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Broken Mirror = 7 years bad luck
3rd PlaceBroken Mirror = 7 years bad luck
Twocentz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P9
Location: B.C.
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

I broke my compact mirror. I'm not good at portraits. =\

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.6596
Avg (commenters): 8.1290
Avg (participants): 6.7609
Avg (non-participants): 6.5625
Views since voting: 6211
Votes: 282
Comments: 39
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/26/2003 09:26:28 PM
Great photo.. but you had good subject material.. very pretty
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06/25/2003 09:40:53 PM
I love this idea, and you pulled it off wonderfully!
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06/25/2003 02:58:17 PM
i'm not going to comment on the pic because everybody did so. But i like your imperssion in the Picture. P.S Beautifull eyes. ;)
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06/25/2003 03:16:14 AM
I forgot to mention about the border. I didn't even realize it was un-even at the bottom until the challenge started. I pretty much submitted it at the last minute because I couldn't make up my mind on what picture I wanted to use. Next time I know to double check, or just leave it out =)
06/25/2003 01:51:50 AM
Wow. Thanks all so much for the comments & votes. I really appreciate it :) I can't believe I got a ribbon for only my 2nd submission.

I didn't think I would crack the top 10 with all these wonderful pictures that were submitted.

I wasn't sure if I was going to submit this photo or another one. I'm glad I used this one.

I accidently broke the mirror a couple weeks ago, and was just playing around taking pictures with it, because I gave up hope of all the other portraits I tried. lol. I haven't had any bad luck, yet. *knock on wood* hehe... ;)

So Thank you all once again. Now I'm off to see all the other portraits and match your names with a face :)
06/25/2003 12:16:01 AM
Congratulations Joy!
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06/25/2003 12:11:48 AM
Hey! Nice one, 2nd submission and a ribbon! You'll be making a few people around here jealous!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 08:06:38 PM
I like the DOF which puts the broken mirror out of focus, nice photo.
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06/23/2003 11:15:05 PM
Great creativity. I love the sepia & softness. Nice use of DOF to distinquish focal point. Pretty as well.
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06/23/2003 04:46:33 AM
Nice composition.
Sorry that the frame is not well centered.
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06/23/2003 01:15:53 AM
nice composition. the white string is a little distracting though. :o)

<edit> i just realized the mirror is cracked. oops.
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06/22/2003 06:02:45 PM
It's soft, and alluring. I like the crack in the mirror over your face - I feel like it tells me more about you.
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06/22/2003 02:46:28 PM
This was really one of the most creative portraits I've seen. Very well executed and attractive. Nice work.
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06/22/2003 10:54:17 AM
I really like the focussing here because your face is sharp while the edges of the mirror just blur away. I also like the sparkle in your eyes - I think it actually adds a lot to the overall effect of the photo. good job, I scored this pretty high.
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06/21/2003 09:38:03 AM
Pick of the week. Absolutely beautiful.. Love the eyes the best. Great lighting. Gorgeous face, too bad we can not see more... 10 Morgan
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06/21/2003 09:24:13 AM
I hope not. Nice shot.
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06/21/2003 02:06:00 AM
Perfect shot. Well done
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06/20/2003 08:34:28 PM
very well done
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06/20/2003 01:42:02 PM
A beautiful picture, this one really appeals to me. The sepia toning is very effective, and adds to the wistful expression in the eyes. I'm sure the crack running across the face has some kind of deep psychological symbolism here, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Perhaps like a kind of heartbreak or loss. Shame about the distracting background in the mirror. The white background works very well. It's also a shame that the border is not an even width at the bottom. 9
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06/20/2003 08:56:22 AM
Very different indeed! You sure used your imagination on this one. Lighting and tones are perfect. Good luck!
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06/20/2003 08:26:48 AM
Excellent, great idea, beautifully taken
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06/19/2003 07:32:37 PM
I like the way you've captured the face here. The skin tones are wonderful and I really like how those eyes look. The only thing I'd question here is how the mirror crack lines up.. something just seems off about it, how it follows the bridge of the nose so perfectly and then veers off the face.. I think I'd like if it either continued on down through the mouth or if it didn't follow the nose so closely in the first place. That is getting pretty picky though. I really like the capture here. Good work. 8
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06/19/2003 01:33:39 PM
I like the framing and composition -- don't think the mirror being broken adds anything to the photo, though, in my opinion!
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06/19/2003 12:43:25 PM
Very nice picture. I like the use of the mirror, and the sepia tones. I don't like the odd stuff in the background. It's a bit distracting. DId you try hanging something up to cover it?
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06/19/2003 05:10:26 AM
excellent work and perfect focus on subject - one of the best prtrait for this challenge - good luck - 10 - (i sure you'll win!)
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06/19/2003 02:39:44 AM
What a lovely face! Even a broken mirror couldn't mar it. I like the soft tones and lighting here.
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06/18/2003 11:51:50 PM
lovely picture
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06/18/2003 06:13:17 PM
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? Oh yes!

Lighting:good

Exposure:good

Focus:nice soft focus

Creativity:good

Composition:good

Background:good
Overall good job! Best of luck!
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06/18/2003 05:34:40 PM
I must be the unluckiest man alive then. Don't be so superstitious! Nice pic though a bit melancholy. (Everyone seems so serious in this challenge!)
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06/18/2003 01:54:42 PM
a shame about the border at the bottom being off. i don't think you need it anyway. nice shot, good focus.
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06/18/2003 11:07:29 AM
Wonderful image!! one of the best.
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06/18/2003 10:22:05 AM
Excellent picture. I especially like how the mirror looks. This is totally minor and personal, but I think it'd be nice if the crack in the mirror was actually Y shaped, branching off through your right eye. Very nicely done.
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06/18/2003 10:04:20 AM
Good composition! And a nice face :)
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06/18/2003 07:05:43 AM
I love this shot... awesome photo. 10.
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06/18/2003 03:54:40 AM
Not sure about your frame - I think it looks a bit daft, to be honest. Very nice looking model though, and well framed. I would probably have considered doing something about the background, however. (7)
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06/18/2003 03:21:13 AM
Does this relate to your life in some way? I ask because the expression on your face makes it seem so. Nice shot. Good pose.
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06/18/2003 02:52:43 AM
I think a bigger mirror would have been better but i like the soft tone of your face, 9
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06/18/2003 01:03:25 AM
I like this - the composition, and the color render this as an abstract piece of work. Your capture of detail in the mirror is very good. Well done.
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06/18/2003 12:53:23 AM
Apparently the bad luck doesn't reach to your photography... Excellent photo!
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