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you never notice me
you never notice me
mandyturner


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Long Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: tennessee
Date: Jul 28, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 4 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2005

this is the first time I have ever done this-it took me a million shots to get one OK entry!

"You Never Notice Me"
The clouds of sorrow cast
a shadow of fear within my home.
I feel the cold bitter blast,
as the tempest rages and groans.
I hide in the dark corner of my room
sheltered from the storm.
I hear the loud thunder booms,
the roar shocks my trembling form.
I long for protection from the afflicting wind.
I long for grace and love to be
my rock, my refuge, my friend.
But peace, you never notice me.
Am I just a forgotten thought
or am I veiled by insecurity?
I want to live where hope is sought,
an yet, you never notice me."
-jsas (jeff)

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.1743
Avg (commenters): 8.5455
Avg (participants): 5.9505
Avg (non-participants): 6.3357
Views since voting: 4317
Views during voting: 573
Votes: 241
Comments: 52
Favorites: 22 (view)


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12/26/2005 10:31:29 PM
Poetry -

and a challenging image to critique. I wish someone would.
I'm too distracted by the face.

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11/01/2005 11:25:10 PM
superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10/18/2005 09:01:22 AM
Under-rated. This is so hauntingly sad. If I look at it long enough, I would really end up with goose bumps! Would love to know how you pulled it off.
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10/18/2005 08:36:33 AM
Stylish, haunting image. Love the treatment.
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09/06/2005 02:09:44 AM
you are a great photographer, I really like your stuff, and I'm just too shy to say it I guess! :-)

This is very cool, you have good reason to be proud of it.
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08/25/2005 09:19:08 PM
Like it hasn't been already said, very, very nice. I'm very jealous.
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08/12/2005 10:56:38 AM
Mandy - this took a lot of talent to execute and a lot of chutzpah to enter. I knew it was you right away. It's a GREAT shot and speaks to many people on many levels. Keep up the good work!
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08/09/2005 07:17:56 AM
spooky...I love it
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08/08/2005 11:28:22 PM
This is a great shot!
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08/08/2005 11:16:32 PM
congrats on a great score with such a dark moody and meaningful photo. I find the sockets very provocative.
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08/08/2005 05:28:20 AM
very cool.
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08/08/2005 04:52:50 AM
I knew it was you!!!

I could see it at your hand! ;)

