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As I Lay Me Down to Sleep...
As I Lay Me Down to Sleep...
sjhuls


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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: Mar 30, 2011
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2011

I love underwater shots, I wanted to try something. But I have limited resources so I decided to just try my big soaker tub. It actually turned out better than I thought. My ten year old protested a bit, she was sure she would get water up her nose. She was right and after about 5 shots she had had it. I'm glad 1 of the 5 worked out.

I was editing it last night and my 10 year old asked my if I was going to enter it in a challenge, I said I was and she said, "you better enter that shot after what I went through" so I guess I will take the advice of my 10 year old and get to entering it.

I may get some flack for the title but it fit so well with what I was trying to convey with this photo that I had to do it.

Score prediction: I REALLY like this shot so it is hard to be objective. I am hoping for a high 6, 6.8 or 6.9. But I might be up against some stiff competition so I most likely will have my hopes dashed.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.3975
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.5316
Avg (non-participants): 6.2683
Views since voting: 2516
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 161
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/19/2011 12:47:36 AM
Jenn! Congrats to you that you made The List of the Judges! Woo Hoo! You are awesome!
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04/16/2011 10:26:11 PM
I'm sorry, Jennifer... I really, really don't like how this makes me feel...

BUT, it's very well done. LOL!
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04/16/2011 11:32:58 AM
We should all get into the prediction business. Knew this would finish high. Congrats, Jenn.
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04/15/2011 08:46:53 AM
I knew this would do well.
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04/15/2011 06:22:14 AM
Beautiful high key shot that has a creepy eerie feel. I have trouble getting my daughter to just sit for a few pictures -- yours is quite brave. Great job, Jenn.
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04/15/2011 12:20:07 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish! I didnít get a chance to comment on this challenge but this was my favourite and only 10. I love it while haunted by it.
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04/15/2011 12:06:50 AM
I thought this was yours :-)
Great finish and great photo
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2011 11:44:19 PM
Wonderful. Very ethereal for me.
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04/14/2011 07:28:01 PM
In my top ten, 9.
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04/14/2011 12:45:07 PM
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Your image has a more formal feel with a strong sense of finality with the crossed arms like the ancient Egyptian mummy. The ripples and the hair provide an eerie frame to repose of her face. I anticipate this image will do well for you, Jenn! Good Luck! (no vote)

Message edited by author 2011-04-15 16:11:42.
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04/14/2011 12:15:57 PM
voted earlier...coming back to comment:

very nice, with a story behind it, and great eerie feel...my kind of image.
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04/13/2011 05:11:55 PM
This is one of those, that to me is more modern art than fine art. It is thought provoking and certainly evokes an emotional response from the viewer. I'm going to think on this one.
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04/13/2011 10:49:31 AM
Not sure if this is fine art because i'm not sure what fine art is, whatever its a photo that i like and that's fine enough for me.
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04/12/2011 08:58:48 PM
Oh. No.... No... (not voting)
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04/11/2011 10:40:11 PM
What a powerful image. I have to admit I don't fully understand it, however I do like it very much. I think I feel like that after a very long day sometimes.
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04/11/2011 01:42:01 AM
OOOOO seriously strange and mysterious!
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04/10/2011 02:49:04 PM
A standout, Jenn. No vote 'cause I know whose this is.
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04/10/2011 09:45:02 AM
Creepy!
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04/09/2011 10:47:57 PM
Very effective photograph. All of the technicals are spot on but above all this connects emotionally with the viewer. Nice use of high key. I have an idea who the photographer might be, can't wait until the challenge is over to see if I am right. 8
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04/08/2011 11:23:20 PM
I can't vote on this one, but I wish I could because so far, I would pick it for blue hands down. Your creative genius is amazing, Jenn! Good luck!!
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04/08/2011 08:41:38 PM
Very challenging image as the viewer, but one that I appreciate! Wonderfully executed!
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04/08/2011 06:07:04 PM
Visceral and shocking, which gets my attention. As a parent, you've reached into my instincts and triggered a response. Pretty amazing image based on the reaction it provokes.
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04/08/2011 03:32:24 PM
The top is a bit too blown out for me, but it's still a great, interesting and original shot! 9
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04/08/2011 09:55:15 AM
Jen I see you torture your kids like I do, lol. Good idea
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04/08/2011 09:08:20 AM
Oh wow!!!! Excellent job, great title.
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04/08/2011 08:06:48 AM
It seems 3 of my top 4 picks deal with death. It's a fascinating subject, especially in art. Drowning is always portrayed as so peaceful, but it's not. From what I understand it's very painful. But we all want our illusions so we'll keep it this way. Beautifully done! 10
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