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Another Day in Paradise
Another Day in Paradise
Jutilda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Morning (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Oct 12, 2006
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2006

I had this idea for several days. I had my husband bum a cigarette off of somebody at work. I just sat at the kitchen table and voila. I tried to make the smoke visible but couldn't seem to. This may be my all time favorite entry. Sorry if you guys are sick of looking at me. I'm a model who's always available. ;~p

Crop
Hollywood filter in Virtual Photographer
Adjust levels
Mr. Contrast from Flaming Pear (faded 64%)
Burn
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Blur tool
Save for web

Oh, and my hair looked great afterwards. LOL (just didn't smell so good)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.0654
Avg (commenters): 8.9524
Avg (participants): 7.0390
Avg (non-participants): 7.0803
Views since voting: 7065
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 214
Comments: 173
Favorites: 74 (view)


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05/08/2014 05:34:56 AM
Still my fav. x
11/24/2012 08:42:50 PM
Even though I've only been a member for about a year, I came across this image in a thread soon after my arrival at DPC. Knew then that this was a special place and that you were a special photographer. I love this!
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11/24/2012 07:15:58 PM
Looking at this I was surprised to see that I never commented on this brilliant shot! Not much I can say that hasn't already been said. I think for me I love that the b&w conversion is done so well and the diffused light coming thru the curtain is great!
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11/24/2012 05:19:05 PM
Outstanding image, can relate to a large audience I am sure. :)
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05/30/2012 11:13:44 AM
Ha! Awesome image.
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04/10/2012 05:25:58 AM
Lol. I looked up who has the most comments, thinking PH might get there soon with him winning a ribbon, and then I found this. WOW you have 167 comments, and now me = 168.
This is hilarious.
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09/03/2011 02:27:04 AM
love the nightie :)
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08/20/2011 02:31:29 AM
That is a great shot! :)
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08/11/2010 10:13:55 AM
perfect model!
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04/12/2010 02:39:08 PM
No job today? :) what a great concept!

Message edited by author 2010-04-12 14:40:52.
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06/26/2009 11:04:03 AM
I've got the song " Angel from Montgomery" by Bonnie Raitt in my head after looking at this photo. Great job!
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05/08/2009 10:11:04 AM
Absolutely iconic! Great work!
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11/03/2008 06:48:10 PM
Shoulda put it in my faves long ago. Awesome shot, Jude...

R.
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05/22/2008 05:29:28 AM
Splendid shot! I imagine it in "every picture tells a story"!

Hope you are doing all right with the accident!
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04/15/2008 09:38:16 AM
i absolutely love the way this picture looks. Very vintage in taste. Awesome job!
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02/02/2008 11:09:38 PM
Originally, in the challenge, I gave this photo a 7. Shame on me! I should have given it a 10. I'm adding it to my favs today!
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01/08/2008 09:58:46 AM
Being the only non landscape shot in the top10, very big kudos to you :)

This is a most excellent shot and a classic!
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10/16/2007 10:40:19 AM
This is such a classic shot!
Excellent!
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07/03/2007 03:01:10 PM
Perfect ! I love it..
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07/01/2007 07:50:27 AM
everytime I see this, I get a good chuckle! strong work Judy!
07/01/2007 02:45:24 AM
OMG, this gave me a total 70's flash back, LOL...and I'm only 30!! Wonderful Jutilda!! ;)
06/22/2007 10:05:57 PM
I still love every bit of this picture! One of my fav's of all time!!!! Congratulations!
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05/26/2007 01:57:40 PM
WOW 5th. That's 6th place better than 11th. OUTSTANDING... I hope I get something as close as this. You are really doing a good job with your photography. Before you know it you will be winning ribbons after ribbons after ribbons.

:)
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05/16/2007 08:30:16 PM
i love the way your hand plays with the newspaper
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04/18/2007 04:35:33 PM
I Love this shot. GREAT job
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04/01/2007 07:25:27 AM
Probably your very best! Rock on!
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02/19/2007 10:04:24 AM
WOW. Love this. great work and love the cynical title :)
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02/18/2007 10:26:54 PM
OMG! Judy, this is AWESOME!

