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Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sigma DP2
Date: Dec 29, 2010
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2010

I hate titles. I should have left it alone. I wasn't prepared for the many interpretations. To that end, I feel pretty bad for trying to bias the viewer. I thought the eyes and nose were kind of obvious -- enough that it would be safe to suggest it was a portrait. Penny saw it, and maybe Steve. But I wasn't prepared for cows and kissing couples (!). And I love that people saw different things. So you, the viewer, weren't supposed to see anything other than what you saw.

I did enjoy the snow and bark comments. It's the side of a dumpster.

Statistics
Place: 254 out of 275
Avg (all users): 4.6797
Avg (commenters): 4.7778
Avg (participants): 4.7980
Avg (non-participants): 4.4630
Views since voting: 454
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 153
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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01/10/2011 09:36:28 PM
Saw the cow right away. With a tag in the ear. Sort of like an image in the current out of balance challenge.
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01/09/2011 12:16:09 AM
I saw the cow!!! Actually it looks more like a bull called Brian Ferdinand. You have to stand back aways.
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01/08/2011 12:37:46 AM
definitely a self-portrait, and a sweet one at that, sort of in the style of Paul Klee. (I see faces all the time; got to work on the cows I guess).
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01/08/2011 12:20:53 AM
Now that I look again, I also see a helicopter. Not seeing the cows, however.
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01/08/2011 12:18:05 AM
Pleased to see I guessed it right. You are getting a very identifiable style. I suppose I am as well.
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01/08/2011 12:10:40 AM
You are too much! I absolutely see the face, didn't get to this in voting/commenting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2011 06:57:00 PM
Of what?

I see a cow. Certainly made me study the image.
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01/07/2011 06:39:24 AM
While I'm a sucker for a good texture shot, next time push the lighting and orientation a bit more. I think this would have been stronger vertically oriented. Also, using a higher aperture the make the shadows contrast more with the highlights. Remember this is white snow, so it looks like one big highlight.
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01/06/2011 11:47:02 PM
not seeing what you saw, it does not hold much interest
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01/04/2011 09:57:07 PM
is this tree bark? makes for a really cool picture
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01/02/2011 08:00:17 PM
I've looked at this a couple times, trying to see the portrait, but I'm still missing it. To me, it feels like this would work well as a texture layer, but I'm not seeing much else for it :-/
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01/02/2011 07:40:22 PM
I immediately saw a couple kissing. Intersting find!
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01/02/2011 07:00:01 PM
I like the texture of whatever this is but I'm not seeing whatever it is I'm supposed to be seeing.
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01/02/2011 10:17:42 AM
Third look. I see eyes a long nose and a moustache - groucho marx maybe?
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01/02/2011 02:26:48 AM
Sure does look like a face. Well seen. Feels like a 21.gif bvy entry.
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