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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

Me and my blinds again. This is a redo of a self portrait I did for the 30 day self portrait challenge, cheesy I know but I was temporarily inspired when I saw the speed challenge. Now I need to shoot something that will count for the WPL :P

Levels
Contrast
Hue desaturate
Dodge
Burn
Clone minor stuff
Resize
Sharpen Gaussian blur
Sharpen

Post challenge
Thank you so much for your votes, comments and congrats :) I didnít realize rollover was last night, what a great way to wake up this morning :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 193
Avg (all users): 7.3608
Avg (commenters): 8.3778
Avg (participants): 7.1356
Avg (non-participants): 7.5145
Views since voting: 13454
Views during voting: 687
Votes: 291
Comments: 94
Favorites: 27 (view)


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AuthorThread
09/27/2007 07:48:55 PM
very very nice , I love the lighting and you are easy on the eyes

Message edited by author 2007-11-14 16:26:31.
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07/13/2007 03:35:39 PM
You're gorgeous and the shot is very cool!
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01/17/2007 03:39:00 PM
I love this picture, what a great idea. It really looks like your inside of a cage
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01/17/2007 03:20:44 PM
stunning!!!!
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12/28/2006 09:06:33 PM
This shot is insane. Congrats.
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11/16/2006 11:36:35 AM
Beautiful shot. Looking at the scores...I have never seen a range of scores where nobody voted below 5. (Now, apparently there is one person who is totally out of touch with reality or simply an idiot for scoring this a 1, so I disregard that score). I'd say your peers love this image and deservingly so.
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11/15/2006 03:34:01 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/15/2006 06:23:42 AM
This is really cool, congratulations on a rocking photo!
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11/14/2006 03:01:22 PM
You look like a pseudo-zebra Eden. (jk)
Probably a tad cliché, but what beautiful eyes you have.
Congrats on the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', '/') + 1) . '
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11/14/2006 02:14:39 PM
Sexy! Great shot Eden, amazing eyes and much improved over your original shot I think too. Congrats on your red ribbon and a tasty shot, ;P.

Message edited by author 2006-11-14 15:54:17.
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11/14/2006 12:20:31 PM
What an absolutely fabulous picture. I love it, very mysterious!
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11/14/2006 01:37:13 AM
classy :)
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11/13/2006 07:09:09 PM
Originally posted by kenskid:

Dude
Dude
11/13/2006 01:08:18 PM
Dude
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11/13/2006 07:26:07 AM
Really nice shot
Congrats!
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11/12/2006 11:29:01 PM
Well done!!! Congrats on your ribbon with the beautiful shot. Great work.
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11/12/2006 11:24:48 PM
Very cool SP, the eyes are awesome. Congrats on your red ribbon!
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11/12/2006 10:14:04 PM
Eden, this is fantastic...one of my favourites in the challenge...congrats on the ribbon
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11/12/2006 09:11:27 PM
Sweet shot Eden! Way to go. BTW, I was your 1 vote. haha. JK.
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11/12/2006 05:19:05 PM
Well done. Congrats, Eden. The red one was well deserved.
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11/12/2006 04:14:46 PM
:)
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11/12/2006 03:50:35 PM
wowsa! great image.
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11/12/2006 02:56:33 PM
HooraY! Excellent job! Congratulations!
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11/12/2006 09:44:12 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon!! Beautiful!!
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11/12/2006 09:26:50 AM
holy shmoley! That's YOU? Go EDEN!!
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11/12/2006 08:50:05 AM
Way to go Eden, nice way of warming up for the first week results in the WPL3 :) Best of luck (not that you need it) :P
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11/12/2006 08:03:45 AM
Fantastic portrait Eden! It's lovely, and well deserving of the ribbon!
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11/12/2006 07:07:20 AM
Congrats! .. Love it.
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11/12/2006 06:13:33 AM
Congrats Eden! A beautiful self portrait, well deserved ribbon!
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11/12/2006 06:00:11 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon!
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11/12/2006 03:30:18 AM
This picture brings my to Eric Fischl and his picture "Bad Boy":
//www.enkidumagazine.com/art/2006/010406/E_023_1.jpg

Message edited by author 2006-11-12 03:30:54.
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11/12/2006 03:00:56 AM
congrats with the beautiful photo, and the red ribbon!!

well done!
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11/12/2006 01:57:26 AM
Absolutely stunning image and worthy of all the praise you're sure to receive. Well done and congrats... :)
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11/12/2006 01:55:33 AM
very well done biscuit!
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11/12/2006 01:41:44 AM
WTG Eden!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!!!
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11/12/2006 01:22:55 AM
Congratulations! Very well done, just love the effect of the blinds..
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11/12/2006 01:04:17 AM
Congrats!
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11/12/2006 12:37:09 AM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

It may be cheesy, but at least it ain't Leroy :-) Congrats on your ribbon for this very "film noire" shot.


Hey now! :-)

Great work. One of my picks for a ribbon in this challenge. Congrats.
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11/12/2006 12:33:06 AM
Simply bewitching! Congratulaions on your red!
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11/12/2006 12:30:03 AM
It may be cheesy, but at least it ain't Leroy :-) Congrats on your ribbon for this very "film noire" shot.
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11/12/2006 12:12:53 AM
Beautiful work! Congratulations!
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11/12/2006 12:09:20 AM
Nice work E - improved over the original too, IMO.

