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Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: living room
Date: Feb 13, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

i took the original photo, (the one on the couch) earlier this week for this challenge. Then I got bored with it and decided to give it some dimension. I printed it out on my canon i9900 in two pieces, taped it to two boxes and put it back on the couch in the same position i had first taken it. Then photographed myself photographing myself.


Post editing: auto levels and crop.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.9387
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.8013
Avg (non-participants): 7.0647
Views since voting: 8171
Views during voting: 951
Votes: 326
Comments: 88
Favorites: 26 (view)


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06/06/2011 09:45:07 PM
I only just found this. I agree the lens cap is great.
07/30/2008 11:12:50 PM
What a cool and cretive way to take a picture Awesome.
10/31/2006 12:01:26 AM
Was browsing along, and wanted to say that my favorite part was the lens cap in the back pocket. Then I read klstover's comment (below) LOL and still decided to post. But wow this is a really great idea. The white balance is a bit off but that's it.
03/21/2006 03:11:28 PM
My favorite part is the lenscap in the back pocket.
09/20/2005 04:29:03 PM
I think this is amazingly creative - and the orange sweater is what really grabbed me, but the room (color, tile/hardwood, blinds/drapes) really do take a lot from the shot - for idea it's fantastic - but it would have been nice to have a solid background - either walls without windows or backdrop or something :)
04/24/2005 03:06:03 AM
Very creative take on this challenge. A great shot indeed
04/21/2005 08:48:55 PM
Very creative and well-executed image. The addition of the lens cap is cool too.

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03/06/2005 04:25:17 AM
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Message edited by author 2005-07-11 21:13:18.
02/24/2005 02:35:21 AM
i like the lens cap in the back pocket! :)
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02/24/2005 02:09:19 AM
Originally posted by utro:

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments! I'm really grateful. I just hope it wasn't a fluke and I continue to produce better photos than my first two challenges :p


Well this was NOT necessarily better than your first two challenges, Alison. It is VERY good indeed, but I think your Bridge was even better, and I think maybe you might too. 'Course, this one sure scored much higher! But I don't imagine either one was a fluke.
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02/22/2005 12:13:17 AM
Very, very interesting! It raises far more questions about you than it answers. Great work!

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02/21/2005 08:59:55 PM
This was one of the most creative entries - terrific in both idea and execution.

Well done !
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02/21/2005 03:35:01 PM
Thanks to everyone for their kind comments! I'm really grateful. I just hope it wasn't a fluke and I continue to produce better photos than my first two challenges :p

02/21/2005 02:32:05 PM
This is clever and a well deserved top 10
great work
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02/21/2005 10:50:07 AM
Nice job. I always get a kick out of pictures of people taking pictures. And I love the orange - my favortite color!
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02/21/2005 12:54:25 AM
I really think you should of scored higher!..I thought I voted what it deserved. This took time and effort...and always love creativity
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02/21/2005 12:29:45 AM
Congrats on such a high finish so early. You were one of the 10's I gave out. Loved the originality.
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02/21/2005 12:29:32 AM
Alison: Good work! Congratulations on your 6th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 10:02:02 PM
One of the most unique ideas presented in the challenge. Well done. :o)
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02/20/2005 10:01:41 PM
i gave this a 9 because although the background is a bit plan the subject matter is wonderful and brillently captured. well done.
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02/20/2005 09:28:38 PM
Cool idea, and well executed,
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02/20/2005 07:05:26 PM
So great! I give this a 10 easy
!
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02/20/2005 03:19:07 PM
How playful! One of my top picks. Love the many layers present and implied in this self-study. Environment would be a hinderance under most scenarios, but it works perfectly here. Lens cap in the back pocket is a perfect touch. Good luck in the challenge.
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02/20/2005 02:19:51 PM
cute, interesting, different.
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02/20/2005 05:12:04 AM
Very original. Congrats on a great image.
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02/20/2005 01:19:25 AM
rofl. Very original. jacko. 10
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02/19/2005 11:27:21 PM
very original...10
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02/19/2005 04:37:04 PM
intrusting setup there are several ways to do stuff like this.....reminds me of a famous portrat by 1 of the greats- Daune Michals :"Portrait as if dead" 1968

