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Challenge: Self Portrait In A Crowd (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Feb 19, 2013
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2013



[Feb. 26th, 2013 01:32:05 PM]

Truly loved and hated the idea of this challenge. Loved the idea of the challenge, hated that there really wasn't a good way of getting past sticking one's whole body in the challenge. If I was ScooterMcNutty, it wouldn't be a problem.

Thought about hiding up the stairs, but decided to just sit in the middle of the floor and get it over with. But then I realized that it was kind of stupid just sitting there, and I hadn't planned ahead. I needed a book!!

This was in the business school at the College of William and Mary. I looked around, and there was an end table with two coffee table books underneath a lamp. Voila!! I had a book!

Had no problem sitting in the middle of the floor blocking the pathway. Maybe it's because I started between classes, so no one was there to begin with. No one really paid any attention as they were going by. I was more worried about the camera set up in the hallway across the way -- I was afraid that someone would trip over the trip leg!

Actually, there was one funny moment in the beginning. I sat down and used the remote to take a shot and then got up again to go check the settings. As I was getting up, a lady came running over to me: "are you ok?? Did you fall??" I guess there was absolutely no reason someone would be getting up from the middle of the floor unless the fell... :)

I assured her I was all right and she went on her way.

I was doing .8-1.0 second exposures. I wanted everyone but me to be moving, but they all kept stopping. I ended up liking the mixed effect, which is good, because I never did have a shot with everyone moving.

And seriously, everyone wearing black suits?? An hour before while I was still setting up, I had regular students going by. This time I had the black suit brigade. It ends up setting things off more -- but it really doesn't help the post processing process. :)

All in all, a very interesting challenge idea. But one that needs more time and would benefit significantly with a helper. Very difficult to do on your own.

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments. I can't remember the last time I had 18 comments during one challenge. :)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 26
Avg (all users): 6.5780
Avg (commenters): 7.4375
Avg (participants): 6.6316
Avg (non-participants): 6.5714
Views since voting: 1249
Views during voting: 527
Votes: 173
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/28/2013 01:52:13 AM
Great Mind, Great Photo!!! Students, I thought all the suits it was a work place!!!
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02/27/2013 08:27:16 PM
you set yourself apart beautifully with this shot. well done and congrats.
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02/27/2013 11:32:08 AM
An image of the times, Wendy. Nothing phases anyone anymore. Congrats on the HM
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02/27/2013 09:55:16 AM
Excellent work. Congrats on a great image and the high placement - you did yourself justice all the way around!
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02/27/2013 05:32:04 AM
Yeah, congrats Wendy
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02/27/2013 03:17:53 AM
congrats on the HM wendy quite nice this image
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02/27/2013 01:30:01 AM
Don't you often get 18 comments in challenges!!

Well I wouldn't of done this so kudo's to you :)
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02/27/2013 12:30:52 AM
I like this SO much better than mine, Wendy!

I like everything about it.
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02/27/2013 12:29:15 AM
bravo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2013 12:21:12 PM
Great!
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02/26/2013 10:12:37 AM
I quite like this scene. Currently, my pic to win. Your self portrait does stand out from the business clad folks. And I find it intriguing that you're sitting on the floor reading a book and no one is paying attention to you. I just can't make up my mind if the ghostly image of the man touching the women on the phone helps or hurt. The image is soo strong it pulls me out of the image. I tend to look at that moment more than anything else.
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02/26/2013 04:53:35 AM
Yes, very nice
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02/25/2013 11:00:03 PM
Very interesting.
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02/25/2013 08:51:11 AM
I can't believe you took a plinth and painted yourself bronze for this excellent shot ;)
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02/23/2013 08:52:24 PM
I love this. The bleached light, the motion blur. Lovely
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02/22/2013 08:28:10 PM
Interesting how noone seems to notice you. I take that a sign of an artistically tollerant culture. I wish. The shot works quite well. I hope you will tell the story.
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02/22/2013 07:08:56 PM
Awesome! You really took this challenge to heart!
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02/22/2013 03:30:33 PM
Love it! Great, creative idea!
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02/22/2013 03:12:20 PM
Nice. I wanted to do something similar, but didn't have the guts :)
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02/22/2013 12:46:57 PM
Wonderful combination of stuff going on here... and it all works so well together. And it's You! Very well done.
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02/22/2013 04:14:30 AM
Is that you Wendy, surely you wouldn't do that ;-----------)
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02/20/2013 01:54:17 PM
This is a really neat shot.
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02/20/2013 10:55:29 AM
This is good.
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02/20/2013 09:11:48 AM
Wow. I love this concept, and you executed it well. How many questions did you have to answer while shooting this?
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02/20/2013 03:56:19 AM
Stand up and receive your ribbon! ;-)
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02/20/2013 12:27:03 AM
I wish I had the guts to do this sort of image.

I love it.

(commenting only)
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02/20/2013 12:18:01 AM
a touch over exposed on the floor, otherwise a nice image
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