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Self Portrait with Juxtaposed Polka
Self Portrait with Juxtaposed Polka
Paul


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Challenge: Polka Dots (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Architecture
Camera: Olympus Stylus 770 SW
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Nov 29, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Architecture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2009

The Selfridges part of the Bullring shopping centre (in Birmingham, UK) makes an interesting juxtaposition with the old church it sits next to. Here, I've used the mirror that clads the lower part to capture both - and me too. Shot with a point-and-shoot and edited fairly aggressively.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 78
Avg (all users): 5.8435
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.9444
Avg (non-participants): 5.8108
Views since voting: 1087
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 147
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
12/08/2009 12:40:33 AM
This deserves a bluebird!

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12/07/2009 08:09:31 AM
Awesome shot, 10 from me.
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12/07/2009 04:14:37 AM
I saw this during the voting around (I didn't vote), but couldn't wrap my head around it. The lower section looked like it was a photo that was placed on the polka dot section. Now when I look at it I say, "Duh!"

This is very unique and a great exercise for the brain. Thanks!
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12/07/2009 02:33:18 AM
Thanks for all the great comments - hopefully the notes offer some needed context to the image.

Message edited by author 2009-12-07 02:48:51.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2009 09:49:26 PM
This is pretty cool, but a bit of a shoehorn IMO. It's like saying "do a landscape," and I shoot an image in which half is a sexy girl in a car, and half is a mirror in which you see a pretty bland landscape that's off to the side.
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12/06/2009 05:23:54 PM
very interesting shot
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12/06/2009 03:53:05 PM
Wonderful composition. In my top four of the challenge. 9
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12/04/2009 11:08:42 AM
Simply bizarre...the 'Polka Dots' are almost obscure compared to the busyness of the rest of the photo.
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12/01/2009 05:50:50 PM
surreal - I quite like it - I think...
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12/01/2009 02:26:26 PM
love it. very creative.
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12/01/2009 02:17:24 PM
Just plain intriguing. 9.
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12/01/2009 10:55:23 AM
Bizarre and wonderful!
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12/01/2009 10:43:28 AM
Very interesting image.
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11/30/2009 08:17:57 PM
This is such a perplexing shot... looks like two photos in one, and the distortion in the reflection are great. Awesome shot.
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11/30/2009 07:52:26 PM
this has an artsie fartsie feel to it.. well done...it really appeals to me
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11/30/2009 03:17:14 PM
Interesting shot. Nice!
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11/30/2009 01:07:34 PM
Oddly engaging. Not totally sure what to make of this.
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11/30/2009 09:00:33 AM
Geez, this is terrific.. love the reflection, the layers, the b/w, and, particularly, all the contrasts involving the above. Excellent shot.
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