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Challenge: Song Titles, 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: bedroom studio
Date: Jan 9, 2007
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2007

You stole my voice
You stole my heart
You succeeded in taking me apart
Now this is all that's left of me
Victim of botched love surgery
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No chests were harmed in the making of this photograph. It's a line of red marker + a strip of transparent tape with staples in it. Since I am turning 16 very soon, I thought I would be a bit more brave in my photography. But it's not like you see anything naughty, am I right? ;]

So yes. Song my Nick Lachey. As some might guess I am not exactly a Nick Lachey fan, or a fan of any music on this list, but this seemed like a fun challenge, and I've had this conecpt in my head for a while. I really felt like doing something more dark and conceptual yet staying away from grunge. Okay okay, so in all honesty I chickened out of b/w portrait, haha. Oh well, wondering how this will do. Hope it's not too graphic for anyone :]

post challenge:
w00t, top ten. I'm surprised this type of photograph did as well as it did,so yay. Thank you everyone for the votes, comments and favorites.


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.8345
Avg (commenters): 8.1915
Avg (participants): 6.8523
Avg (non-participants): 6.8269
Views since voting: 8695
Views during voting: 675
Votes: 296
Comments: 68
Favorites: 31 (view)


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05/25/2011 12:50:05 PM
Just browseing and picking some Favorites ,Great image.
11/05/2009 09:34:06 AM
Flat out brilliant.
12/03/2007 12:44:53 AM
this picture is awesome, nice job!
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02/21/2007 02:09:59 PM
Great work... Your Idea for photography is always AMAIZING!!!
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02/12/2007 02:45:37 AM
i absolutely love this shot! one of my favourites for sure :)
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01/18/2007 06:58:54 PM
Nice shot ... cool idea (stores in memory bank for future use) I like the blur sections of the photo ... great work, congrats on the high finish
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01/18/2007 03:42:32 PM
Creative and executed to perfection. Congrats!
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01/17/2007 06:55:43 PM
you are very talented. I'm continually impressed by your work....
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01/17/2007 02:16:20 PM
Not only is the concept powerful and effective, the technique and pp are very well done. All together, this makes for an outstanding photo.

And it goes straight to my favorites.

Congratulations!
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01/17/2007 09:12:11 AM
I'm surprised this one wasn't number 1. It really stands out from the rest.
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01/17/2007 08:45:17 AM
YAHOO! Congrats on thop ten with this awesome pic! You pulled your idea off great!

And I LOVE Nick Lachey.

