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Environmental Specialist
Environmental Specialist
aimeethetoo


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Challenge: Your Occupation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Dec 22, 2006
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2006

I like my job as an environmental specialist. I was a tree huggin' teenager who would carry the same brown paper lunch bag to school until it would fall apart - very popular thing to do in high school let me tell ya! I'm not a radical freakazoid (i.e. I hardly ever chain myself to trees or lay in front of bulldozers :) but I believe we have a responsibility to tread as lightly on the Earth as possible and to be good stewards of the environment.

Took this outside (yup - you guessed it - the middle of the road again - liked the texture & color). Rainy day did not do much for the hairdo! My vision was originally b&w but I ended up liking the quiet colors.

Shot in RAW - raw conversions. Elements - levels, selective color, blur, burn, dodge, minor cloning, unsharp mask, crop, stroke, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.8714
Avg (commenters): 7.7931
Avg (participants): 6.4902
Avg (non-participants): 6.9737
Views since voting: 2544
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 241
Comments: 52
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/23/2007 03:54:29 PM
Wonderful angle and perspective. Rainy/overcast day has given this perfect diffused light. Love the post work blur too as it has added a fantastic DoF dimension. Go Aimee, congrats on 4th place! :)
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01/04/2007 09:15:15 PM
You rock woman!
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01/04/2007 03:13:33 PM
Aimee, congratulations on another high finish and an honorable mention. Good portrait, fitting pose, expression, eye contact, props. Thanks for your care of the Earth. Blessings from your "arts & crafts" kindred spirit.
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01/03/2007 02:24:16 PM
Congratulations. Great colors and it's amazing how important a toe can be. It somehow grounds you and represents your goals in an earthy sort of way.
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01/03/2007 01:21:17 PM
YOOOHOOO! is that you Aimee?
nice shot! and congrats on 4th!!!
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01/03/2007 01:27:16 AM
WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!! killer shot woman. Love the perspective, can't even imagine how to be successful taking a self portrait from that perspective in the middle of the street. You are so talented and creative. I can't think of anything to improve in this image. I really had to look to see that you were sitting in a chair. I read somewhere that we are simply borrowing the earth from our children, not an exact quote but near...and that's so true. Thank you for the work you do :-)
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01/02/2007 02:45:45 PM
Congrats on fourth. I gave you a 9 and thought it would be near the top. It is a very nice portrait.
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01/02/2007 02:21:17 AM
Congrats on 4th! I really liked this one too (too) :)
Thought the same about the foot, but then thought, no, that's appropriatly 'earthy', like it.
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01/01/2007 10:11:43 PM
I love the shot Aimee, although I think I would have hid your foot as it sorta stands out a bit.
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01/01/2007 10:08:42 AM
Nice composition and theme. Good sentiment for the New Year too. Well done.
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01/01/2007 10:01:18 AM
"WOW" you are just so clever, as the simplicity of this image is what makes it stand out, with a very important message as well.....
I am so proud of you, and so close to a ribbon as well, with this one.....
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01/01/2007 09:55:05 AM
wtg girl! i gave you a 10!!!
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01/01/2007 09:36:08 AM
Way to go. One of my favs!!!
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01/01/2007 08:55:38 AM
Aimee, your image is so powerful in it's simplicity. What a great way to show your occupation. Huge congrats on top 5.
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01/01/2007 02:47:28 AM
I think the quiet colors pass along the message much more nicely than B&W would have. Another very well done shot, my dear. You do such nice work, both in your profession and with your photography!
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01/01/2007 02:35:15 AM
This is terrific! I'm so happy it did so well. :)
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01/01/2007 02:09:24 AM
Didn't recognise you Aimee...a great shot! You know, you two have been doing so well lately, me on the other hand, I have lost my photographic mojo of late...anyhow, well done on the top 5
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01/01/2007 01:54:12 AM
Not too bad at all ;)

