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jerrft


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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: Studio
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Portraiture, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2003

This shot was achieved by using my laptop computer screen as a background.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 222
Avg (all users): 7.2650
Avg (commenters): 8.8049
Avg (participants): 7.1679
Avg (non-participants): 7.3562
Views since voting: 5760
Votes: 283
Comments: 56
Favorites: 13 (view)


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06/27/2003 02:02:06 AM
This is awesome! Excellent creativity, yet so simple.
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06/26/2003 04:49:03 AM
Excellent idea and brilliantly realised. I'll have to give this a go sometime. Thanks for sharing how it was done. I like the face as it appears quite ghostly, which is a good effect.
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06/25/2003 09:39:25 PM
Simply super work! I love the idea and the execution. Congratulations!
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06/25/2003 05:59:42 PM
All,
Thanks for all the constructive and supporting comments. With this being my first ribbon, I was really jazzed when the scores started to pour in! Let the addiction begin! I wasn't going to submit to this challenge given my low interest in self portraitures, but I thought of this at the last minute. I purposefully introduced some blur and over saturation - if I had a better subject, I would do things a little differently. To answer some questions, the bulb is resting directly on a computer display containing the portrait - pretty simple. Thanks again,
Jerry
06/25/2003 12:58:42 PM
How did you suspend the lightbulb in the air?
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06/25/2003 12:17:54 PM
Originally posted by jonpink:

good idea, the face spoils it though (only in my opinion) as it's very noisy an a bit wishy washy.


I agree with this - and for me the face should have matched the rest of the image quality (it being a self-portrait challenge and all!). The bulb itself is great.
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06/25/2003 10:06:27 AM
fan-freakin' tastic dude. very imaginative.
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06/25/2003 07:15:40 AM
somehow mised this first time round.

good idea, the face spoils it though (only in my opinion) as it's very noisy an a bit wishy washy.

the remaining image is pin sharp - clear and worthy of a winners ribbon.
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06/25/2003 05:22:07 AM
Very original, great photo! Congrats
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06/25/2003 04:55:01 AM
This is good work!!!
Congratulations
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06/25/2003 04:01:10 AM
Excellent pic, congratulations.
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06/25/2003 01:16:53 AM
Great image Jerry. One of my favorites. Keep up the good work.

Bob
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06/25/2003 12:32:33 AM
Thanks for the explanation -- I wondered how you pulled this off. Great work -- congrats!
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06/25/2003 12:14:03 AM
Hey! Your first ribbon. Very well deserved, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 11:19:19 PM
Great idea, and very well executed.
06/24/2003 06:40:31 PM
beautiful. absolutely beautiful.
06/24/2003 06:19:41 PM
Very cool. Can't wait to see how you did it.
06/24/2003 05:39:58 PM
Clever and well done. Could be the winner.
06/24/2003 10:04:53 AM
I like your idea that is outstanding from others and the technique is superb. This is perfect for me. Thumbs!
06/24/2003 01:40:10 AM
This is easily the most interesting photo in the challenge. Looking forward to find out how it was done....great job
06/24/2003 12:00:56 AM
This is wild - what a perfect reflection. You\'ll have to give us a how to. Definitly the most imaginative in the comp this week!
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06/23/2003 08:47:11 AM
really really nice, 10
06/23/2003 01:40:20 AM
This is awesome! I don't know how you did it, but I just love the sharpness of the interior of the bulb and the dreamy quality of your face. Like a crystal ball!
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06/21/2003 10:24:26 PM
Nice, nice effect. Especially like the weird and interesting colors that the shot made out of your face, against the shadows/coolness of the background.
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06/21/2003 05:42:21 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. And amazing. Great job.
06/21/2003 12:19:15 PM
Very creative and unique. I like everything about this picture, especially your focus on the filimament and the soft focus of your face.
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06/21/2003 02:17:03 AM
Wow - how did you do that? Great use of colours and light here, plus top marks for originality
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06/21/2003 12:11:45 AM
i like the fading effect and the sadness of the face through the light bulb. 7
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06/20/2003 01:26:25 PM
You should score very highly with this one, maybe #1. Having waded through all the portraits, many stunningly good, yours stands out as being the most creative and inventive. My favourite this challenge! Brilliant dof, it's incredible how sharp everything is, while still being fairly dark. Great concept. Impressive lighting. 10
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06/20/2003 09:55:31 AM
Wow! This is fantastic. Highly original and well executed. Congrats on a really great image. 10
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06/20/2003 06:47:10 AM
10, absolutely wouldn't change a single thing. Love it.
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06/20/2003 03:19:32 AM
You achieved a slightly eerie but spectacular effect. It reminds me a little of a game I played on the Amiga years ago: Supremacy. The detail in the bulb is fantastic. The choice of colors is wonderful. This is definitely one of my favorite pictures of this challenge. (9)
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06/20/2003 02:48:47 AM
very very good. i'm looking forward to finding out how you did this. the bulb innards are so clear...a pic behind the bulb? one of 3 8s I gave this time around.
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06/20/2003 12:55:51 AM
great concept that was well done a very balanced feel to the geometries of it.
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06/19/2003 09:30:28 PM
Nice setup 10pt
06/19/2003 09:18:55 PM
OK! how original and the coloration and the light!!!! Wow!
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06/19/2003 06:07:20 PM
Amazing. I´m waiting your tutorial. Congratulations, 10.
06/19/2003 10:57:52 AM
HIghly original and engaging! Everything works for me here! 10
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06/19/2003 09:50:53 AM
Great idea and shot.
06/19/2003 12:26:54 AM
interesting idea. Very, very bad pun.
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06/18/2003 05:20:09 PM
Intriguing shot. The light's off but somebody's home!
06/18/2003 03:07:04 PM
WoW!! very cool, are you sure this wasn' t photoshopped? The light on top of the bulb is a little distracting, but thats the only bad, the rest is all good.
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06/18/2003 02:30:33 PM
cooooool
06/18/2003 12:47:54 PM
kool
06/18/2003 12:23:38 PM
Awesome! 10.
06/18/2003 11:09:29 AM
wow.. so creative.. how do you do that ? definitively its a 9 or 10
06/18/2003 11:03:01 AM
Very cool! At first glance, I actually missed the face, it's so subtle! - 10!
06/18/2003 10:35:59 AM
Awesome photo !
06/18/2003 10:10:35 AM
very cool effect, and the blue background works very nicely as well.
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06/18/2003 09:32:02 AM
Enjoy your ribbon! This is a beautiful shot. Very creative and original! 10 -danny
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06/18/2003 07:08:41 AM
Great idea, amazing mood and color on this photo. 10.
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06/18/2003 07:04:41 AM
Oops, nearly gave you a 1 for being way off topic. But its clever, very clever. Great shot too!
06/18/2003 02:53:55 AM
Very nice effect. It takes a second to kick in, but it is unmistakeable when it does.
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06/18/2003 02:06:45 AM
Right up there on my list....I LIke!
06/18/2003 12:45:02 AM
Wonderful trick shot...this is the kind of image that makes me say "wow, how did he think that one up?"
06/18/2003 12:44:30 AM
very cool effect, one of my favorites


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