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The Masks We Wear
The Masks We Wear
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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Location: North Hollywood, Ca
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

Contrast, slight desat, neatimage, high pass, cloned out minor distractions, dodge, burn


Post Challenge:

Thanks everyone for all the great comments. Yes I know, I know, the foot. I was actually not planning on a full body shot but when I loaded it on the computer I like it better fuller than closing in on the mask so I left it. I usualy hate chopping limbs off to.


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Tried this out to see the mask with a social dynamic... masked communication.

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.9507
Avg (commenters): 8.1923
Avg (participants): 6.8595
Avg (non-participants): 7.0184
Views since voting: 4290
Views during voting: 542
Votes: 284
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/14/2012 09:41:03 AM
That's quite wonderful really.
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08/30/2008 02:11:51 AM
This is my favorite of yours, and this should have ribboned for you.....
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03/02/2007 02:23:52 PM
Did you happen to get the title from the movie "the Mask", where JIm Carrey is quoting the shrink from TV in front of his mirror? Random question I know.
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11/15/2006 11:18:58 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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11/14/2006 02:27:06 PM
Great lighting and a great mask, an excellent self portrait. Congrats on your 8th place finish.
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11/12/2006 03:16:47 PM
Don't look so sad - you got a top ten! ;-P Congrats! Great job!
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11/12/2006 02:03:06 AM
Beautifully done and a real stand out. Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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11/12/2006 01:01:19 AM
Well, I'm glad this finished so strong, with such a great score -- but I was sure this would ribbon -- and still think it should have! What excellent photography here!

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11/12/2006 12:42:45 AM
A visual that pulls the viewer in. A wonderful artistic study! Congratulaions on your 8th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 10:22:18 PM
Very clever and nicely lit.
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11/10/2006 09:41:44 PM
The effect is nice but I wonder about the crop on the foot. 8.
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11/10/2006 01:35:52 PM
The lovely mask imparts its sad and pensive state, but the lighting is super good and rounds out the image very well. Bump.
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11/09/2006 12:03:39 PM
Very good except for the feet that is not complete ...
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11/07/2006 07:40:03 PM
Great concept. Nice lighting.
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11/07/2006 02:04:23 PM
Love this! The pose is just perfect for the mask. Great light control. ~10
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11/07/2006 01:51:51 PM
I love this shot
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11/06/2006 07:50:08 PM
Quite lovely!
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11/06/2006 05:29:28 PM
good use of lighting!
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11/06/2006 12:26:18 AM
love this! 10
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11/05/2006 10:17:11 PM
I love this one! Great shot, and creativity
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11/05/2006 09:25:30 PM
I love this shot. Wonderful lighting and pose. Did I say the lighting was excellent? Great mask (I love masks!). The title fits perfectly. 10
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11/05/2006 05:53:40 PM
Wicked!!!
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11/05/2006 04:16:57 PM
Nicely done.
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11/05/2006 02:39:05 PM
I've come back to this a zillion times. The lighting is really good. Something about the crop and the foot. I'm being picky, so no cuts for that. I feel like I'm missing something and I don't know what. Technically, good. 7
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11/05/2006 12:21:52 PM
lighting works well :D
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11/05/2006 12:19:42 PM
Lighting and creativity are exceptional.
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11/05/2006 12:15:18 PM
i love this shot....and yes we do wear MANY masks! 10 adding to faves!
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11/05/2006 10:25:34 AM
nice 8
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11/05/2006 08:04:04 AM
I love the post processing, expecially on the mask. too bad you miss a bit of your foot. a square crop would've been striking too I think.
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11/05/2006 06:29:21 AM
Nicely done :o) Don´t really understand why you cropped of the toes and elbow though?? good luck :o)
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11/05/2006 04:56:26 AM
Whoa thats an awesome mask
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11/05/2006 01:45:38 AM
Don't be sad, it's only a mask. I miss the real you.
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11/05/2006 12:52:37 AM
Ok. . .I'm almost done voting, and this is one of only 2 that I've seen so far that scream "RIBBON" the minute it popped up on my screen! This is exquisite! Beautiful lighting. Beautiful focus. Flawless in every way! 10
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11/05/2006 12:45:27 AM
Awesome...awesome...awesome...Definately a winner in my book, and I love this one.....Definately a "10" from me..... My first "10", and it may be my only "10".....
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11/05/2006 12:33:40 AM
Excellent Work! I believe one of the most difficult challenges of shooting for a self portrait contest, would be to get the audience to relate to a total stranger in a positive way. I think you have accomplished that quite well here. Nice skin tones, great job of dropping clutter from the shot with the black background. My only suggestion to improve the composition would be to keep the focus sharp all the way down to the feet, or remove them from the shot all together. All-in-all, it's really a great shot.
It scores a 9 from me.
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11/05/2006 12:20:01 AM
Very creative and SUPURB light. 10
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