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Challenge: Self Portrait in Minimal (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: Ribbon winners
Camera: Canon EOS R
Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Canon
Date: Aug 15, 2019
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2019

Ok there is so much wrong with this image, WB, lighting, crop (shot this thinking we could now crop in minimal :/) but I was determined to enter something as I was all for this challenge, and in my typical fashion left it till last minute - so this is it. I had a small torch off to the right shining onto some Al foil trying to get some light reflecting onto face, thats the corner of it you can see bottom right (sigh..)

[Aug. 21st, 2019 08:33:26 PM]

Well this is doing so much better than what I thought. First few votes saw it sitting at 5.33 (where I placed it) but woke up the next morning to high 6's and it's hung around there since.
Thanks for the lovely comments.
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Place: 3 out of 20
Avg (all users): 6.8936
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.9677
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 118
Votes: 47
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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08/24/2019 01:27:50 PM
This is such an great image! One of my favs in the challenge. 8 from me!
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08/24/2019 09:27:13 AM
Wonderful image and I like the statue, it tells a story. Nice executed.
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08/24/2019 08:08:34 AM
woo hoo girl!
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08/23/2019 11:55:40 PM
WOW .. Janine .. you are beautiful .. !! ..
and congratulations on the red for this wonderful self portrait ..
i rather like the white balance .. altho i must say my monitor needs a calibration .. like two years ago .. !! ..
and i didnt mind the statue .. gave this an almost 'spiritual' theme .. to me anyway .. however seeing the one without the statue .. that 'distraction' is gone .. :)

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08/23/2019 01:18:08 PM
Congratulations on a job well done! Minimal and selfies are hard. Minimal selfies are even harder.

Congratulations on your RIBBON, Janine!
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08/23/2019 11:57:09 AM
Im so glad this won a ribbon! Im not a fan of minimal editing because I can see the WOW that this photo would become with such a few minor tweaks... but for minimal editing, it IS a wow photo! Congratulations!!
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08/23/2019 01:56:02 AM
I agree you did get the White balance wrong and I was going to mention in a comment, but since you mentioned it anyway I didnt have to.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2019 08:29:53 PM
nice and definitely got a few more points though curious did you really want to keep that statue at the center?
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08/20/2019 03:42:16 PM
This is so good! My favorite! Creative. Artistic. And beautiful. You need NO editing! I hope this one wins. I shall do my part in giving it my first perfect score.
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08/17/2019 06:00:10 PM
Top 3. Beautifully executed.
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08/16/2019 11:03:00 AM
Nicely done!
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