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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Oct 14, 2005
Galleries: Emotive, Nude
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2005

...i thought about despeckling the surface of the scale, but i like the additional streaks and flaws in this picture--adds to the distorted body image idea.

my rinky-dink plastic bathroom scale and me! (i really don't have one of my breasts coming out of my stomach. really!)

edit: check carefully to ensure that camera was not in picture, levels, curves, slight crop, saturation, curves, scale, border, and a bit more levels & curves after initially posting here.

...and regardless of how this scores (i can see this image going both ways on this site), i love it. besides, my boyfriend stood for several moments looking at this, then said "it gorgeous." and he never says that about anything, so that's good enough for me!
(well...) ; )

(...and now that the results are in...)
lessons learned:
my tastes are decidedly different from those of the general dpc crowd.
would have liked to see lighting that helped make this pop more...especially up by the scale reading.
i think people have a harder time with abstracts...keep this in mind for future submissions.

Statistics
Place: 147 out of 371
Avg (all users): 5.3321
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.0619
Avg (non-participants): 5.5253
Views since voting: 2806
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 271
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/30/2005 11:37:45 PM
Quite an impressive artistic study. Good imagination and good application of reflections.
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11/11/2005 12:16:12 AM
This is soo darn creative! Great work!
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11/10/2005 09:21:07 AM
Great photo. I'm a big fan of abstract photography...and it usually doesn't fair that well on this site, but I'm going to keep posting them! So rock on!
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10/28/2005 06:49:03 PM
I was one of 65 5's you recieved. Due to the staggering partication in this challenge, I didn't have time to get back to my 5's, I start from the ends and rejudge toward the middle. Your concept was near brillant and well done. I think the fact that you skewed the scale reading to focus on that segment of the population which tends toward dysmorphic body concepts makes it more effective. The little touches do help. I wish I had scored it better now. Highlighting the scale face would have meant dis-assembly and installing lights under the scale frame.
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10/28/2005 05:46:29 PM
this is one of my favorite images from the challenge I scored it a 10. I like the surrealness of it.
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10/26/2005 11:44:22 PM
I scored this a 9 and tend to agree with havy2008. If you like the shot - enjoy it... I know I did - and do! I think it's GREAT!
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10/26/2005 10:23:02 PM
I loved it and gave it a 9 during voting, I don't think you should get too wrapped up in your score if it is a shot you really like, take photo's for yourself and if others like them thats great if they don't you still like it.
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10/26/2005 02:04:05 PM
Its not very clear what the reflection is for. I could guess its a human figure, disfigured. It looked odd. This still got a 6 from me for the idea.
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10/26/2005 12:17:29 PM
i think this is quite different and would have scored it a 7 or so. i like how the readout is sharp in contrast to the chaos around it.
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10/26/2005 11:47:24 AM
I gave you an 8, if I had time to re-evaluate I would have upped you to a 9. I have noticed that people on this site have a decidedly dry sense of humor; it's refreshing that yours isn't.
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10/26/2005 11:40:56 AM
I think this is a very nice entry. I think it should have done a little better then it did... maybe a 5.6-5.8. I did not vote in this challenge, but probably would have give you a 7. You're right that abstracts are a hard sell here, but I have found they are hard to sell at most of the "challenge" sites. Balancing the light is also a good idea. The first thing my eye is drawn to is the bright spot in the top left. Otherwise, I like it. :-)
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10/26/2005 03:19:09 AM
In response to your request for feedback, I couldn't really make out what this pink thing was in the reflection. I kinda thought it looked like some strawberries in melted ice cream. I like the sharpness of the digital reading compared to the softness of the reflection. I gave you a 5 for aesthetic value. Would have scored higher if I could have figured out what it was.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2005 04:09:46 PM
Good iimage.
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10/24/2005 02:10:30 PM
Nice abstract reflection. Very creative, nice eye. The subtle frame really pulls it together nicely.
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10/24/2005 12:41:52 PM
I like how you've placed the focus in the corner and that the shape of the window resembles the shapes of the reflections.
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10/20/2005 10:16:19 AM
I very much like the originality of this photo. Your eyes wander successfuly and yet elusively around the photo trying to decipher a human form of sorts! well done and the composition is great!
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10/20/2005 10:09:42 AM
I love this image, it's very creative and has a strong social message, whether you planned it that way or not. Title is perfect. Well done!
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10/20/2005 02:42:34 AM
Very good idea!!!
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10/19/2005 09:01:54 PM
Clever
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10/19/2005 03:42:34 PM
very creative!
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10/19/2005 11:22:38 AM
Salvador Dahli - if he photograhed!! Really cool and interesting. I applaud your creativity. 8
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10/19/2005 12:46:39 AM
this is just soooo wrong.......
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10/19/2005 12:33:28 AM
Awesome!
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10/19/2005 12:19:16 AM
I like the message behind this one very much.
And the execution is wonderful too. :)
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