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Cirque de Stickee Notes
3rd PlaceCirque de Stickee Notes
aimeethetoo


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Challenge: Sticky (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Dec 16, 2006
Aperture: 6.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2006

So I was writing down ideas for STICKY on a Post-It note - go figure. I am a Cirque de Soleil fan and this wasn't meant to poke fun...well not much...well OK, maybe it was a full on spoof. Turned out creepier than I intended - I almost don't like to look at it! Maybe just too weird for a decent score. We'll see.

Put on makeup and stuck a bunch of sticky notes to a sheet of flexible plastic that I taped into a cylindrical hat. Arts & crafts again - my favorite!

Stepped outside and held the camera up above me & clicked. Shot in RAW - RAW conversions. Elements - crop, selective color, dodging, burning, hue/saturation, levels, brightness contrast, saturation/desaturation, minor cloning, blur, unsharp mask, stroke, save for web.

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Yay Yellow!!!! - Just what I was hoping for to complete the collection (for now anyway). Clan of Too meets on the home page for the first time - YEAH BABY! THANK YOU EVERYONE (except the three 3's ; )

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 100
Avg (all users): 6.8152
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.5882
Avg (non-participants): 6.9023
Views since voting: 10019
Views during voting: 543
Votes: 184
Comments: 82
Favorites: 26 (view)


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02/09/2009 07:19:56 AM
WOW!Congratulations on the ribbon! So how long did it take to get the shot? Great shot!
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02/09/2009 03:10:58 AM
Fantastic idea, very creative. Congratulations on your well deserved blue!
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01/23/2007 03:56:44 PM
Just love this. Had to come back and add to favourites. Fantastic imagery!
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01/13/2007 06:53:14 PM
This is just fantastic! The idea, the make up, pp... everything! Weird though.. as a thumbnail it looks just like a cartoon... oh well.. going to my favourites :D
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01/03/2007 01:19:12 PM
OHHH my GOOOD i thought i commented on here but i was not! sorry for late to say to you CONGRATS on your ribbon!!!
Great idea Great sharp and eyes have a strong power! great make up too! uhuhu!
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12/29/2006 04:17:06 PM
WOOHOO Aimee!! Congrats on your yellow! Another stunner from you, I just love your ideas!! :o)
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12/29/2006 03:25:20 PM
Many congratulations! You're doing good.
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12/28/2006 01:28:56 PM
outstanding clarity!
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12/28/2006 10:41:03 AM
Looks like Boy George gone postal ;)

Great photo.
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12/27/2006 08:56:12 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!!!! Cool shot!!!! Well done!!!
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12/27/2006 03:31:18 PM
You are on a roll!! Great work. the colored stickies really add to this. Much better than if you had used all yellow ones!
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12/27/2006 01:36:02 PM
Congratuetion Aimee!!! Nice idea and good shot and .. strong eyes power! hoo hoo!! Great shot!
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12/27/2006 11:55:18 AM
amazing visual image. terrific ice queen appearance here, and the surreal quality of the face. supremely creative and spontaneous.
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12/27/2006 10:26:32 AM
Congratulations Aimee! The image is crafty, striking, and beautiful, just like you! Love the whole effect, and especially the eyes.

