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The White Sandal
The White Sandal
Jutilda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Faceless Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Oct 2, 2006
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2006

I was sitting at the desk by a window in the morning light. Yeah, I know - "too dark."

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.4730
Avg (commenters): 7.6522
Avg (participants): 6.5732
Avg (non-participants): 6.4143
Views since voting: 2785
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 222
Comments: 64
Favorites: 10 (view)


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11/25/2012 01:16:46 AM
wow this is extremely good, very low key, and moody!
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03/17/2009 04:06:45 PM
great title
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03/31/2007 01:45:50 PM
I think this is great. Not too dark.

Sorry, I know this has been up for a while, but I just got to it!
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02/10/2007 09:37:19 PM
Not too dark at all. Nothing in excess here. Totally works.
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12/27/2006 12:27:26 AM
Jutilda. I've spent about an hour looking at your work and it's AMAZING! Keep the images coming. I'm especially fond of this shot. It's my personal FAV.
-a fan

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12/09/2006 09:15:32 PM
Lovely, pure textures and very subtle. Beautiful.
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11/14/2006 12:18:48 PM
I adore this Judy, what drama and mood and art!
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10/22/2006 07:23:49 PM
Wow Judy this is great shot ... The composition keeps my eye moving around and around. The tones are very brooding but not too dark. A very thought provoking piece. Added to favs!
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10/22/2006 01:21:27 AM
This was one of my favorite shots of the challenge. It is very theatrical (not too dark). The pretty dress and shoe make the despair even more poignant. I am ambivalent about the framing line -- I like it by the shoe, but think it is distracting where it crosses the table and chair.
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10/21/2006 01:50:37 PM
This was an incredibly beautifully conceived image...it has great depth and as graphicfunk said, it is gallery worthy.
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10/21/2006 01:37:06 PM
Oooh... nice one. I love the light/tones/mood. This looks awesome on my monitor, but maybe for people with uncalibrated/dark monitors, it may appear a bit dark. Oh well, their loss ;)

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10/17/2006 06:18:08 PM
Great shot Judy. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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10/16/2006 10:20:03 PM
Congrats Judy! This is super nice! And no it's not too dark! :-)
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10/16/2006 09:42:59 PM
Wow - congrats! I'm so happy for you! :)
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10/16/2006 07:35:45 PM
I love this shot, wouldn't change a thing.
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10/16/2006 05:50:38 PM
Absolutely fantastic! Congrats on a top 20 and outstanding work!!
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10/16/2006 04:42:53 PM
Awesome! Everything's perfect, including the large negative space area, the highlighted you just coming out of the dark, the flow of your body against the chair... VERY cool.
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10/16/2006 03:57:53 PM
Didn't get a chance to vote in this one, but this is one of the best in this challenge, congratulations, love the shot.
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10/16/2006 07:43:29 AM
Oooooh! this was yours? this was one of my favorites!!! Fantastic photo! congrats on 16th place.
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10/16/2006 07:28:14 AM
Way to go Judy!!! Top 20! I would have loved to see this one in the 10, but not a bad finish for this amazing portrait!
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10/16/2006 07:06:59 AM
Love the b/w! Congratulations on the top 20!
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10/16/2006 06:47:43 AM
congrats on the top 20...beautiful details found in the highlights....
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10/16/2006 05:50:05 AM
Nice one Judy, I guessed this was yours...well done
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10/16/2006 05:39:27 AM
your third highest score, woo hoo, profile page is looking purdy.
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10/16/2006 05:13:39 AM
Wow what a finish Judy, a well deserved top 20.
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10/16/2006 01:21:02 AM
CONGRATS on the top 20, Judy! This is really a beautiful, emotive image! Fantastic job! :D
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10/16/2006 01:02:47 AM
Good call. This one is far better than the red haired girl we all kept looking at. Plus this is truly a portrait while that was really a candid.
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10/16/2006 01:01:03 AM
congrats, so glad this finished high! :)
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10/16/2006 12:47:52 AM
Judi: This is an outstanding study and one that is gallery worthy. The workmanship is superb and the story of image very well told with light and shadows. Yes, I know, DPC voters are attracted like iron particles to a magnet to the "wow" factor. This cause these fine studies to get shuffled down. Highly underrated. Let the looker look again and find the beauty they missed the first time around.

