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The Study of Oneself
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Walkaboutwolf


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Challenge: Books (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Date: Jun 20, 2010
Aperture: F4
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2010

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 92
Avg (all users): 6.9789
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 6.5532
Avg (non-participants): 7.1189
Views since voting: 9715
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 190
Comments: 41
Favorites: 11 (view)


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07/05/2010 10:09:09 AM
fabulous eye twister! congrats!!!
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07/01/2010 09:24:10 AM
Loads of fun. Love your attention to detail, especially right down to the book. Congrats on the blue!
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06/30/2010 09:15:00 PM
All right!!! Congrats on the blue -- and what an awesome score!
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06/30/2010 08:24:03 PM
What a great idea.
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06/30/2010 05:22:19 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, Rob!
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06/30/2010 12:59:57 PM
This is amazing! Well done!!
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06/30/2010 10:12:59 AM
Beautiful
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06/30/2010 09:45:05 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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06/30/2010 09:29:29 AM
Congratz on the blue with this most deserving entry. Very cool and really very well done.

It reminds me a little also of the "Secret Chamber" on the South African music group "Die Antwoord"s website: TIP! Move your cursor over the various animated faces in the image with your sound turned on:
//www.dieantwoord.com/secret.html
and this lovely group photo of them:
//files.myopera.com/coxy/albums/527288/die_antwoord1.jpg
And the artwork incorporated into their zany video-clip..do give it a listen, it's something else:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc3f4xU_FfQ

And I myself have 2 images in my DPC portfolio as well that incorporate Zebra Stripes:
//www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=845834
//www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=805523

As someone already mentioned, it also does remind a little of Keith Haring's famous and controversial self portrait photographed by the famous Annie Leibowitz:
//peet.wordpress.com/2006/10/26/keith-haring-paints-himself/

Message edited by author 2010-06-30 09:41:33.
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06/30/2010 08:27:10 AM
Congratulations!
Very well deserved, awesome shot.
Lets hope we have many more ribbons ahead of us ;)
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06/30/2010 07:37:09 AM
Very creative. Congrats on the Blue
06/30/2010 04:53:45 AM
Congrats on your blue, nice work!
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06/30/2010 03:55:07 AM
Absolutely amazing shot and a well deserved Blue. Congrats on your ribbon and new PB, Rob.
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06/30/2010 02:33:14 AM
Wow - I certainly wasn't expecting a ribbon, much less a blue one! Thank you very much to everyone who voted and especially everyone who commented! So a little about the image - I've been playing around with op art style images off and on for a while now and when challenge subject of books came up, this concept popped into my head almost immediately. A quick search and then a wait for the library system to ship the book to my local branch and I was ready to shoot. For those wondering, the book is Introducing Op Art by John Lancaster. As for the suit - it's called a zentai suit and can be found in a number of places in the wonderful world that is the Internet. I've found them particularly inspiring and visually cool for photographic work (not to mention they're comfy! :) ). A good solid branch of my work is based in this - have a look for me on Flickr if you want to check out more...

Thanks again, everyone!
06/30/2010 01:13:52 AM
Congrats on your blue, well deserved. Just wonder why in the world someone woild own a suit like that:)
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06/30/2010 12:54:36 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon .. and a blue at that! Creative, well photographed and unique.
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06/30/2010 12:46:40 AM
Very Keith Haring.. congrats!
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06/30/2010 12:40:07 AM
Freaky weird. And very cool. Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/30/2010 12:34:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Well deserved... this is one of the 10's I gave in this challenge...
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06/30/2010 12:19:33 AM
Congrats!
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06/30/2010 12:17:17 AM
Too much fun!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2010 08:46:44 PM
WoW! I almost glossed right ober this one...and I suspect others will not see what a great idea you have here. Love it! 9
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06/29/2010 05:10:16 PM
Interesting. Very busy, but I like it.
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06/29/2010 01:23:32 PM
Just too weird! I love it!
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06/28/2010 07:54:03 PM
So strange, and yet so cool! Nicely done!! 10
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06/28/2010 06:08:22 PM
Fantastic contrasts.
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06/27/2010 01:29:07 AM
I need to get myself one of those suits! Definitely a standout in a challenge that calls for boring-ness =)
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06/26/2010 03:50:12 PM
brilliant! love the attention to detail in pulling this off. where did you find a suit like that?? please do tell.
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06/26/2010 03:41:04 PM
Inventive and disorientating!
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06/26/2010 10:45:00 AM
amazing!!! 10.
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06/26/2010 10:33:39 AM
well done - love the theme
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06/26/2010 10:14:22 AM
This is too funny!!
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06/25/2010 11:59:46 AM
Wild! quite literally... :)
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06/24/2010 05:34:25 PM
this is just crazy. very good but crazy 8
taking off points for wrinkled backdrop which breaks the fluidity of an otherwise seamless shot.
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06/24/2010 12:50:15 PM
This is definitely unique. I feel the image would have benefited from a closer crop at the left. It also would have cut out some of the wrinkles in your backdrop. 6
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06/24/2010 11:25:17 AM
Holy crap. Easily the most bizarre image in this challenge. I could comment on everything, but wow, that suit... please tell me you go out in public like this.
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06/23/2010 11:03:51 PM
Holy cow! Er, zebra! Um... Whatever. It makes my eyes weird. Lots of work in this set up. Very interesting.
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06/23/2010 03:36:14 AM
Now thats a lot of hard work to get a great shot - 9
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06/23/2010 02:28:53 AM
original
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06/23/2010 01:49:05 AM
very cool...i love pictures that make you do a double take. nicely done
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06/23/2010 12:13:08 AM
looks like a lot of work, good job
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