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The widow's trophies
The widow's trophies

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Challenge: Daguerreotype (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Location: near Chateau Snaffles
Date: Mar 7, 2019
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2019

Yeah it's me again, giving my male models a break :-) The Daguerrotype was a Victorian invention and the Victorians loved hunting. So why not have a Victorian woman posing with HER trophies....which may or may not include a husband or suitor, as seen in upper right corner?

Tripod with extension, flash pointing up and back to bounce light, camera on timer. Location is Diablo Manor in Spencerville, owned by my friend magician Scott McClelland. The sword is actually a ceremonial Masonic sword but I had the blade bevelled to better catch the light. Wearing a semi-Victorian blouse, my opera cloak, black leather gloves, hair over one shoulder. Was originally in a braid but looked too uptight so I let my hair down, hehe :-=)

pp: shot NEF, convert to DNG, adjust exposure, resize, clone, dodge and burn, desat, NIK with dust&scratches filter amongst others, save for web

Place: 7 out of 35
Avg (all users): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 5.9500
Avg (non-participants): 6.4545
Views since voting: 150
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 42
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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03/23/2019 01:23:04 AM
Grats on the great finish! As soon as I find out who gave this a 2, I'll let ya know. Keep your sword handy...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2019 11:51:18 PM
Oh, those macabre Victorians.
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03/21/2019 09:02:00 PM
I see a Snarfle :-)
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03/21/2019 09:00:22 PM
OMG .. this is so creepy and so good .. the look on the woman's face is so perfect for your 'theme' .. totally daguerreotype .. :)
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03/17/2019 11:25:47 AM
Susan? LOL!!! 7
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03/16/2019 02:48:39 PM
This has the air of a self portrait.
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03/15/2019 03:52:21 PM
this is a self-portrait isn't it? These are so hard to control imo...buit you did a Wonderful Job. You, all the items in the bg and your pp send me on a time travel
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03/15/2019 12:22:06 AM
You scare me, Susan. ...and I totally forgot the safe word. :P
*In my top 3, btw.
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