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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

Self Portrait, probably will get lots of DNMC but I wanted to participate coz I haven't been doing it for a while. I hope at least some people will like it...

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Statistics
Place: 48 out of 329
Avg (all users): 6.1741
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.8957
Avg (non-participants): 6.4679
Views since voting: 1680
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 224
Comments: 20
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/13/2006 10:27:31 PM
From the Critique Club:

This is a spectacular image and I'm glad to be able to see it! Everything about it is spot on. You have perfect focus. You have perfect (built in) lighting. You have AWESOME composition! Love the way there is a bit more negative space on top than on the bottom. Makes it feel grounded. The only thing that bothers me about it is how your hair dissappears into the background. Doesn't look right being that there is hair coming over your shoulders. All in all a very nice shot.

Why didn't this do better than a 6.1? I think it's like you said. It probably didn't feel like 'zen' to a lot of voters.

Wow, this was an easy one to write!

yours
TC
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08/07/2006 09:04:42 PM
I gave this a 10 and am really surprised that it didnt finish higher. Great shot, definitely one of the most underrated in the challenge
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08/07/2006 11:23:45 AM
I really expected this one to place much higher than it did. I saw your score in the thread and was surprised in challenge as I knew which was yours. Your outtake is excellent as well but the hand placement in your entry has the overall better feel. Very nice work and I believe the most underrated of the challenge.
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08/07/2006 12:49:43 AM
i thought this would have gotten first place!
anyway i liked it. its original, and so very peaceful. good lighting!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 11:54:14 PM
Awesome shot! your vision of the concept connects perfectly.
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08/06/2006 10:55:27 PM
allegorically
zen put a ball on her lap
but it did not bounce
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08/06/2006 05:13:57 PM
Simple, thoughtful and beautifully rendered. Another 10.
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08/06/2006 12:37:56 PM
Where did you get that globe? Very cool
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08/06/2006 11:34:06 AM
beautiful work well suited to the challenge
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08/06/2006 05:01:21 AM
if the orb had some hint of shape this would be a stronger photo IMO - right now it looks like a hole in the photo
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08/04/2006 04:19:27 PM
Very well done! Now this looks like zen to me!
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08/03/2006 09:21:43 AM
very cool!!
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08/03/2006 08:51:05 AM
Excellent shot. Well composed and wonderfully edited. Really very good. Bumping up one - for now.
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08/03/2006 05:57:35 AM
I like the idea but feel the 'orb' is just too overpowering
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08/01/2006 02:37:10 PM
Very creative way of showing meditation, the lighting does some very nice shaping of the subject. Hope the model didn't burn herself anywhere sensitive;) Well done!
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08/01/2006 02:19:40 AM
Awesome! I don't know if this is Zen "style" or not but this very well (maybe abstractly) communicates the idea behind the theme. Getting illuminated from the light within (guessing thats what it represents) is so much Zen. Technically is this well executed. Lighting is just "wow". Maybe the only one thing which I would have liked more is more of negative space around to give more profound idea of 'illumination' (smaller subject compared to background). Goodluck.9.
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07/31/2006 03:47:00 PM
Love the presentation and the warm glow. Great job.
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07/31/2006 12:26:48 PM
Very cool, the lighting's great.
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07/31/2006 09:10:10 AM
Very cool. Love the lighting and shadow. 8
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