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Challenge: Camera "Self Portrait" (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home
Date: Aug 15, 2006
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2006

This took some effort to setup. By tweaking in PS, I was able to completely blow out the background and most of the broken glass, making it look like there are only the few remaining pieces left that have the camera on them. I really like the effect so we'll see how the voters take it.

PP:
Converted from RAW
Convert to greyscale via Channel Mixer
Curves
Hue/Saturation
USM
Ran it through Noiseware to get rid of a bit of the noise

After Challenge:
Very happy with my 11th place finish, but I think I'm more excited about this! Congratz on the ribbon, Sheila! :D

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.4436
Avg (commenters): 8.2308
Avg (participants): 6.4545
Avg (non-participants): 6.4398
Views since voting: 1472
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 257
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
09/16/2006 05:35:39 PM
Great take on this challenge.
I've tried shots similar to this without much success. This works well in high-contrast black & white too!
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08/24/2006 01:11:59 AM
Very interesting effect. Congratulations on your 11th place finish.
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08/23/2006 12:41:35 AM
I would rate this one above mine. I think it looks FAR more professional! I really do love it :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2006 11:14:05 PM
Original way to get a mirror shot. Well done.
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08/22/2006 05:23:20 PM
perfect ten
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08/22/2006 08:48:30 AM
Nicely presented and unique shot with the broken mirror. 9
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08/21/2006 09:16:11 AM
Another clever idea.....
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08/20/2006 02:10:51 PM
Very creative and well done. Not your typical mirror shot, I like it.
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08/18/2006 12:14:19 PM
gave this a super juicy 10! can only imagine the fun you had setting this up, and it's such a dynamic example of what you can do with a mirror. i would suggest that you should have been brave enough to flip the image (which i'm sure at least 50% of the other comments say, so i wished i didn't) but it doesn't really detract. i think it's a great bit of abstract, and definitely one of my top 5.
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08/17/2006 09:10:59 PM
OK, so I have seen enough mirrors, but wait, you did something cool here, I like this! Nice take on using a mirror. 7, because that's how many years of bad luck you are in for!
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08/17/2006 07:46:52 PM
I like this alot! Though it appears to be overly edited??
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08/17/2006 01:47:20 PM
wicked sh!t! thats so cool!
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08/17/2006 06:05:27 AM
nice
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08/17/2006 02:10:04 AM
great idea!
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08/16/2006 11:14:37 PM
really cool idea.
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08/16/2006 02:51:17 AM
this is awesome...one of the best in the challenge so far! a great result...good luck, I hope this does well for you (advice: move to Nikon! :-))
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08/16/2006 01:05:48 AM
I was going to try this but I didn't have a broken mirror >.< anyways I like 9
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08/16/2006 12:27:24 AM
nice idea... good execution .. noticed though you forgot to 'mirror' the image.. the writing is backwards 6
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