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Greed is good, dahling...do I smell a poor person?
Greed is good, dahling...do I smell a poor person?
snaffles


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 7 Deadly Sins III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Canon PowerShot A700
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: la salle de bains de Chateau Snaffles
Date: Jun 23, 2008
Aperture: f5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Vintage, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2008

Trying to evoke the 1980s, that decadent overindulgent decade where most portraits only showed eyes, the barest indication of nostrils, and a mouth. I've owned the black dress, earrings and bracelet forever; bought the face-eating shades, the tiara is from a loonie store and I made the necklace. The cigar is a $3 cheapie wrapped in a genuine US$ bill, which only suffered lipstick stains and nothing more :-) Damped hair and made a rough chignon, slathered on makeup and took oh about 400 pix! Had to really work to get the angles just right and that semi-debauched contemptuous sneer.

Setup: 2 sheets of white bristol board taped to bathroom door, used built-in bathroom lights and 2 60ws pointing up at me from a chair. The Canon is mounted on a tripod. Set the Canon on continuous mode.

pp: crop, curves, shadow/hihglight, brightness/contrast, hue/saturation, cooling filter, image resize, usm, save for web

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 89
Avg (all users): 5.3780
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.2609
Avg (non-participants): 5.3896
Views since voting: 1421
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 254
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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01/19/2012 10:09:19 PM
This is wonderful, I love it!
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07/02/2008 10:55:26 PM
What a fantastic idea and execution, and I'm really impressed by your persistence and effort in getting it just the way you wanted it. The noise is noticeable, but I think it strangely adds to the debauched tone, like it's an unflattering tabloid shot.
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07/02/2008 07:34:15 AM
Great idea, and setup. Your expression and costume is sooooo campy. I think I would have liked this better without the noise, and with nice crisp, strong contrast and saturation. I got a good laugh from the title.
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07/02/2008 06:01:02 AM
I love it! Great title and the noise kind of makes it look like one of those trashy womens magazines.
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07/02/2008 02:53:42 AM
Quite taken with this. Wowser title. Perfect pastiche.
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07/02/2008 02:26:15 AM
I absolutely love this, I agree the sunglasses look cheap, but I'm into lo-fi in certain photos so I kind of dig the noise, although I doubt it was on purpose.
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07/02/2008 12:28:34 AM
omg i thought this was hilarious! I loved the pose and how the whole thing looks slightly campy. Excellent title!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2008 03:32:31 PM
I like how the expression on her face reflects her attitude towards the poorer people which may be surrounding her. This appears to be too noisy, though.
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07/01/2008 11:27:57 AM
good idea, but noisy.
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06/27/2008 06:24:42 AM
You done a great job capturing greed!
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06/26/2008 06:57:14 PM
V creative. Reminds me of Joanna Lumley in Ab Fab!!
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06/26/2008 04:39:26 PM
What a great subject, facial expression, wardrobe, etc. My one complaint would be the high noise level as it distracts from the rest of the image. Great idea!
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06/25/2008 10:49:33 PM
oh my, I love it!
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06/25/2008 10:36:28 PM
nice concept, the only thing the highlights seems a bit blown out
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06/25/2008 06:18:35 PM
I like this idea. Is funny! good luck!
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06/25/2008 03:19:50 PM
Background is too bright, the persons skin blends into the background.
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06/25/2008 01:49:52 PM
Haha, this is wonderful.
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06/25/2008 01:57:20 AM
I like this itís got GREED soooothing out if it. The line of the shoulders, the chin up, and her expression are perfect! And I am scoring it high. Just a couple things " I " think that could have really made this pic great. The glasses just don't fit the style they look cheap, the reflection of you (and is that another person too) in the glasses doesnít help either, and I'm not a fan of the shadow on the face. But, this is a great idea. Good luck. Scott
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06/25/2008 01:55:14 AM
love it..........
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06/25/2008 01:24:02 AM
Hilarious, but too bad for the noise.
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06/25/2008 01:10:14 AM
amazing expression!
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06/25/2008 12:47:38 AM
Very snooty. Good expression
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06/25/2008 12:38:11 AM
check your white balance
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