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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Master Bath :-)
Date: Apr 14, 2006
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

OK, so this has quite a few favorites and a bit of views, but I can honestly say it's the best photo I've taken in 2006, if not EVER.

This was taken during a 30-day Self portrait project back in April. There was a bit of post processing done to get the toning, textures and contrast the way I wanted them to be. But in the end, it's exactly how it should be and it will probably forever be one that I am the most proud of (I just wish it wasn't of me) :-)

Statistics
Place: 172 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.2274
Avg (commenters): 8.0541
Avg (participants): 6.1618
Avg (non-participants): 6.4194
Views since voting: 1133
Views during voting: 534
Votes: 365
Comments: 51
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/28/2007 08:41:53 PM
Fantastic job. Keep up the good work :)
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01/26/2007 11:03:11 PM
Just love this one Jen. Wish it'd done better.
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01/26/2007 10:37:25 PM
I don't have to say it. It's already been said. waaaaaaay under rated!
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01/26/2007 02:25:23 PM
Criminal Placement. Concur that this is a gem, and deserved MUCH better
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01/26/2007 08:27:58 AM
You guys are NUTS and that's why I love yous guys!! Makes hanging around this place worthwhile. :) And Thanks!
01/26/2007 03:20:23 AM
Normally we shouldn't use a member's photo comments section for a thread of sorts, but what the heck - let's make this a party to celebrate an astounding image and person behind it.
Come on DPC'ers and let's have a tribute party, or a roast - that could be fun too....
:)
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01/26/2007 03:02:14 AM
Originally posted by BradP:

Originally posted by Artyste:

All I can say is that it definitely beats another photograph that placed a lot higher.. too bad your name doesn't rhyme with..

HEY! Stop! I'm trying to write a comment here! What are you do.. no! NO! I HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY... NOO!! AAAAHHH!!!!!

*crash* *bang*.

*please hang up, and try your call again. This is a recording. Three Five Eight.. Two Five Two."

Glen, this is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time!!!!


heh.. thanks. I surprise myself from time to time, still.
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01/26/2007 02:59:07 AM
Originally posted by Artyste:

All I can say is that it definitely beats another photograph that placed a lot higher.. too bad your name doesn't rhyme with..

HEY! Stop! I'm trying to write a comment here! What are you do.. no! NO! I HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY... NOO!! AAAAHHH!!!!!

*crash* *bang*.

*please hang up, and try your call again. This is a recording. Three Five Eight.. Two Five Two."

Glen, this is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time!!!!
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01/26/2007 02:55:50 AM
You know Jen, I dont think any other model would have worked in this photo.. for so many reasons.
Its among one of the most powerful images i've seen to date here on DPC.. and reading your statement about it just made it all that much more magical.
I know why it moves me.. but to know you have been equally moved for your own reasons tickles me. I think we should all have those photos that move us.. so often we are commenting on how much someone elses work has affected us that we fail to stop and realize or pay tribute to our own work / art.
So congratulations for paying tribute to a beautiful, powerful piece of art.. that is you and was created by you.
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01/26/2007 02:48:46 AM
All I can say is that it definitely beats another photograph that placed a lot higher.. too bad your name doesn't rhyme with..

HEY! Stop! I'm trying to write a comment here! What are you do.. no! NO! I HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY... NOO!! AAAAHHH!!!!!

*crash* *bang*.

*please hang up, and try your call again. This is a recording. Three Five Eight.. Two Five Two."
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01/26/2007 02:43:07 AM
Your statement: "but I can honestly say it's the best photo I've taken in 2006, if not EVER." is so right on the money.

