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cigarettes will kill you...
cigarettes will kill you...

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: my apartment
Date: Jun 11, 2003
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2003

i just wanted to have fun and play around with my classy, yet slightly obnoxious, sunglasses and play off of my artistic side (i.e. the colored pencil as cigarette)

Place: 46 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.9118
Avg (commenters): 6.9545
Avg (participants): 6.0763
Avg (non-participants): 5.7589
Views since voting: 1255
Votes: 272
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/25/2003 02:38:59 PM
great shot. gave you an 8. but would be over the top perfect if the bg had been ironed.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 06:12:32 PM
I think smoking a pencil might actually be worse than cigarettes. =) I likethe red background and overall red tone.
06/23/2003 09:18:56 AM
Lovely stylish and strong colour.
06/21/2003 11:11:56 PM
I love that you are actually holding a pencil! Smart move! Over all this is an interesting/artsy shot. Well done!
06/21/2003 07:20:08 PM
... so will pencils if you don't go on a graphite diet! Nice composition and great colours - shows your character too. -7
06/21/2003 06:56:05 PM
I love the red background - it's very daring of you to use it! Very nice overall. My one comment, it might have been better to use a different colour pencil (for the cigarette). ~8
06/21/2003 01:32:11 PM
great photo - love the colors, the light. not too fond of the title though, of course it looks like you're smoking, but a title more provocative would add more meaning to the shot.
06/21/2003 01:01:09 PM
I love this! I could easiy be a poster with those exact words on it. Great job, and use of negative space. Heck, I even like the texture (notice i'm not saying wrinkles) in the fabric behind you.
06/21/2003 12:51:40 AM
Great colours and sense of irony in the use of the pencil instead of a cigarette. The photo works really well (even the shadowed creases of the red backgorund) and looks like it's the kind of photo you'd see in a glossy magazine.
06/20/2003 09:32:32 PM
Cute and playful, don't know if the saturation adds a lot.
06/20/2003 04:52:42 PM
I went back to this one a few times before really deciding how to rate it. I've finally decided that this deserves a 10. I love the colors, the mood, and the way the red fills the negative space. Great job.
06/20/2003 03:23:33 PM
Very stylish! The choice of colors is great just like the light. They provide an appealing contrast. What could be improved? The wrinkles in the red cloth are a little distracting and I don't understand the pencil (maybe a real cigarette would have been better?) (8)
06/20/2003 11:44:00 AM
very true...
06/20/2003 01:15:06 AM
loved the picture and the "misleading" caption but wish you took up just a little more of the photo - feels like too much blank read on the left
06/19/2003 03:34:44 PM
Nice shot, is this a pen you are smoking? ha ha
06/19/2003 03:09:38 PM
Groovy photo! I like the unique use of colors and the interesting pose, too, on the lovely model.
06/19/2003 12:35:14 PM
... isn't that a pencil? hehe.. I sat here staring at it for ages. I like the shot, very arty looking. I'm sure you're getting some comments on the wrinkley background. I think it adds character.
06/19/2003 06:24:45 AM
excellent shot. I love the colors, the face, the eyeglasses.. 8
06/19/2003 01:53:49 AM
Even with the cheap looking background, the harsh lighting, and the disgusting colors, there is something very compelling about this image. Maybe it's your pose and cute face that does it.
06/19/2003 12:49:30 AM
I like the colors/hues you used here, reminds me of a certain style but I can't think of the name...
06/19/2003 12:15:01 AM
pity about the lines in the backing. otherwise an appealling shot
06/18/2003 01:07:34 PM
nice idea.. but watch the ejecution.. check the background fold, the light in your face, etf.
06/18/2003 04:36:49 AM
nice shot, I like colors, but IMHO forhead is a little bit overexposed but rest of the image is OK.
06/18/2003 12:28:16 AM
Cute shot.....love the glasses and the saturation...neat.

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