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Self Hate
Self Hate

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Challenge: Hate II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Dec 20, 2009
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2009


Place: 10 out of 35
Avg (all users): 5.8311
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.2778
Avg (non-participants): 5.8792
Views since voting: 1857
Views during voting: 489
Votes: 225
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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12/30/2009 09:00:28 AM
I really thought this would be in the top three.

I don't agree with the averted eyes comments at all. I think the models direct gaze expresses a desperate searching for help from others. The focus is her anguish, her self hatred and that works with the eye contact. Looking towards the pills or the gun would have made me think about the action of suicide and not the reason.
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12/30/2009 01:09:19 AM
Congrats on the top 10 Jaime. I really think this nailed the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2009 12:27:27 AM
I so deeply hope this isn't a self portrait. You've made me feel sad for your subject.
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12/26/2009 07:18:10 AM

Message edited by author 2010-01-15 08:27:20.
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12/25/2009 12:36:10 PM
Great pic, very strong. Top 2 for me. 10
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12/24/2009 10:34:46 AM
I think its sort of jarring that she is looking right into the camera during this moment of serious internal confliction. Unless we are supposed to be a mirror that she is looking into, I think it would be more powerful to see her in her pain unaware of the presence of others.
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12/24/2009 01:41:56 AM
deserves to ribbon.
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12/23/2009 11:47:40 PM
lovethe idea. the model is right on but would a true self hating person stair into the camera (presumably a mirror or another persons eyes)? I don't think they would. I think they wouls not be able to face the view. Downcast or averted eyes would have made this good photo great...6
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12/23/2009 08:55:33 AM
First, this photo is really good. Her expression seems genuine. There is futility in her eyes. The heavy black gun is a great counterpoint to her pale look. Oddly though, that seemed to take away from the photo. I sensed a gentle anguish, a feminine bleakness so to speak, and the gun adds a jarring masculinity that feels out of place.
Nice job though.
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12/23/2009 04:02:58 AM
dramatic shot... well done...
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12/23/2009 01:03:33 AM
would have been better as a "low key" shot
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