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Challenge: Self Portrait With Your Childhood Self (Expert Editing*)
Date: Jan 30, 2014
Galleries: Family
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2014

Just entering for fun, I had no intention all week to enter, so I'm not expecting much!

Place: 18 out of 27
Avg (all users): 5.7182
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 5.3571
Avg (non-participants): 5.7708
Views since voting: 678
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 110
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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02/07/2014 09:35:50 AM
I like Neat, I really do. In fact I thought this was a cool image. But I must say that I have a hard time always saying how I feel because of the "political" side of the community (I need to get better at this). I don't want people to think I'm personally attacking them. The same in reverse. I think sometimes I don't get the harsh details of why my photo wasn't up to par because people don't want to demotivate or come across as critical. The problem is that we get flooded with compliments ,(& God knows I love those), but are we really learning or hearing why we received that 5.0 instead of a 7.0? Having said that there are folks who will give you all the details, for better or for worse, & here's the thing. By and large they do that in a way that is not hurtful. If we come across, (like most folks here), as supportive and constructive then even the most difficult comments to receive can be embraced as helpful.
I think, (in fact I know), that we're many times spared comments that could possibly help us grow as photographers.

Message edited by author 2014-02-09 20:51:54.
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02/07/2014 06:49:30 AM
edit - Deleted at request of Neat.
I didn't get home until now.

Message edited by author 2014-02-08 19:50:22.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2014 09:22:06 PM
some people are always nice.
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02/03/2014 01:59:47 PM
Very nice.
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02/01/2014 05:31:16 PM
Changing my comment a little.

I voted this a one.
The superimposition of your adult face being marred and hidden from your childhood hair adds no value. It obscures the vast majority of your face and makes it hard to see your expression.

The description explicitly states: this week, go back in time and visit your childhood self, or perhaps have them warped into a future scene with you! The entries I was generous with attempted to insert themselves into a scene, which was the inspiration for this challenge. If there's a scene present, I'm definitely missing it.

Just wanted to add that yours isn't the only image that I think missed the mark in this regard. It was just after seeing the thread you started, I had to comment. I think complaining about voters is detrimental to the overall site. People should be allowed to vote how they see fit without having people constantly complain about their voters. At least I'm trying to explain why I voted the way I did.
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02/01/2014 10:23:59 AM
interesting approach to the project, well done 7
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01/31/2014 06:59:52 PM
Lovely and artistic
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01/31/2014 11:39:30 AM
Nice idea.
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