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vawendy


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Challenge: Self Portrait in Minimal (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony a7iii
Lens: Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
Date: Aug 15, 2019
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2019



[Aug. 22nd, 2019 09:59:35 PM]

I'm floored at how well this was doing. It was at 7.35 until the last day, and 9 comments!

It's not a reflection. Had the idea of ghosting myself. It was a lot more complicated to begin with but those thoughts didn't work out.

This is a long exposure with me in the frame for part of the time. I also used to flash on me at the beginning of the exposure.

I thought it was a pretty cool idea, and I showed my husband and he said nice reflection.

Seriously?!? A reflection? Argh! that would have been so much easier.

But then I thought about it, and couldn't figure out how you could take a straight-on reflection of yourself without the camera showing. So then I felt a bit better. :)

The photo is the only one that I had that was big enough for a background. It's one that I took a number of years ago. It's matted but not framed. So I just propped it up on top of a bookcase.

Thanks for the comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 20
Avg (all users): 7.0652
Avg (participants): 7.1875
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 475
Views during voting: 140
Votes: 46
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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08/24/2019 01:00:37 PM
Congratulations -- I too think it looks like a convincing reflection.
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08/24/2019 09:23:36 AM
I commented on this during voting but not sure where it went! I love how this encompasses you, a great montage. Congrats.
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08/24/2019 09:02:23 AM
Oops, sorry, Wendy. Congrats on the shared blue. I missed that detail.
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08/24/2019 08:06:24 AM
Such a determined and dedicated soul.
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08/23/2019 11:49:52 PM
so cool you got the red for this Wendy .. what i really like about this is there is something rather lovely coming out of this photo .. something about your energy and personality ..
altho i know the camera can lie .. i think you caught empathy and caring .. hope i'm right .. lol ..
its actually quite beautiful .. and the bird on your face .. i have changed my mind about that .. it totally works especially with your title ..!!.. xx
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08/23/2019 09:25:14 PM
So glad you got the blue for this and Im even more impressed after reading your notes that this is not a reflection. great job Wendy and a well deserved.
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08/23/2019 07:16:54 PM
Congrats on the red, Wendy. Brilliant photo to do in minimal. Thanks for the notes. (I thought it was a reflection too, but there would be that camera problem, wouldn't there?) This was my equal top pick (along with Anita's).
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08/23/2019 01:14:35 PM
I was bumfuzzled about how you didn't get the camera in your "reflection", too! This is amazing, Wendy!

Congratulations on your RIBBON!
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08/23/2019 11:50:20 AM
I also wondered how you kept the camera out of the “reflection”. What a brilliant technique, and it really really reeeaaally turned out great! Congratulations!
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08/23/2019 01:54:48 AM
Ha I just noticed the egret right in your forehead.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2019 11:16:22 PM
Already voted, commenting now: I don't remember seeing that shot before, where have you been hiding it? I like your expression. Probably gonna ribbon, so congrats :-)
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08/22/2019 11:15:51 PM
Hello Wendy!
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08/22/2019 02:51:40 AM
Excellent! Love how you did this Wendy :) Can't see how this cannot be the blue. 10 from me.
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08/20/2019 04:12:21 PM
Very nice reflection. Well done.
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08/20/2019 03:38:19 PM
Wow! Looks like Wendy? What a creative, brilliant way to depict who you are than this. Flawlessly executed. Surely a winner!
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08/17/2019 07:45:18 PM
great execution and idea, my pick for blue..
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08/17/2019 05:58:19 PM
Outstanding and creative self portrait in minimal editing. Your reflection in the glass and perfect crop is technically flawless. 10
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08/17/2019 03:10:26 PM
This is creative!
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08/17/2019 08:38:37 AM
What a lovely, lovely take on this challenge - 100% for brilliant idea
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08/16/2019 04:17:21 PM
Very well done Wendy - the placement of the border confuses me although I get the idea.
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08/16/2019 11:23:55 AM
Brilliant idea! So like you... every shot.
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