Just kidding, I swear.
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01/17/2007 06:38:53 AM
this is very strong photo,
well done Anna, you are such a talented young woman
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01/17/2007 04:54:10 AM
Sincere congratulations! What power!
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01/17/2007 04:19:30 AM
Congrats on your top10 finish, excellent photograph that should have ribboned IMO
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01/17/2007 02:52:57 AM
Congrats on a great finish! I do believe the voters are starting to see the light! : ) Great job!
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01/17/2007 02:01:35 AM
congrats - this was spectacularly wicked ;~}
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01/17/2007 01:47:32 AM
this is excellent
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01/17/2007 12:26:23 AM
You are AMAZINGLY talented to not yet be even 16! Wow! Congratulations Annah!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 11:24:15 PM
beautiful. My favorite in this challenge. The muted colors were a great choice.
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01/16/2007 08:26:35 PM
amazingly good :)
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01/16/2007 05:15:11 PM
i love th square framing and the editing / light you used gives the photo that emotional boost that you (i assume) were going for. Aswell the fact that you can see her eyes, for me, makes it easier to sort of see her as a "hollowed out entity" of sorts. great job. interesting portrait.
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01/16/2007 02:14:47 PM
This is outstanding, if somewhat macabre. It will test the voters' tolerance for the metaphorical or symbolic. How many will see the heart torn out, the voice silenced? Good luck to you. I'm in a similar boat (the metaphorical boat) and am scoring well so far (knock on wood) so good luck to us :-)
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01/15/2007 09:31:19 PM
this is creepy, scary, and downright disturbing...but it's amazingly shot and very moving at the same time. this is the first 10 i've given in a while. for the tone, the lighting, the setup, and the artistry.
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01/15/2007 09:07:44 PM
Points for creepy.
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01/15/2007 07:12:14 PM
way too emo to appreciate anything in the photo
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01/15/2007 10:12:20 AM
clearly the best in this challange!
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01/14/2007 10:41:33 PM
Magnificent post processing - and a good set up, composition, lighting, and, as always, a great model - annah surely! A very emotional shot. I do hope this is a set-up and not real! 10
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01/14/2007 09:27:52 PM
Very dark feel to it. I like it alot 10
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01/14/2007 09:08:44 PM
i love the desaturated colors.
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01/13/2007 11:21:00 PM
Powerful image that just jumps out at the viewer. I really like the composition , lighting and DOF you used here. One of my top picks for this challenge, wonderful work, 10 from me and a fav.
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01/13/2007 09:58:30 PM
Haunting ... and perfectly done. Love the details ("blood" on gauze over mouth), treatment and composition. *9*
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01/13/2007 06:39:26 PM
Reminds me of Clockwork Orange for some reason.
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01/13/2007 10:48:27 AM
Cool image - odd. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/13/2007 09:45:10 AM
This shot scares the beejeeziz outta me! ... That much emotion must be worth an 8 so that is what I am gonna give you.
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01/13/2007 04:25:27 AM
Wow - Scary image but beautifully presented. Love the light and the selective focus. The colour balance is also so perfect for this - Has the feel and look of a lot of the new horror movies. I am giving this a 10 as I think it is brilliant, creative and very edgy - Good job!
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01/12/2007 08:07:19 PM
wow, this is creepy!
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01/12/2007 02:16:24 PM
Pretty striking. 7
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01/12/2007 08:57:11 AM
Like this one for sure...
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01/12/2007 07:10:32 AM
great shot, perfect props, lighting and composition, well post-processed - a winner in my book!
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01/11/2007 08:31:47 PM
thats scarry
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01/11/2007 07:29:40 PM
Nicely done. You have an unflinching eye and that leads to something profound. 10.
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01/11/2007 05:54:12 PM
This is a very interesting shot. I think it meets the challenge very well in a dark sort of way. 7
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01/11/2007 05:31:40 PM
Quite a powerful portrayal of the title. The muted tones and hidden details of the face seem to complement it well - making the subject appear more like a victim.
I don't know if the landscape orientation really does it justice though. Still, it has interest, and makes you look at it more than once.
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01/11/2007 05:16:03 PM
Speechless here. What a shot. This hits me in so many ways. Wow
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01/11/2007 01:50:07 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' annah? The treating of the mouth as a wound, and the heart incision put this into rich metaphorical territory. 8
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01/11/2007 01:34:52 PM
Really impressive... straight to the heart: 10
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01/11/2007 10:34:02 AM
This is a winner in my eyes. Haunting, mesmerizing, even beautiful in a sorrowful way. 10
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01/11/2007 08:00:34 AM
This captures the title beautifully, and the post processing is great. Excellent entry.
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01/11/2007 04:24:35 AM
amazing portrait, good luck in the challenge, it is not your standard DPC photo and I hope it does well.
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01/10/2007 11:54:49 PM
Woah. Very powerful. The border definitely detracts for me but otherwise this is very excellent.
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01/10/2007 11:44:13 PM
Interesting picture. I wanted to do a similar picture of my father after open heart surgery.
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01/10/2007 10:23:33 PM
Joey?
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01/10/2007 09:52:02 PM
oh my! A nice capture of a rather disturbing subject.
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01/10/2007 05:43:22 PM
A lot of effort's gone into this shot; makeup (at least I hope it's makeup :-) ) staging and blurring to highlight the key parts. I can see it as a record cover.
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01/10/2007 04:36:30 PM
creative and cool concept
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01/10/2007 04:27:51 PM
Very emotive image. Your processing is wonderful. Beautifully done!
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01/10/2007 02:23:52 PM
Very powerful, and makes us wonder - terrific!
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01/10/2007 11:45:51 AM
wow.... 10.
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01/10/2007 11:11:28 AM
I didn't vote on this upon my initial viewing cause I had to think about it. It's painfully tranforming. You really have to take it in and then it sticks with you. The tones, the composition and the whole feel of it really works for the title.
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01/10/2007 10:51:07 AM
wow, emotive!
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01/10/2007 09:22:23 AM
The most ingenious interpretation of this song title and excellently executed. this processing style of yours is very impressive Annah. 10
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01/10/2007 08:44:59 AM
LOVE IT!
amazing!
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01/10/2007 06:33:14 AM
Very captivating image , nice PP
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01/10/2007 05:14:54 AM
could this be another ribon for you? I really admire your pp
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01/10/2007 04:08:27 AM
love this, great job, 10.
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01/10/2007 03:08:10 AM
Seriously disturbing, but well done. Top 5 for me, possibly a ribbon.
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01/10/2007 02:22:04 AM
Ouch...those staples look real!
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01/10/2007 12:21:32 AM
this is amazing...arty and striking...I cannot say a bad thing about this 10
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