Sorry I haven't been around in a while and missed this all time high score of yours! WTG!
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02/17/2007 10:05:09 PM
Wow, this is amazing. Great light, composition and detail. This has real life atmosphere and mood. Well done!
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01/25/2007 12:14:29 AM
A flawlessly executed b/w shot. It really appeals to me because it seems to tell a story. Having the smoke would have been a nice touch, but not really needed. I just think the exposure and b/w tones are excellent.
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01/21/2007 12:45:59 AM
Wow, what an awesome photo. It doesn't look modern at all.
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01/16/2007 10:32:11 AM
amazing shot!
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01/15/2007 02:34:07 AM
I found it here too now.. I LOVE THIS SHOT a FAV (not many make it to my favs)

BRILLIANT FLAVOUR in this shot Jutilda
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12/25/2006 07:35:23 PM
excellent shot. i would have been tempted to shoot it from a slightly lower perspective, and maybe with a slightly different pose. i get it from the standpoint of making sure that the viewer needs to be able to see that the subject is reading the classifieds, but the positioning seems a little awkward. love the processing, and the idea is killer. congrats on an excellent finish!!

btw, where's the ashtray ;-)
12/18/2006 10:43:56 AM
Excellent... congrats on the 5th place...
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12/08/2006 09:21:57 PM
Great score Judy, nice top 5 and personal best!
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11/13/2006 05:04:49 AM
...Now how did I miss this?? Just beautiful, Judy! Gorgeous. You never looked better. Hubba hubba. ROFL! Just ribbin ya. What I meant to say is you musta done some heavy post-proc to strip away your normal, natural beauty. :) Congrats in a big way! Very well done!
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11/09/2006 10:40:21 PM
Hey! Congratulations on top 5! (Don't tell anyone, but this should have ribboned)
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11/09/2006 09:34:28 PM
Awesome shot. Love that cigarrette.
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11/09/2006 09:32:49 AM
I like the irony in the title. Definitely it portrays someone in a tough situation or life looking for a job every morning. Great composition.
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11/03/2006 11:32:45 PM
OMG! I've only just seen this! Which sour pusses gave you anything less than a 5? Shame on them;)This should have been a blue IMHO!
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11/03/2006 09:57:28 PM
I love this. Congratulations
11/03/2006 09:38:03 PM
Well done!!!! MMM
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11/01/2006 07:41:58 PM
I LOVE THIS!!! Hey , you make a great model and I completely understand about self portraits, we work without complaining and for free and yes, we are easily acessible! Ha!! Superb job!
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11/01/2006 01:26:19 AM
Wow, Judy. The only one in the top 20 to take a good, hard look at mornings. Well done! :) Congrats on your personal best and hitting the top 5!
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10/31/2006 02:34:16 PM
I really wanted to comment on this during voting but didn't get a chance before going on vacation. I just wanted to let you know how great I thought this was, and nobody knows to have more fun than you taking photos(it's just so obvious). Congrats on a PB and a 7+ score, and here's to many, many more!
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10/27/2006 05:18:48 AM
This an awesome photograph. It tells the truth about such a large portion of our society, actually,the story of one and all at some times although we may never want to admit it.