Congratulations!!
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01/01/2007 12:31:55 AM
Oh this is Awesome! And you get the blue ribbon for photographed in the most versatile of ways :) Congratulations on a top finisher again Aimee!
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01/01/2007 12:22:58 AM
congrats on top 5. I gave this an 8. I think the only thing radical and freakazoid is to ignore environmental concerns, like a certain administration that shall remain nameless.
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01/01/2007 12:13:44 AM
Congratulations on the 5th place!! Great picture
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01/01/2007 12:06:47 AM
Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2006 11:56:02 PM
Al Gore will fix it!!
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12/31/2006 10:28:46 PM
Lovely setup, clearity, dof, and excellent idea to portray what you do!
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12/31/2006 01:01:49 AM
What a cleverly conceived image!
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12/30/2006 07:50:46 PM
Awesome shot, great perspective, clever and well executed, one of my top three in this challenge.
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12/29/2006 09:42:08 AM
I like the way you chose to demonstrate the occupation. Nicely done.
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12/28/2006 07:55:06 PM
Excellent composition and lighting. Bump for creativity.
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12/28/2006 06:23:36 PM
Cute, very cute
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12/28/2006 05:51:19 PM
Nice idea, good composition.
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12/28/2006 12:45:48 PM
Excellent! My favourite of the challenge, both a nicely crafted image and a great fit for the topic. ~10
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12/28/2006 11:00:51 AM
i really like this picture, a lot. great story it tells, and very nice emotion. 10!
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12/28/2006 10:47:34 AM
Nice way of representing the occupation.
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12/28/2006 03:03:53 AM
Good
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12/27/2006 11:59:48 AM
I'm not voting on this challenge, but I wanted to comment on your picture.

I love this shot! Nice perspective. My only comment would be to have shot the picture in a more 'natural' setting: running water, field, forest, or something along those lines. I have a feeling this will be under-rated as it doesn't have that DPC 'look,' but I wanted to let you know that I like it!

I'm getting my degree in biology and hoping to place part of the emphasis on conservation. We should talk ;)
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12/27/2006 05:01:32 AM
Awesome shot idea, and I love the composition and perspective of the shot. 8
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12/27/2006 01:33:37 AM
This is a really cute corpateish type portrait. Very nice.
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12/26/2006 08:38:21 PM
I really like the idea behind the photo, it took me a minute to figure out you are sitting on a stool. Great expression and I like the bare feet but I feel there is just a little something missing to make this a very powerful photo.
Best of luck, in the end I gave this a 9
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12/26/2006 02:01:10 PM
Fanstastic technicals and a very fun quirky photograph. Great job!
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12/26/2006 11:07:36 AM
clever idea..
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12/26/2006 03:52:30 AM
I like the perspective... the eyes look a little startled and about to pop out of your head...maybe that's a reflection of the state of the world LOL...bumping up to 8
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12/26/2006 03:25:25 AM
I love this very imaginative idea with a simple, but beatiful setting for this photo.
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12/26/2006 03:03:21 AM
fantastic idea ... and i love the way you are cradling the earth with your body .. your expression makes me worry a bit about our planet tho!! ...
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12/26/2006 01:16:29 AM
well done-9-
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12/25/2006 03:01:13 PM
So, did Mother Earth pass its yearly medical?
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12/25/2006 02:56:57 PM
This is so cool lookoing. Everything from the idea to the processing is top notch.
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12/25/2006 01:58:36 PM
LoL, excellent portrait.
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12/25/2006 01:09:56 PM
Happy Holidays! 7
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12/25/2006 11:14:47 AM
and a beautiful one at that! :)
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12/25/2006 02:41:16 AM
Very nice picture. I like the colors and composition.
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12/25/2006 02:34:25 AM
Great composition and idea...Well done.
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12/25/2006 01:37:56 AM
This is super! Love the clarity and wide DOF. The focus is perfect. Wonderful symbolism.
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