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Challenge: Self Portrait With Your Childhood Self (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2014 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jan 30, 2014
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2014

[Feb. 6th, 2014 09:12:12 PM]

I know -- I didn't do a very good job on it, but I really did try. I just couldn't get the tones to work out.

Tanguera's idea of flattening with topaz is excellent, I think it would have really helped.

As far as creepy... I don't know what my mom would think about that!! :)

When I was 8, she decided to do Victorian type portraits of the 3 children. She made the dress, and did the hair. The worst part was that she used an eyebrow pencil as eyeliner on me!!! That hurt!! I remember that part, but not really standing for the picture.

The picture hung on the wall for 40 years, and has really faded over time. It's in an oval frame with curved glass, so I just took a picture of that. Here's the original:

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The sad thing is that the birdcage isn't ours anymore. It's an old german type of birdcage, where the bird actually moves and tweets when you wind it up. But when my grandmother died, it ended up at auction. My mom had already stopped the auction for something that wasn't supposed to be in the sale, so she didn't think she could do it twice. :(

Thanks for the comments, even if you think I'm creepy. :)

Place: 13 out of 27
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02/15/2014 08:10:34 AM
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I really do like this. It's dark and mysterious. I love what your mum did, and what you did. Well done!
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02/07/2014 01:28:22 PM
Terrific.. Well done.
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02/07/2014 09:12:48 AM
Now that I see the other side of Wendy I'm very grateful that her bird received 1st place. In fact, give her 1st on everything, I just want her to be happy.

Message edited by author 2014-02-07 09:13:02.
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02/07/2014 06:06:40 AM
Ha, you fooled Janine :)

I wanted to be nice, but now that others have said it, I did feel it was kind of creepy, "oh please don't hate me now, GRIN!!!

Still I gave you a 7 for bravery :)
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02/07/2014 02:56:15 AM
Not crazy about the hand on the left girls right shoulder but love the shot. Very nice!
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02/07/2014 02:55:00 AM
still creepy. all 3 of ya. :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2014 11:41:28 PM
Well done
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02/06/2014 10:53:51 PM
great expression. you made me laugh.
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02/06/2014 08:36:13 PM
I did not realize you were a twin...
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02/06/2014 05:22:44 PM
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02/06/2014 03:53:39 AM
This seems very Victorian, if you know what I mean. The hand on the shoulder might have been done a little better, though, but good (slightly freaky) job.
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02/05/2014 10:52:16 AM
The hand and the adult face seem somehow out of place.
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02/03/2014 01:58:37 PM
This scared me! In a Airbus sort of way. LOL Great.
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02/01/2014 12:51:31 AM
a real old world look. well done 7
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01/31/2014 06:38:48 PM
Wendy, that is so cool. And a bit creepy... I feel that the current you is brighter and sharper than the original. A little flatness may have been good in this instance :)
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01/31/2014 11:42:55 AM
Scary hand.
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01/31/2014 08:50:13 AM
OMG I LOVE this. So creepy.
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01/31/2014 03:33:12 AM
Why so serious, I guess it was the era, but you're not that old ;) edited for typo

Voting later.

Love the outfits, and your hair when you were younger.
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01/31/2014 12:50:20 AM
Alrighty, a Stephen King book cover. :P
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