I love the skew doorframe, the use of contrast, the black and white. A well deserved top 5 placing.
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10/26/2006 05:37:15 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 5th place!
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10/25/2006 04:17:13 PM
Congrats on a 5th place and a personal best!! This is sooo cool! Love it and still my fav for this challenge! Way To Go Girl!!!
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10/25/2006 03:47:34 PM
Classic shot. Well done in every way. The lighting, the props, your look. Congrats on your high finish.
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10/24/2006 08:21:01 PM
Breathtaking...Drop dead gorgeous
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10/24/2006 05:05:03 PM
a 7.0+ without a ribbon!? wasn't able to vote on this one. but then again, congratulations. wonderful retro feel.
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10/24/2006 04:35:15 PM
I would never have guessed this was one of yours. Its just soooo atmospheric. Wonderful
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10/24/2006 03:51:49 PM
Congrats Judy! This is a unique shot! :)
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10/24/2006 03:00:03 PM
This shot is like a scene that speaks a thousand words. Mornings are not as fun as nights. For most of us anyways..great mood here..great placing.
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10/24/2006 01:58:34 PM
This is a classic Judi!
Looks like it's straight out of the 60's with the curlers.
Congrats on your ribbig5.gif place and a 7+ score!
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10/24/2006 12:59:58 AM
Congrats on your first top five finish! An excellent and unique submission!
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10/23/2006 10:40:58 PM
jp gives a non-obligatory second Woooo Hooooo to judy!!!!
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10/23/2006 10:27:43 PM
You know I never figured out the cigarette in the morning thing...Coffee yes. Cig, not so much. Photograph is a winner by the way...
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10/23/2006 09:39:03 PM
Of the shots I've seen so far, I suspect this one is the most accurate reflection of most people's mornings. Good concept and I like the dramatic lighting and high contrast in the face.
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10/23/2006 08:32:30 PM
Yeah Judy :

What a great story shot. Top five Congrats your on a roll!!!

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10/23/2006 07:31:43 PM
Woo Hoo!! Congrats on the top five.. this picture was absolutely wonderful... screams of days gone by!!!

Lurve it!!
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10/23/2006 05:55:14 PM
great take on the challenge..a classic, wonderfully processed!
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10/23/2006 05:34:40 PM
This is awesome!!! Congrats on 5th!!
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10/23/2006 05:24:56 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! This 1 has so much expression
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10/23/2006 04:17:21 PM
Congratulations! What an excellent take on the subject - so comical! Love the expression.
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10/23/2006 03:46:52 PM
Brilliant! I think you have found your stride. Great work and congrats!
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10/23/2006 01:07:44 PM
Woo hoo! Top 5 for you! With SUCH an interesting take on the challenge, no less! Congrats! I had it in my top 3.
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10/23/2006 12:36:59 PM
Well, I think you should have ribboned with this one. The mood, expression and everything was right on. It almost looks like a charcoal drawing. But still man....look at that score!! Congrats on the personal best and high finish.
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10/23/2006 12:00:29 PM
Awesome job Judy!! Congratulations
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10/23/2006 11:45:23 AM
The big 7 congrats! Love this Judy it is awesome! WTG on the Top 5! :-D
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10/23/2006 10:47:31 AM
A picture is worth a thousand words. You really know how to say a lot with your photos. But I truly hope this is not what morning means to you :) -- way too depressing. Congratulations, well done!
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10/23/2006 09:50:04 AM
5th is great...but this shoulda ribboned! I was really hoping to see this with the blue. You have such a great sense of humor Judy...keep it up!
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10/23/2006 09:12:01 AM
I gave this an 8. This is SOOOOOO morning. Well done.
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10/23/2006 09:02:30 AM
Congrats on 5th! You did a great job on this. Great score.
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10/23/2006 08:38:08 AM
Whoooo HOOOOOOOO top five sista!!!! And a 7+ to boot!!!!

hubba hubba :)
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10/23/2006 08:21:41 AM
yeah!!!!!!!!!! you go girl!!! nice translation of "mornings". Can't wait to show this to my students at school...woohooo glad you scored well!
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10/23/2006 08:17:33 AM
I'm really disappointed that this didn't ribbon. Oh well, congratulations on being the only non-landscape in the top 10.
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10/23/2006 07:48:07 AM
Great idea and shot Judy, made me smile too. So close to a ribbon!!!! I like the B&W treatment too, definitely made the shot. Congrats!
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10/23/2006 07:38:59 AM
This is SENSATIONAL - well done you! I REALLY love this photo, put a huge smile on my face.
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10/23/2006 07:22:51 AM
Judy, 5th place!!! In a challenge like this! What an honor! And, I am sure it will be the first of many 7's for you. CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome work! You should have won a ribbon for the truest life portrayal of REAL morning :)

