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Shattered and Shuttered
Shattered and Shuttered

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Central California
Date: Jun 15, 2003
Aperture: f:11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2003

I drove all day to find just the perfect place for this picture. I never did find it. Hope you laugh a little and have fun.

Place: 85 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.5184
Avg (commenters): 6.4375
Avg (participants): 5.3615
Avg (non-participants): 5.6620
Views since voting: 888
Votes: 272
Comments: 17
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06/27/2003 12:11:34 AM
*Critique Club*

Very orginal idea. I do agree its fantastic in the fact that you don't have any glare. I do see a distracting element in it that can easily be gotten rid of the rocks add a nice touch and a little charm to it but that purple wild flower screams crop me out all I do is distract from the broken mirror.

Other than that little flower the photo is really good. Definately meets the challenge. Well done.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2003 01:27:33 AM
Not sure if it's true, but it looks like you have on a tie and a baseball hat. That incongruity is distracting me from the point of your image, which is otherwise very interesting!
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06/22/2003 08:47:52 AM
Good job on elliminating all glare, and I like the contrasting deep, dark blue sky. However, I think the photo to be a tad bit underexposed and find that you are hard to make out in the mirror. Maybe some fill light directed your way could have remedied this. Also, I'm not crazy about the composition as I find the mirror and rocks to be prominent and command a majority of the attention here and you are secondary, which should not be the case in a portrait.
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06/22/2003 05:31:15 AM
One of the more unique self-portraits. Psychoanalysts would have a field day with it.
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06/21/2003 01:55:02 AM
Unfortunatey the mirror is too shattered, so it makes it almost impossible to see the self portrait in this photo. Which is a pity, as I really like the shot otherwise
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06/20/2003 11:04:08 PM
i love the shattered glass i think the photo would have been more effective if it had concentrated solely on that..
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06/20/2003 06:29:40 PM
beautifully done! congratulations!
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06/20/2003 12:24:20 PM
I really like the parallel shapes you found... that rounded-out broken mirror and the rounded-out rocks in the background really work well. And then there's you, such a contrast in shirt and tie in this natural setting. Interesting.
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06/20/2003 05:44:10 AM
That mirror mosaic is beautiful. This is a subtle portrait and I like that it shows your environment, whether or not it's "home". Would like just a touch more light on your face or less on your shirt.
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06/19/2003 09:11:44 PM
the organic vs. the stylized organic. Neat.
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06/19/2003 11:45:05 AM
very creative 9
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06/19/2003 10:16:46 AM
this is very very interesting, i like it a lot... 7.
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06/18/2003 11:13:11 PM
L-O-V-E it!
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06/18/2003 06:54:01 PM
Nice work with the mirror. I think I'd like to see more of it and less rock.
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06/18/2003 06:19:13 PM
Interesting and unique
I think a portrait should reveal some character, or emotion of the model, by showing expression in eyes or other facial features. Did your picture accomplish that? well....not really

This focuses more on the rocks than you. It shows good texture, and interest, but not a good portrait...per se.
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06/18/2003 12:55:36 AM
this is a very nice idea! perhaps if the sun wasn't so bright, softer lighting will make the shattered glass appear more enigmatic when it blends with the rocks at the back. 7
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06/18/2003 12:31:24 AM
I like this image but the subject seems to be more about the rocks and that flower rather than you, hince it's tough to see this as a self portrait. Otherwise, Very nice composition, nice exposure and very intresting subjects.
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