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lower the standard
chele


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Challenge: Self Portrait V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Date: Nov 4, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2006

"Lower the standard: that's my motto. Somebody is always putting the food out of reach. We're tired of falling off ladders. Who says a child can't paint? A pro is somebody does it for money. Lower the standards. Let's all play poetry...." Kari Shapiro

in a weird mood. i let my daughter pick her fav of the ones i took today. can't wait to see what the rest of you came up with!!

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WOW! thanks for all the comments and votes, my new personal best! 2 in one week :)

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i love that wallpaper!

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.6423
Avg (commenters): 7.8824
Avg (participants): 6.5603
Avg (non-participants): 6.7025
Views since voting: 3212
Views during voting: 676
Votes: 274
Comments: 50
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/17/2006 02:41:38 PM
This is a gorgeous picture. Your eyes are STRIKING!

Message edited by author 2006-12-17 14:43:04.
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11/17/2006 08:45:01 AM
Ha...I loved it. What a great senses of humor and congrat's on your new high score!
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11/16/2006 03:27:21 PM
Amazing, simply amazing... :)
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11/16/2006 01:27:53 PM
Magnificent shot, congrats!
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11/14/2006 05:07:33 PM
Eyes that read like an emotional rollercoaster - love it!. And I love the blur happening to the sleaves. Great job! I think if you brought the reds down a bit it would look even better - but I am an ameture around here - so take my suggestions with a salt-lick.
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11/14/2006 03:31:55 PM
I'd be skeered meeting you in person with eyes like that.
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Top 20 - not bad...not bad at all!
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11/14/2006 02:54:48 PM
Those big baby blues match that wall well! I am glad to see this did so well and congrats on your PB!
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11/12/2006 05:31:02 PM
Stunning shot! Congrats on your personal best and high score. Love how you harmonize the eyes with the background.
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11/12/2006 05:05:38 PM
your eyes are captivating
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11/12/2006 03:32:35 PM
Shazaam! This is awesome! Outstanding job! Congrats on a top 20 and PB!
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11/12/2006 11:05:55 AM
Top 20. WOO HOO - your eyes are stunning and you captured your essence here. Lovely.
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11/12/2006 11:02:34 AM
hey look where you ended up! Nice work and congrats!
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11/12/2006 02:08:57 AM
Knew you'd place well with this. Great job and so beautifully presented. :)
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11/12/2006 12:53:08 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Impressive.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2006 10:16:42 PM
My, what big blue eyes you have! Great expressive image; bumping to 10.
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11/11/2006 10:13:44 PM
Lower the standard?!?! HA! This is fab!

Done voting - this is in the top five at the very lowest.
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11/11/2006 04:17:30 PM
ooow don't be scared! great eyes!
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11/11/2006 02:20:33 PM
This is great - The simple 'mask' and great passion in the eyes. Personally i might have removed th eflowwers in the background.
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11/10/2006 04:15:38 AM
Love the colours, the eyes echo the background really well.
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11/09/2006 01:19:30 PM
I love how the blue flower background really pulls out the blue in your eyes. great job.
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11/08/2006 11:08:58 PM
Gorgeous blue eyes! WoW
Good color, composition and details....Well done!!!
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11/08/2006 10:32:18 PM
i definetly like this one! lots alot like something i've done.' . substr('//i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/gayrin/hmmm.jpg', strrpos('//i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/gayrin/hmmm.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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11/07/2006 07:44:07 PM
Great color. Great soft focus effect. A bit over sharpened in the eyes for this resolution? Great pose. Lovely model.
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11/07/2006 06:20:53 PM
I recognize your style - the blue eyes and the blue in the background! I really like it! On my screen you are starting to go purple a bit - but solid photo! 8
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11/07/2006 02:32:51 PM
great shot
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11/07/2006 02:58:37 AM
Wow epic eyes, great shot possibly a winner, perfect lighting and use of colours, sharp shooting 10
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11/06/2006 07:15:58 PM
Beautiful eyes! I like your choice of background and the use of the sweater to hide in. Great shot!
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11/06/2006 06:47:59 PM
Beautiful eyes! I love how you made them just pop right out of the picture! The high contrast works great here. My only gripe is the flowered backdrop, but at least it matches your eyes! :)
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11/06/2006 04:33:38 PM
What big beautiful eyes! Great melodramatic enactment with a hyper sense of humorous anxiety. Also, very nice hands. Bump.
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11/06/2006 03:25:11 PM
Ha...I love the humor...we all could use more.
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11/06/2006 02:21:58 PM
Holy smokes..check out those beautiful blue eyes! Love this shot! Nice focus too!
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11/06/2006 02:13:43 PM
Hi Chele! Love it.
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11/06/2006 06:32:19 AM
looking at this makes me feel deranged and i like it. great eyes! they match the blue in the background very well
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11/05/2006 06:56:27 PM
Nice sharpness and colors on the eyes. Having the rest of the image slightly blurred out gives it a very dreamy quality.
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11/05/2006 05:54:14 PM
That is really nice, the eyes are just incedible.
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11/05/2006 03:15:03 PM
Great eyes & funky coloration/blur! I like it! :)
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11/05/2006 02:57:44 PM
Oh no. . .we don't have to, this is awesome :) Eyes maybe a tad tooooo blue, but I love the portrait! You did good!
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11/05/2006 01:04:47 PM
Chele, this is great! Love your eyes. Outstanding PP. 9
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11/05/2006 12:29:56 PM
Very piercing blue eyes. Not sure about the floral pattern background. Can't decide if it helps or hinders.
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11/05/2006 12:13:25 PM
very nice and impacting, love the sharpness, and softness and bold coloring!
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11/05/2006 10:24:06 AM
Love the blue eyes!
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11/05/2006 10:22:00 AM
gorgeous 9
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11/05/2006 08:34:03 AM
A M A Z I N G!!! I hope you ribbon. you should!!! awesome.
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11/05/2006 08:28:56 AM
This is funny. Nice job!
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11/05/2006 06:22:25 AM
you have amazing eyes...wow! I love this image, good luck 9
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11/05/2006 01:28:44 AM
You borrowed Karen sweater? :P This came out great.
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11/05/2006 01:19:12 AM
Oof. I can relate to what (I believe that) you are trying to portray here. This shot has a lot of emotion.
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11/05/2006 12:51:46 AM
You can't hide those eyes!!! This is awesome. I love that hint of blue in the patterned design behind you. Very cool chele!!!
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11/05/2006 12:29:44 AM
Interesting. I like the emotion in this. I find it overprocessed though. Too much glow especially on the forehead and the sweater.
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11/05/2006 12:25:35 AM
I really like the expression, and the eye color matching the background on the right. This is my favorite of all the entries.
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