And 17 favorites! WOW!
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10/23/2006 07:21:07 AM
Way to go Judy!! This is just fantastic!!
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10/23/2006 06:44:44 AM
Great finish. It is about time you got one of those marks in your portfolio. I had gone over in my head what kind of thing to do with morning, and frankly you depicted pretty much what I did not dare do. Gutsy, and a delight.
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10/23/2006 06:19:57 AM
Judy, Way to go! Congratulations on a great finish!! A new personal best!!
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10/23/2006 06:14:16 AM
Well done! Glad to see the in-your-faceness of your photo got its rightful reward.
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10/23/2006 06:03:28 AM
Congrats on your great score! You deserved a ribbon for this outstanding shot!
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10/23/2006 06:03:16 AM
congratulations on your high score. Should have ribboned IMO
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10/23/2006 04:58:30 AM
Congrats on the top 5 and your first 7!
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10/23/2006 04:44:52 AM
This is superb! - Congrats on 5th.
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10/23/2006 04:18:47 AM
You know I love this one.....I think you deserved a ribbon, I gave you a "10", but what I am very proud of is, this is your sersonal best score and over a "7" as well..... Excellent..... Gotta love it.....
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10/23/2006 04:16:38 AM
WOW how in the world could this NOT ribbon?!?!?!?!?!?!
definatly one of the best photos I´ve seen here on DPC!
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10/23/2006 03:56:41 AM
Fantastic work Judy....this is brilliant!!
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10/23/2006 03:27:16 AM
This one is a winner in my eyes, it meets the challenge perfectly and I love the composition, congratulation on your blue 5th place!!
(Ps. They ditn't say it was a landscape theme!!!???)

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10/23/2006 03:11:12 AM
freakin' brilliant. got a 10 from me.
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10/23/2006 03:01:40 AM
great character study, Judy! congrats on making top 5!
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10/23/2006 02:54:18 AM
Congrats to your 5th, should have ribboned, though....great style!
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10/23/2006 02:24:05 AM
Congratulations on your personal best grrrrrr, this should have ribboned, was so hoping for that :(
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10/23/2006 02:18:11 AM
brilliant! this should have ribboned!
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10/23/2006 02:08:56 AM
You must have been an actress in a prior life! Awesome shot - congrats on your top 5 finish Judy!
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10/23/2006 02:05:58 AM
...no, put out your cigarette and I'll come and make you pancakes...with blueberries and maple syrup ;-) Enzo
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10/23/2006 01:38:47 AM
congrats on this great shot. Nice to see you up where you belong.
I think everyone knows someone like this. I do.
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10/23/2006 01:34:21 AM
I love this one! Congratulations on the high score and the top 5. Well deserved!
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10/23/2006 01:30:02 AM
Congratulations on your first 7+ and 5th place finish with a very deserving B&W.
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10/23/2006 01:27:33 AM
OMG!! That's you'!!!! Congratulations on No. 5.

P.S. Great processing.
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10/23/2006 01:09:35 AM
Great finish, Judy! Keep up the good work!
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10/23/2006 01:01:53 AM
Excellent work.
Would have liked to see it with the blue.
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10/23/2006 12:58:53 AM
Congratulations Judy. Now... can you promise to never do this again... :)
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10/23/2006 12:53:31 AM
Congrats Judy. Well deserved.
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10/23/2006 12:43:39 AM
loved this one, a true morning picture!
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10/23/2006 12:41:21 AM
Congratulations Judy! I think you did a fantastic job with this--I'm pretty surprised this didn't ribbon. It's a masterpiece.
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10/23/2006 12:33:57 AM
WTG, Judy! This is wonderful - you just keep getting better and better. I hope you never stop submitting self-portraits!
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10/23/2006 12:32:41 AM
This is just too cool!! Judi, you are great! Congratulations on top 5.
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10/23/2006 12:29:47 AM
Woohoo Judy!!! Congrats on a new personal best with a terrific shot! Look at that score! Extremely well excecuted, and the expression on your face is priceless. Keep up the great work and I smell a ribbon for you! (suprised this one didn't)
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10/23/2006 12:26:50 AM
LOL. Now this is morning! Should of ribboned.

