - with all my respect for the blue ribbon winner - but to me THIS is the REAL winner.

Message edited by author 2013-10-16 03:38:50.
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10/16/2013 12:13:41 AM
Katie, my dear friend, I am so sorry I did not get back to you about this image, as I was away. But I want to take the opportunity of commending you not only on an exceptional image as far as content is concerned, but on such a beautiful capture. You are my hero in so many ways, and now, even one more more!!! Congrats, cowgirl pal!!!!
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10/16/2013 12:05:47 AM
Very brave. Excellent shot.
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10/16/2013 12:04:24 AM
Congrats Kate on the well deserved ribbon..!! Beautifully done..!!
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10/16/2013 12:02:51 AM
Now THAT's a brave shot! Good on ya, Katie, and congrats on the ribbon!
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10/16/2013 12:02:20 AM
Congratulations littlemav! Well deserved ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/15/2013 07:46:26 PM
Beautifully done - the story is there, the details suggested, emotive and relevant. Top pick.
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10/13/2013 11:57:18 PM
Great idea and very well done.
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10/13/2013 11:54:31 AM
This image touched my heart. It is by far my candidate for the blue.
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10/12/2013 12:37:41 AM
That is very brave and beautiful! Love how you emphasized her eyes!
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10/10/2013 03:09:38 PM
This is imho the strongest image of all. A lot of beautiful entries, but due to the special character of this entry this is my only 10. To the woman in this picture: you are admirable!
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10/10/2013 01:05:39 AM
High key works nicely here. Very real.
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10/09/2013 10:45:37 AM
8
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10/09/2013 09:25:23 AM
Wow. Powerful. Personal. And a very well executed image. You have my utmost respect. I favourited this earlier, now I get to vote. 10. Easily. That's for the story that you've shared. Thank you.
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10/09/2013 05:36:56 AM
Brave woman, brave entry and I hope it wins
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10/09/2013 12:07:51 AM
Brave and wonderful!

Well done.
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