Message edited by author 2006-12-27 17:26:38.
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12/27/2006 10:22:53 AM
Incredible sharpness!
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12/27/2006 02:17:39 AM
wow, I have seen the costumes for Cirque de Soleil close up and you nailed the makeup! Congrats on your ribboon and completing the set of ribboons.
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12/26/2006 10:45:49 PM
Wow, tht looks amazing! You've definately achieved the desired effect!
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12/26/2006 07:58:56 PM
Brilliant, even awesome. (Way too fun?)
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12/26/2006 04:52:02 PM
Spectacular! Luv it!
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12/26/2006 02:04:40 PM
very nice, excellent idea, excellent execution, congrats on ribbon
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12/26/2006 12:19:20 PM
Congrats to you family on sharing the DPC home page together. This shows an amazing amount of effort and skill - especially in the 'arts + crafts' as you said. It's unbelievable that you used sticky notes to come up with someting as amazing as this - definitely should be sent to the sticky-note people and obviously they should colaborate with the Cirque people - A match made in ... your mind - love it!
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12/26/2006 10:36:38 AM
i thot this was you! great job
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12/26/2006 09:47:09 AM
Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon with this creative photograph!
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12/26/2006 05:18:55 AM
Aimee, congrats on your ribbon and on having all colors on your profile - and Marry Christmas...
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12/26/2006 02:12:49 AM
AIMEE!!! Way to go! I know you think this is creepy but I think it's more intriguing than creepy. And a ribbon, no less! Of course, we all know the most important thing is you beat what's-his-name again. Really do like this shot.
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12/25/2006 09:26:55 PM
Fabulous image! Love that it looks like a painting in the thumbnail!
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12/25/2006 08:31:56 PM
HEY!!! Congratulations!!!! You have all three colors now! Awesome picture!
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12/25/2006 04:31:14 PM
LOLOL! Yep...After I saw your post-it wig with the great Cirque du Soleil theme I breathed a very heavy sigh of relief that mine did not work out...Yours is so well done!!! My wig looked like a cross between a clown and British barrister/judge! Oy! Lots of curls....oh well....the flowers are cute though. I may shoot and post them later!....Big huge wonderful congrats on your Ribbon, Aimee! Certainly deserving....great set up and shot!
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12/25/2006 11:48:19 AM
genius. I love it.
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12/25/2006 09:35:40 AM
AWESOME picture!!!! Outstanding idea!!!!
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12/25/2006 08:12:58 AM
This is soooo cool! Absolutely love it - Congrats on the yellow ribbon!!
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12/25/2006 06:46:36 AM
lol. so inventive. awesome job. Congrat and Merry Christmas!
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12/25/2006 05:45:08 AM
This is just so so sweet.....

Originally posted by timfythetoo:

Merry Christmas Woman!!! You got your yellow - you now have all three colors just like you wanted. Congrats and I love you!!!
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12/25/2006 03:19:32 AM
Absolutely my fave of the challenge. Excellent idea, execution, and post processing!
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12/25/2006 02:42:24 AM
Absolutely great shot Aimee! It's spooky and fascinating at the same time (love that eye makeup ;-). Huge congrats on the yellow.
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12/25/2006 02:38:54 AM
Just wonderful Aimee! Congrats! I knew right away this was a ribbon! :-D
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12/25/2006 01:49:35 AM
WOW - a ribbon for you, my dear!! WOO HOO

Love those eyes.
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12/25/2006 01:05:03 AM
Congrats Aimee. I still say you should have placed higher mine. Very cool idea.
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12/25/2006 12:45:48 AM
i too am a big Cirque De Soleil fan too!!!! awesome shot and congrats on the ribbon...adding to faves!
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12/25/2006 12:41:05 AM
WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO hot dang!!! WHAT a KILLER picture!!! woman, you are soooooooo talented and the ideas you come up with, WOW. I do believe the "too" clan has some VERY talented photographers! VERY glad to see you ribbon and a well deserved ribbon at that!!!! congrats :-)
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12/25/2006 12:37:40 AM
Congratulations Aimee... it is so very cool to see you ribbon. Your family is really kicking these days. Well done and Merry Christmas!
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12/25/2006 12:36:07 AM
Aimee, this is just awesome image, and such a strong powerful portrait..... You are so artistic, and so clever, and I am so very proud of you, on getting the yellow ribbon.....
Hopefully one day I know what it feels like.....
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12/25/2006 12:13:42 AM
Congrats on finishing the trifecta. :) Those "Cirque" titles have worked well for you!
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12/25/2006 12:07:55 AM
Merry Christmas Aimee and congrats on the yellow! Now about those eyebrows... ;-)
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12/25/2006 12:06:31 AM
Merry Christmas Woman!!! You got your yellow - you now have all three colors just like you wanted. Congrats and I love you!!!
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12/25/2006 12:06:19 AM
Aimee, this is genius! Congratulations on a ribbon! What a nice Christmas present, huh???