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10/23/2006 12:22:44 AM
Judi: Another precious character capture. Again, Congratulations on your 5th place! You are on the move.
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10/23/2006 12:15:35 AM
Welcome to the 7+ No Ribbon club! Really well executed shot!
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10/23/2006 12:14:28 AM
Congrats on top 5! With a score like that, you should have ribboned! Way to go. YEAH!!!!!

Added: You had your husband bum a cigarette off someone at work? That's just too funny!

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10/23/2006 12:14:08 AM
woohoo Judy!!!!

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10/23/2006 12:08:43 AM
Well deserved, definatly my favorite one!!!!!!!! Congrats!
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10/23/2006 12:07:56 AM
Great job and congrats on your 5th place.
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10/23/2006 12:07:12 AM
Way to go, Judy! Great score, great shot!
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10/23/2006 12:06:28 AM
My pick for the Blue!!! I'm so happy you got in the top ranks for this! A perfect submission for "Morning" because it's not always beautiful!!!
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10/23/2006 12:05:57 AM
you know I was kidding when I said I didn't know which one was yours!

well done Judy...5th in a great challenge and a score above 7.0XXX...congratulations
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10/23/2006 12:05:06 AM
WTG JUDY!!!!! Congrats on breaking the 7 barrier and creating such a fantastic shot! Top 5 in a very high scoring challenge... Well done!!!
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10/23/2006 12:04:53 AM
Congratulations on a super shot!
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10/23/2006 12:04:53 AM
5th! too bad no ribbon but great shot hun!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 08:34:30 PM
What a great shot! The look on here face, the nighdress, the curlers, the way she smokes her cigarette, her bored look into the newspaper for jobs and finally the outstanding ironic title: I love how you took care of all those details! A very well forethought shot. Lighting, contrast, compositon are excellent! I would had a guilty conscience if I would not give you a 10. Great work!
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10/22/2006 07:33:03 PM
cool chick, love it.
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10/22/2006 06:57:35 PM
I like this - like its irreverance, sense of fun, and overtones of despair. Serious fun, if you follow me.
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10/22/2006 04:19:56 PM
My favorite, good luck!
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10/22/2006 08:24:40 AM
Absolutely great title for this!
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10/22/2006 07:16:49 AM
Good luck girl. you rock. can't wait to see this on the home page! :)
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10/22/2006 02:40:59 AM
God Judy... this is such a great image!!! you really nailed it!! 10
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10/21/2006 09:16:48 PM
One of my favourites in this challenge. Good luck.
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10/21/2006 08:09:14 AM
Coming back for comment, I think I know who this is but won't dare say just in case ;) I just love this shot so much, just says so much and reminds me of my mom in the sixties :) gave you a 10 first round, that stays ofcourse..
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10/21/2006 12:18:06 AM
Nice, looks like a photo from the 50's!
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10/20/2006 10:08:04 PM
Ha! Love it!
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10/20/2006 07:50:48 PM
She is priceless!
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10/20/2006 11:59:00 AM
OMG that is just too funny, true but funny - good job portraying mornings perfectly. Perfect job with the black and white and border looks like something out of the 50's-60's.
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10/20/2006 05:12:30 AM
wow this one is great! I see this landing in the top 10 for sure.
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10/20/2006 01:04:59 AM
This is great! What a picture. Love it. 10 from me.
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10/19/2006 11:37:08 PM
Classic!
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10/19/2006 03:20:10 PM
Great expression! I like in B&W
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10/19/2006 10:37:36 AM
Magnificent. best in show. you've captured that 1950s nostalgia perfectly, right down to the square crop with the big border...I feel like i'm going through my dad's old photo boxes.

lurve it.
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10/18/2006 10:38:03 PM
I love it!! Nothing beats morning than this! 10
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10/18/2006 07:38:11 AM
love this - the off vertical lines showing me her world isn't quite right is my favorite part!
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10/18/2006 06:07:55 AM
Very nice character study.
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10/18/2006 05:05:48 AM
can i give you an 11?

