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Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Montreal
Date: May 15, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2006

My boyfriend was upset I put myself in front of the camera after all these years of not letting him take my picture. I promised to be more cooperative in the future :)

I'm out of the country when this ends, so in advance, thanks for comments, votes, or whatever, be they good or bad.

Cheers!

Post: Yeehaaww!!! Thanks everyone for your awesome comments! I have to admit I had a lot of fun with this challenge, voting, viewing, commenting, update update update :D

I've had no internet access since last Tuesday, so this is incredibly exciting to come back to. Thanks again everyone for all the comments and faves!!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 236
Avg (all users): 7.2262
Avg (commenters): 7.8030
Avg (participants): 7.1286
Avg (non-participants): 7.3091
Views since voting: 7284
Views during voting: 784
Votes: 305
Comments: 100
Favorites: 16 (view)


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12/07/2008 02:44:41 PM
So what you dancing as in the Nutcracker? ;) :D
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12/06/2008 07:14:35 PM
I'm a real sucker for ballett, i just saw "La Bayadere" here in the Opera House in Dresden, dunno if you've heard about it, but great performance! anyways, great shot, love the tension and simple, yet very effective composition!
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07/16/2008 01:13:27 PM
wow, how I missed this before I dont know but gorgeous photo!!
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06/09/2007 10:37:56 AM
I hope the success of this amazing photo. . .and the incredible finish let you know how photogenic you are, and by now your boyfriend has a virtual portfolio of beautiful photos of you :) This really is such a striking, beautiful photo, and you ARE VERY photogenic. Doing this photo with the reflection in the floor: genius.

But I totally understand the hating to have your picture taken. I am the same way. It is a raaare occasion to find me actually IN photos :)

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02/04/2007 11:31:42 AM
pidge, i'm a fan of this one (i know this is an old shot, but i thought i might let you know anyways:) ) If I had a girlfriend that wouldn't let me take a picture of her and then she would take one of herself and post it on the net for 1000's to see, i would be disapointed as well :P

Chris
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06/10/2006 08:47:35 PM
Wow...this is a stunning self-portrait. Wonderful reflection, too. Congratulations on your great finish!
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06/01/2006 11:33:33 PM
What a lovely study! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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05/28/2006 03:53:45 AM
very nice , I can see why he'd be upset
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05/27/2006 07:19:11 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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05/26/2006 11:01:07 PM
Pidge, This is beautiful. Excellent work. Good work capturing yourself and such an important part of you as well. Congrats.
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05/26/2006 04:43:11 PM
This was probably my favorite of the challenge. gave it a 10. beautiful and excellently done
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05/26/2006 01:32:53 PM
Hey, congratulations! This is really beautiful!
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05/26/2006 12:53:09 PM
pidge, this is a gorgeous shot! What a beautiful, sombre expression and dramatic colouring!
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05/26/2006 12:10:19 PM
WONDERFUL...I have to say that is a beautiful shot!!!
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05/26/2006 11:24:06 AM
great finish...congratulations, this is a wonderful shot
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05/26/2006 09:44:56 AM
You are so pretty!! Great self port and congrats!
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05/26/2006 09:12:15 AM
Wow Pidge, Congrats on making the top 10 .. with such a wonderful self portrait!! Shot looks amazing!!
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05/26/2006 08:15:18 AM