I was very disappointed to see where this placed overall, but it's kind of ironic isn't it, that the more one of our own photographs moves us, the further down the scale they rank. I think it says something about what moves us deep inside for whatever reason, quite often in a different wavelength than the average crowd.
It's a far better thing to march to one's own beat than to fall into the hum-drum kettle in life.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 08:27:52 PM
Nice shot - your eyes are beautiful! Very intense expression.
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01/25/2007 07:41:18 PM
I love this, and I believe it's a self portrait? It's one of the most powerful SP's I've seen on DPC. Gritty and real, thank you
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01/25/2007 04:31:41 PM
great intensity!
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01/25/2007 03:50:50 PM
Hey Jen - very good choice.
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01/25/2007 10:45:35 AM
Interesting image. Expression definitely connects with the viewer.
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01/24/2007 10:38:05 PM
you sure clean up nicely ;-)

i bet sometimes you scare yourself ;-)
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01/24/2007 02:36:39 AM
Strange skin... good shot
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01/23/2007 07:46:33 AM
Wow, this is outstanding.
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01/22/2007 10:59:53 PM
an iconic dpc photo. I can't even begin to look at it objectively. but I'll give you an 8.
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01/20/2007 09:20:48 PM
Great, reminds me of Jim Morrison, well done
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01/19/2007 05:38:17 PM
She has a great look and you did a good capture here. Congrats.
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01/19/2007 05:09:19 PM
That title says it all.
Love this portrait.
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01/19/2007 09:38:02 AM
I KNOW her!!
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01/18/2007 10:47:04 PM
This is so gritty and so awesome. Very, very cool photo Jen!
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01/18/2007 07:04:18 PM
Great freckles and eyes. Maybe a wee bit contrasty but I'm a sucker for the contrasty look. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/18/2007 03:38:27 PM
Great! Really well captured and a good work you have put in to this post processing.
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01/17/2007 03:01:30 PM
Superb choice Jen - this one is truly one of your very best ever!!!!!!!
Came back to vote finally and add this as a favorite (again).
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01/16/2007 10:36:24 PM
I like the sepia tones here...
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01/16/2007 08:09:39 PM
An image that has stayed in my mind. Came back to push from 8 to 10.

Most striking are the eyes... very well done.
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01/16/2007 10:11:19 AM
very RAW, very good photo !
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01/16/2007 04:52:37 AM
Cool edit.
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01/15/2007 07:10:19 PM
great toning and clarity. super job on the eyes....; )
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01/15/2007 09:01:04 AM
Really like it. Composition, tight crop are great. The look is very strong. The post-processing is really nice. The hair are great. Her left eye is well hidden/notreallyhidden (don't know how to say it).
Very powerfull portrait.
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01/14/2007 09:13:27 PM
hey jen! Love the processing.
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01/14/2007 07:57:14 PM
Liked it then, like it now. Great eyes and feel to this one. This is one of those kapow shots that just make you stop and look.
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01/14/2007 12:10:18 AM
Love the freckles and the expression, but the contrast is too high for my taste. There's no dynamic range in the hair, it's just jetblack and highlights.
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01/13/2007 07:31:13 PM
great job jen
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01/13/2007 06:08:10 PM
10!
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01/13/2007 01:28:07 PM
Excellent portrait. I wish I could photograph people. The facial expression is perfect.
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01/13/2007 12:50:48 PM
I love your self portraits. Very raw which is why the appeal.
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01/12/2007 10:02:23 PM
Amazing expression.
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01/12/2007 09:23:25 PM
You know that I love this image for it's honesty, great work
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01/12/2007 01:25:18 PM
and what beautiful freckles you have.
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01/12/2007 08:31:17 AM
ooh, Jen, this is awesome. You are so photogenic. Love the tendrils spilling down over your face. Great eyes too. This would look cool with a frame, too.
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01/12/2007 08:17:45 AM
WHOA scary!! but great pic!!
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01/12/2007 05:36:28 AM
A great shot!!!
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01/12/2007 01:41:02 AM
Definitely one of your best shots. Good luck!
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01/12/2007 01:17:59 AM
Totally love the processing her, very cool easily worth a 10!
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01/12/2007 12:33:22 AM
Heya Jen! Definitely RAW! Hope it does well! :)
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01/12/2007 12:07:31 AM
Great shot. Vert strong expression. Love the freckels!
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