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Olan Mills Senior Portrait
Olan Mills Senior Portrait

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Challenge: Portrait of the Elderly II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2019
Camera: Canon EOS-80D
Lens: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
Date: Jul 1, 2019
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2019

I crack myself up. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The elderly have to have a sense of humor, because getting old is no freakin' laughing matter. Your looks, if you even had them to begin with, are gone. People try to give you their seats on a bus, even though you had just completed a half marathon earlier that day. Hmmm. Come to think of it, perhaps I should have taken the seat.... Your hair gets thin, wiry, and uncooperative. And apparently blue on the ends, though I may have done that on purpose. And you forget things. Hell, you forget EVERYTHING. Which may be good, really, when you get down to it. I don't see myself as "elderly" but probably the rest of the world does. Sigh.

Place: 7 out of 26
Avg (all users): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.9167
Avg (non-participants): 6.3929
Views since voting: 308
Views during voting: 90
Votes: 40
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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07/16/2019 12:31:36 PM
like i said before-wunderbar
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07/15/2019 09:42:28 PM
But... but... but...

You're not elderly.

Still adorable, though! Well done, Deb!

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07/15/2019 10:18:59 AM
Deb, you are NEVER going to grow old! EVER! Anyone who can run a half-marathon, ride their bike a bazillion miles on any given morning, and have the attitude towards life that would pull off this amazing contest entry will be young forever! That Olan Mills pose! Cracks me up too! You go, girl!!!
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07/15/2019 12:37:12 AM
brilliant. if this is elderly, let's do it.
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07/15/2019 12:33:34 AM
Ha ha I had no idea that was you.
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07/15/2019 12:21:39 AM
A sense of humor is key to any senior portrait, for sure. ... thank you. This is memorable. And fun.
Edit to add... no I donít see elderly here. Just fun.

Message edited by author 2019-07-15 00:22:57.
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07/15/2019 12:09:25 AM
oh wow .. I thought someone else had taken this photo .. you are amazing to get such a relaxed and fantastic photo of yourself ..
if I had been picking blue ribbons this wouldv been mine ..
there is so much personality in this photo ..
it's memorable .. cute .. happy .. fun .. and totally adorable .. seriously ..
congrats on such a wonderful self portrait .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2019 11:34:12 PM
7 for cracking me up
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07/14/2019 05:56:26 PM
ROFL, Deb!
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07/11/2019 07:29:46 PM
Love the whimsical pose. Top 3 from me.
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07/11/2019 05:12:19 PM
Haha! I love it! LOVE IT!
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07/11/2019 07:52:51 AM
BRILLIANT .. !!! .. this is such a stunning photo of Deb .. and i'm loving the personality you have captured .. i cant help smiling when i look at this ..
i havent seen all the pics in the challenge .. but i doubt anything would beat this .. of course i'm slightly biased .. but what the heck .. !! .. ;)

a day or two later ..
just realized I commented and didn't vote ..
I will rectify that right now ..
tragedy averted ..!!.. ;)

also wanted to say this has popped into my head many times since I commented .. definitely a very special portrait ..
its quirky endearing and very cool .. :)
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07/10/2019 04:28:03 PM
LOL!!! I was going to do this but didn't have the guts! 7 for guts & image.
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07/10/2019 03:44:09 PM
Love it! The expression, the post processing, all wonderful. Good luck 9
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