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Self Rescuing Maiden
Self Rescuing Maiden
KristinaG


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Chalk (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Davis CA
Date: Oct 14, 2010
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2010

Man, this challenge came at the absolute worst time. I had 3 midterms, an essay, tons of reading, and overtime at work this week. BUT I did suggest this challenge, so I felt like I had to submit anyways.
I figured out that I had about a half an hour time frame to fit it in, and that is what happened.

I personally really like this image. It came out just like I had in mind (though a hurried edit), which is rare. I would love to see this make my top 5 because I think it would look very nice with ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1198/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_868574.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1198/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_868574.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.
However, who knows what DPC voters think.

Prediction: 5.7

[Oct. 18th, 2010 11:17:06 AM]

During Voting:
Votes: 45
Views: 126
Avg Vote: 7.0444
Comments: 5

I just have to document this, because I am sure it won't last.
I am so excited right now! I'll admit I didn't actually think this would score a 5.7 and was hoping for a 6, but I didn't think my image would score THIS high. Happy happy happy!

After Challenge:
Thank you so much for the votes and lovely comments! This was an awesome week! I must admit, I was dreaming of ribboning, but alas it was not to be.
I never thought I would ever be able to score this high in a challenge, so this is still an awesome feeling.
This is a Self Portrait. I drew with chalk on a Lacrosse Wall (where one bounces the lacrosse balls off of for practice).

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 55
Avg (all users): 6.9568
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3548
Avg (non-participants): 7.0992
Views since voting: 3207
Views during voting: 512
Votes: 162
Comments: 36
Favorites: 12 (view)


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04/02/2012 05:52:44 PM
Love it!
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01/18/2011 12:54:29 PM
What a great story this shot tells!
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12/20/2010 09:18:30 PM
I had this as # 1 for the challenge. Very creative and very well executed Congrats on the star shot (top 5)
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11/28/2010 10:06:40 AM
The unfinished sword was the perfect touch to the photo - well done.
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11/03/2010 06:49:10 AM
I've been meaning to comment on this photo for ages. I keep getting drawn (no pun intended, honestly) to it. It's extremely creative, clever, and very well executed. Well done.
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10/27/2010 06:14:31 AM
Congrats ,superb stuff.
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10/26/2010 03:00:04 AM
I haven't been around DPC in a long time, and I almost never comment on anything anymore, but I had to pop my head up to say that I LOVE THIS PICTURE. Wish I'd voted this challenge; you'd have had 15 10s.

This makes me think a little of the Newbery-winning book *The Hero and the Crown* by Robin McKinley. :) Have you read it?
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10/25/2010 11:01:32 AM
What a cute concept. Well done! Congratulations!

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10/25/2010 10:20:55 AM
Such a nice idea and execution!
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10/25/2010 10:09:44 AM
This was my favorite of the challenge as well. Just a fantastic idea and well executed. Congratulations on the HM.

Message edited by author 2010-10-25 11:56:54.
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10/25/2010 10:06:53 AM
So close to a 7!! But what way to get a pb! Personally, in my mind, an HM is a ribbon, because you get the little icon on the left hand side where the ribbons go. So you've got a ribbon, just not a front page one. :)

I thought this was spectacular -- and my pick of the challenge.
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10/25/2010 08:59:19 AM
wow man lovely shot
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10/25/2010 07:03:56 AM
I love the added element of the sword being drawn - adds intrigue and tension. I alos love the confident look on the face of the artisti.
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10/25/2010 12:13:30 AM
LOVE this concept and you executed it quite well, I think! Congrats on the top 5! I especially like your maiden's look of determination. (And how it really does look as though she's holding the hilt of the sword.) Leaving the sword to finish the drawing is just perfect!
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10/25/2010 12:09:46 AM
Glad this made the top 5...congrats on the HM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2010 04:08:04 PM
This is fantastic. Very, very well done.
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10/24/2010 01:52:38 PM
#2 photo for chalk challenge
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10/24/2010 09:21:29 AM
what kind of surface are you using for this...pavement??? or a wall...trying to figure that out...great idea and art work...
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10/23/2010 09:48:09 PM
Great imagination, but I think she need to draw a larger sword.
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10/23/2010 03:38:00 PM
Very clever idea :- )
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10/22/2010 07:21:06 PM
I expect this one to win. Very clever -- great concept, wonderful execution!

-8-

(voted earlier -- commenting now)
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10/21/2010 07:43:53 PM
love it
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10/20/2010 12:44:31 PM
Very creative. I like how you have her in the process of drawing the sword.
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10/20/2010 07:44:39 AM
Love the idea!
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10/19/2010 10:41:03 PM
Very clever idea!
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10/19/2010 01:49:17 AM
Clever! I think a closer crop may have had more impact.
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10/18/2010 11:04:57 PM
Wonderful, fun, creative concept -- and well executed. Predicting top 10, possible ribbon.
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10/18/2010 09:37:14 PM
This is fantastic. Great idea and execution.
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10/18/2010 07:06:35 PM
wonderful idea. 9
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10/18/2010 05:19:01 PM
fun stuff
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10/18/2010 12:56:48 PM
Brilliant!
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10/18/2010 10:27:04 AM
Great work!
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10/18/2010 10:01:09 AM
Very original. I like it lots! 10 from me.
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10/18/2010 02:59:31 AM
well done!
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10/18/2010 01:12:10 AM
genius.
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10/18/2010 12:07:24 AM
If the feet were in the shot it would have been better. I like that she is stil;l drawing her sword, pardon the pun! Nice work 7
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