Pidge, WOW! I didn't vote on this challenge, but by the looks of the top ten it was the toughest challenge in a long, long time! Congrats on the awesome shot and on a new PB. I dream of breaking the magical seven-barrier someday. Wow! :-O
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05/26/2006 07:44:57 AM
aww! so close! but i knew this would do well.
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05/26/2006 07:38:55 AM
hawt! Congrats sweetie.
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05/26/2006 07:20:27 AM
congrats on the way high score and great finish with this wonderful shot, kiyoko!
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05/26/2006 06:09:40 AM
Way to go pidge. congrats on a top 10 finish
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05/26/2006 05:56:01 AM
wooohoooo pidge!!!!!
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05/26/2006 03:57:04 AM
Yee HAW pidge!
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05/26/2006 02:40:34 AM
Pidgeeeeeeeee...way to go. Congrats on a smokin high personal best. Goin inta the faves....
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05/26/2006 02:14:00 AM
Loved this image.. Beautiful use of the space, lighting and the model of course is goregous ;) Well done..congrats on your top ten finish!!!
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05/26/2006 01:34:37 AM
Congratulations Pidge! WTG! Terrific image & finish.
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05/26/2006 01:25:08 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Well deserved!
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05/26/2006 12:26:16 AM
Congrats, pidge!!!!
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05/26/2006 12:10:59 AM
yeay for pidge!! :D congrats on being in the top ten!!
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05/26/2006 12:06:59 AM
way to go Pidgy!!!!! top stuff
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2006 10:25:33 PM
Rawr! Sexxxy lady.
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05/25/2006 10:04:40 PM
Beatiful work. Splendid pose and choice of environment. Would've liked the horizontals and verticals to be more level and plumb though, so the lines are less distracting.
Hope this does well :)
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05/25/2006 09:16:40 PM
Beautiful picture. Good colors and reflection :o)
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05/25/2006 08:53:07 PM
Hiya couchie ;) I figured you would do something like this and you didn't disappoint ;)
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05/25/2006 06:07:16 PM
A beautiful and very compelling self portrayal. Excellent job and high marks... Well done. 9
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05/25/2006 06:47:07 AM
Excellent self portrait. You've done well to get a lot of detail considering the bright background. Well done!
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05/25/2006 05:09:00 AM
This is a picture of someone who is very comfortable with themselves. Beautifully composed with the thirds of the windows, the halves of yourself, and a centred subject that works.
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05/24/2006 11:26:51 PM
Nice lighting.
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05/23/2006 07:40:46 AM
Wonderful. Nice contrast and reflection
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05/23/2006 07:31:42 AM
Very classic.
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05/22/2006 10:19:04 PM
Nice backlighting! Good tones and detail. Well done.
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05/22/2006 10:05:16 PM
I like the simplicity of this shot, and I think the black and white works well to further that simplicity. The focus is great and the exposure is perfect in what appears to be a tough exposure situation.
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05/22/2006 05:17:40 PM
this is one of my faves of the challenge - great framing and cropping.
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05/22/2006 01:06:06 PM
well done
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05/21/2006 07:10:37 PM
Pidge? I never got to meet you but HI! :)
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05/21/2006 03:16:25 PM
I used to play ballet when I was 11 years old.. every lesson there was a man behind the piano, and I even can still remember what the name of my teacher was... good old times ;)

