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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Date: Nov 29, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2007

*** Update ***

Just a short update. Since this challenge ended, my mother has lost her battle with breast cancer. She passed away on December 30, 2007, almost exactly 3 years after receiving her diagnosis.

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Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

So, you identify yourself with your boob? I'd rather have seen your face.


Yes - in a lot of ways, I do identify myself with my boob. Or boobs rather.

Hard not to when so much of my life revolves around them - I'm nursing my two youngest children still, and have nursed every single day since my oldest was born (he's almost 5Ĺ now). I've pumped and donated my milk to another child.

I'm a La Leche League leader.

Add in losing my grandmother to breast cancer while I was in my teens, and spending the last 3 years watching my mother battle the disease herself, and well - yes, a lot of my life does revolve around 'the boob'.

Statistics
Place: 216 out of 241
Avg (all users): 4.6981
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.6471
Avg (non-participants): 4.7286
Views since voting: 6318
Views during voting: 703
Votes: 318
Comments: 36
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/16/2008 05:01:23 PM
clicked on the OOBIE award in your sig. Remebered the picture (already commented below). Just want to say I am sorry about your mother. My thoughts are with you.
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01/09/2008 09:34:35 PM
I say "Bravo" to you Kashi! To hell with the negative comments, and I'm glad to have read your comments section - very encouraging (I have three daughters...)

Sometimes, photography is about MUCH more than the technicals or artistic merit; you've done something beautiful here, and should be proud of both who you are AND your accomplishments.
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12/24/2007 12:39:02 AM
Congrats on your OOBie, Lea! I greatly appreciate your comments. Unlike some other shots, this is one to hang on a gallery wall where people can read what you said and really appreciate the shot.
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12/14/2007 03:01:10 PM
Lea, I think this is the most artistic piece I've seen you submit thus far. It is absolutely lovely. I didn't vote but would have given you a 9 or 10. I like it much better than some of the very high scoring images.
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12/12/2007 10:35:10 PM
Excellent response in your comments Lea. Also, that's quite a bold and personal portrait. It takes a lot of bravery to put yourself out there for critiquing like that. Kudos!
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12/12/2007 09:33:03 AM
Very nice Lea. I know some people think it's too dark but I very much like it this way. Great!
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12/12/2007 06:50:21 AM
An interesting collection of comments. This is very quiet, yet very powerful. I suspect the calibration of monitors kept a lot from truly seeing what you wanted them to see. On my laptop, the tones and light are just right - on the monitor I use at work it is barely visible.

Since I know a bit about you through the Team Suck interactions, I can say that this is a very real and tender SP that is very much who you are.
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12/12/2007 06:45:29 AM
as am i. i still love it.
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12/12/2007 01:29:13 AM
Nice going, Lea. Not at all like anything else I've seen you do. And very different than the rest in the challenge. I'm nominating this for an OOBIE.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 08:20:32 PM
Beautiful composition and lighting, and a very brave entry in the challenge. 9
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12/10/2007 02:24:19 PM
much too dark. Can't even see anything.
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12/09/2007 04:05:24 PM
I really do like this photo. Itís an art. My only problem here is too dark. A bit (not much) more light would do much better in my opinion. I really like it the way you have it dark, shadows very nice. Good job overall.
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12/09/2007 12:16:54 PM
WOW finally a real piece of art. wonderful image I hope this ribbons. Very original. I am not a fan of photoshoped images I consider myself a purest I miss my chemical darkroom. This is photoshop done right. Thank you. 10

Edit to correct spellling
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12/09/2007 12:03:08 AM
it's art, looks like something you'd see in a museum. Nice work - and extra credit for the guts to bare it all :-)
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12/08/2007 10:18:51 PM
sorry for the low score but i don't see anything to score
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12/08/2007 01:20:02 AM
Intriguing, but ultimately too dark to hold my interest very long.
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12/07/2007 08:24:10 PM
It looks like an old painting, beautiful.
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12/07/2007 08:16:11 PM
I really wish to some more of different types of work like this.
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12/07/2007 06:38:34 PM
You should have shot this photo about 8 stops lower on the shutter OR aperture settings. I think your only problem here is just it's too dark. BB
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12/07/2007 11:27:57 AM
wonderful image. dark, tender, real. well done indeed.
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12/07/2007 12:03:29 AM
Not sure what is going on here but it looks weird
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12/06/2007 11:53:41 PM
A tad too dark.
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12/06/2007 05:54:01 PM
This is like an old postcard, I like the pp it really made me stop and look in hopes of catching a glimpse of your face, most definately an artistic take on the challenge. I hope its not too dark for some monitors because it really is unique among this group. Good luck I hope its appreciated.
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12/06/2007 11:58:02 AM
Wow...this is so dark I nearly thought it was completely black
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12/06/2007 11:36:26 AM
Dark and mysterious...I like it.
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12/06/2007 09:41:32 AM
Too dark. I can see only your right tit.
12/05/2007 11:41:01 PM
This reminds me of a painting. Nice processing and low key effect.
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12/05/2007 03:26:29 PM
Had to look twice, even three times, because it's so dark. Somehow, it does work for me, although this is not the type of pic I normaly like. Can't realy tell why. (8)
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12/05/2007 12:57:10 PM
almost too dark to see anything. hard to judge image.
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12/05/2007 10:25:49 AM
way too dark and over-processed. even a LITTLE light on your face would have helped.
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12/05/2007 07:57:55 AM
brave of you to go topless but I can't hardly see you
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12/05/2007 07:48:27 AM
So, you identify yourself with your boob? I'd rather have seen your face.
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12/05/2007 05:25:40 AM
this is very interesting; could be much better, if there was a little more light on her body!
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12/05/2007 04:41:01 AM
Brave and entrancing.
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12/05/2007 02:07:46 AM
Too dark for my liking, good idea though
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12/05/2007 01:54:38 AM
A tad dark, but I kinda like it
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