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Naked
Naked
Majanka


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Challenge: Camera "Self Portrait" (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: My bedroom
Date: Aug 14, 2006
Aperture: f/5,6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/45s
Galleries: Digital Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2006

Wow this was quit a challenge for me.
Because I discovered with the self-portait challenge (30 days, 30 self-portraits) I don't like self-portraits. And I had a black eye (thought that would be verry nice to stress the title naked. and no my husband is not violent, I knocked a hammer on my eye, while working in "De Deel" yes I'm a MUTS)

And I had to do everything in levels, curves and color saturation. It was an effect I love from the NIK filters, but I couldn't use them because they are effect filters.
I personaly love the result, and I'm quit proud of it!

The whole idea of the picture is me holding my camera, very tender. He's the one who helps me to be creative. And me staring away. (thinking of new pictures to make?)
Usually the camera and I are no subjects, but the artists. So we're both naked and vulnerable. Me showing my most valueable piece of equipment.
I tried to make that feeling even stronger by being naked and the blackeye.

Okay, what did I do?

Made a picture with a mirror.
Cropped, flipped it horizontally, changed colors in hue/saturation, curves, levels. added some noise.
Rezise and added a white border with canvas size.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.0885
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9420
Avg (non-participants): 6.1414
Views since voting: 1701
Views during voting: 675
Votes: 260
Comments: 28
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/27/2006 12:39:38 AM
this is an amazing shot; you really should have ranked a lot higher. there is a lot of meaning behind it, and it seems like just a very soft and vulnerable moment for both you and your camera. this photograph was completely and perfectly in the spirit of the challenge, i think, as it captures something that is not normally captured by a camera and its photographer.
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08/23/2006 08:14:32 AM
This is a great photograph, it is very well done. You should be very proud of this one.
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08/23/2006 05:43:00 AM
23rd place? I expected this to be among the top ten. Your facial expression is great. This photo has such a strong atmosphere! The black eye adds even more drama. You hit your eye with a hammer? Ouch, that has to hurt. Though I don't know how this could happen, it's a real feat ;)
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08/23/2006 02:34:17 AM
Very well done shot and I expected to see it on the frontpage.
Beautiful work.
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08/23/2006 02:33:21 AM
Wow, great job, San. Something different from you and I like it a lot. Going to add this to favorites.

( en ja, je bent inderdaad een muts, haha )
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08/23/2006 01:46:11 AM
This was a very moving image for me, and it stayed in my mind for such a long time. I often came back to look at it again, and pleased you gave us the story behind the shot. I really loved this one, and also wish it had been placed higher, but again, we had some 'excellent' images in this challenge.
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08/23/2006 01:30:03 AM
I had this as a ribbon winner for sure! you were robbed...hope the eye is better
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2006 11:12:36 PM
I see a lot of emotion in this shot. I like it. Well done.
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08/22/2006 09:17:52 PM
this bruise is because of constantly looking into the viewfinder?
good.
suspense fo a person. readiness of a camera.
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08/22/2006 06:23:27 PM
this is a strong image...the bruise on the eyes...man... im speechless!
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08/22/2006 01:54:52 PM
and bruised!...
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08/22/2006 10:52:00 AM
I like the lighting and the extra time you took to come up with a creative photo. It is a very stark, if I were to nit pick with the minimalistic feel, you could have taken off the rings, I like it. My only 10 in this challenge.
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08/21/2006 09:27:05 PM
Did that big 'ol camera punch you in the eye?! I like the shot.
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08/21/2006 04:00:12 PM
This is such a beautiful shot, from colors to composition to the person.
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08/21/2006 08:59:20 AM
This is such a powerful, and also a sad image but I like it.....
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08/20/2006 05:04:24 AM
interesting.
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08/19/2006 01:58:06 PM
wonderful job with this!!! 10! what lense do you have on your d200?
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08/18/2006 12:22:36 AM
This was my favorite of the challenge. It tells a story more than just a shot of a camera. I particularly like the way you used two subjects to balance the emotional rawness without distracting from the focal point of the challenge. Great job.
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08/17/2006 10:46:48 PM
Great composition.
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08/17/2006 04:57:12 AM
beautiful!
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08/16/2006 11:36:49 PM
echt is echt!
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08/16/2006 06:24:24 PM
I would read this picture more like a self portrait of yourself and not of the camera. However, it's a cool shot and I like it .

I have given you the following ratings

Meeting the Challenge 0-1-2 = 1
Overall look, feel and composition 0-1-2 = 2
Creativity 0-1-2 = 1
Quality and execution 0-1-2 = 1
WOW effect and first impression 0-1-2 = 1

Final : 6
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08/16/2006 03:43:46 PM
amazing ...
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08/16/2006 03:36:28 PM
Not only naked, but exposed. Thanks.
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08/16/2006 01:49:54 PM
And the camera isn't clothed either. But the white balance sure looks off.
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08/16/2006 09:34:05 AM
this needs some courage - well done - 8
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08/16/2006 01:37:28 AM
what happened to your eye???!!! This is an amazing selp portrait...I will also give you extra points for having a D200 like me...I love the comp, editing and final result...it's a powerful image...has to be a 10 for me and a ribbon contender
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08/16/2006 01:35:55 AM
ow! what happened to your eye??
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