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Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors

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Challenge: Crossdress (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Quincy, IL
Date: Mar 10, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2007

I had this idea when I first saw the challenge. My idea was slightly different from the final product, though. I wanted the lips to be more pronounced and the eyes cropped by the mirror.
The idea of the family portrait in the corner came from a friend of mine. This gave the photo so much more depth and a very intriguing back story.
The original idea would've worked, but this is so much more interesting to me.

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Place: 52 out of 72
Avg (all users): 5.1821
Avg (commenters): 5.2727
Avg (participants): 4.8261
Avg (non-participants): 5.2347
Views since voting: 862
Views during voting: 586
Votes: 357
Comments: 25
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03/21/2007 02:10:40 AM
This is a good idea and I think you put it together pretty well.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2007 10:05:34 PM
bit too predictable
03/20/2007 08:50:29 PM
i like that this one has a story... and could be something real in society... concept's great... the execution could be a little better, but again, i like that you put some thought behind this. :)
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03/20/2007 02:50:16 PM
I like the idea but it might have worked out a bit better if the composition was slightly better. I dont like the space on the right of the mirror and I would have also preferred the model's face to be in focus as well as the picture.
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03/19/2007 11:35:21 PM
I like the idea, but the stubble kind of takes away from it.
03/17/2007 09:41:35 PM
Possibly the most realistic (in the true-to-life sense) photo I've seen so far.
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03/17/2007 01:47:48 AM
A bit blurry, but the serious expression is working.
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03/15/2007 10:15:37 PM
Nice concept. Need more depth of field.
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03/15/2007 06:22:14 PM
nice work... a little yellow...
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03/15/2007 01:04:14 AM
nice idea.
03/14/2007 08:43:48 PM
A dangly earring would have been a nice touch. I like the statement you seem to be making by including the snapshot in the foreground. At least, I think you are making this statement- I perceive it as, he's not gay!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2007 08:40:30 PM
Very good idea. My biggest problem with it are the two lights on the mirror. They're kind of blinding, makes it difficult to look at the actual focus of the picture. I'd also prefer it if the corner of the mirror wasn't slightly cut off, but that's a minor point.
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03/14/2007 07:18:14 PM
lighting is a off and your all blury. I would have had the focus on you getting all dressed up and the picture of you and your family blury.
03/14/2007 03:34:37 PM
Showing the sad side of crossdressing is good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2007 12:28:19 PM
bad lighting
03/14/2007 12:21:23 PM
Wheres the woman in him?
03/14/2007 10:25:22 AM
Very nice - love the lighting, perhaps cropped a little too tightly on the top for me, but overall very good.
03/14/2007 10:15:10 AM
03/14/2007 09:54:21 AM
03/14/2007 09:35:49 AM
Wish it were more in focus. I'd do a selective desat of yellow and red or maybe do it in full BW.
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03/14/2007 09:18:29 AM
good idea but i would have aimed to have the focus on the reflection more than the photo.
03/14/2007 07:24:09 AM
I like the intent of the photo. Not sure if it is the tone or what, but it seems it isn't done as well as it could be.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2007 05:56:40 AM
Hmmm...I wonder how many in this challenge are for real! This image got me thinking.
03/14/2007 05:31:18 AM
An entire story in a pricture, I like that. On the other hand, the picture is not pleasant to look at.
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03/14/2007 03:38:55 AM
is this real?

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