when I look at your photo, you look like one of the big girls in the ballet-school I looked up to. They were beautiful with the pointes and their clothes. I've never danced on pointes, but that was a dream of mine. Still, when I see them, I have to think about that time.

you're in the middle of the photo, normally it would be "boring" but you've managed to take a shot that's so stunning, it doesn't matter where you are in the photo.. the look on your face is fantastic, just like the pose you're in.

this is a 10 and I'm gonna add you to my faves. sorry for the background story, hope you can appreciate it :)
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05/21/2006 02:45:24 PM
Very nice
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05/21/2006 01:25:31 PM
i actually really like this. I think the contrast might be too harsh, but very beautiful portrait and set up and composition. 8
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05/21/2006 12:59:25 PM
Wonderful photo. Nicely done.
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05/21/2006 12:47:33 PM
This is beautiful. I'm bumping it up to 9. Awesome image!
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05/21/2006 10:03:07 AM
Awesome. 10
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05/21/2006 09:53:18 AM
very beautiful inside and outside!
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05/21/2006 12:22:55 AM
OMG - this is freaking fantastic! Good capture of facial expression, beautifully composed with the natural window framing in the background, pose and costume give the viewer a sense of yourself, and a reflection to boot. I don't have enough praise... You Rock!
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05/20/2006 10:03:03 PM
very dramatic. great lighting, great reflection, great composition.
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05/20/2006 09:12:28 PM
Is this our little pidge??? Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! :)
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05/20/2006 06:45:11 PM
great shot i like the reflection
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05/20/2006 02:01:11 PM
I really like the color tones of this, and nice use of reflections . ..
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05/20/2006 01:42:38 PM
beautiful
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05/20/2006 01:14:11 PM
A nice clean and simple looking shot. Nice toe work and good luck.
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05/20/2006 10:39:42 AM
This is fantastic...from the windows, to the reflection, to the intensity of you stare and the grace of your presence. This is a great self portrait.
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05/20/2006 09:11:36 AM
The reflection is an interesting idea, but it's too blurry to be effective.
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05/20/2006 08:59:22 AM
I like everything about this except how centered you are. The tones are excellent. Good luck! 8
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05/20/2006 05:44:04 AM
This works really well for me, so well done.....
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05/20/2006 04:55:02 AM
Great pose, and great symmetry - 8 from me.
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05/20/2006 02:54:18 AM
beautiful!
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05/19/2006 11:05:53 PM
fantastic title and lighting...well done, absolutely stunning...love the ballet shoes 9
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05/19/2006 10:38:17 PM
Beautiful! You've captured a really lovely strong line with your leg through the end of your toe shoe. The look of determination is fantastic!
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05/19/2006 07:43:46 PM
Beautifully Executed!
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05/19/2006 05:02:17 PM
Great posse and tones. I wish the floor was better polished so that the reflection would have been clearer. Still Ilike this alot.
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05/19/2006 03:53:53 PM
The feel of distance to the subject works well here with the long lead up in the foreground. Maybe I would have taken just a smidgeon more off the front, but that is just me. Super sepia toning and framing, this will do very well. Bumping from 8 to 9.
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05/19/2006 03:44:47 PM
Amazing. Very emotive and well excecutet photo. Bumping from 9 to 10, it's incredible. Real self portrait
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05/19/2006 03:33:59 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. I just love it. 9.
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05/19/2006 03:23:43 PM
For me the tones make this work. But I also think the bottom could be cropped. Well taken image. 8
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05/19/2006 02:58:39 PM
I love how this is taken from farther away and yet the eyes are still such a strong focal point. Excellent work!
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05/19/2006 12:48:41 PM
This is quite nice. I wish you weren't centered, though. And the bar in the background cuts your body off.
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05/19/2006 12:27:37 PM
Amazing tones! I love the reflection in the well used floor. Beautiful work.
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05/19/2006 11:28:36 AM
I love this one, Pidge right? I was impressed with the Toronto GTG pics of your split high in the air. How talented are you, dance and photography? Great B&W treatment, contrast, exposure and composition.
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05/19/2006 10:20:15 AM
Revealing and lovely portrait..the reflection on floor is an asset; good work with using the lighting available.
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05/19/2006 09:53:59 AM
i wish the barre (sp?) running horizontal was not in the frame. the windows are good framing
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05/19/2006 09:35:14 AM
Very lovely portrait!
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05/19/2006 09:32:38 AM
Great shot.
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05/19/2006 09:31:54 AM
Pretty cool, I like the symmetry in it and the lighting.
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05/19/2006 08:37:26 AM
Nice image.
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05/19/2006 08:23:19 AM
I just love this photo fo you rKiyoko!
::hugs::
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05/19/2006 07:52:27 AM
Beautiful and stylish. Shapes, lines and tones are a lesson to every photographer ... deceptively simple, but it's actually quite sophisticated. I guess you just made it look simple. 8.
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05/19/2006 07:49:33 AM
Wow - you are beautiful! The scratched floor adds a lot of character. Great choice of BW! 10 from me.
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05/19/2006 07:37:11 AM
Excellent shot Kyoko! :-)
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05/19/2006 05:45:32 AM
Just one word "Beautiful"
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05/19/2006 03:00:45 AM
Great image! I love the framing and use of reflection - wonderfully done!
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05/19/2006 02:57:48 AM
Exquisite! Great job.
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05/19/2006 02:39:06 AM
pidge this is beautiful. And what an amazing line you have in your leg/foot - WOW! Great job on the composition & processing. Well done.
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05/19/2006 01:28:40 AM
Nice classic feel to this.
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05/19/2006 01:20:39 AM
PIDGE!!!! This is stellar. Love the reflection. Great pose. Why aren't you leaping? ;~D
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05/19/2006 12:49:00 AM
very nice - I really like that the reflection is complete
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05/19/2006 12:46:00 AM
Greetings, dahlink!
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05/19/2006 12:44:36 AM
This is beautiful pidge.. Makes me miss dance.. :D
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05/19/2006 12:40:14 AM
this is stunning!... Hope you do well.. I love this. I wouldnt change a thing...10
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05/19/2006 12:39:24 AM
Beautiful lighting
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05/19/2006 12:22:57 AM
I just wish the whites weren't so blown out. beautiful pose, and composition
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