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BeeCee


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Challenge: Camera "Self Portrait" (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Sooke, BC
Date: Aug 9, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 3.2 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2006

Sooke Harbour House. One hallway has mirrors all along one wall and at the end an opposite doorway has a large mirror set in a handmade wood burl frame. Too bad it's facing another doorway so that I couldn't avoid getting the handle in the shot too.
A delivery man was using the other door so I kept having to stop to hold the door for him and his dolly while trying to keep my tripod out of his way.

flip horizontal, crop.
auto-levels, USM, tiny bit of curves
colour balance to reduce green a bit, noiseware
USM 90% at 6 pixels radius
resize, sfw.

THANK YOU!!! :D I seriously can't believe it... I was thinking I was being optimistic in hoping for the top ten! I'm seriously honoured to be among such incredible company :D
And a biggg thank you to Becky-Lee for reminding me about this spot to shoot. Love you, sweetie!

p.s. My setup; ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53964/120/384216.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53964/120/384216.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.6838
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.5147
Avg (non-participants): 6.7459
Views since voting: 12646
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 253
Comments: 49
Favorites: 5 (view)


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05/29/2008 03:15:14 AM
Holy crap - this got right by me without even-so-much-as a smart ass comment! And now that I have a yellow ribbon for the second camera portrait challenge, I somehow feel related to you. :)

A VERY late CONGRATS!!! and quite the setup! Smokeless smoke & mirrors. :)
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05/27/2008 03:05:59 AM
This is totally a fantastic image, a great idea, done really, really well, and also a good result, as it deserved to ribbon.....

I totally LOVE it.....
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09/04/2006 04:11:45 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Keep them coming! :)
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08/27/2006 01:50:34 PM
This was a really smart idea, and well-executed. It's interesting how well this shot fits in with the other challenge entries on your profile page - repetitive patterns are repeating on you ;-) Thanks for explaining the set-up too, that was interesting to read. Congrats!'
(edit typo)

Message edited by author 2006-08-27 20:22:51.
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08/26/2006 12:12:15 AM
I had a dream and I saw this photo in it. Needless to say, I find this photo quite fantastic and memorable.
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08/25/2006 11:22:53 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. You were destined to get one! Great work! Big kisses!
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08/24/2006 09:03:23 PM
Congrats, this is such a cool idea and well done :)
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08/24/2006 09:18:52 AM
Such a wonderful idea, way to go!
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08/24/2006 07:26:03 AM
This is perfect that you took this shot with a camera that is not as perofessional as others'. It made me happy, because my is like this too, so i hope to take photos like you! I hope you good things...
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08/24/2006 06:27:26 AM
One of my favorites in this challenge, congrats on the ribbon!
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08/24/2006 01:03:25 AM
Love it. There is a sensation that the camera is falling down or flying about like one of those Star wars arial machines. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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08/23/2006 10:13:33 PM
I love this shot. I think the handle adds to it.
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08/23/2006 07:38:51 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, great shot!
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08/23/2006 12:29:19 PM
Congrats! That is AWESOME! :-D
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08/23/2006 11:27:04 AM
great job, and congrats on a first ribbon!!
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08/23/2006 10:41:40 AM
Congratulations, you have MET-THE-CHALLENGE, fear is not a factor. In 1st place the camera is not in the limelight or the main subject. Although, maybe a girl's leg covering the doorknob could've gotten this one to 1st.

The burled wood add the luxury and elegance of a Rolls Royce dashboard.

The handle could represent the way to open the door to a whole new universe from the veiwpoint of the camera. :)
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08/23/2006 09:22:20 AM
Very Cool pic - Congrats on the Ribbon!!

Hmmmmm - ribbon winners all CANON...what's the ratio of Canon to Nikon owners here - 4 to 1???
Just kidding - Great Shot deserving of 1st place IMO..
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08/23/2006 08:48:07 AM
Didn't enter this challenge but I just had to congratulate you on your first ribbon. I love this shot - the colours are stunning and the whole idea is great.
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08/23/2006 07:28:32 AM
WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO hoooray for S2IS
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08/23/2006 06:50:43 AM
well done
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08/23/2006 04:43:07 AM
Congrats girl.
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08/23/2006 01:42:09 AM
Wooooo hooooo Sheila, I'm thrilled for you!
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08/23/2006 01:25:37 AM
well done Sheila, your first ribbon! woo hoo...excellent!
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08/23/2006 12:54:14 AM
Well deserved ribbon here, and such a great idea done really well.....
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08/23/2006 12:47:24 AM
wonderful shot..congrats on the ribbon!
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08/23/2006 12:46:58 AM
High finish for a good photo,congratulations.
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08/23/2006 12:24:48 AM
Actually that door handle makes the picture!

What amazing textures, but the door really holds the key to the potential to open infinite possibilities.

sweet!
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08/23/2006 12:23:30 AM
Way to go BeeCee - congrats on your first ribbon. Great job!
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08/23/2006 12:10:32 AM
Way to go BeeCee, very well deserved ribbon, congratulations on your first one!
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08/23/2006 12:10:14 AM
Wow! Congratulations on your yellow ribbon!!!
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08/23/2006 12:09:39 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and a new personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2006 11:14:39 PM
Great perspective. I like the set up for this. Well done.
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08/22/2006 09:38:55 PM
Great shot! I had an idea like this and wasn't able to get it together in time.
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08/22/2006 03:58:14 PM
Nice idea, too bad about the door handle...
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08/22/2006 11:14:45 AM
creative photoshopping
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08/22/2006 08:50:09 AM
Very cool how you got the upward repeating reflection. Lighting is good. Only question is about the door handle on the right side. What's with that?

Still, I voted it a 9. Good job!
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08/21/2006 08:29:18 AM
Another very clever set up, and look forward to finding how you did this.....
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08/20/2006 07:27:42 PM
I like the idea. I find the handle a little distracting on an otherwise good photo.
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08/20/2006 04:56:19 PM
I'm curious to find out how this was done. Neato effect and appropriate title :) Bumping up!
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08/18/2006 02:24:20 PM
Great shot!
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08/17/2006 11:07:48 PM
I like this shot. It is very creative. I don't know if too many others will because it is abstract and different. But it is a winner in my eyes. The title fits perfectly.
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08/17/2006 12:01:45 PM
wow !! beautiful and very creative.
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08/17/2006 05:46:16 AM
nice catch catch catch on this idea
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08/16/2006 10:25:04 PM
NOW thats what im talking about!! great work! 8
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08/16/2006 04:00:23 PM
Good job with the reflections. I tried to do this but started to late. I like the composition too.
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08/16/2006 04:33:07 AM
great stuff!
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08/16/2006 03:20:17 AM
Wow...this is great.
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08/16/2006 03:08:41 AM
that's a creative result...well done
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08/16/2006 12:36:46 AM
this is smart. i've always wanted to try something like this, but cant get a proper mirror. Good work!
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