love the square crop, everything about this, you're good.

i have been through them all again, and seriously this is the best pic in the challenge.
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10/17/2006 10:26:54 PM
Nice one, jutilda. glad to see someone else doing the gritty thing... ell composed, exposed, all that.
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10/17/2006 10:01:20 PM
fantastic...i was about to give up looking this challenge...but being a master, i figured you might have for good measure waited for a puff out of the side of the mouth...just kidding, it works the way it is.
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10/17/2006 03:34:08 PM
You look relaxed and that is paradise for me! 9
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10/17/2006 11:06:48 AM
Creepy :) Nice lighting and detail. I like the "story" it suggests
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10/17/2006 06:19:50 AM
TeeHeeeeeeee, This is absolutely brillant!! Love your creativity.
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10/17/2006 12:02:24 AM
I love this photo, especially the relationahip between the expression and the droll title. Great Job!
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10/16/2006 11:55:18 PM
This is what I would expect to see if Normal Rockwell got some inspiration from Larry the cable guy and Jeff Foxworthy. This photo tells a great story :) The look on her face, especially with the cigarette hanging off her lip, tells me she's just pissed off and ready to tell the world to go to hell :)

I like the square crop. It might even add to the 'americana' theme a little if you created a thicker border area at the bottom to make this look like a polaroid instant print :)

Great stuff... top score from me :)

John Setzler
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10/16/2006 11:28:35 PM
Oh man!! How could anyone give this anything but a 10! This one is THE BEST! If it's not one of the top 3, it will be a travesty! GOOD LUCK!!!
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10/16/2006 08:09:46 PM
You know, I didn't enter this challenge but the idea that I had was very similar to this. You did a great job of portraying the idea of "Don't F*** with me till I've had my cigarette and coffee". The black and white was perfect. This would not have worked in color. Kind of reminds you of June Cleaver doesn't it? Ward sure is a lucky guy! 8
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10/16/2006 08:07:36 PM
MY absolute personal favorite in this challenge! Great concept very well presented, just perfect for this challenge!! If a picture is worth a thousand words this one is an essay on Morning with a fantastic title as well!
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10/16/2006 07:09:07 PM
Brilliant! Another beautiful self-portrait. ;-)
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10/16/2006 03:18:02 PM
Too good!!!!
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10/16/2006 02:36:43 PM
Paradise? lol!!

This is great. She could've walked right out of the 70s. Great job, bumping to 10.
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10/16/2006 01:20:31 PM
Your gonna ribbon with this one...!!! Awesome Judy. You totally nailed the mood/light. How was that ciggy? :) 10.
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10/16/2006 01:19:00 PM
Wow. This is GREAT. It looks like a painting from 50 years ago. Well done!
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10/16/2006 01:02:18 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Composition/Processing - 2
Overall Impression - 1
"WOW" factor - 0
Score: 5
10/16/2006 12:07:00 PM
OUTSTANDING! I has a '70s feel to it. She looks down-trodden. I really like the black & white.
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10/16/2006 11:50:12 AM
this would be scary to see every morning great job!
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10/16/2006 10:15:11 AM
oh my -- quite a look -- B&W is a great choice -- One of my ribbon picks
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10/16/2006 07:10:28 AM
Stereotypical (yet posed). Nice soft tones and composition. The backdoor location is just so right! 10.
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10/16/2006 03:55:18 AM
This is just great... Hope to see a ribbon here :)
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10/16/2006 03:23:19 AM
Excellent.....What a way to atart the day..... This just cracks me up no end, and deserves to be given top votes.....
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10/16/2006 01:12:02 AM
you nailed it! the title made me giggle!
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10/16/2006 12:48:02 AM
GREAT TITLE and a real photojournalistic image...well done
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10/16/2006 12:24:12 AM
This is fantastic!!!!! So much character, and the tones are painterly. Could be a rockwell! Did I mention fantastic? This is the blue ribbon, I bet.
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