Congratulations on your top 20 finish, you deserved higher!
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10/16/2006 12:38:13 AM
Nice, Judy. You look like a scuplture in the sense of just your form and not details are outlined, and then you have that beautiful skin and light outlining it and part of your skirt to boot. Such a thoughtful image, gives the viewer a little mystery, and questions about whether the woman has just heard some terrible news.
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10/16/2006 12:37:55 AM
whoo hoo! congrats!
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10/16/2006 12:27:08 AM
Not too dark from where I sit... but you do run the risk with these types of shots. It was a beautiful entry.
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10/16/2006 12:23:07 AM
Awesome Placing Judy..Well done on your top 20 finish!
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10/16/2006 12:17:11 AM
Look at you - top 20 and neck and neck with Miss SandyP. Score doesn't suck either! :-)
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10/16/2006 12:14:06 AM
I love it! Congrats on your Top 20 finish!
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10/16/2006 12:12:08 AM
Got a high score from me!! The darkness gives it a very somber mood. Good job!
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10/16/2006 12:10:41 AM
Excellent finish Judy...I really love this image
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10/16/2006 12:07:04 AM
Great shot & score Judy! WTG!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/15/2006 10:30:10 PM
A classic artistic rendition with creative use of light to enhance the essence. Bump. And yet another bump!
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10/15/2006 02:07:16 AM
Lovely contrast and composition. The thin line frame adds nice delicacy.
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10/14/2006 02:56:58 PM
Fantastic Picture, you certainly captured a mood here. It's an 8 from me... I don't like the white line frame
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10/13/2006 07:54:05 PM
a bit too dark for me, but I like the crop and the light hitting one side here.
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10/12/2006 09:00:19 AM
It always takes a certain amount of guts to go so dark. I think you've done a brilliant job of reckognizing when and where it fits. I like the tones, and the mood, and even the darkness very much. GL.
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10/11/2006 11:07:45 PM
I like the minimal use of highlights to suggest the form. 8
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10/11/2006 06:56:08 PM
Wow I feel this picture!!!
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10/11/2006 06:40:59 PM
I like the shadow and light impact on this image...it gives it strength and a dynamic feel, yet the fabric and sandal add a softness.
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10/11/2006 06:05:06 PM
Just seems so unpleasntly posed - especialy with that key-line.
10/11/2006 05:49:22 PM
great use of light, good choice on the B&W. One of my favorites this challenge
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10/11/2006 12:26:07 PM
Wonderful lighting and processing!
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10/11/2006 09:01:07 AM
Excellent!!!!
Light, shadows, subject, setting......just an all 'round excellent shot!
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10/11/2006 02:43:34 AM
Really dark, but I like the concept. I wish the sandal would stand out a little more though.
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10/10/2006 10:31:46 PM
this is fantastic. extremely dark and moody. just the right amount of lighting. odd how your border and title almost ruin your composition for me :( please take more of these kind of images...please don't border them ;)
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10/10/2006 03:27:53 PM
love the smoothness where the light reflects... great point of view..
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10/10/2006 10:12:33 AM
The lighting is very nice here, this really has a look of sadness. Good good entry.
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10/10/2006 01:01:07 AM
I love this, the lighting is just perfect!
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10/09/2006 09:17:14 PM
Nice shot, well done. Wondering what she's thinking..
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10/09/2006 02:01:00 PM
Great capture. I love the mood of this. Great use of BW
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10/09/2006 12:21:50 PM
THIS is STUNNING! The lighting is absolutely exquisite, with perfect detail in all the right places! I love that elegant little frame. I think this would make a beautiful print in a very contemporary decor.

Beautiful work!!! 10
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10/09/2006 10:27:50 AM
good good good, i like it a lot , 8
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10/09/2006 02:49:14 AM
I like it but I don't get how white sandal has anything to do with essence. I might have given it a title like grief or lonely or something like that. I'm not voting on the title though so relax. Just an attempt at helping you.
10/09/2006 02:40:36 AM
love it
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10/09/2006 01:21:42 AM
Very nice lighting. Good composition.7
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10/09/2006 12:55:05 AM
love this lighting!!!!! this has such a great feel to it.
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10/09/2006 12:16:20 AM
Great lighting, it really highlights key curves/elements
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