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11/12/2006 12:09:12 AM
awesome! congrats on the red!
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11/12/2006 12:07:42 AM
Congratulations, a great portrait.
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11/12/2006 12:04:54 AM
Woot!! You da queen. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2006 10:32:22 AM
Perfect portrait. Perfect lighting, shadows comp sharpness.... Well you get the idea. 10
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11/10/2006 07:38:21 AM
This shows a great eye for color and composition -and good photo skills also.
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11/10/2006 01:07:10 AM
Lovely!
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11/09/2006 02:46:30 PM
Excellent! Love the warm tones on beautiful you.
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11/09/2006 12:50:21 PM
Love this one - would have given a 10
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11/08/2006 11:10:44 PM
This photo has very good sex-appeal! Awesome colors and light. Bumping.
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11/08/2006 02:57:24 PM
Good use of shadows to enhance the interest in this portrait.
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11/08/2006 10:02:49 AM
What a lovely portrait, the eyes really pop, love it!
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11/07/2006 07:38:58 PM
Great lighting. Great focus. Nice colors. Lovely model.
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11/07/2006 06:09:44 PM
Awesome Photo! Great work 10!
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11/07/2006 02:33:07 PM
great shot
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11/07/2006 02:48:16 AM
wow beautifull capture! amasing eyes 9
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11/06/2006 07:59:41 PM
your eyes are magical in this shot.. love it. In my top 6 in the challenge.
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11/06/2006 06:52:55 PM
Beautiful eyes! I like the shadows on your skin.
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11/06/2006 06:27:32 PM
Maybe its a good thing! You look kinda dangerous. I'm certainly mezmerized.;) Beautiful skin tones, lighting, texture and dof. 8
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11/06/2006 05:03:52 PM
Beautiful!
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11/06/2006 03:53:07 PM
amazing...10
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11/06/2006 03:17:04 PM
Great self-portrait. I like the angle and natural tones.
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11/06/2006 01:31:32 PM
Caged! Never. What an intimate capture of such beauty! The composition is outstanding and the diagonal shadows play well to make the subject even more fascinating. Very good work and one of my favorites for this challenge. Bump.

Message edited by author 2006-11-12 12:18:50.
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11/06/2006 12:08:40 PM
My Guess, you will be in the top Three! Very Captivating!
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11/06/2006 10:03:37 AM
very nice. love the eyes. and I like the way the shadows work
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11/06/2006 09:26:55 AM
Beautiful! I might have prefered no clothing straps, since those vertical lines contrast with the horizontal/diagonal lines, but other than that this is perfect. The gaze is very powerful and I love how the lines frame the eyes without cutting through them.
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11/06/2006 08:31:04 AM
Nice! Why don´t I have brown eyes!
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11/06/2006 06:51:51 AM
Ribbon. 10
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11/05/2006 07:41:49 PM
Love the lighting and hate your unfair advantage of being young and gorgeous. :-) Nice SP!
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11/05/2006 06:27:02 PM
EXCELLENT 9
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11/05/2006 05:37:25 PM
I lied. :-) I'm soooooo glad you did this one again. It was my favorite from the SP thing. And this versions even better. Now you'll have to show me how you did it. :-)
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11/05/2006 05:01:38 PM
I love this, really vibrant and the shadows top it off. Top marks.
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11/05/2006 04:12:25 PM
Wicked image.
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11/05/2006 02:50:05 PM
This would have been absolutely stunning w/o the shadow stripes. (Of course, then you'd have to have another title :) )
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11/05/2006 02:46:42 PM
Great portrait: love the shadows on your face, the look in your eyes and your mouth slightly opened. Well done!
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11/05/2006 01:26:30 PM
Beautiful!
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11/05/2006 01:03:43 PM
Beautiful shot!
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11/05/2006 12:30:30 PM
very sharp image, love the shadows :D
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11/05/2006 12:22:06 PM
One of my favorites for this challenge. Beautiful brown eyes. Crisp and clean.
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11/05/2006 12:13:47 PM
awesome self portrait!, the focus is perfect, your eyes stand out, and the lines really enhance the image.. Good Luck ;)
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11/05/2006 10:46:06 AM
Superb portrait - love what you've done with the lighting / blinds here.
8.
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11/05/2006 08:14:59 AM
beautiful eyes and use of light.
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11/05/2006 07:20:49 AM
oe very nice focus and lighting! beauty!
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11/05/2006 06:47:47 AM
Well done, beautiful eyes... Like the lightning.
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11/05/2006 06:33:15 AM
I love this...I love the shapes the shadows have produced and you have wonderful eyes :-) 9
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11/05/2006 06:08:26 AM
Nice eyes
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11/05/2006 05:12:27 AM
Nice expression. Looks like you enjoy being caged?
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11/05/2006 03:52:41 AM
stunning
9
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11/05/2006 03:38:25 AM
Very clear and sharp, nice angle as well. One of the best portraits for this challenge (9)
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11/05/2006 02:31:47 AM
Nice PoV great lighting and super focus
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11/05/2006 01:11:33 AM
your eyes are gorgeous! they remind me of a lioness :)
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11/05/2006 01:01:34 AM
Just beautiful. Love your eyes. A touch of a hot spot on your nose and forehead, but otherwise - terrific.
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11/05/2006 12:41:36 AM
Excellent! This is one of the most well thought-out compositions I've seen so far in this challenge. 10
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