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Challenge: Stock Photos: The Business Person (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Jan 7, 2009
Aperture: 11
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/10th
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2009

Me. A self portrait.

[Jan. 14th, 2009 09:05:25 PM]

"the slightly neurotic look in the eyes of the model" Ouch. I'm the model and that's how I naturally look. Now I have a complex... LOL

*grin*


[Jan. 14th, 2009 11:18:55 PM]

Ok... I have to admit that My Beloved, my husband of 23 years first asked, "Is that you?"

*sigh* He didn't recognize me... this could be awful or wonderful...


THEN, he said, "I don't like the unbuttoned button."

Me: "What?! You can't see ANYTHING!!"

He: "Yeah... I'm not saying it's indiscreet... It's just... I dunno... not right for the image..."

Me: "Well... I was wearing your shirt and ... I just didn't feel feminine..."

He: "It's not professional."

Me: (thinking) "I'm a stay at home mom... I thought I needed to not look like a man..."

Me to Him: "Hmmm... I think it will be okay..."

DPC voters to Me: "You were wrong. Button up."

Me: *sigh* I hate it that he's always right. *heavy sigh*
He loves me.

*grin*


[Jan. 15th, 2009 10:31:10 PM]

"Nice love the eyes" Whew. I'm feeling better... not so neurotic. *grin*

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.4387
Avg (commenters): 7.4091
Avg (participants): 5.5417
Avg (non-participants): 6.5099
Views since voting: 1390
Views during voting: 555
Votes: 326
Comments: 30
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01/26/2009 10:13:25 AM
I was pretty sure this one would be up near the top, I actually thought it might ribbon but still a great finish, congrat's on top 20.
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01/25/2009 12:59:26 PM
Congrats on top 20 Lydia! Good stock shot, well, except for that button! :-)
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01/22/2009 10:28:08 PM
Boy, would I love to have your eyelashes. Good shot. Good shirt. Agree with the "button up" crowd.
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01/21/2009 01:44:58 PM
LOL! Lydia, I LOVE this. It's one of the best in the challenge. I'm sitting here giggling at your commentary... ;-))) And BUTTON UP that shirt!!!! ;-))
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01/21/2009 07:23:30 AM
This one was my favorite. Bummer it didn't win.
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01/21/2009 05:10:14 AM
Dang! I really thought this one would score higher! FWIW, I gave you a 9!! Great job!!
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01/21/2009 12:50:44 AM
"Not bad. I personally feel that the combination of the undone buttons, the pen in the mouth and the confused, slightly neurotic look in the eyes of the model suggest something "other" than business. Or maybe another type of business, but compositionally, all the elements are there."

LOL!!!! Well done Lydia. You could have title it Librarian as well!

Message edited by author 2009-01-21 00:52:03.
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01/21/2009 12:19:04 AM
lol well you still did well. love the commentary.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2009 11:37:49 PM
Good one.
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01/20/2009 09:53:21 PM
Really well done and quirky. This would do well on a stock site. Good luck!
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01/20/2009 02:17:29 PM
Not captivating, but could be effective.
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01/19/2009 06:08:03 PM
nice shot, love the eyes
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01/18/2009 08:45:38 PM
Excellent image for stock. Focus, colors, comp. perfect for subject. 10
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01/18/2009 01:42:24 PM
A 10 to me I think will be in the top 10.
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01/18/2009 09:57:58 AM
good idea
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01/16/2009 04:18:05 PM
Nicely taken - a little generic though (not completely bad for stock photos though): could be a teacher or a business woman.
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01/16/2009 08:01:22 AM
Like the photo - nicely done. The eyes just grab you. 9
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01/15/2009 09:04:50 PM
Nice love the eyes
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01/15/2009 08:34:32 PM
great idea, try a but more fill light on the face IMO
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01/15/2009 03:36:49 PM
I like her pose. Lighting is great, too!
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01/15/2009 10:56:08 AM
Great eyes! And I like the pose, leaning in to the frame.
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01/14/2009 09:42:00 PM
What a well done "in your face" image to match the title! Very nice!
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01/14/2009 09:02:23 PM
Not bad. I personally feel that the combination of the undone buttons, the pen in the mouth and the confused, slightly neurotic look in the eyes of the model suggest something "other" than business. Or maybe another type of business, but compositionally, all the elements are there.
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01/14/2009 04:48:02 PM
Nice dof, clean lines on the shirt. I think the model could have been a little more expressive, but it's a well done shot.
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01/14/2009 02:42:27 PM
10 from me. I love this shot. The shirt opening is a little distracting.
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01/14/2009 11:35:23 AM
A very nice portrait. The use of this picture as a stock photo though would leave me scratching my head. A few buttons too many unbuttoned for that purpose.
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01/14/2009 09:31:27 AM
Yep! Can see this on any number of sites... well done. One of the best this challenge. - 7
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01/14/2009 03:57:15 AM
Needs a frog. :P This reminds me of that classic children's book "Are You My Accountant?"
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01/14/2009 03:12:25 AM
Great Expression !
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01/14/2009 01:18:38 AM
This is really stocky (a real word?). I'm not sure about the unbuttoned shirt (I'm far from prude, but I don't get the intended use for this image with[out] the button).
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