Great shot!
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08/08/2005 12:46:26 AM
i agree you should have gotten higher...gave you an 8...well done!
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08/08/2005 12:26:22 AM
I'd say you ended up with more than 'ok'. Very moody, heavy image. Spooky. The BW is great with the grainy feel. Nicely done!
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08/08/2005 12:22:15 AM
Thank you! It probably would have if I knew how to do this technique before the challenge. Even though I know now, it is still so hard with my camera
08/08/2005 12:13:54 AM
should have placed much higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2005 08:20:40 PM
Well we all noticed your legs!;) Good intriguing image.
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08/07/2005 08:15:57 PM
that is one freaky picture, good job.
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08/07/2005 01:54:23 PM
Very very interesting effect. There is something dark and moody that I really like about this image. Definately like the b/w treatment. I actually think the plug receptacle helps this shot as well. Very nice.
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08/07/2005 03:32:31 AM
Got my attention. It's very powerful, even without the terrific, disturbing title. Is it a relection in a window? Is that a light switch? Why is it there? Are those knees, in the bottom half of the image? Who never notices you? That's why I like it so much ... it's visually arresting and it raises more questions than it answers. My definition of art. 9
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08/07/2005 02:04:49 AM
gritty, strange, and haunting.
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08/06/2005 01:56:20 PM
A very good artistic b/w study. Good impact. I would have prefered to see the wood uniterrupted. Good nonetheless. Bumping up.
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08/06/2005 09:06:13 AM
One of the better in this long exposure 10
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08/06/2005 05:32:58 AM
wow - depicts some very strong emotions. Good job.
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08/06/2005 12:40:54 AM
Wow very well done. like the plug on the wall. It adds a quality to this photo that otherwise may not have been there. The right amount of noise/grain and love the B&W conversion. Well done and good luck in this challenge. <10>
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08/06/2005 12:37:37 AM
The face is familiar from the forums, the image is totally bizzare and I like it a lot.
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08/05/2005 11:32:15 PM
One of my favourites! Really moody! I recognise the face too! :) Well done!
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08/05/2005 08:21:10 PM
I'm very interested to see how this one does. I gave you a 10. This definately doesn't fall within the spectrum of what I think will get voted to the top because it's too sad, emotional, and the photo has a old and scratchy feel to it. But that's precisely why I like it. Great emotion capture.
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08/04/2005 01:30:11 PM
Wow, pretty spooky. Very emotional. I like it! 10
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08/04/2005 04:59:59 AM
A nice idea. The light plug seems to take away from the presentation however.
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08/03/2005 07:35:46 PM
creepy and effective
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08/03/2005 02:23:40 AM
This is a wonderful photograph. It is also very sad. I am not sure about the wall sockets - they are a bit distracting, but somehow add to the sense of chaos.
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08/02/2005 11:46:38 PM
one of the best photo's i've seen on here in a while
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08/02/2005 04:03:53 PM
o yes mandy i do notice
and i like what i see here
has a nice desperate mood to it !
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08/02/2005 06:17:31 AM
Nice one. Dramatic effect and intense subject expression.
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08/02/2005 01:53:45 AM
Very haunting image. Well done.
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08/02/2005 01:20:54 AM
To me, this is both creepy and sad. Creepy because I just got done watching a spooky horror film and sad because of the title. There are three things bother me about this photo. One, the outlet and two, what is it that is over what I assume is a floor board and three, why is there another pair of legs in the picture. They don't seem to belong.
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08/02/2005 12:42:05 AM
This looks like a album cover for "Disturbed" CRAAAAAZY!
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08/02/2005 12:07:15 AM
Its great! very moving! I love this old arty style hope it does well !
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08/01/2005 11:26:00 PM
so sad
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08/01/2005 07:56:40 PM
Strong emotional piece, good work with movement. The white spots remind me of darkroom work, I am not sure if they add to the photo.
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08/01/2005 07:55:43 PM
Definitely a sad photo. Well executed.
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08/01/2005 06:35:39 PM
very noir horror movie, i think it is very creative and artistic.
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08/01/2005 04:29:33 PM
What an incredible image. This should be hanging in a gallery in London or New York. The emotions are so strong within it that I can hardly tear myself away from it to write about it, let alone express what it's making me feel. I like that th main texture, the main thing that's solid is a weathered piece of wood and this unnoticed girl is a shadow behind it. Black and white perfect for it. Shame about the blown highlights to the right of the bar but doesn't stop it from being a 10.
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08/01/2005 04:23:35 PM
Fantastic
i love the graienyness to this shot.
The feel of it is really creepy, as intended.
10
Good luck
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08/01/2005 01:07:48 PM
Chilling, haunting and down right AWESOME! I like the grain and noise going on in this photo. Good job! 10
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08/01/2005 09:35:49 AM
Powerful title & photo. Nicely done. 10
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08/01/2005 01:18:51 AM
oh wow. very haunting, sad, emotional, provoking....
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08/01/2005 12:50:20 AM
ding dong the avon lady
*favourites
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08/01/2005 12:38:17 AM
Oh wow this is awesome. I love the mood it evokes. This is really sadly creepy but so effective. Good job. 8
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08/01/2005 12:29:13 AM
Very good "ghost" shot.
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08/01/2005 12:21:02 AM
Beautiful Emotive image! Pm me (it doesnt matter when i cant vote anyways) because i would like to look at other photos you have taken. This is a very strong image. I wish you the bestof uck in the challenge!
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