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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Date: Dec 3, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 233 out of 241
Avg (all users): 4.4740
Avg (commenters): 5.5385
Avg (participants): 4.2521
Avg (non-participants): 4.6138
Views since voting: 1003
Views during voting: 460
Votes: 308
Comments: 32
Favorites: 5 (view)


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12/30/2007 08:35:09 PM
Great, great, great - expresses so much more about you than any old "this is my face" self-portrait. I like how you approached this challenge.
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12/18/2007 04:01:44 PM
this is amazing. i love it and I am sorry it did not score well but who cares...it is a wonderful image!
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12/14/2007 08:43:02 PM
This one is great. The perspective is captivating. Plus I love the addition of the sign. It gives the photo a nice added element and makes you ponder a bit more than a traditional photo. Sorry about the score though, but Don gave you due credit. Cheers.
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12/14/2007 01:02:14 AM
Congratulations on the well deserved blue.
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12/13/2007 01:26:54 AM
I applaud the lack of studio. :-) A quirky and quite intriguing shot - I'm terribly envious of your very well-deserved Posthumous Blue!
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12/12/2007 08:26:04 PM
I gave this a 9 during voting. It is strange and beautiful in a haunting way. I think it should have scored better, but most of my favorite work ends up way below where it should. :-)
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12/12/2007 05:21:40 PM
Love it!
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12/12/2007 11:52:52 AM
Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Congrats on the Posthumous blue ribbon. Oh, and nice knees too.


Sand has a magical way of clinging to everything.
12/12/2007 11:22:22 AM
Congrats on the Posthumous blue ribbon. Oh, and nice knees too.
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12/12/2007 11:08:06 AM
Congratulations on your posthumous BLUE! I think those are quite rewarding. It's a fun quirky photo and I love your carefully chosen background.
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12/12/2007 11:07:55 AM
Congrats on a well-deserved Posthumous blue. As you could see by my earlier comment, I am one of the appreciators of this image :-)
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12/12/2007 10:26:36 AM
I too am not surprised this is low down the pile but I am certain this says a lot more about you than a 'standard' mug shot. I feel I know how you tick and what amuses and interests you. It does of course depend on what you want to express, but it's a bit sad that the boundaries of expression are rarely stretched beyond the bleedin' obvious on this site.

Love the comp and cross-process which works so well with this lighting.
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12/12/2007 10:17:10 AM
I didn't think this would do well but I absolutely love it! Fab shot.
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12/12/2007 09:22:46 AM
Originally posted by Lowcivicman99:

I don't think this is a SP at all. IMO this DNMC


Comments like this just make your photo even better.
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12/12/2007 09:16:06 AM
Brilliant. Wonderful subject and PP.
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12/12/2007 07:13:22 AM
underappreciated, as ever. but you knew that would happen. it's just... fab. the colours, the composition. yeah.
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12/12/2007 06:34:11 AM
Thank you to the academy for this blue honor. This is particulary welcome since I do believe this self portrait reflects perfectly my world at this time. Yes, deadpan and inevitable are appropriate descriptions. I am moving towards something even if I don't know what it is. And it was made without the benefit of a studio, artificial lights, money, time, or patience.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 07:42:20 AM
I don't think this is a SP at all. IMO this DNMC
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12/10/2007 10:34:38 PM
Nuts like a fox! 10

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12/09/2007 02:21:44 AM
Love this photo - great composition. As far as the challenge theme goes, I find it a bit lacking.
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12/08/2007 09:19:01 AM
I'm actually quite taken by this image. It's among the group in this challenge I appreciate very much. There's a certain deadpan inevitability about it.
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12/07/2007 09:53:36 PM
Honestly, it feels like your camera just fell down while taking your photo. I would prefer to see a face or partial face in a portrait photo... instead of this :( Sorry.
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12/06/2007 10:33:03 PM
I really hope this is trying to explain something about yourself and peanuts...
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12/06/2007 08:10:51 PM
Ohhhh, from the thumbnail I thought it would be 1 of my faves simply because I love low angle shots... I love the backgound you used here, the colours are to my taste and it's so cool, like I was saying I love low angle shots and I like that you took that approach but the fact that you is out of focus lets me down big time... then again it's understandable why its oof as you cant view it on the viewfinder, so 6 from me but would have been a 10 if you was in focus as well =)

Best of luck!!!!!!
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12/06/2007 07:52:36 PM
I don't find this interesting as a SP. The subject has become the building and whilst you are in the shot (I gather it's you) it doesn't really connect with for what I'm looking for in a SP. Image seems to have a yellow cast to it as the sky is not blue. Hope that is helpful.
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12/06/2007 06:17:43 PM
i really like this, though i don't think it'll do well. 8
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12/06/2007 04:22:18 PM
Hardly a self portrait in my book but that doesn't mean I don't still like the coloring in the sky. I also like the overall feeling here. BB
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12/06/2007 03:09:16 AM
is that you up on the building or right here in the foreground? : )
I love this! : )
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12/05/2007 11:22:14 PM
I actually really like this. It reminds me of... well, I'm not really sure. But the dank surroundings, and you just coming at the camera, eerie and cool.
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12/05/2007 04:21:19 PM
lol, cool shot, really neat setting, and I've bet you've heard this a lot today but I wish there was more of you in the picture!! :)
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12/05/2007 10:22:51 AM
interesting. not a real self-portrait, though. might get a posthumous ribbon...
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12/05/2007 07:52:30 AM
Great texture, lighting, etc... of the building. Lousy portrait. And the W looks faked.
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