sounds diffrent but if u see u will see the similarities

anyway very nice idea well done GL

btw is it just me or are there alot of photogs. that keep their lens cap in there back pocket
i stoped since i sat on 1 lol be careful.....
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02/19/2005 04:32:09 PM
Great concept! Love this! 10
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02/19/2005 03:36:46 PM
I'm very taken by this, especially love the punch of colour
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02/19/2005 02:38:26 PM
Great idea, reminds me of those HP imaging commercials that have been on TV a lot lately.
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02/19/2005 10:12:37 AM
Intersting move
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02/19/2005 07:59:06 AM
Very very very clever! bump
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02/19/2005 01:17:42 AM
Certainly cute and filled with levity. This concept is so nice that i would have explored more variations to bring the couch even closer and perhaps absent the floor cover on the left. However, I am nevertheless pleased with this image. Bumping up.
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02/18/2005 08:30:42 PM
That's a good trick
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02/18/2005 04:24:47 PM
Very nice idea! I really like this!
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02/18/2005 07:54:57 AM
Composition: 6
Technical: 7, Great lighting
Appeal: 8, Very creative idea! Great placement of prints on sofa to look like they are resting on the pillow and blanket
Challenge: 8
Overall Calculated Average Score: 7
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02/18/2005 05:29:37 AM
good imagination, well done. 9
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02/18/2005 05:00:12 AM
A really clever idea that somehow doesn't quite work. Took a while to see what was going on and while it did evoke the kind of confusion intended I ended up thinking more about how you'd done it than about the picture. Beautiful model with an excellent choice of location, light and clothing colours which separate you well from the surroundings. 8
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02/18/2005 01:07:31 AM
hehe best side ;-) j/k good idea, original.
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02/17/2005 07:40:50 PM
Very clever. But I think a closer crop to get rid of distractions would've made a huge difference.
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02/17/2005 05:21:28 PM
Unique idea, wonderful execution.
That's a keeper!
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02/17/2005 08:09:43 AM
interesting concept but the yellowish tone (on my monitor) should be corrected.
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02/17/2005 05:22:37 AM
Cool shot - shows some imagination. Nice color and light. Love the lenscap(?) in the back pocket.
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02/16/2005 10:56:28 PM
very creative
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02/16/2005 05:41:47 PM
very cool iam intrested in learning how it was made possible please email me lstephens@cgsus.com
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02/16/2005 04:54:03 PM
Very creative!
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02/16/2005 02:10:50 PM
Great take on this challenge! 8
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02/16/2005 08:53:48 AM
Good interpretation of the challenge. Personally, I wanna see your face nearer, but I really like the composition. Furthermore, you seems a very beatiful girl. Good luck in the challenge. 7
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02/15/2005 10:49:29 PM
I like it. i think i might like it more if you went all the way (so to speak) and printed the rest of you. as it is it has sort of a "Boxing Helena" feel to it (bizarro cult movie...I digress)
Great choice of clothing colour against the pale background.
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02/15/2005 10:28:38 PM
cool idea. I think this would have been much more effective if presented in a min imalist setting. in this shot, you have a lot of distracting background elements that detract from you as photographer and you as model.
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02/15/2005 08:25:51 PM
Great idea, a bit over white in spots and the color ballance loks a bit odd, so those knock it down to a 9, ought to be a ribbon contender.
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02/15/2005 06:16:36 PM
Thats a great shot! sick Idea! :P
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02/15/2005 05:35:39 PM
Great shot
have a 9
love it
good luck
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02/15/2005 03:43:14 PM
Really very creative. What a great idea for a portrait.
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02/15/2005 01:53:18 PM
Exceptionally clever! W O W You are an artist. Great job!! 9
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02/15/2005 01:42:52 PM
This is great! The floor is slightly distracting. 8
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02/15/2005 01:20:50 PM
nice work, interesting layout
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02/15/2005 11:50:05 AM
what kind of camera are you holding? - the orange is beautiful.
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02/15/2005 09:20:41 AM
First one I stopped to make a comment on. That has to mean something. Exellent.
Good luck
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02/15/2005 08:31:13 AM
Excellent idea...extremely creative.
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02/15/2005 07:29:05 AM
very unusual,i like it a lot
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02/15/2005 01:56:28 AM
Absolutely sensational, I love it. Wonderful idea and perfectly executed. 10
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02/15/2005 12:38:00 AM
OK, this gets a good score for originality. This is very fun. You are about to lose your lens cap, not that I'm looking at your rear end or anything...
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02/15/2005 12:34:05 AM
really cool idea
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02/14/2005 10:56:16 PM
This is not only a very clever idea, it's very well done. I'm not really a fan of what I usually (and probably unfairly) regard as "gimmicky" shots, but this one really does work. Maybe it's the alarming lower torso amputation, but it's also the fact that the actual portrait shot is very good; at least a 6 on its own. Add 1 for the idea + 1 for the execution = 8.
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02/14/2005 09:29:16 PM
Great job! What printer do you own?
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02/14/2005 08:16:12 PM
Very clever...
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02/14/2005 08:07:47 PM
very interesting concept, great job!
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02/14/2005 07:37:50 PM
I like this . I am definitely going to try this effect with something ...well done
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02/14/2005 06:50:50 PM
I think this photo is so cool! One of my favorites! 10
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02/14/2005 04:45:00 PM
Very, very cool. Awesome idea.

Message edited by author 2005-03-01 02:22:51.
02/14/2005 04:20:29 PM
Creative, like it!
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02/14/2005 03:34:02 PM
A clever idea.
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02/14/2005 01:32:22 PM
hoo came up with that title i wonder? :)
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02/14/2005 01:30:32 PM
well deserving of a ribbon! Excellent Idea.
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02/14/2005 11:56:55 AM
Great shot. I wish there was a tall house plant between the windows, however his is still my top pic!
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02/14/2005 10:25:57 AM
Very creative! Overall the image feels like it needs some sharpening, but I love the concept!
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02/14/2005 09:28:24 AM
Kewl Concept. <7>
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02/14/2005 08:54:42 AM
Very Clever and well executed!
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02/14/2005 07:41:00 AM
This is great. I like teh composition a whole lot.
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02/14/2005 05:16:40 AM
Clever :) I like it!!
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02/14/2005 02:56:35 AM
Good photo.
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02/14/2005 02:08:09 AM
Great idea and the photo turned out excellent!!! Lens cap in the back pocket, great attention to detail.
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02/14/2005 01:03:06 AM
Very imaginative.
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02/14/2005 12:48:12 AM
I would love to know how you did this!! this should place high...good luck (8)
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02/14/2005 12:26:31 AM
Just outstanding
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02/14/2005 12:12:10 AM
Very creative.... well done!
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