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12/25/2006 12:06:14 AM
Congratulations, Aimee. Even if you don't like to loom at it, it's going to be on your profile page for a while. ;>þ
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2006 02:34:10 AM
Good
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12/23/2006 07:03:21 AM
my favourite of the challenge!
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12/22/2006 10:19:21 PM
wow..great make up...great effect. Great everything.
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12/22/2006 12:43:31 PM
one of the best...wait a sec, i take it back...the best image of the challenge.
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12/22/2006 11:51:16 AM
Definetely one of the best. Congrats for the ribbon, je je
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12/21/2006 11:51:18 PM
well, someone found the right hobby :) this is great - a smidge over-treated i assume in an effort to get the feeling onf complete focus. 8
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12/21/2006 09:15:11 PM
Very nice idea, but it may have had too much noise reduction.
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12/21/2006 06:18:40 PM
now there's a different look! :0P
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12/20/2006 02:12:35 PM
This is so good! Fantastic. I'm not sure it gives the idea of "sticky" totally, I mean, when I first look at it, I think, beauty and inventiveness and carnival, and cirque (of course), but not sticky immediately. Nevertheless, it's a great entry. ~9
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12/20/2006 08:42:20 AM
Excellent... top 3
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12/19/2006 11:49:24 PM
Well done and creative! Beauty in the land of stickies!
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12/19/2006 09:48:25 PM
I love this idea! I wish I could vote in this challenge...christmas present is a membership!!!
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12/19/2006 01:24:42 PM
you rock! all these stupid coverd-in-sticky-notes photos and you put them to shame. 9 bump to 10
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12/19/2006 07:56:58 AM
Great concept and well executed. 8.
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12/19/2006 04:59:43 AM
A high character photo,with strong effects....8 am back for a final look and studied this for some time with several others have now made a top 3 selection IMO and bumping for the effort involved...10
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12/19/2006 03:00:50 AM
Very clever.... very artistic.....
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12/19/2006 12:34:29 AM
Excellent.
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12/18/2006 08:53:47 PM
Nice tie in to the challenge and to Cirque
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12/18/2006 07:25:38 PM
Very nice composition and colors
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12/18/2006 06:06:47 PM
Beautiful colors. I really like the title and the facial expression. Good luck with the challenge.
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12/18/2006 04:53:30 PM
although not the only "post it" photo, I liked this one the best! beautiful!
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12/18/2006 10:13:04 AM
I LOVE Cirque du Soleil. The make-up and use of post-its works great for that Cirque look - unfortunately, its quite oversharpened around the forehead which is a little distracting. Still very nice work overall.
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12/18/2006 10:09:55 AM
Cool effect with the eyes.
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12/18/2006 09:51:30 AM
A beautifully composed shot with lovely colours. I can see that Stickee Notes haev been stuck all over the head, but this is just too pretty and doesn't shout "stickiness" at me..? dunno that's just my opinion.
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12/18/2006 08:40:22 AM
You are so incredibly imaginative! I love this picture - the makeup, the use of the sticky-notes, the whole feel. When I first saw it I audibly said, "WOW!" And compared to the other sticky-note entries, this really stands out; has some class.
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12/18/2006 06:50:36 AM
Most creative
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12/18/2006 05:03:50 AM
Hey...now this is very well done. Good work and top ten.
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12/18/2006 03:54:24 AM
Nice shot. Great makeup and eyes.
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12/18/2006 02:38:16 AM
Excellent entry but a hair too sharpened and the skin texture appears too over-processed. Having said that, this is by far one of the best entries with great pastels and makeup. Bumping up. 9
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12/18/2006 02:22:31 AM
Very artistic and soon to be ribbonistic. :P
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12/18/2006 01:01:50 AM
this is very colorful and interesting, the softness takes away for me.
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12/18/2006 01:01:21 AM
Really, really nice idea, great make up!
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12/18/2006 12:51:42 AM
WOW Post its in Cirque de Soleil. Great eyes and makeup!!!
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12/18/2006 12:30:21 AM
Top entry for the post-it note catagory. :)
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12/18/2006 12:17:02 AM
This is fabulous! What an imagination. Congratulations. 10
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